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Outrageous Yachts Hardcover – October 1, 2009
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About the Author
Kenny Wooton is Executive Editor of ShowBoats International. Formerly Editor in Chief of Yachting magazine, he has been a journalist for marine magazines for most of his career. A lifelong yachting enthusiast, his work has taken him to exotic yachting destinations all over the world.
Dana Jinkins is co-founder, art director, and principal photographer of Concepts Publishing Inc., which specializes in books on yachts and yachting destinations worldwide. Her photography appears regularly in international yachting, travel, and lifestyle magazines and books.
George Nicholson, chairman of Camper & Nicholsons International, the world’s oldest leisure marine company, is one of the most widely cruised and knowledgeable super-yachtsmen in the world.
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The text of each chapter briefly explains the history of the yacht and discusses the most salient features, including size, power source (sail, steam, diesel), crew size, number of guests that can be accommodated, and guest amenities. Also noted are the features that make the particular yacht stand out - the most advanced control system, the opulence of the materials, the care required to start up the restored steam engines, etc. The authors also include information about the layout and materials of the interior spaces.
A final section provides a glimpse into the future of yacht design, with sketches and renderings of yachts not yet built. Each ship is described briefly in a paragraph or two that highlight the structural, material and/or technological innovations.
All in all, an excellent source of inspiration! Note, however, that it does not include instructions, plans, or information for the DIY owner; this is inspiration and eye candy, not a how-to guide.