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Combining how-to manual, buyer's guide and coffee-table 'dream book', Catamarans coversevery aspect of cruising catamarans from the technical details to theluxurious, relaxed lifestyle. The first comprehensive book on cruisingcats in more than 10 years, Catamarans will be welcomed by anyone interested in owning or sailing one of these increasingly popular craft. Theauthor reviews basic concepts of multihull design, construction andperformance; discusses the latest catamaran developments; and examinesmultihull seamanship and how it differs from sailing a monohull. Heoutlines desirable attributes of multihulls, explains what to look forwhen buying and presents a catalogue of noteworthy production boatsillustrated with both photographs and floor plans. Thisgorgeously illustrated book is the perfect introduction to thepossibilities of these exciting sailing machines and an invaluableowner's guide.With a focus on craft 65a#39; or larger, this lavishly illustrated book, with numerous photos by Billy Black, incorporates interviews with naval architects, interior designers, experienced multihull skippers and seasoned ocean racers to paint ...

Author:Gregor Tarjan
Publisher:Michael Russell - 2008-01-01


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