У меня есть друг и он как оказалось еще и книжки пишет - может кому интересно будет - Dear Friends, Clients and Partners,
I would like to point your attention to a recently published book by me about the "Great American Schooner Yachts". This book has come out at the New York publisher Schiffer. The book is a thorough study that I did of the last remaining classic schooner yachts from United States yacht designers, most of them from the 1920ies and 1930ies. In the book, I focus on the diversity of yacht designs available at the time, the technical and aesthetic innovations that some designers introduced into these yachts, the history of these boats from their construction until today, with a particular focus on the restoration or restorations that these boats have experienced, as well as their present use. All in all, this book is a very complete guide for someone who wants to know what it means in practice to own such a jewel of yachting. I am confident that you will like the final result of this work, be it because of the beautiful illustrations - photos and sail plans -, the technical detail, or the fascinating stories and funny anecdotes that come with each of these historic yachts.
You can access the direct information about the book from the publisher at the following web site: http://www.schifferb...n=9780764340895
However, I would suggest that you also looked up the book at Amazon.com
The official book description is as follows:
"The schooner yacht was developed in the United States, though very little has been written about them in this country — until now. In this in-depth look at some of the great American schooner yachts, the author uses both the original plans and drawings and current and past images to discuss their construction and history. Not only are the schooners featured in all their glory, but there is also detailed information about the designers of these boats and their contributions to the trade. See Starling Burgess's efficient beauty with the Rose of Sharon, Cox & Stevens's large steel-hulled cruising yacht the Deva, and Samuel Crocker's innovation and tradition with the Mahdee. This worldwide overview of the greatest sailing yachts ever built will be a wonderful resource for designers of these vessels, historians, and shipping enthusiasts."
Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questionsregarding this book. Enjoy the reading!
Kind regards, Rudolph