Yacht Design According to Perry

Yacht Design According to Perry

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A great designer offers you a virtuoso tourthrough the world of sailboats

Bob Perry initiated the trend toward fast voyagingsailboats with his world-famous Valiant 40, whichhas been in production longer than any other cruisingsailboat in history. But Perry is not only a leading yachtdesigner--he is also an accomplished wordsmithwhose blunt, insightful, irreverent, and always entertainingboat reviews have captivated readers of Sailingmagazine for 24 years. This book is vintage Perry, ano-holds-barred tour of the world of yacht designthrough the benchmark boats of his 30-year career.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 224 x 282 x 28mm | 962g
  • Rockport, ME, United States
  • English
  • 75 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 007146557X
  • 9780071465571
  • 537,929

Table of contents

Introduction1 From Sydney, Australia to Ballard, Washington2 The ApprenticeAccording to Perry: Comparing Sailboats 3 Valiant DaysAccording to Perry: The Hull Lines Plan 4Islander Yachts of CaliforniaAccording to Perry: Sheer Lines and Bow Profiles 5CT Yachts and the Ta Chaio StoryAccording to Perry: Transoms6An Extended Family of Double-EndersAccording to Perry: Stability 7 The Ta Shing Family of Double-EndersAccording to Perry: Thoughts on the Cruising Keel 8Cheoy LeeAccording to Perry: Full Keels 9Passport YachtsAccording to Perry: Draft10Night RunnerAccording to Perry: Rig Dimensions and Types11 LoonAccording to Perry: Shortening Sail12 YoniAccording to Perry: Masts 13A Pair of ChickensAccording to Perry: Rigging 14Starbuck and Foxfire, Two California Cruising SledsAccording to Perry: Thoughts on Bows15AmatiAccording to Perry: More on Bows 16Three Cruising SledsAccording to Perry: Real-World Bow Evaluations17Designing Jakatan, a custom 40'6" schoonerAcknowledgmentsRecommended ReadingIndex
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About Robert H. Perry

In 1974, after several years of apprenticeship, Bob Perry opened his own yacht design office on Shilshole Bay in Seattle. Since then, his body of work has established him as one of the world leaders in performance-oriented cruising yachtsa trend he initiated and labeled. His Valiant 40 has been in production longer than any other cruising sailboat in the U.S., and was named to the American Boatbuilders Hall of Fame in 1995. Perry himself was one of the original 15 inductees into Cruising World Magazines Cruising Hall of Fame in 1989. Perry designs are recognized as the epitome of offshore cruising yachts. There are more Tayana 37s cruising offshore than any other design worldwide, according to a Blue Water Sailing survey. Perry has taught yacht design at Evergreen State College and accepts interns from the University of Southampton, the Landing School, and other institutions. His popular yacht design reviews have appeared in Sailing magazine monthly for 22 years, and have been collected in five volumes to date. The website for Robert H. Perry Yacht Designs, Inc., is at www.perryboat.com.
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