Eight Boat Design Commissions, from Kayak to Cruiser
If you have ever entertained the idea of designing a boat, or having a boat designed for you, then add this book to your must read list. You'll experience the collaborative process between designer Tony Dias and 8 boat-savvy clients. Each client was given the opportunity to see their ideal boat come to life on paper. Kind of like winning the dream-boat lottery, albeit, without the getting the finished boat.
Clients & Designs: Peter Chesworth, photographer / circulation manager for The Boatman magazine; cruising coastal sailor. Jenny Bennett, former editor for WoodenBoat magazine; daysailer. John & Dee Deegan, globe-trottingsailors; an ocean-passage-making sailboat. Jeff Halpern, go-fast sailor; a cruiser-racer. Bill Page; a moderate-sized cruising sailboat. Gordon Swift; double headsail sloop. Peter Spectre, former WoodenBoat magazine contributing editor and editor of this, as well as many other books; a motor-cruiser with auxiliary sail. And Mike O'Brien, WoodenBoat magazine editor, publisher of Boat Design Quarterly, and paddler; a sea kayak.
Naval architect Antonio Dias is a professional designer, with many custom commissions to his credit, as well as a collection of stock designs.
by Antonio Dias
150 pp., softcover
9 x 11"
ISBN # 0-937822-51-5