Subtitled "The Art and Craft of Traditional Wooden Boat Construction", and boy oh boy is it, in spades.
WoodenBoat fans may recall Maritime Life & Traditions, and within that magazine they would have seen some of the fine work by Christian Topf. He also designed the lush website for that now defunct magazine. But he has clearly not lost sight of his passion for wooden boats.
This new book is just stunning... layout, design, and wonderful images all focused on the building of the English Pilot Cutter Pellew, by Luke Powell and his team in Cornwall. She is the largest traditional wooden sailing boat to be built in the UK for decades.
by Christian Topf
360 pp., hardcover, approx 8-1/2" x 11"