Armchair Boat Show Specials
A curated selection of bargains and gems since winter’s keeping us off the water and covid cancelled the boat show.
by Cronkhite, Kaci
Having fallen hopelessly in love with a 1930s Danish spidsgatter--a beautifully constructed 25-foot wooden double-ender--Cronkhite embarked on an international search to discover the story of the boat's past and the many lives "Pax" had touched.
224 Pages • softcover • 2018
$23.95 Save 87% $3.00
by Ashcroft, Tami Oldham with Susea Mcgearhart
A harrowing true story of survival at sea. In 1983, Ashcroft (then 23) spent 41 days alone on a 44-foot yawl after her partner was swept overboard and lost during a hurricane in the South Pacific. Her story was originally published in 2003 as "Red Sky in Mourning"; re-issued and renamed to coincide with a 2018 feature film.
240 Pages • softcover • 2018
$19.99 Save 85% $3.00
by Scarry, Richard
Sturdy board book, great illustrations of Richard Scary's boats from motorboats and sailboats, to submarines and kayaks. Age 1-3.
24 Pages • hardcover • 2015
$5.99 Save 50% $3.00
by Pattison, Rodney & Barry Pickthall
Rodney Pattisson, MBE, is a three-time Olympic medallist and multi-world-champion who set many race and speed records and (with Lawrie Smith) led Britain's 1983 challenge for the America's Cup (they were defeated by eventual winner, "Australia II" ). Intensely private, the renowned sailor here discusses the trials and tribulations he faced enroute to success--and sheds light on the double standards, deceit, political and sporting interference, and outright cheating that he witnessed during his career.
192 Pages • hardcover • 2019
$47.00 Save 94% $3.00
by Slade, Rachel
On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barrelled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the El Faro--the worst American shipping disaster in almost half a century. How could the container ship have been so vulnerable? Journalist Rachel Slade interviewed family members and maritime experts to give us the horrifying story--in prose sometimes taken straight from the ship's data recorder.
416 Pages • hardcover • 2018
$34.99 Save 91% $3.00
by Foy, George Michelsen
On October 1, 2015, a massive American cargo vessel disappeared in Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 4 storm. The SS El Faro, its crew, and hundreds of shipping containers sank to the ocean floor, three miles down--the greatest seagoing US merchant marine shipping disaster since the Second World War. It shouldn't have happened: the massive ship had a seasoned crew, state-of-the-art navigation equipment, and advance warning of the storm. With information gleaned from Coast Guard inquest hearings and interviews, and demonstrating a "tour de force of nautical expertise" (Ocean Navigator), Foy has produced a powerful narrative about the disaster.
250 Pages • hardcover • 2018
$35.00 Save 91% $3.00