A curated selection of our latest and greatest titles just in time for the holidays
by Kentley, Eric
Updated in time for the 150th-anniversary celebrations of the "Cutty Sark's" launch in 1869, Kentley's narrative--illustrated with gorgeous colour photos--describes the ship's construction, famously swift "tea voyages," time spent sailing under the Portuguese flag, and return to the Thames--as well as its glorious restoration after a devastating fire. First published in 2014.
208 Pages • softcover • 2018
$39.99 Save 75% $9.99
by Compton, Nic & Peter Scott
This charmingly illustrated collection of 36 iconic boats and their remarkable stories ranges from Slocum's "Spray" and Casanova's gondola to the "Bluenose" and the Pardeys' "Seraffyn", covering a wide sweep of boat lore from the 19th to the 21st century. This is a perfect book for readers interested in sailors who have voyaged on the oceans of the world and the vessels that took them on their adventures.
160 Pages • hardcover • 2017
$40.00 Save 50% $19.99
by Lee, Jonathan, ed.
PORTS collects info on where to go, how to get there, and what to do once you're in this well-loved cruising area. This is an indispensable guide to the Canadian waters of Lake Huron, the North Channel, and Georgian Bay, once again completely updated. PORTS has details about marinas, facilities, and anchorages and includes colour aerial photos, cruising tips, and a cruise planner for the North Channel.
312 Pages • spiral • 2014
$42.95 Save 77% $9.99
by Bobrow, Jill, Kenny Wooton & Dana Jinkins
An insider's look at 20 megayachts, including information about the yachts' builders and designers, and tours of each vessel which ranges in size from 138 to 424 feet (42 to 129 meters). Some of the yachts covered include Larry Ellison's "Rising Sun", Roman Abramovich's "Pelorus", Tom Perkins' "Maltese Falcon", and "Predator", "Hyperion" and "Sea Force One". Includes a chapter on chartering megayachts in the Grenadines, French Polynesia and Antarctica.
232 Pages • hardcover • 2009
by Geiger, John
In 2014, the Victoria Strait Expedition, undertaken jointly by Parks Canada, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and the Royal Canadian Navy, made a great Arctic archaeological discovery: it found HMS "Erebus"--one of Sir John Franklin's ships from his ill-fated 1845-48 British Arctic Expedition. This is the expedition's official publication, an illustrated account of the search for and discovery of the long-lost vessel.
201 Pages • softcover • 2017
$24.99 Save 68% $7.99
by Mackenzie, Dr. Campbell & Dr. Spike Briggs
A comprehensive and practical resource for novices and experienced sailors and motorboaters alike. The step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and flow charts will quickly show you how to prevent, treat, and care for sick or injured crew at sea. The guidance includes pre-voyage prep--such as establishing emergency procedures--through first response and assessment, to offshore aftercare and recovery.
224 Pages • softcover • 2019
by Justins, Douglas & Colin Berry
7th ed. Two experienced sailing doctors crafted this practical, quick-reference source of reliable first-aid information. Coloured tabs provide instant access to solutions for medical emergencies at sea.
30 Pages • spiral • 2018
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by Craven, Caspar
In June 2009, Caspar Craven and his wife Nichola decided to sail around the world with their young children. They planned for five years then took two years to live their dream. This is their memoir of their voyage of unconventional living and learning--complete with its highs and lows, the magical and the frightening. Their tale of enthusiasm and adventure is highlighted with practical tips and informative sidebars.
320 Pages • hardcover • 2018
$34.00 Save 71% $9.99
by Bartlett, Mel
5th ed. Melanie Bartlett has completely updated this handbook for boat owners, explaining the engine and all relevant sub-systems. Her advice extends to tools and winterizing. Hints, tips, and helpful fault-finding tables for troubleshooting are complemented by new colour photos and diagrams.
96 Pages • softcover • 2018
by Ujifusa, Steven
In the days of sail, a handful of cutthroat competitors raced to build the fastest, finest, most profitable clipper ships, spurred on by the lure of profit-these vessels carried tea, silk, and porcelain (funded by profits from opium) between China and America. Ujifusa brings alive the visionary eccentric shipbuilders, the debonair captains, and the socially-ambitious merchants--men whose domains included the cloistered confines of China's expatriate communities, the sin-city decadence of Gold Rush-era San Francisco, the hubbub of East Boston's shipyards and the gentility of lavish Hudson Valley estates.
427 Pages • hardcover • 2018
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by McGoogan, Ken
This vivid, comprehensive recasting of Arctic-exploration history challenges the narrative that emerged out of Victorian England, which focused almost exclusively on Royal Navy officers. McGoogan integrates the stories of non-British and fur-trading explorers and, above all, Canada's Indigenous peoples, bringing the story into the twenty-first century. An example: without the assistance of the Inuit, the final resting place of Franklin's lost ships, Erebus and Terror, would still be disputed.
448 Pages • hardcover • 2018
$33.99 Save 74% $8.99
by Slade, Rachel
This book is marked as CLEARANCE. Supplies are very limited. Price subject to availability, normal pricing will resume once we sell out. Which we may already have.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
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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
by Calder, Nigel
Known for his technical expertise, Calder here tells the story of his first round-the-world voyage. He began as a novice cruiser with grand ambitions, then came hard-won lessons about troubleshooting engines, kedging off shoals and reefs, and safe navigation. Part adventure story, part Caribbean travelogue, and part chronicle of instructional experiences, this is also a great family memoir.
208 Pages • hardcover • 2018
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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
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by Gornall, Jonathan
With no prior experience, Gornall set out to build a wooden boat for his newborn daughter. This book is the record of his experiences and what he learned--it's an ode to building a boat by hand in the modern age, a celebration of the beauty and function of sailing craft, and a moving father-daughter story.
288 Pages • hardcover • 2018
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by Wells, Duncan
The answer to all single-handed crews prayers. Extensively illustrated covering essential procedures for getting off (and then back on) a marina berth, anchoring, mooring to a buoy, motoring in big seas, and even picking up a man overboard. It includes advice about fuel monitoring, engine care and maintenance, looking after batteries, and many more issues specific to motorboats. Each section also includes a QR code, which can be scanned by a mobile phone or tablet to view video's on the author's website.
160 Pages • softcover • 2017
$34.00 Save 71% $9.99