A standard reference at both boatbuilding and design schools, this is one of the best books on the subject. Though stressing traditional wood construction, it goes deeply into the newer materials and methods, giving the careful instruction and description that come from a lifetime of practical experience.

Lofting, molding, framing, planking, joinery, mast construction, mechanical and electrical details and numerous other subjects are clearly explained. Plenty of black-and-white photographs and excellent detailed drawings make the coverage complete.

Hardcover, 7 1/2" × 9 1/2", 448 pages, 5th edition, 2011.