Author(s): Maynard Bray
The Herreshoff Manufacturing Company constructed the most thrilling, innovative and graceful boats ever built in the United States. Here the finest of the Herreshoff designs afloat today are presented with insightful commentary on design evolution in every facet-from lines to displacement to hardware, accompanied by full-colour images of each vessel both in detail and under way, and unique colour reproductions of Herreshoff's archival plans and drawings. Each entry incorporates a history of the boat (or class), its owners, race results and fate, celebrating the many that still grace the waters.
Marine historian Maynard Bray has authored or co-authored many books on the subject of wooden boats, including the classic Book of Wooden Boats. He lives in Brooklin, Maine. Benjamin Mendlowitz is America's premier photographer of wooden boats. He lives in Brooklin, Maine. Claas van der Linde compiled the Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonne; he lives in Switzerland and sails in Maine. Kurt Hasselbach is curator of the Hart Nautical Collections at MIT and lives in Melrose, Massachusetts.