Small Ships

Small Ships

Jay Benford


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Containing scores of study plans for tugs, freighters, ferries, excursion boats, trawler yachts, houseboats, and fishing vessels, this latest volume of ideas is thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded, with a tremendous variety of styles and types of small ships. Each design is a salty and practical cruising vessel and is introduced with a brief description of its creation and history and accompanied by layout drawings and/or photos. Many of the designs trace their origins to working vessels and heritage powerboats, and all have a refreshing frankness about them, absent of any tricky styling, glitter, or glitz.


Jay Benford:
Jay Benford is a yacht designer who started designing yachts in 1962. He lives and practices in Easton, MD