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Product No:
Gregor Tarjan
McGraw Hill
Edition Date:
September 2007
224 x 277 x 28 mm
1.4 kg
Sales Rank:
1808 (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

The Complete Guide for Cruising Sailors

From the technical details to the luxurious lifestyle, Catamarans covers every aspect of cruising cats, giving you a "dream book" combination of how-to manual, buyer's guide, and coffee-table showpiece. Yacht designer and expert sailor Gregor Tarjan reviews the basic concepts of multihull design, construction, performance, and handling and discusses the latest developments in this important and comprehensive book.

Full of informative illustrations, graphs, and spectacular photos, Catamarans examines multihull seamanship and how it differs from sailing a ballasted monohull, revealing little-known tricks to get maximum speed from a cruising cat. You'll discover desirable attributes of multihulls and what to look for when purchasing your own. There is even a catalog of noteworthy production catamarans that will help you compare, rate, and evaluate different types.

This gorgeously illustrated book is the perfect introduction to the possibilities of these exciting sailing machines and an invaluable owner's guide.

The arguments are over and the verdict is in - cruising catamarans comprise a rapidly growing percentage of the cruising fleet worldwide. Their advantages of space, stability, speed, and handling under power are truly compelling, and modern cats are every bit as reliable as monohulls. This long overdue, in-depth guide will help you choose and cruise the right catamaran for your needs.

'An authoritative guide for novices and experienced sailors; the best book written on the subjects since the early 1990s.'
- Trimaran Jim Brown, renowned multihull designer

'In Catamarans, Gregor Tarjan shares his enthusiasm for yachts with two hulls, based on years of sailing all types. An excellent introduction.'
- Dick Newick, legendary catamaran and trimaran designer

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