Piper Calls the Tune, the life and legacy of David Boyd, yacht designer
Eoss, Euan & Donaldson, Bob
published by the author, 2016.
not only an excellent biography of David Boyd, one of Scotland’s greatest yacht designers, but also a history of the Piper Class racing yachts, together with a wealth of information and anecdote of the Clyde yachting scene over nearly 100 years.
an important book and an enjoyable read – highly recommended.
Auxiliary Ketch ‘Southern Cross’ / motor yacht ‘ Maureen Mhor’
Glasgow, Yarrow & Co. Ltd., 1962.
landscape format colour illustrated brochure.
‘Maureen Mhor’ was designed by the G.L.Watson company, ‘Southern Cross’ by W.McPherson Campbell, and was once owned by Frank Sinatra.
Both vessels seem to be still around as charter yachts.
Classic Sails, the Ratsey & Lapthorn story
by William Collier
Ratsey & Lapthorn, 1998.
a magnificent large-format celebration of more than 200 years of sail-making. a well-researched history of the firm and its association with the development of yachting, fully illustrated with photographs, reproductions of paintings, etc.
signed presentation copy from the author to David Ryder-Turner.
Thirty Easy to Build Sail Boats with auxiliary power
a complete collection of designs with plans, blue prints, and building instructions…….. designed especially for MoTor Boating by William Atkin, C.A. Newidek and C.D. Mower
Chapman & Horenburger [editors]
New York, Motor Boating, 1939.
volume 15 in Motor Boatings “Ideal” series.
Spares…so simple from Seagull [Seagull outboard motor spares booklet]
British Seagull Co. Ltd., ca.1960’s