With the gradual phasing out of wooden fishing boats of Scotland it is timely to record some of these handsome vessels. In the years from 1960–80 boat builders produced some of their most shapely and graceful craft, a testament to the skill of both the builders and designers. Initially the designs were a collaboration of builders and skippers, but later the implementation of statutory rules demanded a more structured approach by qualified naval architects, which inevitably resulted in a certain degree of standardisation. James A. Pottinger’s new illustrated volume concentrates solely on the graceful wooden boats, large and small, regarded by many to be the best looking boats of all. Many boats are photographed at sea, while other views range from repairs being carried out to the more melancholy sight of beautiful craft being cut up. Boats were once scrapped only due to old age, but sadly political factors now often dictate the destruction of the classic wooden craft included here.
A collection of images, with informative captions, depicting the fishing industry of Scotland from Orkney and Shetland to the north-east coast, from Fife to Berwick and around the west coast of Scotland.
Comprehensive, profusely illustrated book documents early-20th-century sailing: boat types around the world, racing boats, odd and experimental vessels, more. Over 380 illustrations and photographs. Indexes. Bibliography.
A historical account of fishing boats and coastal craft of the British Isles. Includes descriptive historical survey of the types of vessels found in all areas of the UK. Contents include: The East Coast of England, The Thames and Its Estuary, The South Coast of England, The West Coast of England, Scotland, and Ireland.