Culture & Art

Yachting Pages

Coffee table books matter more than ever in our digital age, especially when we have a strong affinity for the subject matter. The following beautiful volumes will make you pause for a moment and daydream.

Sailing Journalist Olivier Le Carrer explores the essence of yachting in Yachting:A Visual Celebration of Sailing Past & Present, taking readers on a journey to the iconic places of the yachting world — from Cowes to Antigua, the Mediterranean and Auckland — looking at what drives the sport, the rise of fashion in yachting and even its portrayal in art and film. The book pays homage to the expert seamanship required to sail well and on trend;

Since time immemorial, people have been taking to water in search of thrills and relaxation, with yachts at the apex. A blend of craftsmanship, innovation and fine materials, these refined vessels are as posh as they are practical. From the crowned heads of Europe to Hollywood screen legends, join the most noted names in the world as they flaunt their nautical prowess as captured in the stunning photographs and stories of The Stylish Life: Yachting;

Founded just over 50 years ago, Nautor’s Swan soon became the true sailor’s choice, designing and building luxurious, highperformance yachts that changed the industry. Swan owners join an exclusive world where uniqueness reigns. Swan, A Unique Story: Through 50 Years Of Yachting Evolution traces the company’s illustrious history, highlighting the notable moments that contributed to the brand’s legend, with special foldouts to highlight particularly stunning images;

No list of yacht books would be complete without a collection from prolific Yacht Photographer Onne Van Der Wal. His Wind & Water: Boating Photographs From Around The World features over 100 photographs that give a rare glimpse into the world of cruising and racing as only a man who was present for some of sailing’s most dramatic moments can share. It also features studies of cruising to exotic locales in New Zealand, the South Pacific and the Antarctic;