Maritime Bookshop ~

My online book store is open, so have a browse through the titles. I’m happy to sign and personalise a book for you – just fill in the boxes and I’ll do the rest. Don’t forget to add a special message if you want one. Then check out my other services and sit back to watch my video blogs.

Featured ‘Book of the Month’ is ‘Pilot Cutters Under Sail’ ~ selling here for just £25.00

For over 30 years I sailed the seas on pilot cutters. Back in the 1990s I was approached by the French publishers, Le Chasse-Marée, who asked me to write three volumes about pilot boats under sail. They were generous with their page count, lavish with their illustrations and the books were to be the ultimate word on the type. I set about researching and the first two volumes appeared. These wonderful books were mainly concerned with the schooners of America and Europe, but what most people wanted to read about were the pilot cutters. Sadly, the publishers ran out of money before the third volume saw the light of day and it was shelved for over ten years until Seaforth Publishing took it up with backing from the Royal Yacht Squadron. The scale of the book was reduced in size, making it easier to take to bed, but the product is still larger than life. To give it a hands-on aspect, I included a chapter on pilot cutter seamanship based on my years sailing these great boats out on the ocean. Even if you don’t have a gaffer, the book will open your eyes to a world where serious men made their own rules about how boats should be.

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