Hinckley celebrates more than 85 years of one the most important and prestigious yacht companies today. A ubiquitous and highly respected name in the yachting world, Hinckley sets the standard for high-quality, performance, and lasting beauty. The book showcases the rich history, classic design, and the legendary work of the handcrafted Hinckley yachts from 1928 to today. With beautiful historic photographs and drawings from Hinckley's extensive archive - showcasing the incredible craftsmanship and technical innovations of both its sailing yachts and jet boats - the book is the first to celebrate Hinckley's rich history. Chronicling the company's early years, which includes boats used for World War II, to its integral role in the fiber glass revolution into the evolution of today's modern yacht - owned by Jimmy Buffet, Martha Stewart, and David Rockefeller, to name a few - this title offers an in-depth look at some of the most legendary and renowned boats in the world. Hinckley Yachts: An American Original is a must for any boating, yachting, or sailing enthusiast as well as those interested in classic design and craftsmanship.
About the Authors
Nick Voulgaris III is an entrepreneur, writer, and avid sailor and is passionate about yacht restoration. He has owned and restored dozens of boats, including two vintage Chris Crafts and a classic Hinckley Bermuda 40 Yawl, which was the inspiration for this book. His love for restoration and preservation spans into other areas as well, including the recent purchase and revitalization of Kerber's Farm, a historic farm and market on Long Island's North Shore. Nick lives in Manhattan and Oyster Bay, NY with his English Labrador Charlie.
David Rockefeller is a longtime sailor, philanthropist and Hinckley owner. Charles Townsend is the CEO of Conde Nast Publications, former Commodore of the New York Yacht Club, yachting enthusiast and Hinckley owner.
Martha Stewart is the author of numerous best-selling books, the publisher of Martha Stewart Living, an Emmy award-winning TV show host and Hinckley owner.
"The history of Hinckley Yachts chronicled in a lush new monograph. Voulgaris has unearthed many photographs and documents about the firm's early years and used them to piece together an illuminating narrative about the evolution of an important American brand. For nautical newcomers, the volume offers a primer on the world of fine boatbuilding; for aficionados, it provides fascinating details about Hinckley's many technological advances, races won, and extraordinary track record making new models that become instant sensations." -"Architectural Digest" "For a generation of mariners, Hinckley has been a source of national pride...In this book, sailing aficionado Nick Voulgaris III takes readers on a nostalgic journey through 86 years of boatbuilding." -"Travel + Leisure" "Hinckley Yachts are synonymous with superior craftsmanship and beautiful design...The book follows the company's success from its early days, through its patriotic duties during wartime; to its role in advancing science and engineering; and finally its place today as one of the world's premier yacht manufacturers. A must for every boat-lover's coffee table!" - "Lakeland Boating" "Come sail away..."Hinckley Yachts," a seafaring history of the classic sailing and motor vessels..." -"Wall Street Journal ""This book celebrates the 86-year-old company through a detailed recounting of Hinckley's interesting past." "-Worth Magazine" ..".a lavish new coffee table book celebrating the brand..." -"Just Luxe ""Since 1928, boat-maker Hinckley has been crafting yachts for the international sailing set, and providing ultra-lux floating mansions to the world's most discerning buyers. In honor of that 85-plus-year tradition...take a tour through some of the most arresting nautical imagery." -"Vanity Fair """Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon" features designs, photographs and more from the archives and modern times showcasing the builder's evolution since it opened its doors in 1928."" -Yachting"
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st April 2014
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.7 x 28.7 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 1.8
Edition Number: 1