Former Classic Boat editor Nic Compton has spent over 20 years sailing and photographing classic yachts, and this is the culmination of his decades-long passion – a stunning collection showcasing the 20 most beautiful and fascinating classic boats still sailing today.
Bona Fide – the original fin-keeler that was 70 years ahead of her time
Inward Bound – a 35ft cutter built in Argentina using salvaged timber from the General Belgrano
Madoc – a 24ft clinker yawl built on a Tasmanian beach by hand
Partridge – an 1885 cutter that took 18 years to restore
Solway Maid – the last surviving William Fife yacht
Timeless and magnificent, these yachts all have a story to tell, and they are captured with glorious full colour photography.