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Hinckley Yachts Written by Nick Voulgaris III, Foreword by David Rockefeller, Contribution by Charles Townsend and Martha Stewart
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Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon

Written by Nick Voulgaris III, Foreword by David Rockefeller, Contribution by Charles Townsend and Martha Stewart

  • April 29, 2014
  • Hardcover
  • Sports & Recreation - Boating
  • Rizzoli
  • 11 x 11
  • $65.00
  • $65.00
  • 978-0-8478-4215-5

About This Book

Celebrating more than eighty-five years of the prestigious yacht company, Hinckley Yachts traverses decades, oceans, and seas, capturing the joy, excitement, and serenity of the ultimate boating experience. A highly respected name in the yachting world, Hinckley sets the standard for high quality, performance, and lasting beauty. This book showcases the rich history, classic design, and legendary work of the handcrafted Hinckley yachts from 1928 to today. With historic and contemporary photographs and drawings from Hinckley's extensive archive-featuring the incredible craftsmanship and technical innovations of both its sailing yachts and jet boats-this is the first book 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 fiberglass revolution and the evolution of today's modern yacht, it offers an in-depth look at some of the most legendary and renowned boats in the world. Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon is a must for any boating, yachting, or sailing enthusiast, as well as those interested in classic design and craftsmanship.

About the Author

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 Condé 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.

Reviews

  • “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
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