Author(s): Gregor Tarjan
Combining how-to manual, buyer's guide and coffee-table 'dream book', Catamarans covers every aspect of cruising catamarans from the technical details to the luxurious, relaxed lifestyle. The first comprehensive book on cruising cats in more than 10 years, "Catamarans" will be welcomed by anyone interested in owning or sailing one of these increasingly popular craft. The author reviews basic concepts of multihull design, construction and performance; discusses the latest catamaran developments; and, examines multihull seamanship and how it differs from sailing a monohull. He outlines desirable attributes of multihulls, explains what to look for when buying and presents a catalogue of noteworthy production boats illustrated with both photographs and floor plans. This gorgeously illustrated book is the perfect introduction to the possibilities of these exciting sailing machines and an invaluable owner's guide.
Hundreds of glorious full-colour photographs and illustrationsThe definitive book on cruising multihulls and the first comprehensive book to be published in over 10 yearsAuthor is a well-known industry expertForeword by Charles Chiodi, publisher of Multihulls magazineCatamarans have come to dominate the Caribbean charter trade, and now grab an ever-growing share of cruising sailboat sales
Gregor Tarjan is a USCG-licensed captain, a merchant marine officer, amember of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, andfounder and president of Aeroyacht Ltd. He has sailed more than 80,000miles on multihulls and monohulls, performed dozens of offshoredeliveries and transatlantic crossings, and crewed on boats rangingfrom America's Cup yachts to 120-foot monster cats. He is the author ofnumerous articles on technology and seamanship for boating magazinesand is considered one of the world's leading experts on multihulls.