List of Drawings Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: What Do You Want in a Cruising Boat? Chapter 2: Hull Shapes Chapter 3: Seaworthiness Chapter 4: Comfort and Ease of Handling Chapter 5: Performance and Efficiency Chapter 6: Sails and Deck Chapter 7: How Much Does It Really Cost? Chapter 8: Ease of Maintenance Chapter 9: Getting It Together Index
Roger Marshall is the technical editor for Soundings. After designing for the renowned firm of Sparkman & Stephens, he established his own design company, where he has designed sailboats and powerboats from 15 to 65 feet. He has cruised the oceans of the world and sailed at all competitive levels: Admiral's Cup, Bermuda and Fastnet races, and various world and national championships. He has written extensively for Motor Boating & Sailing, Yachting, SAIL, the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph (UK), Australian Sailing, and Kazi (Japan) and has written nine yachting book. He recently won first-place awards at the annual Boating Writers International marine-journalism contest.