A new edition of the long out-of-print book Albert Strange — Yacht Designer and Artist, by John Leather and members of The Albert Strange Association, is now available from Lodestar Books and all good maritime bookstores.
Strange was seminal figure in the development of the small cruising yacht, and the book includes many of his design drawings, together with newly located works of art, delightful illustrated cruising yarns from century-old editions of Yachting Monthly of a century ago, and more recent boat photos. And there’s also a foreword by Iain Oughtred.
The book is in a large format, with 224 pages and 12 pages of plates, and costs just £20 post-free in the UK (a little more to other countries).
The ASA owns the copyright of the book, and will receives the author royalty on all sales.
US boat builder Thad Danielson of Redd’s Pond Boatworks fame came to the UK this summer to join a meet of the Albert Strange Association and to attend an Old Gaffer’s Association for a rally – and he took lots of photos.
Read his account and see his photos here. You’ll be glad you did – particularly if you don’t know the coast of Essex and Suffolk…
Dick Wynne is selling the lovely Albert Strange-designed yacht Charm, which was built 1922 (Intheboatshed.net attended her 90th birthday party this year) and lovingly restored 2000-2005 by Russell Read.
There are various posts and reports mentioning Charm on the Albert Strange Association site.
It’s what you might call a reluctant sale – it’s difficult to imagine parting with with a boat like Charm – Dick has struggled to find the time to get the good use from her while still keeping up the day job and managing his other commitments, which include running the wonderful Lodestar Books , and so is planning to return to sail-and-oar boating.
Charm’s condition is superb, she has five sails including a new topsail, a 20hp Beta diesel, Taylor’s paraffin cooking & heating, the usual electronics, and a brand new tailored over-the-boom winter deck cover to protect all her brightwork.
She’s 33ft LOA, has a beam 7ft 6in and a draught 5ft, and two comfortable berths. Contact Dick via the Albert Strange Association website’s contact page.