Required Reading

The Book of Wooden Boats: Volume III

The Book of Wooden Boats: Volume III

Waiting to grace your salon coffee table is The Book of Wooden Boats: Volume III ($60, W.W. Norton & Co.), the latest collaboration from marine photographer Benjamin Mendlowitz and boatbuilder, author and marine preservationist Maynard Bray. Mendlowitz's photography is stunning, capturing the essence of what it is that makes a yacht classic — whether a gorgeous Concordia yawl under sail, a beautiful commuter gliding through still waters or a no-nonsense workboat. Bray's insightful text breathes life into the vessels and, combined with the photography, makes these boats seem as alive as those who sail them.