This book is a collection of classic articles on building yachts and motor boats, dealing with design, repairs and maintenance, equipment, materials, and many other related aspects. Carefully selected for a modern readership, these timeless articles will be of considerable utility to anyone with a practical interest in the subject and would make for worthy additions to collections of allied literature. The articles include: "Motor Boating for All", "The Motor Boat and Yachting Manual – A Practical Handbook for All Who Are Interested in Motor Boats of Any Type", "Yachts and Their Recognition", "Practical Conversions and Yacht Repairs", "Dinghy and Small Class Racing", "An Introduction to Yacht Design", and "Amateur Boat Building". Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on boat building.