Alfred Mylne the First designed exciting, beautiful yachts, which have won many races over the past 120 years - some are still collecting prizes. They have also cruised far and wide. Many still traverse the oceans, braving the blasting breeze with the confidence of their strong construction.
Each chapter of this book is about one of these famous craft, or about a class of boats. The text reveals what is so special about each design. With a fascinating set of illustrations from the Mylne archives, each boat is accompanied by reproductions of Mylne's original plans and drawings.
This is the second book about Alfred Mylne the First's very special designs, being a sequel to Ian Nicolson's recent Alfred Mylne The Leading Yacht Designer: 1896-1920. Writing with expertise and enthusiasm, the author has worked in the yacht industry for seventy-one years, including twenty years with Alfred Mylne the Second.
Ian Nicolson joined Alfred Mylne the Second as a full design partner at the age of 31. These two very different personalities worked together for 20 years to produce a variety of craft. At the same time, Nicolson set up a boat survey organisation which became the most successful in Scotland, so that he went all over the world doing surveys. Ian has had 23 books published and many hundreds of technical articles. He has had his own magazine column since 1955.