Buehler’s Backyard Boatbuilding is a bible of sorts to the men who build classic boats in their garages and backyards, it’s engagingly written, often humorous and covers everything from buying suitable wood…
This fascinating footage of motorboat races in 1925 in Buffalo shows a wide variety of watercraft from the era including a spectacularly beautiful steam powered ship (about half way through).
The wFoil 18 Albatross Hydrofoil is one of those ideas that seems to come out of nowhere and then make you wonder why the hell no one did it already.
This is the Delta 26 Open, a new design from Scandinavian based Delta Powerboats. It comes with the option of either a 220hp diesel with a top speed of 38 knots..
John Hacker spent 6 decades designing some of the most beautiful mahogany speed boats the world has ever seen, he invented the now ubiquitous “V”-hull design and he built the floating biplane for the Wright brothers after the turn of the 20th Century.
I love retro futurism, the Japanese seem to produce some of the best you’ll find anywhere, as any fan of Akira or Ghost in the Shell will tell you.
The Azimut Magellano line is a new direction for the Italian superyacht builder, they became famous for sleek, aerodynamic profiles that are immediately recognisable even at significant distances. With the new Magellano yachts, emphasis has been placed on classic, early 20th century styling. And I like it a great deal.
When it comes to classic speed boats, the Riva Aquariva 33 occupies a well deserved place at the top of the pile. The deck of the Aquariva is famously composed of…
Sounding for all the world like something the 3 hosts of Top Gear might dream up for an episode in Lapland this photograph from 1908 shows an iceboat racing a motorcycle across a frozen lake in Canada.
It’s a wonder to me that some enterprising automaker hasn’t created an affordable, amphibious roadster for public consumption. Sure we have a few boutique car companies that sell interesting but hugely expensive amphibians but there’s nothing out the for the common Joe.
The Grounding of the Princess May is one of the most famous shipwreck photographs in the world, after she ran aground in 1910 the photographs spread around the globe with startling speed and the stories of heroism on board began to emerge from the survivors.
John Lockwood founded Pygmy Boats in 1986 after having spent years designing 50,000 tonne container ships, his dream was always to design and build the most beautiful kayaks in the world and after looking through his catalogue, I think he’s done it.