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Nautical Books

Nautical Fiction & Non Fiction Books

From the danger story of a trans atlantic adventure or intrigue and mystery there is a novel, biography or auto biography that will interest you. Leading sailing authors offer you captivating novels, perfect for relaxing on the deck, beach or to read on the plane.

Prefer to read about the great sailing explorers and true stories grab a book about everything from the Fastnet to historical sailing heroes. 

Nautical Fiction & Non Fiction Books From the danger story of a trans atlantic adventure or intrigue and mystery there is a novel, biography or auto biography that will interest you. Leading... read more »
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Nautical Books

Nautical Fiction & Non Fiction Books

From the danger story of a trans atlantic adventure or intrigue and mystery there is a novel, biography or auto biography that will interest you. Leading sailing authors offer you captivating novels, perfect for relaxing on the deck, beach or to read on the plane.

Prefer to read about the great sailing explorers and true stories grab a book about everything from the Fastnet to historical sailing heroes. 

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Blood Knot
Blood Knot
Autumn in the Archipelago between Stockholm and Turku in the Baltic. Millions of birds are migrating, elks swim among the thousands of islands, and the Finns are picking mushrooms, some of which are not toxic. It is a beautiful,...
£7.99 *
Building Small Boats
Building Small Boats
This is probably the best book for Carvel and traditional lapstrake (clinker) boatbuilding for under 25-footers; taking you through the process in a simple, user-friendly way.
£21.50 *
Coasting Bargemaster
Coasting Bargemaster
This fascinating work provides a vivid picture of the romance and realism of coastal trade, initially in a schooner, then in Thames spiritsail sailing barges before and during the war. The author vividly recounts the havoc experienced by...
£9.95 *
Dead Reckoning
Dead Reckoning
Charlie Agutter, designer of sailing yachts in England, starts losing customers when an apparent defect in a rudder he invented causes two deaths. His reputation suffers, not to mention his chances in the upcoming Captain's Cup. When the...
£7.99 *
Deadeye
Deadeye
Harry Frazer used to be a diver, but now works as a divorce lawyer. On a sailing trip off the West Coast of Scotland, the sea is not smooth, and nor is the land, or the people he meets. Suddenly a ship looms out of the dark, colliding...
£7.99 *
Dive Into History Activity Book
Dive Into History Activity Book
Let Professor Archie O'Logy guide you through this exciting Activity Book filled with fascinating facts and activities (cartoons, codes, colouring, puzzles, etc). Find out what maritime archaeologists do and how they carry out their work...
£2.99 *
Fastnet Force 10
Fastnet Force 10
In August 1979, the 600-mile Fastnet Race, which began in fine weather off the Irish coast, became a terrifying ordeal. A Force 10, 60-knot storm, with a speed that confounded weathermen, swept across the Atlantic into the fleet of 303...
£11.95 *
Last of the Sailormen
Last of the Sailormen
Last of the Sailormen is a fascinating first-hand tale of life aboard a Thames barge, which were the last sailing vessels in the UK to carry a commercial cargo. The last of them all was the Cambria, and Bob Roberts was her skipper. A...
£8.95 *
Maelstrom
Maelstrom
The protagonist is Ernie Johnson, a shipowner and pacifist. Beginning in the Spanish Civil War, Ernie spent much of his young life fighting against Fascism. However, Ernie's taste for adventure and action is undimmed by the passing of...
£7.99 *
Magic of the Swatchways
Magic of the Swatchways
A beautiful gift edition of a much loved classic, this edition has lost none of the charm which endeared it to generations of sailors since its first publication in 1932. In the words of John Leather, 'few sailing books became classics...
£12.99 *
Only So Many Tides
Only So Many Tides
This is the sailing autobiography of Jon Wainwright, a well-known figure on the East Coast and in Old Gaffer circles. He and his boat Deva have had half a lifetime of experience together and this book is an extraordinarily detailed...
£9.95 *
Phoenix from the Ashes
Phoenix from the Ashes
Many sailors dream of a quiet life living aboard a classic yacht. Few reach that dream following the same path as Justin Ruthven-Tyers and his wife. After a fire destroyed everything they owned, the couple decided to build their own...
£8.99 *
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