Classic Speedboats, 1916-1939
Readers can relive the true golden age of high-performance classic speedboats in this book that covers these mighty wooden-hulled craft from around World War I until just before the second World War. This was an era when speed was still a new plaything, and speedboats and aircraft were raced as passionately as were automobiles; when massive mahogany speedboats powered by engines from suppliers such as Rolls-Royce competed fiercely against rivals from around the world. Classic speedboat enthusiasts will relish the cutaway drawings of these craft, as well as the choice archival photography and the modern color photography of these now-impeccably restored beauties.
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