We recently discovered this awesome blog by Sparkman & Stephens on the Internet. S&S has been in existence since 1929 and for nearly a decade has been building America's Cup , Sydney to Hobart, and Fastnet winners all under its belt . During its existence, the firm has designed over 2,700 boats and has no intention of stopping just yet. The S&S blog features historic documents from different eras - old photographs, boat plans, correspondence between designers and clients, newspaper clippings. All in all, it's a pleasure to read it all.
When did the first motor yacht appear?
A short excursion into the history of yacht building - from the first yacht to the present day
People and boats: Robert Knox-Johnston and Suhaili
They've been together for over half a century and they're not going to part - the man who first sailed around the world and his little friend...
People and boats: Bernard Moisture and Joshua.
They had already won the race of the century, but preferred to give up glory and money to preserve their freedom and soul.
The creepiest stories about ghost ships
A collection of Halloween myths, mysteries and real stories about ships and the sea that give you the creeps.
People and boats: Joshua Slocum and «Spray.»
The story of the first man to sail around the world, and also on a boat actually built by his own hands.
In the footsteps of the brave Moana.
Ancient canoes, women-sailors, tattoos for navigation on the stars - on the islands of the Pacific Ocean revives the traditional navigation.
From a military frigate to the pearl of the seas...
The story of Christina O Aristotle Onassis and Jacqueline Kennedy.