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In a Class by Herself

The Yawl Bolero and the Passion for Craftmanship

by John Rousmaniere

Someone once said of Bolero that she was "the best of her class" a glistening, black 73-foot yawl that became an icon within weeks of her launching in 1949. This book is about this sleek boat and also about the community of brilliant, caring men and women around her. It is also an intimate story of passionate craftsmanship on shore and afloat and of laughter and triumph, dismay and abject failure. After nearly wrecking on Cape Hatteras and rotting in a Florida canal, she was restored by Ed Kane and Marty Wallace and after 40 years, Bolero returned to the racecourse in 2004 and won six of her first 13 races. Hardcover. 9.25" x 11.25". 165 pgs. Pub 2006.

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