We are delighted and priv­ileged to bring you our new edi­tion of this book writ­ten in 1990 by the late John Leath­er, based on research by The Albert Strange Asso­ci­ation. The ASA was formed in the late 1970s fol­low­ing the chance dis­cov­ery, by a his­tor­i­an of the Scar­bor­ough Yacht Club, of many men­tions of Albert Strange in old cop­ies of the local paper. This led to some dia­logue in the cor­res­pond­ence pages of Yacht­ing Monthly, which brought togeth­er own­ers and affi­cion­ados of boats designed by Strange (1855–1917), who had fallen into an undeserved obscur­ity. The range and depth of Albert Strange’s tal­ents were prodi­gious: He was an accom­plished mar­ine and land­scape paint­er and a pro­fes­sion­al art teach­er, a skilled and adven­tur­ous sail­or, an enga­ging writer, and the design­er of haunt­ingly lovely yachts whose unmis­take­able lines may be spot­ted afloat around Britain’s shores and around the world; indeed they are being built to this day. Although an ama­teur design­er, his tech­nic­al know­ledge ranked with the best pro­fes­sion­als of his time. All these aspects of his life, and more, are encom­passed by this new edi­tion, com­pletely redesigned, and enhanced with many addi­tion­al art images, recent boat pho­tos, and com­pre­hens­ive lists of his yacht designs and boats built to them. Iain Oughtred, him­self the design­er of beau­ti­ful, tra­di­tion­ally inspired small craft, and an ASA mem­ber of long stand­ing, has writ­ten a new Fore­word. You can learn more and buy the book here.