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Outrageous Yachts

A taste of extravagance

Who says you can’t have it all? “Outrageous Yachts” ($50, Vendome Press, 2009) by Jill Bobrow, Kenny Wooton and Dana Jinkins focuses on the majesty and excess of 21 vessels, including the famous (and now for sale) Maltese Falcon owned by Tom Perkins, former executive with Hewlett Packard and financier behind Genentech, Netscape and Google.

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Whiskey Gulf

Suspense and intrigue fill “Whiskey Gulf” ($24.95, Vanguard Press, 2009) in the latest in the nautical suspense series by awarding-winning author Clyde Ford.

“Whiskey Gulf,” set in coastal British Columbia, features former Coast Guard officer-turned-maritime private investigator Charlie Noble with his friend, Raven, a former Navy SEAL diver from the Lummi Indian Nation.

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Rowing the Atlantic

Solo voyage marked by determination

Roz Savage tells the true story of her solo rowing voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in “Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean” ($24, Simon & Schuster, 2009).

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Flavey’s Guide to Fishing Long Island

Fishing’s hot spots on Long Island

Kevin Falvey’s “Flavey’s Guide to Fishing Long Island” ($19.95, Geared Up Publications, 2009) is an in-depth discussion on species-specific fishing techniques and rigging, as well as hot spots for sound, bay and coastal waters.

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Remembering America’s heroes

The U.S. Coast Guard is on the verge of celebrating its 220th anniversary.

You can commemorate the milestone with “Rescue Warriors: The U.S. Coast Guard, America’s Forgotten Heroes” ($25.95, St. Martin’s Press, 2009) based on the experiences of David Helvarg.

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