Escape from landlocked life - to an elemental existence governed by the open sea and the wind, with sunsets over the ocean, the clink of rigging and the flap of sails overhead, and the warm timbers of a teak deck underfoot. The imagery of yachting life exerts a powerful pull on the senses, and has done so ever since the very early days of sailing for pleasure. Nautical style is a visual celebration of luxury boating, capturing both the glamour of the past and the tantalising reality of contemporary living on board some of the world's most beautiful craft, whether for pure pleasure or for the thrill of the race in regattas at exotic ports around the world. This photographic exploration of high life on the high seas sets the scene with historical images of celebrated yachts and traces the evolution of classic yacht design. It then unfolds with a private viewing, above and below deck, of some of the finest vessels sailing today. From rare old schooners and cutters, built in the early decades of the twentieth-century and now restored to gleaming perfection - like Astra, Orion and Mariette, through to the new generation of lavish superyachts exemplified by Tiketitan, Nautical style vividly conveys the allure and addictive pleasures of yachting life.