Former Classic Boat editor Nic Compton has spent over 20 years sailing and photographing classic yachts, and this is the culmination of his decades-long passion - a stunning collection showcasing the 20 most beautiful and fascinating classic boats still sailing today. They include: Bona Fide - the original fin-keeler that was 70 years ahead of her time. Inward Bound - a 35ft cutter built in Argentina using salvaged timber from the General Belgrano. Madoc - a 24ft clinker yawl built on a Tasmanian beach by hand. Partridge - an 1885 cutter that took 18 years to restore. Solway Maid - the last surviving William Fife yacht. Over and above: Marian 1889, Stavanger 1901, Coral of Cowes 1902, Rawene 1908, The Lady Anne 1912, Lulworth 1920, Brilliant 1932, Stormy Weather 1934, Bloodhound 1936, Vanity V 1936, Faneromeni 1945, Blue Saluki 1964, Savannah 1997, Eleonora 2000, Integrity 2012 Timeless and magnificent, these yachts all have a story to tell, and they are captured with glorious full colour photography.