THE MAGAZINE FOR THOSE
WITH A PASSION FOR BOATS AND THE SEA
Thanks to its constant quest for recollections and life stories, the Chasse-Maree undertakes to explain the how and the why in the life of sea-going people. The public is becoming more curious about the history of maritime communities. The Chasse-Maree has contributed in no small way to this interest, and the whole of maritime culture finds expression in the pages of the magazine.
The Chasse-Maree's special fields is exhaustive in-depth articles that swarm with both personal and technical details concerning everything from old commercial sailing ships to the yachts which grace our coasts.
There is even a specific kind of architecture adapted to life by the sea that has evolved on the coast. This includes tidal barrages, lighthouses and fishermen's cottages. Discover the aesthetic beauty of building that comes from a perfect adaptation to purpose.
The Chasse-Maree also publishes many articles on ship building, sail-lofts and rigging, and traditional fitting-out. It just as easily tells the story of an exemplary restoration of an old yacht as it does the modern construction of an ultra light-weight rowing boat made from sheets of glued plywood.
On top of that, in each issue, you will find a detailed plan of a specific boat. It is a real mine of information for the model enthusiast, and an unequalled source of knowledge for lovers of naval architecture.
The Chasse-Maree does not just sit back and take
stock of maritime heritage : it is also concerned with the preservation of know-how. It unearths clever
manoeuvres, revives the knack of intuitive navigation, and the tricks of the old shipbuilders.
The Chasse-Maree's "Artists" section has brought to light many young painters and photographers; it focuses on some of the past's ship portraitists and gives in depth analysis of the work of the "great" marine painters.
Popular art is not forgotten either : whalers' scrimshaws and the work songs of the ocean-going mariners... and the craftsman's talent often amazes : pulley makers, sail makers, shipwrights, wood-sculptors, designers...
Sections such as "Sea News", "In the Shipyard", and "Letters-Questions-Answers" not only give the dates of exhibitions, maritime festivals and information about new constructions, but also promote a dialogue amongst the readership. And of course, the classified sections offers a vast choice of traditional boats and classic yachts. This advert section has helped to keep these boats "in the right hands".
Illustrations are Chasse-Maree's strength. Photographs and original documents, perfect reproductions of rare masterpieces, illustrations of ancient objets, superb news reports in colour, line drawings and maps... Each illustration is commented upon in a lively and scholarly fashion. Together they really are Chasse-Maree's trump card.
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