For hundreds of years, the design of fishing boats has followed traditional methods. The author of Traditional Fishing boats of Britain & Ireland, follows this seminal work with a new book on the fishing boats of Europe. The designs vary a lot, from the Mediterranean shore to the north pf Norway, taking into account the catch, the climate ant the seas. Covering the majority of Europe, Smylie brings together the differing types of boat, with notes on their design, construction and use. Profusely illustrated, the book is the first to attempt coverage of all of the vernacular craft of the European coast line.