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Nigel Sharp
and photographer
Nigel Sharp

Orzel Nigel Sharp is a freelance marine writer, photographer and maritime historian. He is the author of five published books: Dunkirk Little Ships, Troubled Waters, A History of St Mawes Sailing Club, Classic Boats and The First and the Fastest. He is currently working on three more books, each of which has been commissioned. One is the biography of a leading marine industry personality and highly accomplished sailor who has also had a very successful career outside of the nautical world; and the other two are about superyachts, one a 1994 schooner and the other a 1931 motor yacht. He would be happy to accept commissions for additional such books. He has also had articles published in a number of yachting magazines such as Yachting World, Boat International, Classic Boat, Sailing Today, The Marine Quarterly, Water Craft, Classic Sailor, Motor Boat & Yachting, Dockwalk, Yachts & Yachting, Yachting Monthly, WoodenBoat , Small Boats, Boating New Zealand and Chasse Maree .

These have included historical pieces, boat reviews, race reports, technical boatbuilding issues and light-hearted looks at the world of boating. His own high-quality photographs have supported most of these pieces.

Before embarking on this new career full-time in 2010, Nigel was employed for 35 years in various managerial roles in the boatbuilding and repair industry, working for several leading UK companies including Camper and Nicholsons, Southampton Yacht Services, Cockwells Modern and Classic Boatbuilding, Rival Bowman Yachts and Pendennis Shipyard. During that time he frequently wrote articles for yachting magazines in his spare time.

He also provides a service to boatbuilders by writing owners' manuals and specifications for new-build and repair projects.

Based in Cornwall, UK, Nigel is happy to travel as his work dictates.

Honest and dependable, Nigel is comfortable with the responsibility of meeting deadlines, however demanding.

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