Chaffcutter Books is producing a growing portfolio of quality historical maritime titles, most featuring previously unpublished archive material and the recollections of seafarers past and present.

We specialise in the history of the sailing barge but, by no means exclusively so, many a steamer or motor ship gracing the pages of certain of our books.

Chaffcutter also market the maritime books of other publishers, in particular the excellent publications of the Society for Sailing Barge Research.

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Chaffcutter Books
39 Friars Road, Braughing,
Ware, Hertfordshire,
SG11 2NN
United Kingdom



01920 823200

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