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Ferenc Máté

Ferenc Máté is the author of 15 books translated into 12 languages, including New York Times Notable Book A Vineyard in Tuscany and the Dugger/Nello historical sea adventure fiction series. He lives in a 13-century friary with his family tending vines and olives in Tuscany. Visit www.ferencmate.com

Books by Ferenc Máté

  1. Book CoverBest Boats to Build or Buy


    A favorite volume from best-selling nautical author Ferenc Máté, now with an updated kit boat list.More

  2. Book CoverFrom a Bare Hull: How to Build a Sailboat

    Revised Edition

    A complete handbook on how to select and finish out a fiberglass hull and deck.More

  3. Book CoverGhost Sea: A Novel


    "It's Joseph Conrad meets Elmore Leonard."—Vancouver SunMore

  4. Book CoverThe Hills of Tuscany: A New Life in an Old Land


    “Titanic in potential appeal . . . the Mátés do something rare; they go native.”—Washington PostMore

  5. Book CoverIslands of Eden: St.Vincent and the Grenadines


    A mesmerizing journey through a chain of tropical islands in a little known part of the Eastern Caribbean. The peaceful azure waters, lagoons, untouched rainforests and stunning white sand beaches will have you packing your bags to leave the world behind.More

  6. Book CoverA New England Autumn: A Sentimental Journey


    "Perhaps the most beautiful book of New England photos ever published."—WGME-TV, Portland, MaineMore

  7. Book CoverA Real Life: Rediscovering the Roots of Our Happiness


    “We seem to have forgotten what life is all about…”More

  8. Book CoverSea of Lost Dreams: A Dugger/Nello Novel


    An explosive sea adventure of intrigue set in the early twentieth century in French Polynesia.More

  9. Book CoverThe Seven Seas Calendar 2014: The Sailor's Calendar


    Sail away to another time.More

  10. Book CoverThe Seven Seas Calendar 2015: The Sailor's Calendar

    Thirty-First Edition

    Sail away to another time!More

  11. Book CoverThe Seven Seas Calendar 2016: The Sailor's Calendar


    Be transported to the regions where only sea and sun meet, with the #1 classic sailor's calendar.More

  12. Book CoverShipshape: The Art of Sailboat Maintenance


    Shipshape is the complete, step-by-step manual of sailboat maintenance.More

  13. Book CoverA Vineyard in Tuscany: A Wine Lover's Dream


    "A sun-drenched memoir with a fairy-tale ending."—Kirkus ReviewsMore

  14. Book CoverThe Wisdom of Tuscany: Simplicity, Security, and the Good Life


    With our world so storm-tossed and rudderless, this might just be the book for our times.More

  15. Book CoverThe World's Best Sailboats


    A guided tour of the world's best sailboats with an entertaining expert at your side.More

  16. Book CoverThe World's Best Sailboats: Boxset Vol. 1&2


    A guided tour of the world's best sailboats with an entertaining expert at your side.More