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Roger Marshall

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Full name Roger Marshall
Country United States
Primary language English
Specialist areas

I design yachts and generally write on the technical aspects of marine products, boat building and design. My work has been used in newspapers and magazines worldwide. In addition I have written 12 books on the recreational marine industry. I also write about gardening, greenhouse growing, and other aspects of home maintenance. My latest book "Greenhouse Grower's Manual" was published in July 2014. Another book "25 Projects for Your Yard and Garden" is in production.

Editorial work
Media outlets regularly worked for

Ocean Navigator, Jamestown Press, Showboats International, Hobby Greenhouse, Dockwalk, All at Sea

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    Last updated 29-11-2018 11:10


    Roger Marshall’s work has appeared in magazines worldwide as well as the New York Times, The Daily Telegraph (UK), The Providence Journal, Sports Illustrated, Sail, Yachting World, Australian Sailing, Seahorse (UK), Kazi (Japan), Yachting, and many other newspapers and magazines. He has appeared on Boating Today TV as host and commentator, and is a call-in speaker on the World of Boating Sirius satellite radio show.
    He has been a contributor to various magazines and has written more than 600 magazine articles. Marshall is the author of fourteen books, two of which were translated into Italian and Spanish. Five of those books were selected as prime choice by the Dolphin Book Club, at the time the only nautical book club in America. His last marine book Rough Weather Seamanship came out in May 2006. Since then he has published How-to Build Your Own Greenhouse with Storey Publishing Company and The Experience of a Lifetime: The New York 40, a privately printed book for the former commodore of the New York Yacht Club. He has won three first place prizes and three second place prizes in the Boating Writers International writing competition.
    His book How to Build Your Own Greenhouse is listed as a best seller by the publisher. He writes a regular gardening column and writes about greenhouse and home gardening, home repair, and home construction.
    Marshall is also a designer of sailing and powerboats. As an independent designer he has designed boats ranging from 15-foot dinghies to a 55-foot powerboat and an 85-foot schooner. He was project manager for the Courageous Challenge for the 1987 America's Cup campaign in Australia. Before going with the Courageous group he lectured a six-semester program leading to a minor in small craft design at Roger Williams University. In 1999 one of his designs was selected for inclusion in Ocean Cruising magazine's American Yacht Review. A 24 foot production bass boat is currently under construction in Bristol, Rhode Island.
    Marshall has extensive sailing and boating experience. He has sailed at all levels including 12 meters and Admiral’s cup boats (once with the British team on Quailo III, another time for the British team aboard Prime Minister Heath’s Morning Cloud, and once with the Japanese team). He has also sailed in many world and national championships, in the half-ton worlds as the lone British entrant, 11 Bermuda races (twice with the British Onion Patch team), and 5 Fastnet races (twice with the British Admiral’s Cup team), and the 1997 Atlantic Challenge from New York, to Falmouth, England, placing third. He has cruised on both power and sailboats in many parts of the world, especially the European, Mediterranean, and North American coastlines.
    He is past President of Boating Writers International, and is a former member of the jury for the DAME Awards. He is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Garden Writers Association.