A 40-year-liveaboard couple talk about cruisers they know who have tried out their own ideas when it comes to their choice of a cruising home. Photos of six examples.
A yacht design school suggests this list of books to give you a sense of beauty in yacht design.
No one is more into beauty than the wooden boat crowd. Here's a widely-supported set of forums on building/repair, designs/plans, people and places, and other topics. There is a lot of advice here, and the chance to ask your own questions. You can also search the back issues index by keyword, then order the issue or find it in your library.
"A boring, lousy aluminum or plastic boathook, as commonly seen, is not a pleasing aesthetic addition" to your boat, according to the author who gives instructions on making one that will beautify your boat. Photos
A prolific designer reviews the elements of a beautiful boat, with sketches of different sheerlines, ends, and deck structures.