Welcome to Maritime Publishing Concepts – marpubs. We have been been publishing specialist books on famous ships and shipping companies since the early 1990s. We are constantly looking for new subjects and new topics of interest to bring to our growing band of readers.

Overview page

The Overview page shows the cover of each book on famous liners or companies, and a brief description. The book title includes a link to a more detailed page about each book: this also has a gallery of sample pages. Right click on a sample page and it will open in a new window. Each page features a link to the order form to purchase your own copy.

We only sell original, mint copies, which are individually shrink wrapped and despatched in purpose-made cardboard cartons.

Personalise your book!

If desired, books can be individually signed or personalised – just send us a message on the contact form!


All parcels are packaged under careful conditions to reduce any risk of transmitting Covid as far as possible. Please follow your local recommendations when handling our parcels.

Since Covid we have had reports of some post being delayed in transit, with reports of it taking up to 2 weeks to arrive to some UK addresses. International post is also being delayed – we would ask for your patience as these delays are outside our control.

Shipping costs

Both Royal Mail and the courier firms we use have drastically increased their costs, which we reluctantly have to pass on to our customers. Please bear in mind that our shipping charges are passed on at cost or often less, and that we make no profit at all out of these.

Order form and security

The shopping cart and order system is protected by a 128-bit secure server for your maximum security. Order in complete safety! You can use PayPal – either from your account or as a guest checkout without needing an account – or using most credit or debit cards. PayPal is responsible for processing billions of dollars of e-commerce globally. When you make a PayPal payment, we do not see your credit card number or telephone number.

If you have any problem, don’t hesitate to contact us.


recording the history of famous liners in beautiful hardback books