Welcome to the website of author and mariner, Ian Tew

Ian Tew was born into a seafaring family in 1943. He learnt to sail by the age of seven and has sailed ever since whenever possible. Read more about Ian here. Ian has been successfully writing both about his experiences at sea, as well as a growing stable of maritime novels – click here to see a full list of his publications.

NEWS: The Marine Quarterly Magazine has published some of my articles and the London Magazine a story.

NEWS: Nominated for this year’s Maritime Foundation Mountbatten Award for Best Book!

Sea Breezes Top 10 Maritime Books of 2019 & Book of the Year “Memoirs of a Seafarer.”

Update: Memoirs of a Seafarer is one of Sea Breezes magazine 10 best books for 2020!

Sea Breezes Review August 2019 Book of the Month & 2019 Book of the Year!

 Sea Breezes Review August 2019  Book of the Month

Visit the website here for more detail!

Nautilus Telegraph Book review:

“Living Link to History”
“Captain Ian Tew has played a major part in some of the most memorable maritime events of the last century”
“That he has survived without being drowned, blown up, or permanently imprisoned is in itself a major feat.”
“He has done well to convey the high lights of a life spent excitingly and happily at sea.”

Ian’s latest book

Memoirs of a Seafarer by Ian Tew

Memoirs of a Seafarer

‘My living was made on the sea, my greatest pleasures have been sailing on the sea, my inspiration has come from the sea, the very reason to live has been the sea…’

Buy at Amazon

“Candid and enjoyable memoir” – Robin Knight