This yacht was made by Alexander of Preston and dates from 1951. She was purchased in Brighton by a father as a gift for his son having passed his 11 plus exam. She has been in the same ownership ever since.
He sailed her for many years in Southsea until, as he explained, "skiffle and then rock and roll took over."
She spent the rest of her life, safe in her original box, in a number of lofts emerging only recently.
The paintwork is lovely with original cream topsides and blue below the waterline. Considering that this yacht has been sailed the paintwork is in good order. There are some marks and there is paint loss at the bow and on the bottom of the keel. Please look at the photos.
The deck has a wonderful colour with black plank lines. There is a Heather Glen ivorine plaque just aft of the mast.
All the deck fittings are original including the sheet horse and the braine steering.
A few years ago the yacht was rerigged. The spars were painted black (they were originally blue) and it appears that some of the rigging was renewed
The sails are original and in very good overall condition. There is some staining and some rust marks but there are no holes or tears.
The mainsail and the box are stamped R2 and have been from new. The stand is also original.
Alexanders are generally accepted to be the "creme de la creme" of all the commercially produced yachts. Certainly they are the most collectable and prices, for good examples, have increased over the last few years.
Alexander of Preston "Heather Glen" original box and stand -£695
Length: 67cm (26.5") Beam: 17cm (6.75") Overall height: 113cm (44.5") including stand