John Alexander is reputed to have moved to Preston around the middle of the 1920's. At some point production of Alexander & Son pond yachts commenced and this Heather Dew appears to be one of the early yachts. She has the spoon bow of that era and a mahoghany toerail which connects to a stem post and an aft area into which a Heather Dew plaque has been let.
The green and red paintwork is also indicative of an early yacht. It does not appear that this yacht has been sailed as the paintwork is in really good condition.
The deck has a wonderful colour with plank lines cut into it. All the deck fittings are original and chromed including the braine steering.
The rig is original with alloy spars. The sails are in exceptional condition for their age with just a few small stains but no holes or tears. All the hooks and bowsies are original. It appears that the rigging has been renewed at some point.
This is a very striking and highly collectable yacht.
We first sold Heather Dew about 5 years ago and now that the owners are moving into a smaller property she is again offered for sale.
The stand is in the style of Alexander but is not original. It is included in the sale if required.
Early Alexander of Preston "Heather Dew" All original -Sold
Length: 56cm (22") Beam: 16cm (6.25") Overall height: 105cm (41.25")