This yacht "Heather Belle" is one of the early models made by Alexander of Preston. 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.
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 Belle plaque has been let.
The slightly different hull shape and the paintwork are also indicative of an early yacht.
"Heather Belle" has been sailed and is in need of some work to bring her back to her original glory.
The paintwork of red above the waterline and dark grey is original and in good order although there are some marks and a small area of paint loss on the rudder.
The toerail is loose on the starboard side and there is some damage around the name plaque.
All the deck fittings are original and present including the sheet horses and the braine steering.
The deck itself is solid but the paint is cracking and flaking.
The rig is all original with alloy spars and original bowsies and hooks. The sails are in very good condition for their age with no tears and just a couple of pinprick holes. As shown in the photographs they have extensive foxing. Please be aware that the yacht was rigged for the photos but will need setting up with new rigging.
The stand is homemade but is included in the sale if required.
This is a rare opportunity as this yacht could be completly restored or with a good clean and a little attention she could be displayed.
Large Alexander of Preston "Heather Belle" to restore -Sold
Length: 67cm (26.5") Beam: 18cm (7") Overall height: 124cm (49")