The late Alan Bourdon was former employee of Tyler Boats and S.O.S. in Poole. Later he became a Yacht Broker specialising in Van de Stadt designs including Excalibur 36.
Alan Bourdon Yachts Ltd
Each of his Excalibur sales brochures contained an introduction to the Excalibur design.
Thanks to Peter Lawless, owner of ‘Spingo’, copies of the original documents containing the sail measurements by Southern Ocean Supplies have been added to this site.
Southern Ocean Supplies – Sail Measurements Excalibur 36
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Thanks to first owner’s stepson Dr John Powell, a couple of great photos from the early period of Astolat have become available. First owner Bernard Buxton bought the new hull from Tyler and fitted it out in his garden in Manchester.
The brand new hull of Astolat parked next to the house, 43 Stafford Road. Bernard Buxton is in the photo. (1966?)
After completion she was moored in Anglesey where she has been used for many holidays. Astolat was registered in 1970.
Astolat being lifted out of the water at Holyhead Boatyard in about 1971. The picture shows the original hull colour of the pale blue gelcoat.
Astolat was sold in 1972.
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