Certificate no 2246
Status Registered


Function Leisure Craft
Location Maldon
Vessel type Saxon
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes


Builder Prior, R & J, Burnham on Crouch
Built in 1959
Hull material
Rig Bermudan
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Motor
Number of engines 1
Primary engine type Petrol
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Breadth: Beam
9.50 feet (3.05 m)
Length: Overall
34.00 feet (10.67 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
40.00 feet (12.19 m)
6.00 feet (1.83 m)


Built in 1959 by Priors of Burnham on Crouch, AELFWYN was designed by Alan Buchanan the previous year. She was raced in Burnham by the designer Alan Buchanan as the first Saxon Class in the early 1960s.  In the 1970s she was under Belgian ownership for many years and then became Australian registered until 2003.

Much restoration has been carried out in recent years and the vessel is now in good to excellent condition. She has been cruised around the East Coast and raced in Mersea week and the Maldon regatta.

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Key dates

  • 1959 Built by R & J Prior of Burnham on Crouch to a Alan Buchanan design
  • 1970 Renamed ADA
  • 1975 Re-rigged as sloop

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