Tyler Boat Co. Ltd. (UK)

1946 - 1980

Founded by Edward Tyler, originally an English house builder. By 1946, Tyler had begun using fiberglass molds in the production of concrete panels for prefabricated houses and also experimented with various other uses for the new material including the waterproofing of boat decks. Some time later he founded the Tyler Boat Company, which became one of best known builders of fiberglass yachts in the world for many years.
(Tyler's primary, and most profitable business was in the manufacture of pre-fabricated buildings for the housing of livestock.)
Besides it's own line, the company molded many hulls on contract to be finished by other yards around the world.

(This note from Jan Dirks:
"When at a point the production run of a particular model had ended, Tyler, who still had the molds, offered these to amateur builders. One could buy a SEACRACKER, OHLSON 38, REBEL 41, all the way up to the OCEAN 60, in various stages of completion." This is how Dirks built his own SEACRACKER.)

Sailboats Built By Tyler Boat Co. Ltd. (UK)

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
BOWMAN 46 CORSAIR 46.00 ft / 14.02 m 1972
CINDER 22 21.50 ft / 6.55 m 1966
CORSAIR 45 (HOMAN & PYE) 44.32 ft / 13.51 m 1973
DEB 33 33.42 ft / 10.19 m 1969
EXCALIBUR 36 36.00 ft / 10.97 m 1963
GALLANT 53 53.18 ft / 16.21 m 1966
GLASS SLIPPER 50 48.33 ft / 14.73 m 1960
HARMONY 31 31.17 ft / 9.50 m 1964
HUSTLER 30 30.00 ft / 9.14 m 1970
HUSTLER 35 35.17 ft / 10.72 m 1971
INVICTA 26 26.41 ft / 8.05 m 1964
LEGEND 29 28.42 ft / 8.66 m 1967
LEGEND 34 34.00 ft / 10.36 m 1969
MIRROR OFFSHORE MK I 18.86 ft / 5.75 m 1964
NEPTUNE 33 32.74 ft / 9.98 m 1964
NEPTUNIAN 33 32.74 ft / 9.98 m 1972
OCEAN 60 60.00 ft / 18.29 m 1981
OFFSHORE 8 METER 26.25 ft / 8.00 m 1969
OHLSON 35 34.50 ft / 10.52 m 1970
OHLSON 38 37.06 ft / 11.30 m 1969
PIONIER 10 31.82 ft / 9.70 m 1969
PIONIER 9 29.85 ft / 9.10 m 1959
QUEEN 38 (BUCHANAN) 39.00 ft / 11.89 m 1965
REBEL 41 41.25 ft / 12.57 m 1975
SEACRACKER 33 32.83 ft / 10.01 m 1971


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