This Pearson 26 has a very unique history. Previously named “Texas Star”, she was a racing boat on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, and was moved to Clear Lake where she sat at the slip and received little attention. After Hurricane Ike, she was sold to Marc Borde who was happy to give her some TLC. She received numerous upgrades including a new Nissan outboard and navigational electronics, and was quickly turned into a fully functioning coastal cruiser regularly making trips to Redfish Island, and even going as far as Bastrop Bayou. Eventually, Marc decided to make Alyzarian his home and his office, and installed an AC unit and a fridge on the boat. At one point, when Alyzarian was anchored in Offatts Bayou in Galveston, she was stolen! She was recovered in Kemah after receiving repairs and upgrades by the “pirate” that was preparing her for a voyage to Florida. She soon became Marc’s recording studio, where he did most of the tracking for the Mama Tried album “Long Road To God’s Country”. Marc and his crew (of musicians) decided to start racing Alyzarian in the Wednesday night races held in Clear Lake in preparation for a voyage down the Texas coast to Corpus Christi and back. The voyage received considerable media attention and landed Alyzarian and her crew on the cover of The Scene Magazine. Before embarking on their voyage/tour, Marc and his crew recorded the album “Guitar Strings & Sailboat Things”. The entire album was recorded in Alyzarian’s cabin by producer Craig Lawrence. Her crew then sailed her down the coast, both offshore and in the ICW for a 38 day tour, using her as a tour vehicle for 33 shows from Seabrook to Corpus Christi. The story of the tour will be published in Living Aboard Magazine, The Scene Magazine, and more.
“Guitar Strings & Sailboat Things” was recorded on Alyzarian. Check it out below.