- Designed in the UK in 1963 by Percy Blandford ARINA, for home construction using marine ply, hundreds of Lysanders have been built in the years since. Here you will find information about the Lysander, pictures, news, and articles. Click on the menu links above to learn more about the boat, and the owners association. The Association members have a wealth of experience building and repairing Lysanders. If you are considering building one, or have purchased one for repair, please join us.