Thursday, 16 April 2015

Zephon our Harrison Butler Z4 (Zyklon) has been sold.

This is a reluctant sale of our bermudan sloop rigged Harrison Butler Z4 ton yacht called Zephon. Zephon is a Zyklon yacht and was built in 1950 in Wales. I am selling this lovely little yacht as our circumstances have changed (we have just bought a house and I am in the second year of a three year PhD which means we have very little time at the moment to actually go sailing). 

Zephon is carvel constructed pitch pine on oak, black iron keel bolts, copper and bronze fastened, keel bolts renewed in 2000 when the boat underwent a refit and was then sailed around the UK by her previous owners Richard and Danielle Hunn. 

Zephon underwent a full refit during 2012-13 and the work included: a brand new hollow mast; glass sheathed deck; replacement of the port side cabin corner post. The hull was stripped of paint and fastenings and caulking inspected and replaced where necessary. The hull is sound and the plank seams are payed with red lead putty. 

The air cooled engine was replaced with a re-conditioned water cooled Yanmar 1GM 10. The two bladed prop was replaced with a three bladed prop.  New engine beds and mounts, new vetus 40L fuel tank and new hoses.  Please see blog posts from 2012 and 2013 for details of the refit. 

In 2014 Zephon was repainted, antifouled with International micron extra (two year antifouling). She has a new anode. The boat was rewired, with new cabin lights, switch panel, depth & log, and fixed VHF. Zephon had a full survey in 2013 and this I can email to you. From the survey you will see that the boat has a good inventory and comes with a full suit of sails in reasonable condition, which includes symetrical spinaker and cruising chute. 

The survey valued Zephon at £7,500 and for a quick sale I am open to reasonable offers in the region of £4500. The price is flexible, and I am just keen that the boat goes to a good home. Zephon can be viewed at Bridge End marina, Burra, Shetland. 

So, if you would like more information please contact me. 07824 996506. 

It's a good time of year to plan a sailing trip south from Shetland and this will be a good adventure!

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