(ex Grey Owl)

Zyklon Design : Published 1937 



Cayuco : Contact Made After 45 Years
A long lost and presumed broken-up boat, designed by Harrison Butler, has made contact with the HBA after an astonishing 45 years absence. When last heard of the boat was called Grey Owl. Her name now is Cayuco, spanish for “little canoe”. She is built to Harrison Butler's Zyklon design but was not built by Lockhart Marine Ltd and so is not one of their fifty or so Zyklon Z4's, which makes her just a little extra special. Now owned by Alberto Ruiz Auqui, the Zyklon's home port is in the Spanish Mediterranean island of Palma de Mallorca. Cayuco's in good condition, as the photographs sent in by Alberto clearly show.


Cayuco Statistics
Built : 1938 by Everson & Sons, Woodbridge
LOA : 21' 9"
LWL : 19' 0"
Beam : 7' 2"
Draught : 4' 6"
Displacement : 4 tons TM

Grey Owl, a Zyklon class Harrison Butler yacht 
An old photograph of Grey Owl from
Cruising Yachts, Design & Performance
by T Harrison Butler (Fourth Edition)

Cayuco Custodians & Home Ports
Alberto Ruiz Auqui (?-1999-2020...) Palma de Mallorca, Spain
FH Elsby (1968-1973-?) Burnham-on-Crouch, then Mallorca
David Shopland (1960-1967) Burnham-on-Crouch, England
LS Juniper (1953-1959) Burnham-on-Crouch, England
RHT Cole (?-1951-1952) Burnham-on-Crouch, England

Cayuco Links
• None found (January 2020)

Page last updated : January 2020


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