(ex Wraith)

Zyklon (Z4 N°35) Design : Published 1937



The Chairman's Boat 
Cobber is HBA Chairman John-Henry Bowden's boat, a Z4 with the coachroof extended to the hull sides to give extra space below. She's in good condition following work done between 2004 and 2010 including sheating the deck, garboard plank & floor repairs, and a new mast. There are more photographs of Cobber taken when she attended the “gathering of the boats” meet on the Newtown River, July 2014. News, April 2018; Cobber is to feature in “Affordable Classics” in a forthcoming edition of Classic Boat.

# Fascinating Facts 
# Cobber
was originally called Wraith until 1949.
# John-Henry & Marilyn Bowden became members to the HBA in 1982.
# Fascinating Facts

Cobber Statistics
Built : 1939 by Alfred Lockhart (Marine) Ltd, Brentford
LOA : 21' 9"
Beam : 7' 2"
Draught : 4' 4"
Displacement : 4 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 167239

Cobber Custodians & Home Ports
The Rev John-Henry & Marilyn Bowdn (1982-2018...) Solent
BR Gannon (1968-1970-?) Gosport
MAJ Betts (1967) Portsmouth
DL Higgins & GS Low (1964-1966) Hamble
Dr Walter Cawood CB CBE (?-1959-1963) Hamble
AJ & Mrs EO Noott (1955-?) London
Lt-Col FC Rea OBE TD (1951-1954) London
Capt HB Crane CBE RN ret (1949-1950) London
Mrs NB Kennedy Cochran-Patrick (?-1946-1948) London

Cobber Links
Cobber being restored 2004-2010 at Wooden Boats Forever

Page last updated : April 2018


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