Zyklon Design : Published 1937 


Zephon dried out
Zephon photographed in 2016

Zephon Resurection
Zephon current custodian, Giles Gilbert, sailed her from Shetland to Cornwall during the summer of 2016. My favourite photograph from the voyage is one where the boat is leaning well over; some bright red and seriously big lee cloths have been rigged to cope with adverse conditions. Having brought her back down south, Giles has put Zephon up For Sale with the Wooden Ships Brokerage, asking price £5,000.
This Zyklon had a major refit in 2012, the details of which are available online in a blog written by Marc Chivers. In 2013, Marc had Zephon transported from Dartmouth to Shetland, where he and his family had moved to live and work.

Zephon under way, 2016
Zephon's Lloyd's number, 168591, is clearly visable in this interior shot

Zephon Statistics
Built : 1950 by Probert Brothers in Swansea
LOA : 20' 8"
LWL : 19' 0"
Beam : 7' 0"
Draught : 4' 0"
Displacement : 4 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 168591, Swansea
Signal Letters : 2HRP4
MMSI : 235106067

Zephon Custodians & Home Ports
Giles Gilbert (2016-2018...) Cornwall, England
Marc Chivers (?-2013-2016) Dartmouth; Burra, Shetland
RG Thomas (1973-?) Briton Ferry
Gerald P Cole (1968-1972) Briton Ferry
DB Stephens (?-1966-1968) Burry Port
DG Probert (1950-1954-?) Lawrenny, Milford Haven

Marc Chivers working of Zephon
Past custodian Marc Chivers working on a major restoration of Zephon

Zephon Links
Blog on Zephon's Restoration 2010-2013
Zephon on the cover of Crusing Yachts, Summer 2017 
Zephon For Sale, June 2018

Page last updated : June 2018


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