Constar : Professionally Restored Z4 For Sale, August 2018
I was most excited to see this recent photograph of Constar, for it makes clear what a superb restoration has been achieved with this boat, built in 1938 to Harrison Butler's Z4 Zyklon design. When recently put up For Sale with The Classic Yacht Brokerage. Broker Paul Leinthall-Cowman has this to say about her; "Constar is in remarkable condition with a Fairlie restoration. The guide price will be £10,000 which reflects the quality of restoration and exemplary condition. If you buy an average condition Z Four-Tonner at about £5,000 you could easily spend another £5,000 in light restoration costs. With Constar everything has been done and you can begin enjoying sailing straightaway". It's no surprise that within weeks Constar was 'under offer'. (September 2018)
Constar's Salt Water Bath
From the archive I've dug out this second photograph, taken in 2015, when Constar had already had much attention lavished upon her by Charles & Julie Normandae. What I like about the picture is that Constar is sitting in a pit. I've seen boat yards in the Pacific do this as a way of protecting boats from severe tropical storms. Here, however, the bath is full of salty seawater to allow for storage and restoration work to proceed without the hull drying out: A Brilliant way to work on a laid up a boat !
# Fascinating Facts
# Fred O'Brien was Master of the Southampton-Cowes car-ferry Norris Castle.
# Fascinating Facts
Built : 1938 by Alfred Lockhart (Marine) Ltd, Brentford, Essex
LOA : 21' 0"
LWL : 19' 0"
Beam : 7' 1"
Draught : 4' 0"
Displacement : 4 tons TM
Lloyd's Register : N° 166575
Signal Letters : ZIYK4
Vessel ID : N° 96847
Constar Custodians & Home Ports
Charles &: Julie Normandae (1999-2018...) Hayling Island, Solent, England
Fred O'Brien (1982-?) The Solent, England
H Emerson OBE (1955-1969-?) Hamble, England
James AS Wright (?-1949-?) London, England
George Roper (1938-1939-?) London, England
Page last updated : September 2018