Zyklon (Z4 N°--) Design : Published 1937 


 Constar 1999

Constar's Salt Water Bath
Charles Normandale and Julie Brooks-Hill have been in touch with a couple of very interesting photographs of their Z4, Constar. The one above is from 1999, when they first bought her and got stuck into what they term “her initial radical restoration with us”. In particular notice that she sits above a pit in the ground.

Constar 2015

In this second photograph, taken recently, Constar is looking very spruced up, and is sitting in the 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 without the hull drying out: A Brilliant way to lay up a boat !
In June 2015, Charles and Julie successfully launched Constar at Sparkes Yard, Hayling Island in order to put her on a mooring at Hayling Island Sailing Club. They still had “a little fettling to do” but are hoping to become a part of the group of Harrison Butler designed boats that to and fro around The Solent.

# Fascinating Facts
# Fred O'Brien was Master of the Southampton-Cowes car-ferry Norris Castle.
# Fascinating Facts

Constar Statistics
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 Normandae (1999-2016...) Hayling Island
Fred O'Brien (1982-?) The Solent
H Emerson OBE (1955-1969-?) Hamble
James AS Wright (?-1949-?) London
George Roper (1938-1939-?) London

Constar Links
° None found (August 2016)

Page last updated : August 2016


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