Shiraz : Enthusiastically Raced
Shiraz was up for sale with the Devonshire based yacht brokerage Wooden Ships in 2012. They described her as “a development to Alan Buchanan's famous and successful race yacht Vashti but easier to handle by a small crew”. Unsurprisingly, given that she was in good condition, Shiraz was snapped up by a German buyer, with Wooden Ships being given the job of delivering her to Germany.
Originally she was called Vae Victis. When Timothy Bevan bought her in 1966 he brought the name Zeenar from his previous boat, a 4 ton GRP Van de Stadt. It was the third owner who changed the name to Shiraz in 1970.
Built : 1961 by EW Sutton in Gt Wakering, England
LOA : 37' 6"
LWL : 26' 0"
Beam : 9' 3"
Draught : 6' 3"
Displacement : 10 ton TM
Lloyd's Registration : N° 303426
Signal Letters : 2EUL
Shiraz Custodians & Home Ports
German Owner (2012-?) Germany
UK Owner (1999-2012) Devon, England
Peter R Hooper (1979-1980-?) Ipswich, England
Philip E Paterson (1970-1978) Sunderland, England
Timothy H Bevan (1966-1969) Gosport, England
K Trent (1961-1965) Burnham-on-Crouch, England
Page last updated : September 2017