Zephon photographed in 2016
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's Lloyd's number, 168591, is clearly visable in this interior shot
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
Past custodian Marc Chivers working on a major restoration of Zephon
Page last updated : June 2018