Zephon photographed in 2019
Zephon Moves to the Netherlands
Zephon has been bought by Fred Schotman and was sailed in May 2019 from Penryn in Cornwall to her new home in Enkhuizen in the Netherlands. The voyage lasted 19 days, the photograph above showing her safely in her new home.
Zephon's previous custodian, Giles Gilbert, sailed her from Shetland, where he'd bought her, to Cornwall during the summer of 2016. My favourite photograph from that 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.
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 photographed in Cornwall in 2016
Zephon Custodians & Home Ports
Fred Schotman (2019...) Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Giles Gilbert (2016-2019) Cornwall, England
Marc Chivers (?-2013-2016) Dartmouth; Burra, Shetland
RG Thomas (1973-?) Briton Ferry, Port Talbot, Wales
Gerald P Cole (1968-1972) Briton Ferry, Port Talbot, Wales
DB Stephens (?-1966-1968) Burry Port, Wales
DG Probert (1950-1954-?) Lawrenny, Milford Haven, Wales
Past custodian Marc Chivers working on a major restoration of Zephon
Page last updated : July 2019