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A 1939 ‘Z’ Four-Tonner Bermudian Sloop ( No. 16 ) designed by Dr. T Harrison Butler and built by Alfred Lockhart (Marine) Ltd. of Brentford, Middlesex.


Boat Details

Overall Length: 24'9" (7.54m)
Waterline: 19'6" (5.93m)
Beam: 7'2" (2.18m)
Draught: 4' (1.21m)
Displacement: 4 Tons T M
Engine: 5hp Brit Imp
Berths: 2
Sail: 267 sq. ft. Fractional Rig
Designer: Dr. Thomas Harrison Butler
Builder: Alfred Lockhart Marine
Year Built: 1939
Location: Ireland

Dr Thomas Harrison Butler needs little introduction as one of the country’s leading yacht designer of the 1930’s.  His work is much admired worldwide and yachts are still being built to his many varied cruising yacht designs.  The ‘Z’ four-tonners built to the ‘Zyklon’ design are probably THB’s most well know boats which were the first production yachts of their day, successfully market by O M Watts of London.  These able cruising yachts with a well balanced hull will sail to windward unattended for some considerable time.

‘Zebedee’ , purchased by the present owner in 2002 has been the subject of an on-going program of restoration and improvement work which included stem repairs, some new timbers, under water seams raked out and re-caulked, bare wood re-paint and varnish, interior re-furbished with International paints and Ephifanes varnish, bilges finished with Danboline paint and engine over-haul.

Carvel mahogany hull, screw and copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers.  Varnished coachroof coamings / sheerplanks.  Graduated bronze opening portlights.  Full width pine planked decks, professionally epoxy sheathed.  Spoon bow, raked transom stern, round bilges and 1 ton 4cwt. iron ballast keel.

Spacious two berth accommodation with new cloth / vinyl upholstery.  Galley with new Origo 3000 two burner spirit stove, pantry and crockery lockers.  Sail stowage forward with New Jabsco marine wc with new hoses and new bronze skin fittings.

5 hp Brit Imp single cylinder four stroke petrol engine, factory re-conditioned in 1982, rebuilt in 1997 and refurbished in 2006 with new piston and ring, new head gasket, new magneto, as new carburettor and new seacock.  6 gallon fuel tank.  Cockpit locker seating, stern lazarette, tiller steering.

Substantial four wheeled yard / winter storage trolley.

Deck stepped hollow spruce mast with new standing rigging and bottle screws.  New fore sails and excellent main with new boom cover.  Fractional bermudian cutter rig sets 267 sq. ft. plain sail.  Cockpit cover / boom tent.

Brokers Comments:

Classic Yacht Brokerage have known ‘Zebedee’ for over twenty years when she was professionally maintained at Bembridge and re-fitted at Coombes Yard, Bosham.  Her previous owner of nearly thirty years was an enthusiastic member of the Harrison Butler Association and attended many HBA rallies and events.  New family commitments dictates a sale, offers considered with or without the yard trailer.  Offered at a very realistic price this must be without doubt the best Z4 available for the money.

Lying: Ashore Ireland.
Guide: Sold
Viewing: By prior appointment through the agents,
Classic Yacht Brokerage. Tel: 01905-356482