Harrison Butler – Z4 Bermudian Cutter for sale
£ 5,500new priceVat Included / Paid
Eastern, Essex, United Kingdom.
22ft Z4 Harrison Butler Bermudian SloopA pocket cruising yacht of proven and elegant design, traditional construction,. Zircon is one of about fifty examples of a Z4 tonner class built during the 1930s and 40s approx half of which are believed still to exist.
She was purchased 2007 by the present owner. THis Winter she is now getting a new Collars mast.
Her accommodation provides two berths in a single cabin with a paraffin cooker, portable chemical toilet. Basic fresh water system.
Fractional Bermudian sloop rig with single wooden spreaders swept aft slightly, and forward-swept jumper struts. Simpson Lawrence powered windlass controlled from the cockpit. The Jib has a Wykeham Martin furling system.
Carvel-built wooden hull with cast iron ballast keel;
sheathed wooden deck and coach roof with hardwood coamings
Ballast 1016 kg (approx)
She had been surveyed shortly before her purchase in 2007. Work carried out after that report included work on the engine, the fitting of a new shaft coupling, and general improvement of the electrical system and navigation lights. Maintenance and other work carried out by the owner (sometimes with professional assistance from local shipwright Fabian Bush) included renewal of the deck edges and toe rails, the chain plates and anchoring gear. During the past winter the owner has refastened the below-waterline plank fastenings of forward and aft hood ends, and has rebuilt and refurbished the wooden mast whose glued seams had separated in places.
The yacht’s visual appearance is good, the main structures of hull, deck and keel in good order; new plank fastenings have been fitted ( forward and aft hood ends). The rudder, rigging attachments, deck fittings and hatches are found to be secure
Original deck has been covered with marine ply, epoxy sheathed and painted with non slip paint.
Two opposing settee berths in a single cabin with berth cushioning.
A Taylors two-burner paraffin-fueled cooker with hotplates and fiddle is rigidly mounted in the galley, with yellow metal fuel tank.
No freshwater tank was fitted at the time of survey as water was carried in plastic cans, and a hose could be inserted into the can in use to supply the yellow metal hand pump mounted at the galley (a filler cap had recently been fitted on the side deck in preparation for the installation of a water tank
A Porta Potti chemical toilet is mounted beneath the fore peak hatch.
Traditionally-arranged accommodation with furnishings in good visual condition, including: white-painted deck head, deck beams, and hull skin and reinforcing members (where readily visible); varnished coach roof coamings, tongued-and-grooved main bulkhead, galley surfaces and engine cover; and a bare planked hardwood sole.
A stub VHF antenna is mounted at the masthead, through-hull log and depth sounder transducers.
Silva VHF radio
Autohelm AH800 autopilot (see also C.3)
Brookes & Gatehouse Focus combined depth sounder/log
Plastimo Contest bulkhead compass (with large air bubble, still serviceable though this type of compass is not refillable)
Kelvin Hughes barometer + quartz clock
Freeplay FM/AM and recharged radio
various warps and fenders
red ensign + ensign staff
folding plastic boarding ladder
boom crutch (oak)
tripping line buoy)
spare fuel cans
various spares, manuals, etc.
Rig: fractional Bermudian sloop (sail no. 25)
Sail area 24.1 sq metres
Wykeham Martin furling Jib.
Broker M.J. Lewis & Son