mfv Zyava III FD101

Information courtesy of Steve Brown and Maciej Grzybek

Technical
Gross Tonnage: 24
net Tonnage: 24
Length: 50 ft
Breadth: 13 ft
Depth 6.50 feet
Engine: 3-cyl 66bhp (60hp) Kelvin Diesel by The Bergius-Kelvin Co Ltd, Glasgow

History
1937: Completed by Factoria Santa Isabel, Guayaquil, Ecuador for Wladyslaw Wagner as the yawl ZJAWA III (built throughout with tropical hardwoods).
Zyava leaves Quayaquil : 17.07.1937
Raroia : 15.08.1937
Papeete : 29.08.1937
Bora Bora : 18.09.1937
Rarotonga, Cook’s Island : 29.09.1937
Sydney, Australia : 5.11.1937—10.07.1938
Kupang, Timor : 4.09.1938
Buleleng, Bali : 13.09.1938
Tanjong Priok, Jawa : 25.10.1938 – repair
Diego Garcia, Chagos : 11.11.1938
Aden, Aden : 16.12.1938
Suez, Egipt : 23.01.1939
La Valetta, Malta : 30.05.1939
Algier, Algieria : 16.06.1939
Gibraltar : 2.07.1939
Southampton, England : 21.07.1939
Gt. Yarmouth, England : 2.09.1939
Oulton Broads, England : 16.09.1939
1938 – 1944: In wartime service.
1944: Converted to to seine net fishing with McDuff winch and coiler and fitted with 60hp Kelvin oil engine. Fishing out of Buckie and Aberdeen under Polish flag.
07.1948: Laid up at Oulton Broad and advertised for sale, asking price £2,500. Could be restored to a yacht.
By 31.08.1951: Owned by C. E. Phillips, Kinmel Bay, Conway, North Wales. Gdynia registry closed. Registered at Chester (CH115).
By 31.08.1953: Owned by J. Steele, Port Dinorwic, North Wales. Chester registry closed. Registered at Caernavon as ZYAVA III (CO254). By 31.08.1955: Owned by Frank P. Clarkson, Fleetwood.
1954: Zyava 111 CO 254, J. Steele, Port Dinorwic, N Wales.
1956: Zyava 111 CO254, J.W. Wright, Fleetwood.
1962: Zyava 111 FD101, Leslie Chorlton, Blackpool and Wilfred Clark, Fleetwood.
1962: Sank after stranding on Wyre End. Salvaged and returned to service.
1963: Zyava 111 FD101 F.P. Clarkson, Preston and K.P. Brown, Lancaster (purchased Zyava from above in 1962 (S Brown).
1967: Zyava 111 FD101 K.P. Brown, Lancaster.
1962 – 1967: In ownership of Frank Clarkson and Mick Brown and later of Mick Brown. Uniquely their partnership was dissolved on the toss of a coin. Frank Clarkson took ownership of CHILDRENS FRIEND FD225 and Mick Brown got ZYAVA III.
1969: Zyava 111 FD101 P. Welsh & others, Fleetwood. One of the “others” was W ( Bruno) Clark who I understand later became sole owner however this is not recorded in Olsens where the entry remains unchanged.
1970: in ownership of Harry Beverley. Moved to Skippool Creek for conversion to a cruiser. Project abandoned due to the death of the owner. Ownership subsequently passed to Clive Bourne who rebuilt her and sailed her out to Gibraltar.
2016: In Dutch ownership and was last reported based in Scheveningen.
Zyava Newspaper report

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iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
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iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
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iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
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iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
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iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
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iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
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mfv Zyava III FD101

mfv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101

iv Zyava III FD101
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Zyava III

Zyava III
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Zyava III

Zyava III
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Zyava III

Zyava III
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Zyava III

Zyava III
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Zyava III

Zyava III
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Changelog
08/12/2016: Page re-published due to site problems.
28/12/2016: Added images.
24/01/2017: Updated information and added images.
27/01/2017: Updated information and added images.
31/01/2017: Added technical information.