Monday, March 21, 2011

Zwerver - Design 273

It's easy to differentiate between Zwerver shown above and Zwerver II (design #1142), even though they look very similar and both were built for the same owner. The original Zwerver has a fractional rig and the Zwerver (II) seen sailing and racing around New England for the past couple of years has a masthead rig. There are more differences: both are of "composite" construction but this design has alternating frames of oak and galvanized frames whereas Zwerver II has all galvanized framing.

This boat was built by the DeVries-Lentsch Shipyard in Holland. She was launched in 1939. (Zwerver II was launched post-war in 1956.)

The plans are in storage at Mystic Seaport and we don't have much on hand. The following is a scan of a microfiche film we have in our archives here. It's the construction plan and it does give a good impression of the boat.

Here is a current image, now named Khay Yam.

Principal Dimensions
LOA 60'-1"
LWL 43'-0"
Beam 12'-10"
Draft 8'-8"

1 comment:

  1. j Cjristian FandeuxApril 10, 2016 at 3:52 AM

    i am the ctual owner of Khayyam since 1991
    she is a marvellous sailing boat who give us a lot of pleasure from France to Caribbean islands ,mediterraneen sea ,Iceland ,Scotland ...
    Cruising and racing during all these years
    after a first big refit in 1992-1995 ,Khayyam is maintained regularly in good conditions each 3 years at Douarnenez in Britany (Shipyard Y and Y)