Project Description

Tall ship Zebu

She was built in 1938 at AB Holm’s shipyard Sweden and remained in Swedish, then Danish hands up until 1974. She then came into British ownership and converted to a Bermuda ketch. In 1984 she was re-rigged as a brigantine and engaged for four years in a youth project titled Operation Raleigh. Upon her return she came under the ownership of Mersey Heritage Trust in Liverpool, as a sail training ship, and was based at Liverpool. By 2015 she was in a neglected state and in need of total renovation. She came under new ownership in 2017 for restoration as a school ship. As part of her restoration she was due to be transferred to Gloucester docks to go into dry dock for repairs, and where her figurehead was to be fitted. Sadly she met a sad end when breaking loose from her anchor, she was battered against the breakwater at Holyhead, becoming a total loss in 2021.

The figurehead of a dolphin, carved by Andy Peters of maritima,  is now offered for sale. This is a unique opportunity to aquire the figurehead from an historic vessel  and is offered for sale at £5,000