Designed by Stan Huntingford and built by Passport Yachts, Zephyr is a beautifully conceived cruising vessel well suited for extended coastal or long distance blue water cruising. Her interior is magnificently constructed with generous use of solid teak. Her living spaces feel much larger than her 42 feet while maintaining good storage spaces above and below decks. Two private staterooms with an additional quarterberth and convertible dinette will sleep seven.
|Name of vessel||Zephyr|
|Engine model||Isuzu 4LE1 PW-03|
|Fuel tank capacity (gallons)||130|
|Water tank capacity (gallons)||150|
|Holding tank capacity (gallons)||30|
Zephyr is designed with comfortable, functional sailing in mind. Gorgeous Burmese tongue and groove teak throughout, solid beveled teak cabin doors with louvers, teak and holly sole, heavy teak grab rails at the cabin sides under ports and solid teak companionway ladder are all features she boasts. Cabin top sides are white laminate and her headliner panels are covered in soft white faux leather material and held in place with teak battens. Opening ports, hatches and dorade vents provide good ventilation, and fans throughout her interior provide additional air movement in hot weather. Storage is also abundant with lockers and cabinets throughout – many with louvered fronts which provide essential storage ventilation. Her arrangement will sleep five in two private cabins and a single quarter-berth.
Beginning forward, the solid teak privacy door excludes the forward cabin from the salon, perfect for guests. Immediately to starboard is a large hanging locker with a louvred teak door to provide ventilation. Just forward is a built in dressing seat with cushions and a small shelf forward. The hull is lined with teak tongue and groove and three shelves on both port and starboard sides for clothing storage. At the very forward end of the bunk is access to the anchor locker. On the overhead is a single LED dome light with a switch on the hanging locker bulkhead. The twin bunk has a single 4” thick cushion and plentiful storage below. A single brass reading light is on the aft bulkhead above the bunk and a deck prism and overhead hatch provide additional light. The Hella cabin fan keeps air circulating for comfortable sleeping conditions.
Located on the port side just aft of the forward stateroom is the head and shower compartment. The head features a white Formica vanity, a single large vanity cabinet above the stainless vanity sink and a locker under vanity cabinet with solid teak door. A teak trim mirror is above the forward facing Lavac manual head, and a teak grate covers the sole. There is a large separate shower stall forward with a molded in seat and shower pan. A series of four hooks is provided for towels or washcloths. The handheld faucet is within reach when seated and above are two bronze opening ports for ventilation. The holding tank is located behind the shower seat outboard along the hull.
The comfortable salon is nicely arranged with a spacious U-shaped dinette to port and a straight settee to starboard. The dinette features a beautifully finished teak table that may be lowered to create an additional berth. On the forward port bulkhead is the Dickenson Newport propane cabin heater. Opposite the heater is a built-in cabinet with four drawers below and a countertop with sturdy varnished teak fiddles. Double bookshelves line the hull on both port and starboard sides with a cabinet on either end with teak louvred doors. There is generous storage above, behind, and below the settee and dinette seats. A large overhead hatch and cabin fan offer good airflow and the teak trimmed Lexan windows to both port & starboard deliver light to the cabin. Headroom is 6’6”.
The forward-facing navigation station is aft and to starboard in the salon. There is a large table with a lift top storage compartment. Below the seat are two storage drawers. Along the hull is more open storage compartments for guide books or small electronics. The main electrical panel is mounted here as well with the autopilot remote. Behind the seat back is a large hanging wet locker with a drain below into the bilge for foul weather gear.
The large C-shaped galley, opposite the nav station on the port side, features expansive counter space and tremendous amount of storage. The centerline double stainless steel sinks have hot/cold pressurized water plus a manual fresh-water pump, and additional storage space under sinks. A gimbaled Princess 3-burner LPG stove with oven is outboard and is lined with stainless steel, there are two LPG tanks in a dedicated propane locker aft of cockpit and remote solenoid shut-off valve on the galley bulkhead. Above the stove is one cabinet with sliding louvred teak doors and double height storage for dishware. On the aft end of the galley, are the refrigerator and freezer compartments. The freezer is large with access through two countertop hatches or a door in the lower bulkhead. The fridge is outboard and accessible through the countertop hatch. The freezer cools the fridge down passively through three holes in a bulkhead that divide the space. In the forward outboard corner of the galley is a large dry storage locker below the countertop. A deck hatch in the overhead above the galley lets out any unwanted cooking fumes and keeps the space well ventilated in conjunction with the companionway which is just aft of the galley.
The companionway is off-center to starboard to create a nice aft cabin on the port side. The four steps into the cabin are wide and sturdy with generous teak hand holds. Behind the two lower steps is storage.
Located to port at the base of the companionway is an enclosed aft cabin with a double size berth. There are four drawers below the bunk with more under the berth. A shelf runs along the hull the length of the berth for storage with a drawer on the aft end. There are two large storage compartments, one under the companionway stairs and the other in the aft bulkhead. Two bronze portlights and an overhead hatch that is protected by the dodger provides great airflow.
Located to starboard of the companionway, a quarterberth is perfect for ocean passages with easy access to the cockpit. There is ample access to storage below the berth.
DECK & HULL
Zephyr is an aft cockpit double ended cutter designed by Stan Huntingford of Vancouver, British Columbia who is famous for his well-founded cruising yachts which include the Slocum 43, a close sister in design and performance to this vessel. Zephyr is a serious blue-water, world sailing, liveaboard cruiser with excellent sailing capabilities in both light and heavy weather. She has a surprising amount of storage in separate lockers, drawers and shelves.
The hull is fashioned with a canoe stern providing excellent stability in down-wind tracking and lumpy seas. Mr. Huntingford’s Passport 42 is an easily managed blue-water cruiser with quick response provided by its modified fin and skeg underbody. The stainless steel propeller shaft is protected within the skeg, propulsion is provided by a three bladed bronze prop. The hull is white with molded grooves in the fiberglass to show as carvel planking. The cove stripe and boot stripe are both navy blue with a teak rub rail just below the cove stripe.
The teak decks have been removed and replaced with Kiwigrip non-skid paint over fiberglass. A teak cap rail surrounds the wide side decks from bow to stern. A teak eyebrow trim accents the cabin house with sturdy teak handrails on the cabin top house. Stainless granny bars at the base of the mast make working there safer while underway in heavy weather. Side decks are wide and easily navigated. There are bronze and aluminum chocks in the toe rail and large stainless cleats on deck. Back in the cockpit, the teak decking remains to maintain the traditional feel. Her cockpit is spacious and comfortable, with a tall coaming that provides good security. There is a large lazarette locker and a large storage locker beneath each cockpit seat. A large Iverson Designs dodger protects the forward cockpit seats and the companionway. It is sturdy with excellent visibility. A stainless bimini frame is mounted on the stern with a stainless radar post with the GPS and VHF antenna and a forward-facing flood light also mounted on it. An aluminum boom for hoisting the outboard motor is also mounted here. Stainless brackets for the windvane are mounted on the transom. A teak cockpit table is easily stowed at the forward end of the cockpit below the seat and easily retrieved when at anchor.
ELECTRONICS & NAVGATION
Garmin GPSmap 741xs chart plotter at helm
Raytheon RL70 radar
Raytheon ST4000+ autopilot control at helm
Raymarine autopilot remote at nav station
Monitor self steering windvane autopilot with spare parts (not installed)
Danforth Constellation binnacle compass
(2) Nexus wind and multi displays in cockpit
ICOM IC-M502 VHF Radio
Cobra handheld VHF radio
Ultra Safety Systems High Water Alarm
Alpine cockpit speakers
Sony Marine Drive S AM/FM/CD stereo
Passport Ocean Industries Electrical Panel Control with AC&DC voltmeter and ammeter
12v DC system
120 volt 30 Amp AC system
30 Amp Smart Plug shore power inlet
50’ 30 Amp shore power cord
True charge 40+ Amp battery charger
Remote display panel for battery charger
Blue Seas DC parallel panel
(4) Interstate Batteries GC2 deep cycle wet cell batteries
Isuzu 4LE1 PW-03 diesel engine (1851 hours)
Engine panel at helm with tachometer, voltmeter, oil pressure and temperature gauges
Racor fuel filter 500 series
3 blade bronze propeller
Henderson manual bilge pump (at cockpit)
Lavac manual head
Tank Tender fuel/water gauges monitoring system
Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
GALLEY & INTERIOR
Seaward Princess 3-burner propane stove/oven
Marinetics Products LPG Solenoid
(2) propane cylinders
Freezer/refrigerator: Adler Barbour 12V air-cooled
Water Heater: Seaward 8 gallon water heater [engine & 110v]
ParMate water pressure pump
Jabsco accumulator tank
Par pump guard
12V Hella fans throughout
DECK & HULL
Winches & Windlass
(2) primary winches Barient 27ST
(2) secondary winches Barient 23ST
Winches at mast: Barlow 16, 20, 23, & 25
Double stainless steel anchor roller
Maxwell anchor windlass 12v
Rocna 25 anchor with chain and rode
Bomar deck hatches
Spinlock line clutches
Safety & Comfort
Stainless steel pushpit
Stainless steel pulpit
SS swim ladder
Double covered lifelines
Boarding gates to port and starboard
Stainless steel radar pole at stern with antenna and flood light mounts
Teak handrails along cabin top
(6) bronze & aluminum mooring line chocks
(6) mooring cleats
(2) stainless steel dorade cowl vents
Folding teak cockpit table
Iversons Designs canvas dodger
Navy blue canvas binnacle cover
Stainless steel bimini frame
Navy blue canvas bimini
SAIL & RIGGING
Dacron mainsail full batten, with 2 reefs
Navy blue Sunbrella main cover
Forespar double spreader anodized black aluminum mast
Storm trysail track
(2) folding aluminum mast steps to top of mast
(2) jib halyards
(2) main halyards
Topping lift chaser line
Aluminum boom equipped with integral welded three channel jammer box for two reefs and outhaul,
Spinnaker pole track on front of mast
Forespar 12’ x 3” spinnaker pole
Genoa tracks on cap rail
Stainless traveler bar with Schaefer track
Staysail boom (not installed)
Boom crutch (not installed)
Stainless steel fold up swim ladder, boards from stern
Parker LPG BBQ
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