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010 Zoom

Zoom was the last yacht personally designed by Charles E.Nicholson,which he did in retirement as a favour to his friend Group Captain Teddy Haylock, editor of Yachting World in 1950, and well known for promoting the design of the Cadet class racing dinghy.

ZoomZoom was built by Camper & Nicholsons to Lloyds 100A1 and launched in 1952. The press at the time regarded her as ‘a particularly interesting yacht’ as she is close planked in teak with no caulking, but the plank edges glued in what has now developed into the strip planking system. Her frames are of steamed English oak in two laminations, and her entire backbone of teak. All joints are dovetailed,glued and fastened, and was pronounced at the time a yacht of exceptional strength and, on account of the materials of which she is built, of exceptional durability.

Time has proved these statements correct, as 60 years later ZOOM is still turning heads with her strong sheer, narrow beam and long overhangs. From her profile she is obviously a Nicholson, and amply satisfies her design requirement first and foremost as a comfortable fast cruiser. She has never needed rebuilding, having been loved by each of her owners and regularly maintained throughout her life. Her saloon is beautifully fitted with polished oak panelling, and the forecabin in Honduras cedar.

ZoomThe present owners, Rollo and Anne Malcolm-Green found ZOOM ashore in Cowes in 1994, and she has admirably fulfilled the role of a family cruiser with all that that entails for birthdays, celebrations and cruising with friends. Zoom was a founder member of the BCYC when the club was formed in 2002, and has raced in the BCYC Cowes Regatta each year since then. Based on the South coast she has travelled extensively over the years including France, Spain, round Ireland, to Sweden and spent two years in the Baltic.

Future¬†plans include a circumnavigation timed to coincide with Rollo’s retirement, though at present there is not much sign of this !

Stornoway

March 2010

 

 

Yacht Description

Owner:

Rollo & Anne Malcolm-Green

Designer:

Charles E Nicholson

Class:

-

Year Designed:

1950

Year Built:

1951

Builder:

Camper & Nicholson



LOA:

xxx m

44 ft

LOD:

xxx m

44 ft

Beam:

xxx m

9.6 ft

Draft:

xxx m

7.0 ft

LWL:

xxx m

30.3 ft

LOD/LWL Ratio:

xxx

Displacement:

12 tonnes

Thames Measurement:

12 tonnes

Hull Material:

Teak

Hull Construction:

Carvel

Hull Frames:

Steamed

Rudder:

Keel Hung

Sail Material:

Woven

Deck & Superstructure:

Laid Deck

Superstructure Profile:

Coach roof, dog house

Interior:

Classic Cruising

Steering:

Wheel

Transom:

Aft sloping

Rig:

Bermudan Sloop

Engine Make:

Perkins 4108

Engine HP:

43

Engine Mounted:

-

Propeller:

Fixed

Propeller Blades:

3

Mast Material:

Alloy

Mast Configuration:

2 spreaders

Keel Configuration:

Long

Keel Material:

Lead