Zobeide was built in Burnham in 1910 by the Burnham Yacht Building Company, and these days can be found in the environs of the island of St Maarten, in the Caribbean (some boats get all the luck!)
Actually, an article in All at Sea, April 2008, titled Back from the Dead, describes a fair amount of bad luck that has befallen Zobeide in recent years – one t-boning, another collision during a hurricane which sent her to the bottom, a hauling out onto dry land only to be blown over by another hurricane!
Stebbings undertook two weeks of repairs to Zobeide in 1963. The work involved renewing some of the copper on the stern and caulking on the decks and plankends. Some work was also done on the heads in the fore cabin.
Thanks to Gary Brown, editor of All at Sea magazine, for an update on Zobeide’s current condition,
She had a complete rebuild after languishing ashore for years. I know many of the guys who raced her after they brought her to the Caribbean. The boat has a reputation of being something of a freak … amazingly fast and no one can work out why. Everyone who sailed on her said they always pushed her to the limit and she never let them down. The owner has yet to rig and sail her. She has been sitting on a mooring in the Simpson Bay Lagoon for about five years since the refit and she is still in need of work down below.