The National Small Boat Register is maintained by the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, it a register of notable historic small craft (33ft LOA and below). They are owned by individuals, organisations, trusts or museums. All are noteworthy; some may be worthy of long-term preservation.
Zenith has been accepted on the National Small Boat Register and her NSBR Number is 3153. Zenith‘s NSBR record can be accessed at http://188.8.131.52/iframe/nsbr.php?nsbr=detail&name=Zenith&function=ALL&filter=ALL&filter_value=&sort=&limit=&id=&boat_id=3153
I’ve found out that the Swedish Maritime Museum have a similar system to the NSBR, called the K-mark with the added bonus of a plaque. There’s some Swedish sailing canoes of a similar vintage to Zenith on the K-Mark register.
- The full register can be accessed at https://www.sjohistoriska.se/fartyg-kulturmiljoer/k-markning-av-fritidsbatar/lista-pa-k-markta-fritidsbatar#.
- The K-marked sailing canoes at the Gothenburg Canoe Association can be seen at https://www.gkf.info/index.php/gkfs-flotta/6-segling/seglinggkfsflotta/658-k-markning
I think it has to be worth exploring if Zenith can become a K-marked boat when she is back on the water.