This "Zulu" was built by WG Stephen of Banff, probably in the 1920s?
She was built as a motor boat with centre line shaft and stern post drilled for vertical rudder shaft.
I have none of her mainland fishing history however she appears in Shetland in the 1940s as the Whalasy boat Surprise (LK 371) and then later out of Burra as the Morning Star (LK 371).
She was retired from fishing in the 1960s and re named "Hirta" Usually the Hirta was a relief boat for the ferry service from Scalloway to Hamnavoe. Also used to go to Foula and for cruises with tourists round the peerie isles. Later she went round to Lerwick and did trips round Bressay and Noss.
Seems like she went to Orkney in the late 70s and was in the hands of Hugh Birley but the only record I can find of her activities was supporting a bird spotting expedition to St Kilda. Her next appointment was reported to be with Keith Schellenberg the self styled Laird of Eigg.
She is then seen in 2007 sitting on a slipway in Buckie before becoming a static display for Banffshire Maritime Heritage association and then seen in a rather sorry state tucked away at the bottom of a yard near Banff supposedly being returned to nature?