41' Custom Downeast Lobster Yacht 43 Kenneth L Smith
New full exterior paint and varnish March 2013.& bottom paint May 2012.
When completed in the summer of 1967 and after Rod Marple had devoted three years of his life building this masterpiece, the celebration began, and rightfully so. Now everything is new with the exception of the historic character and quality initially built in.
Chain locker forward with double entrance doors. Forward vee berth stateroom with overhead
opening hatch and opening ports. There is a sink to port and a hanging locker. There is
cabinetry to starboard. There is also built-in cabinetry below the bunks. The passageway leads
back aft to another stateroom. There are double-decker, staggered bunks to port, a vanity to
starboard and built-in cabinetry to starboard and below the bunk, and a hanging locker. There
are (4) openings ports. The passageway continues back aft to the galley area. The galley is
located to port side and equipped with a double, stainless steel sink. The galley is equipped
with a 3-burner, Princess stove with oven. There is a GE microwave oven with turntable and a
Black & Decker toaster oven. Refrigeration is divided between a chest freezer with double cold
plates and next to it a locker type refrigerator. The galley is equipped with a vent, as is the
head. The head is opposite the galley. The head is equipped with Corian counters, a new Vacu
Flush head and complete system including a holding tank, and a separate shower stall. Steps
lead up to the main salon with a new queen size convertible couch to port and a table and (2) custom teak
upholstered swivel chairs to starboard. Double doors exit onto the spacious aft cockpit. The
ladder to the flybridge is to port and flybridge has dual facing bench sitting. New flooring
throughout in Sept. 2010. Recent canvas which includes: full bridge canvas & isenglass with zipper
moons. full aft cockpit morning cover, upper/lower brightwork canvas covers.
`Oh Wooden Aye` was designed by Naval Architect Kenneth L. Smith and built by artisan Rod Marple at the famed Lovett Marine Boat Yard in Longport, New Jersey for Mr. Lovett (of Lovett Bilge Pump fame) inspected every piece of wood and all materials used in the construction while Rod spent from 1963 to the summer of 1967 completing this masterpiece. Built out of Mahogany on 7` Oak frames `Oh Wooden Aye` ex `Callisto` represents the finest constructed vessel of its type ever built. The current owners purchased this vessel in the summer of 2000 and have spent the past thirteen years investing the time, talent and the funds necessary to ensure that this incredible Lobster Style Flybridge vessel graces the waterways for another forty seven years. Although Oh Wooden Aye is truly historic she has all the modern conveniences.