The Webbers Cove Downeast 34, could fool some by just noting her age. If you take a closer look you will find a bullet proof design from renowned Spencer Lincoln and built by the Webbers Cove yard in Blue Hill, Maine in 1966. This yard was known for numerous contracts with the Navy during World War 2 and Vietnam war. By the 1960’s this yard was known for their pioneering in building fiberglass boats using the Naval Utility boat model. This design was adapted to suit the needs of local fisherman and pleasure boaters alike. The WEBCO Doweaster 34 (and 40) were launched. The family business grew and expanded their fleet to include 22,’ 26’ and 29’ hulls until the late 90’s when the company retired from boat building.
The Charles Henry has been cared for with respect throughout her years by several owners. She spent many summers fishing Alaskan waters proving herself a sturdy and safe platform in arduous conditions. She has been kept in top mechanical shape and with her refit in 2012, she was brought up to cruising standards. The upholstery reflects the care that she has received over the years, as does the overall aesthetic. This Downeast style lobster yacht has many redeeming qualities and is equally at home while cruising the San Juan Islands, fishing offshore, or just a relaxing evening on Lake Union.
Cummins diesel engine- dual helm stations- Webasto diesel heater- autopilot- solar power- Garmin radar & chart plotter- hydraulic anchor windlass- full galley- new batteries
|Name of vessel||Charles Henry|
|Model||Webbers Cove Downeast 34|
|Draft (feet)||3' 8"|
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The Charles Henry has a simple yet functional layout for work or pleasure. The interior is finished in the Herreschoff style, with white bulkheads and varnished surfaces highlighting the mahogany trim. The cabin sole has been freshly updated with sturdy tongue and groove flooring in paneled sections. Every section is removable, providing excellent access to the entire engine room. This sophisticated feel is traditional and provides a touch of character to the workboat style hull.
The main salon and pilothouse double as one. They have a panoramic view with sliding port and starboard windows and aft sliding door making excellent cross-ventilation. The port side has a large table with bench seats on both sides with the option to remove to make space for a single pilothouse captain’s chair while underway. The table is also removable creating a large open deck space if needed for working or can be lowered to create a berth with the bench seats. The helm station is forward and to starboard in the house. Navigation equipment, throttle, steering controls and engine gauges are all mounted visibly for quick adjustments or observation. There is a second captains chair for a slightly elevated view while underway and can be repositioned anywhere in the cabin.
The center companionway has four steps down into the forward cabin. The galley is immediately to starboard and features a three-burner Force 10 stove, single basin sink and the 12v fridge is to port, opposite. The countertops were re-done by a major refit in (2012). The hot water tank sits just below the sink providing seemingly instant hot water and the single lever faucet makes for easy temperature control. Shelving is ample with a large spice rack above the sink, four drawers below the countertop and two tiers outboard against the hull. The fridge area on the port side extends the galley space further with more shelves and four more drawers below it.
The head is opposite the galley at the bottom of the companionway. A curtain separates the space from the cabin and features a self-contained holding tank with deck pumpout capabilities. Bright white painted surfaces and shelves with mahogany trim make the space bright and easy to clean.
An open and wide V-berth all the way forward makes a large space for two people to comfortably sleep. This space features LED reading lights, storage below the bunk and longitudinal shelves along the hull. Forward of the bunk is a large hanging space with two shelves for clothing and foul weather gear. Under the bunk is more storage space for bins or equipment. A flat screen TV is mounted on the forward bulkhead for entertainment on relaxing mornings.
Salon upholstery by Always Perfect (2014)
(2) swiveling pilot chairs
Wheelhouse window blinds
Deck and Hull
The bulletproof design of the Webbers Cove is renowned throughout the downeast workboat industry. Charles Henry’s hull is made of solid fiberglass with bonded in stringers, floors and frames. In her refit in 2012 this was all updated and improved for longevity. The internal framing was enhanced and transverse floors made of purpleheart were installed along with upgrading the bulkhead tabbing. The hull is painted with red Awlgrip with a cream boot stripe and black bottom. A fresh barrier coat was applied in 2012 with fresh antifouling paint. The bow has “spray knockers” forward to prevent spray from coming too far up the hull and a substantial rubrail runs around the sheer.
Her deck is balsa cored fiberglass laminate and the pilothouse is fiberglass over plywood. Recently, in 2021 the pilot house and cabin top were repainted. The deck is painted cream with gray nonskid accents. Bronze mooring cleats are located forward, midships and astern with several smaller stainless cleats for tying fenders to. The cockpit provides ample work space for fishing or relaxing around the custom teak cockpit table. The second helm station is located on the starboard side of the cockpit allows for easy single handed operation while docking or communications with a crew out on deck while fishing. The swim platform extends the aft deck and runs the width of the transom with a swim ladder for easy re-boarding. The dinghy can be stored on the davits that overhang the transom, up on the foredeck or on top of the house, utilizing the crane. There are two kayak racks on top of the pilothouse for storage and blocking for dinghy stowage as well.
The foredeck is easily accessible and stainless handholds with a new, custom stainless steel bow railing provide a sense of security when leaving the aft deck. Forward there is a stainless anchor roller and heavy-duty hydraulic anchor windlass.
Kolstrand hydraulic anchor windlass
Single anchor roller
50’ 5/16” chain and 250’ line rode
15kg Bruce anchor
Stainless bimini frame
Blue canvas bimini
(5) Bronze mooring cleats
(2) open stainless chocks
Lewmar deck hatch
Mechanical and Plumbing
Access to the engine space is excellent through the floorboards. The pilothouse sole was updated in 2020 to hardwood and every panel of the deck in the main salon lifts out of the way for unhindered access. The engine was refurbished in 2020 with fresh paint and all new hoses.
Cummins 6BTA 250hp diesel engine
Floscan multifunction meter with hour meter, tach, fuel flow meter and fuel totalizer
Pyrometer, thermostat and oil pressure gauges
Dual lever Morse controls
Stainless destroyer wheels at pilothouse and cockpit helm stations
Sea Star steering controls
Hydraulic steering system (replaced in 2012)
Fuel manifolds (2014)
Tank supply, deck fills and return hoses and valves (2014)
Dual Racor fuel filters with remote vacuum gauge in cabin (2013)
Estimated operational data:
|2685 (Wide open throttle)||17.8||12.5|
Webasto Air Top Evo 3900 forced air diesel heater (2014)
Sure Marine REAL fan heater off engine (2012)
Dickinson P12000 propane bulkhead heater (2012)
Force 10 three-burner stove/oven (2011)
Propane system re-plumbed with new lines, solenoid, regulator and pressure gauge (2012)
12vDC Pressure hot/cold water, Flojet 4405-143, 3.3GPM
Seaward 11 gallon hot water heater
Dometic self-contained head/holding tank with overboard deck pumpout (2011)
12v fan in pilothouse
(3) 12v electric bilge pumps with auto/manual switches
The Charles Henry was extensively rewired in her 2012 refit. There is excellent access to the breaker panel via a large hinged door in the galley.
12vDC and 120vAC electrical systems
Smartplug 30amp shore power inlet
50’ shore power cord
Professional Mariner DC breaker panel
Blue Sea DC breaker panel
Marinetics AC breaker panel
BEP Marine DC meter
Xantrex Pro XM1800 watt inverter (2020)
Analytic Systems BCA310-110-12 battery charger (2014)
(2) Dyno 8D house batteries (3/2021)
Dyno 4D start battery (3/2021)
Suaoki solar panel HX 021
Pro Star 30 charge controller
Electronics and Navigation
Garmin GPSmap 5212 chartplotter with radar and AIS overlay (2013)
Garmin HD radar (2013)
Garmin GPSmap 492 chartplotter
Furuno LS-4100 echo sounder (2013)
Furuno GPS Navigatior
Comnav Commander autopilot
Standard Horizon GX2150 VHF radio with AIS (2013)
Standard Horizon handheld VHF HX851
Jensen MXDM51 AM/FM/CD stereo (2013)
WeBoost Drive X cell phone booster
LED running lights
LED flood light
Brass ships clock and barometer
Samsung flat screen TV with Bluray DVD player
Miscellaneous and Safety
Teak flagstaff and U.S. ensign
Ocean Marine stainless steel dinghy davit
Crane for dinghy hoist on upper deck
Garlick outboard motor mount
Custom teak cockpit table (2017)
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