Oski III 1924 Stephens 30′ Coaching Launch

$80,000.00

Oski III 1924 Stephens 30′ Coaching Launch.

The Oski III will always hold a special place in the hearts of many Cal Berkeley alumni.  Built in 1924 by Stephens Brothers Boat Builders and Designers in Stockton, California, Oski III was a custom commission by Cal Crew coaching legend Ky Ebright.  She was named after one of the campus’ oldest yells, “Oski Wow Wow, Whiskey Wee Wee, California Wow” and served as Ky’s training yacht for Cal crews for 32 years, including three Olympics at which Cal crews won gold medals.  She was crated up and shipped to Europe by ocean liner for the Amsterdam Olympics in 1928 and again for the London Olympics in 1948.

Oski III was designed to give the coach privacy in the cockpit and was built to potentially retrieve an additional 9 person crew in the event their shell was swamped.  After Ky Ebright retired in 1959, Jim Lemmon assumed coaching responsibilities and continued using Oski III for an additional 7 years before she was officially retired.  Sold by the University in 1968 and abandoned on a mudflat by the new owner in 1983, few who saw Oski III during that period would have ever imagined that she could be restored to her former glory.  After numerous renovations, Oski III is once again the beauty she was during Ky Ebright’s time.

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Oski III 1924 Stephens 30′ Coaching Launch.

The Oski III will always hold a special place in the hearts of many Cal Berkeley alumni.  Built in 1924 by Stephens Brothers Boat Builders and Designers in Stockton, California, Oski III was a custom commission by Cal Crew coaching legend Ky Ebright.  She was named after one of the campus’ oldest yells, “Oski Wow Wow, Whiskey Wee Wee, California Wow” and served as Ky’s training yacht for Cal crews for 32 years, including three Olympics at which Cal crews won gold medals.  She was crated up and shipped to Europe by ocean liner for the Amsterdam Olympics in 1928 and again for the London Olympics in 1948.

Oski III was designed to give the coach privacy in the cockpit and was built to potentially retrieve an additional 9 person crew in the event their shell was swamped.  After Ky Ebright retired in 1959, Jim Lemmon assumed coaching responsibilities and continued using Oski III for an additional 7 years before she was officially retired.  Sold by the University in 1968 and abandoned on a mudflat by the new owner in 1983, few who saw Oski III during that period would have ever imagined that she could be restored to her former glory.  After numerous renovations, Oski III is once again the beauty she was during Ky Ebright’s time.