About Miss Daisy
Miss Daisy is commonly referred to as a Manning 32. But this tells us little about her. Manning Hulls have been around for a long time, especially on "downeast" and Chesapeake Bay "deadrise" vessels. They have proven to be extremely reliable and functional for work and recreation on the Chesapeake Bay.
Miss Daisy's hull was laid up in 2001 by Glen Manning at Oxford Boat Yard. After she was laid up, the mold was pulled and delivered to Dennis Mabry in Cambridge, MD the same year. Dennis had built a very strong reputation for fine custom work and was crafting his own boats while the economy was strong. His business suffered in 2007 and he had to find another way to make a living. People were no longer spending money on custom boats of this design. It took Mabry two years to complete Miss Daisy in 2003 because of the complex design specifications of the commissioning owner.
David Crothamel of Lancaster, PA purchased the boat around 2006 and hired Composite Yacht in Cambridge MD to add some significant upgrades -- sound proofing, fishing holders, transducer upgrade, windless, and other amenities) Martin Hardy owns Composite Yacht and, according to Crothamel, is a very nice fellow who runs a good boat yard. The current (August 2013) configuration of Miss Daisy was completed by Composite Yacht -- thus their manufacturer insignia on the her.
And about her name. Miss Daisy was named by the first owner who had her commissioned. We're not sure why he named her that, but we decided to keep the name for a number of reasons. First, even though we are not superstitious in the least -- yeah right -- it is bad luck to rename such a beautiful boat. Second, it sounds like a good name for a charter boat -- we think. And finally, the name makes sense for a more personal reason. Brady's grandmother, who was always around "back in the day," is named Pearl Daisy Willow (Shaffer/Kerstetter). So Miss Daisy brings back special memories of Grandma!
Brady and Rosa Stroh of Hershey, PA acquired Miss Daisy in August 2013. Brady operates his ecotourism charter business, Coastal Anthology, from her and claims Port Deposit, MD for her home port.
TECHNICAL DATA: (Registration: MD 1943 BS)
LOA: 32 feet
Beam: 12 feet
Draft: 24 inches
Gross displacement: 10,000 lbs
Engine: Yanmar 6LPA-STZP (315 hp Diesel)
Outdrive: Mercruiser Bravo III
3 Morse helm stations: pilothouse, cockpit, bridge
Fischer Panda PMSS500 generator with Kubota Z182 diesel
SMXir heater and air conditioner
LectraSan Type 1 marine sanitation device with Jabsco head
Furuno chartplotter GPS and depth sonar
Lewmar Pro Series anchor windlass
Icom IC-M502 VHF marine transceiver with DSC
Raritan model 84 Icer-ette icemaker
150 gallon fuel tank
Clarion stereo sound system
Sharp microwave oven
FloScan fuel consumption monitoring system