Marsh Hen Shoal Draft Lobster Picnic Boat for sale


2019 Doug Hylan “Bowler” Design
Asking Price: $140,000 / Location: Mid-Coast Maine

TIP YOUR CAP is built to the Doug Hylan’s BOWLER design and is a “cruising” version of his earlier TOP HAT design. These boats are descended from Harry Bryan’s inspired Handy Billy design, which in turn can trace its roots back to William Hand’s vee bottom designs from the early 20th century. One hundred years later, Hand would still recognize these boats – handsome, efficient in operation, sea kindly and somewhat improved by incorporation of a little extra beam, modern construction techniques and the availability of today’s wonderfully quiet and clean burning outboard motors.

TIP YOUR CAP is constructed using modern glued wood construction. Her bottom is marine plywood and her curvaceous topsides are strip planked. All is sheathed in Dynel/epoxy for a boat that stays good looking with less maintenance. Her fine bow will handle a chop with ease, and her semi-displacement hull can be driven up to 17 knots with just 60 horsepower.

Down below is a generous vee berth, followed by a toilet to starboard and a sink & counter to port. A step up brings you to the shelter, with 6′ 3” of headroom. The helm station is to port and to starboard is a “co-pilot” seat with storage under. A luxurious settee extends across the aft end of the cockpit just forward of the motor well and is a perfect place to enjoy the day either underway or at anchor in a quiet cove. Speaking of quiet, TIP YOUR CAP’s motor is in a covered well, which makes engine noise almost negligible.

Some might consider TIP YOUR CAP as a day boat and she’ll work splendidly in that capacity but with her accommodations (galley, head and double berth) below and pilot house above a weekend cruise is very much in the picture as long as simple eating (or dinner reservations) is acceptable fare. A young (or young at heart) and adventurous couple might head off for a week and with curtains around the shelter, even a pair of kids (or grandkids) can be included in the fun.

TIP YOUR CAP is currently in-water and being actively used by her owners. She will be available for purchase in the last week of August 2021. If TIP YOUR CAP seems to be the right boat for you (and why wouldn’t she be?) contact us now to arrange an in-person inspection, a quick transfer of ownership and a great boat to enjoy for the remainder of the 2021 summer and fall boating season…or…. make use of her Loadmaster double axle trailer and head south for more fun in the sun.

For complete information on this boat, contact our broker John Maxwell by phone (207-359-2193) or by email (

Principle Dimensions and Information

Designer: Designer Doug Hylan
Builder: Robert P. Whitehouse
Design Model: Bowler
Year Launched: 2019
LOA: 26’, 06”
LWL: 25’, 04”
Beam: 8’, 02”
Draft: 1’, 04” (with engine raised)
Displacement: 3,680 lbs.
Hull Construction: Composite of wood, epoxy and Dynel cloth
Propulsion: Evinrude E-Tec 4-stroke outboard
Horse Power: 60 HP
Fuel Capacity: 35 Gallons
Freshwater Capacity: 12 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 26 Gallons
Boat Speed Max: 17 Knots
Boat Speed Cruising: 9-10 Knots
Fuel consumption at cruising speed: 4 miles per gallon
Asking Price: $140,000
Location: Mid-Coast Maine

Marsh Hen Shoal Draft Lobster Picnic Boat for sale