This design by Brooklin Maine’s by Doug Hylan was purposed for the client who wanted a classic looking and quiet power boat that could slip thru the Low Country of South Carolina and Georgia and allow him to pursue his passions of bird watching, fishing and kayaking. Also on the design check list was that when not in stealth mode the boat should be able to produce a good turn of speed without consuming much in the way of fuel. Finally this boat should be both open to the world around her while at the same time have enough in the way of shelter to find respite from the elements when needed and a good berth for the night when the sun goes down. The Marsh Hen design provides ���all of the above” and maybe a bit more for the boater who’s learned that thoughtful simplicity has great merit, and that you don’t need every little thing to have more than enough.
MARSH HEN was constructed by Richard (Dick) Pendergast and launched in the summer of 2020 so this is essentially a brand new boat. A mild mannered accountant by day Dick's true calling is as a boat builder and should he ever give up his day job and turn pro he has a standing offer to come and work with us here at Brooklin Boat Yard such is the quality of his work.
Designer: Doug Hylan
Builder: Richard Pendergast
Year Built: 2020
LOA: 29’, 2”
LWL: 7’, 6”
Beam: 8, ’ 6”
Draft: Minimum 1’, 5” / Maximum 2’, 3”
Displacement: 5,200 lbs.
Auxiliary Propulsion: 90 HP, Suzuki 4-stroke outboard motor, Model#: DF90
Fuel Capacity: 70 Gallons
Large open cockpit runs from full beam stern seat to main cabin bulkhead.
Storage areas under aft deck port and starboard of engine
Full beam stern seat furthest aft
Open cockpit leads to pilot house area
Storage locker / seat to port
Custom helm seat to starboard
Ice chest located under helm seat
Pilot house area has 360 degree view
Pilot house has 6’ 4” headroom on center line / 6’, 2” headroom outboard.
Opening forward pilot house windows hinge upwards and can be secured to pilot house roof.
Drop down pilot house side windows slide downward and are secured in cabin side pockets.
Burgundy colored canvas / isinglass / and mosquito netting enclose the after part of the pilothouse and can be removed when not needed.
Step down from pilot house to cuddy cabin Ingenious folding Adirondack chair to starboard with cushioned foot stool / storage bin to port.
Large double berth on center line.
Marine plywood and fiberglass composite construction.
Bottom, Topsides and Transom: 18mm marine plywood with interior and exterior glass cloth skins set in epoxy.
Cabin House: 18mm marine plywood epoxy coated with painted finish
Decks and Cabin Top: ½” marine plywood epoxy over laminated Douglas Fir beams and carlins with exterior skin of Dynel cloth set in epoxy.
Cockpit Sole: Clear finished Douglas Fir
Deck hardware consisting of bronze dock line cleats and chocks with bronze 1/2 oval chafé guard on rails
Topsides: Petit EZpoxy, semi-gloss White
Rails: Epifanes yacht enamel #YE004 mixed with satin base Yellow-Tan
Decks and Cabin Top: Yellow-Tan rail color mixed with Petit EZpoxy semi-gloss White 10:1 ratio
House: Tuva Green
Boot Stripe Epifanes #3233 Burgundy
Bottom: Jamestown Distributors “Krypton” ablative anti-fouling, Black
Cockpit and cabin soles: Clear epoxy with Epifanes varnish finish coats
90 HP, Suzuki 4-stroke outboard motor, Model DF90
Engine Year: 2020
Raw water cooled
Suzuki single-lever throttle / shift control with trim switch
Engine tachometer gauge with visual and audible alarms for low oil pressure and high engine temperature.
70 Gallons fuel (gasoline) total
Moeller gasoline tanks (2ea @ 35 gallons each)
Fuel gauges (2ea)
All fuel lines ABYC, EPA and USCG compliant
Racor fuel / water separator fuel filters (2ea)
Suzuki secondary fuel filter on engine
Baystar hydraulic steering
6-Spoke bronze and varnished ash steering wheel
Reactor (model 40) auto-pilot
12 Volt DC electrical system
Group 31 batteries (2ea) for engine start and ship’s house electrical needs
Marinco 4-position main battery selector switch
Circuit panel with 8 individiaul circuits for control of ships electrical needs.
Icom hand-held VHF radio
Garmin 942 GPS chart plotter / radar display
Garmin 12-mile radar
Reactor (model 40) auto-pilot interfaced with GPS
Fortress FX 16 anchor with chain and rode
6 feet of 3/8” chain
200 Feet of 5/8” plaited anchor rode
Rule 2000 electric bilge pump
Manual (hand) bilge pump
Fire extinguisher: Type BC, 2.5 lbs. (1ea)
PFD’s: Type III (4ea)
PFD’s: Type IV (2ea)
First aid kit
Dock lines and fenders
Interior boarding steps
Sea Lion double-axle trailer (2020)