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Built in 2014 by Hylan & Brown (Brooklin, ME) BAGATELLE is hull #1 of the “Bowler” design and since that time the company has built a sister-ship and is currently working on their hull #3 to soon be launched for the 2022 boating season.
BAGATELLE’s sweet lines reference the 1920s designs of William Hand and others, yet she is distinctly contemporary at the same time. The hand shaped detail and custom brush applied finish enrich every moment on deck and below.
For sure BAGATELLE is perfect for a sunset cocktail cruise or afternoon island picnic but the “Bowler” design is equally suited to adventures further afield as had been proven by sistership SKYE with cruises to Cape Cod and Southern New England proving these boats to be safe and comfortable coastal cruisers.
BAGATELLE has been built with the care and quality one would expect of a multi-generational heirloom. Hylan and Brown have maintained BAGATELLE for her owners since first launched and as a result she is in ‘like new’ condition.
Designer: Doug Hylan
Builder: Hylan & Brown Boatbuilders
Year Built / Launched: 2014
LOA: 26’ 6”
LWL: 25’ 5”
Beam: 8’ 2”
Draft: 1’ 4”
Displacement: 3,680 lbs.
Propulsion: 2013, Evinrude E-tec outboard motor, 60HP
Fuel Capacity: 35 Gallons
Fresh Water Capacity 12 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 15 Gallons
The interior spaces are more than adequate and comfortable for two persons for an overnight or longer cruise.
Stepping down from the companionway one is struck by how light and airy the interior spaces appear due in large part to the Herreschoff interior style of white painted hull interiors and joinery fronts accented by varnished mahogany trim and counter tops and the generous amount of natural light given by the oval-shaped portlights.
To port of the companionway is a galley area with manually operated fresh (cold) water supplied by a bronze faucet / hand-pump to a polished stainless steel sink basin let into the varnished mahogany counter top. There is generous storage space in drawers and lockers located above and below the counter space. NOTE: Actual cooking is done with the use of a single burner butane stove. This stove is normally stored in a varnished Oak “Galley Box” which is stored below the passenger seat when not in use.
To starboard of the companionway is a varnished mahogany seat bench and locker storage above and outboard of the seating area. The seat bench folds up to allow access to the marine toilet. Furthest forward are sleeping accommodations for two in a v-berth configuration with under-berth storage space.
As mentioned above the interior spaces are well supplied with natural light from the oval portlights in the cabin sides. Additional lighting is provided by polished brass electric reading and overhead dome lights. Further still the overhead hatch (when opened) provides for more natural light and ventilation of the interior space.
PLANKING – Topside planking is edge glued strip planking, 11/16” x 15/8” thick Atlantic white cedar Bottom planking is marine plywood, 3/4” in total thickness, applied as two 3/8” layers, joints staggered.
HULL SHEATHING- Dynel polyester set-in epoxy resin: for topsides strip planking, two layers set wet on wet on the exterior, one layer inside. Bottom planking, one layer outside, epoxy coated inside
INNER STEM – Douglas fir, molded according to lofting.
OUTER STEM – Laminated from Douglas fir molded according to the lofting.
KEEL – Douglas fir lamination of three layers. Inner and outer layers are 1/2” Douglas fir scarfed to length. The middle layer is 1/2” marine ply scarfed to length. The outer keel is 1 3/4” x 2 1/2” D. fir
TRANSOM – Laminated of 1/4” marine ply to a total of 1” thickness
MOTOR TRANSOM – 3/4” plywood set on a 12-degree angle. Between the motor well sides, a second 3/4” layer is added. Cleating added where the motor transom meets the hull planking.
FLOOR TIMBERS – Douglas fir glued and bolted to keel with 5/16” carriage bolts. Floors properly limbered for passage of bilge water.
STRINGERS – 1/2” marine ply with 7/8” x 1 3/4” Douglas fir cleats, top & bottom. BULKHEADS – Main bulkhead is 3/4” marine plywood, forward bulkhead is 1/2”. All bulkheads have a 7/8” x 1 1/2” solid wood cleat glued to their perimeter to allow for sufficient gluing and fastening of the planking.
SHEER CLAMPS – Douglas fir or equal, 1” x 2 1/2”, and scarfed to length and fastened to planking with #8 wood screws on 6” centers.
CHINES – Douglas fir 1” x 2 3/4” stock, scarfed full length. Top is beveled at a constant 16 degrees to help shed water.
AFT DECK – Beams are Douglas fir 1 1/2”, sided 7/8” except heavy beam aft of motor well sided 1 1/4”. Carlins, 5/8” x 1 1/2” are fitted under beams of side decks, with blocking between beams. Aft decking is 3/8” marine ply sheathed with epoxy/Dynel. FORWARD DECK – For extra headroom, the foredeck is beamless, laid up either in place and is made of three layers of 1/4” Okoume ply with a 3/8”x 6” centerline plywood butt strip. The interior surface is sheathed with one layer of 10 oz. Fiberglass cloth. Exterior sheathing is epoxy/Dynel.
SHELTER TOP – Construction is 3 layers of 1/4” Okoume ply with a 3/8” x 6” centerline plywood butt strip. Camber is constant at 3” in 8'
SHELTER CONSTRUCTION – Ply and solid wood construction. Shelter sides and posts tumble home at 1” in 4'. A height of 6’ 4” from top of sole to underside of shelter top at the centerline. Aft shelter top posts 1 3/4” sq. hardwood, others 1 1/2” sq. D. fir. Windscreen glazing IS 1/4” laminated safety glass. Side windows are 1/4” acrylic or polycarbonate.
INTERIOR CONSTRUCTION – Major interior joiner work (bunk flats, sole edges, partial bulkheads, bookshelf and hanging knees) are part of the hull's structure, and as such are well fastened to the hull employing cleats, glue and metal fastenings as appropriate. MOTOR WELL – The lower motor well sides are made of two layers of 3/4” marine ply. The upper sections are a single thickness of the same. The dimensions fit a 2014 model 60 hp Evinrude E-Tec engine.
MOTOR WELL SKEGS – Either side of motor well, extending from about 12” forward of motor transom to transom sided 1 1/4” and molded 2” deep at aft end, tapering to about 3/4” at their forward end.
To starboard of the companionway is the helm station with steering, engine controls, compass, navigational electronics and custom helm seat.
Opposite (to port) is the passenger seat with room to two to sit under the shelter well protected from the elements. There is drawer and bin storage under the seating.
Furthest aft is a full beam-width stern seat with storage under the seat bench for dock lines, fenders and other gear.
Cockpit sole is Douglas fir.
2013, 60HP Evinrude E-Tec engine located in sound insulated engine box
Evinrude E-Tec engine tach and gauge package
Kobelt single-lever throttle and transmission control
35 gallon fuel tank (EPA approved below decks)
Baystar hydraulic steering
6-Spoke varnished wood steering wheel
Dual purpose (starting and lighting) Group 31, 12-volt, Marine Battery
Charging by engine alternator
LED interior, cockpit and navigational lighting
12-volt outlets (2 ea)
12 Gallon Freshwater capacity / tank
Scandvik bronze Finspray manually (hand) operated freshwater pump
Polished stainless steel sink basin
15 Gallon waste holding capacity / tank
Jabsco manually operated marine toilet
Sanitation system plumbed for discharge either directly overboard or to holding tank for shore-side pump-out.
Garmin chart plotter with depth sounder transducer
Ritchie helm compass
Custom cushions with Sunbrella fabric for V-berth, helm seat and passenger seating and stern seat.
Side and aft drop curtains for shelter / pilot house with isinglass for side curtains / isinglass and insect netting in aft curtains.
Rule 500 GPH electric / automatic bilge pump
All Coast Guard required running lights and safety equipment
22lb Delta Anchor
100′ nylon braid rode
Custom varnished oak and brass boat hook
Custom teak side boarding/ swim ladder
Custom foot stool
Teak folding cockpit table
Manual windshield wipers