FOR SALE: PELICAN, a Chesapeake scrape boat — 2017 — $69,000

PELICAN is a custom Doug Hylan design inspired by Chesapeake scrape boats. Her lines and much of her detailing reference a particular scrape boat, DARLENE, that was documented by the Smithsonian Institute in the 1990’s. A knowledgeable buyer will recognize PELICAN’s inspiration but also the significant departures from the traditional workboat type. The outboard power, the console and hard shelter top, the forward cuddy with toilet and bunks and the modern construction with two-part paint are all concessions to her intended use as a pleasure boat.

PELICAN is a joy to operate. Single finger steering at speeds up to 25 kts will allow you to explore further afield, and her 18″ draft will gain you access to the sweetest spots where few other boats can follow. Her generous beam and solid wood epoxy composite construction provide a stable platform for cruising with a crowd. Yet her low freeboard provides a feeling of closeness to the water that is truly exhilarating. Her workboat roots combined with modern comforts and capabilities make for a very special boat.

PELICAN is offered in nearly new condition at well below the cost of her custom construction. Seller will provide transport of the boat to the buyer anywhere on the U.S East coast.

LOA 30′ 7″
Beam 10′
Draft 18″
Disp. 5480 lb.
2017 Yamaha F200 with electronic shift+throttle
Only 100 HRS on the engine!!
Power assist hydraulic steering
Two 24 gal fuel tanks (48 total)
21 gal holding tank
Cruising 12-14 kts
Top speed 25 kts.


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