Type: 18-Foot Knockabout
Designed By: Edwin A. Boardman
Original Owner: Chas F. Adams, II
Built By: Lawley & Sons, South Boston
Year Built: 1903
Sistership to Arrow, strong point windward work, good all around performer.
Through the success of Chance and Arrow Boardman received in 1903 8 eighteen-foot knockabout orders with watertight cockpits, of which Bat was the first one-design class for Marblehead yachtsman.
Late in the fall of 1904, a Match Race was organized whereby Bat and Hayseed raced against each other to once and for all settle the much asked question of which boat is faster. After each won a race the series terminated, was never finished, and remained a split decision.