New Construction

D. N. Hylan & Assoc. have the skills, experience and facilities to build any wooden boat up to 65 feet. While we are strong proponents of traditional plank-on-frame construction, we also have experience in strip plank, molded, chine plywood, and glued lapstrake construction. Our long experience in restoring older classics has shown us which traditional methods have stood the test of time, and which ones can benefit from updating. Our large, well equipped and lighted shop makes work efficient.

Here is a partial list of our recent construction projects:

beach peaBEACH PEA

13′ Doug Hylan BEACH PEA peapod design. Several built to this design.

SKYEskye

A new boat to our BOWLER design

COQUINAcoquina

A new boat to the 1889 N. G. Herreshoff Coquina design

PELICANpelican

A high speed commuter

BAGATELLEBagatelle

V-bottom raised deck weekend cruiser

POINT COMFORT 18point comfort

A Chesapeake deadrise boat

DELIVERANCEdeliverance

A 43′ traditional plank-on-frame power vessel

BERNADETTEbernadette

A 14′ glued-lapstrake tender for electric propulsion

BRENDA KAYbrenda kay

A 29′ cold-molded lobster boat inspired by the 1950s classic DIANA

SWEETGRASSsweetgrass

A 27′ N.G. Herreshoff Sadie

POSTHASTE IVposthaste iv

A 34′ traditionally built day cruiser

MARSH HENmarsh hen

A 29′ vee bottom kayak cruiser

ZEPHYR and SUZANNAcoquina

N. G. Herreshoff Coquina’s, one glued lapstrake plywood, one traditional cedar over locust

LIGHT BREEZElight breeze

Modified Herreshoff Rozinante canoe yawl, 28′ strip plank on bent frames

PAGANpagan

26′ Doug Hylan Top Hat launch
Good speed and sea keeping ability with low impact & noise

TUGtug

22′ Wm. Hand motor fishing boat from 1909
traditional plank on frame construction

HANDY BILLYhandy billy

Four boats built to this 21′ Harry Bryan design: one plank-on-frame, three molded plywood

rumbly foxRUMBLY ROX

21′ Doug Hylan PRETTY MARSH runabout, molded construction. See WoodenBoat 148.

crab skiffCHESAPEAKE CRAB SKIFF

16′ Doug Hylan plywood sailing skiff. See also the smaller LITTLE CRAB.

havenHAVEN

Joel White design, traditional plank on frame construction.
Two boats built to this design.

acornACORN Skiff

Iain Oughtred designs, glued lapstrake plywood.
Several built to this design.

garveyBEN GARVEY

14′ to 16′ variations on Doug Hylan’s BEN GARVEY, taped seam plywood.
Several built to this design.