Recent Projects & Design Highlights

Photo courtesy of Derek DeBoer. All rights reserved.

SCOUT – 43′ Reuel Parker Cruiser

SCOUT’s owner came to us with a custom design in hand from Reuel Parker for a 43’, shoal draft, outboard-powered coastal cruiser, to be built efficiently and with uncompromising quality. An avid cruiser, SCOUT’s owner required the speed, comfort, range and reliability to enjoy everything from the Bahamas to the coast of Maine, and even the Great Lakes. Visit SCOUT – 43′ Cruiser for more details on this comfortable, efficient, shoal-draft cruiser.


AUK - A skiff in her natural habitat.

AUK – Electric!

Launched in summer 2020, AUK is a Doug Hylan Point Comfort 23 hull optimized for modern electric propulsion, powered by a Torqeedo Cruise 10.0 motor, and featuring a custom “t-top” supporting a high-efficiency solar array. Visit AUK – PC23 Electric for details on this exciting project!

Oonagh profile


A kit is now available for OONAGH, the anti-RIB. The 11’8″ OONAGH is my attempt to combine some of the best qualities of inflatables with the advantages of a traditional dinghy.




We are thrilled to introduce you to our newest design/build GATSBY! We’ve got lots of photos and info about her at the web site, plus you can click here to see a video of her at our Facebook page.
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I am pleased to announce that D. N. Hylan & Associates Inc. has become Hylan & Brown – Boatbuilders. It was in our winter 2012 newsletter that Doug announced that he had brought me on as partner. Since that time my responsibilities as well as my ownership of the company have grown to the point that Doug thought we ought to put my name on the shingle too. I’m honored to be associated with all the great work that Doug and this shop have turned out over the past 20 years. I look forward to continuing and building upon the great reputation for quality, honesty and creativity that Doug has worked so hard to build.Ellery Brown

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