Doug’s newest design, NOVI GIRL, was inspired by traditional Nova Scotia fishing craft and conceived with electric power in mind. With her tucked up transom, speeds below hull speed will be much more efficient than on a typical modern power boat.  Read more about her HERE!


Recently restored and fitted with with a state-of-the-art electric propulsion suite here in our shop, VEGA is a perfect fusion of classic boating and modern sensibilities.

Electric Launch VEGA under way in Benjamin River.


Just launched and undergoing sea trials  is the locally-built boat, VEGA, originating on the Cranberry Islands off Mount Desert Island in the 1930’s.   A ~32′ open launch with a “downeast hull”, VEGA’s new owner has traded the inboard diesel for a new electric inboard from Electric Yacht, powered by a bank of Victron Energy LifePO4 batteries, with a high-output solar array on a custom “solar top” over the cockpit.   Under way, the clatter and rumble of the diesel is gone, leaving only the  rush of her curling bow wave, water lapping against wood, and gentle conversation.

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RUBY SLIPPER plans are now available!
(Reviewed in WoodenBoat No. 287)

Doug’s latest design, previously featured on our “On the Drawing Board” page, has now been fleshed out into both downloadable study plans and printed build plans available in our Stock Plans section.

Those of you who followed Doug’s initial design for the boat while still “on the drawing board”  will notice some subtle adjustments as the design has evolved.

For an outside opinion, please see Mike O’Brien’s  review in the latest issue of WoodenBoat (No. 287).

Ruby Slipper Plans – Study and Build

AUK – 23′ Point Comfort – All Electric!

AUK - A skiff in her natural habitat.

AUK – Electric!

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!