• A fine example of a completed Benjamin River Peapod. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Root. www.jamesrootart.com


Have you always wanted to build a Ben Garvey or a Benjamin River Peapod, but couldn’t dedicate the space and time required for the complete process?  This might be your chance!  We currently have two partially completed boats for sale (examples of completed boats shown above) built in our shop to test the fit of some of our CNC components (they fit!):

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LILY PAD – A Doug Hylan BOWLER: 26′ V-Bottom raised-deck weekend cruiser

Good sea keeping, graceful lines, fuel efficiency, and quiet running are hallmarks of Doug’s BOWLER design.    The success of BAGATELLE, the first of this design built in our shop, led to the building of SKYE (Best in Show, Professionally Built, 25th Annual Woodenboat Show!), and now LILY PAD, pictured above on her launch day.

If you are interested in more information on these designs or to speak with us about commissioning your own custom boat, please feel free to contact Ellery Brown at ellery@dhylanboats.com or by phone at 207.359.9807

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!