The Designs of Doug Hylan
WoodenBoat, July/August 2019
WoodenBoat‘s cover article interviews Doug about his designs and discusses his boat building history. Nice photos of GRAYLING, DIANA, PENOBSCOT, GATSBY, PELICAN, and other projects dot the article. Sketches of various designs are featured, including BEACH PEA, CHESAPEAKE CRAB SKIFF, the BEN GARVEYS, ALBURY BROS. RUNABOUT, and others.
Old-fashioned artistry defines a small shop in Brooklin, Maine
Soundings, June 2017
Laurie Schreiber‘s cover article describes the history and philosophy of the Hylan shop, including photos and information on significant projects from over the years. The cover photo is of BAGATELLE.
Off Center Harbor
To celebrate the centennial of GRAYLING’s launch, offcenterharbor.com, a subscription website, has produced a video entitled Following a Course: A Centennial Tour of GRAYLING.
Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors
There’s a nice write-up about PENOBSCOT by Maynard Bray and some great pictures by Benjamin Mendlowitz and others in Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors and Life on the Coast.
2014 Calendar of Wooden Boats
TUVA, a 1929 32ft power cruiser in our care, is April in this calendar.
DELIVERANCE is reviewed in WoodenBoat Magazine’s 2013 MotorBoats: A World of Wooden Power Craft.
AIDA: N. G. Herreshoff’s finest shallow-draft yawl
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“Here is the story of N.G. Herreshoff’s finest shallow-draft yawl told by long-time Calendar of Wooden Boats® contributor Maynard Bray. Aida chronicles the history of the Bray family’s boat and the skilled, authentic restoration undertaken by Hylan & Brown – Boatbuilders …” — quote from publisher’s web site about AIDA.
Boring Bars and Deadwood
by Ellery Brown
This article, by Hylan’s own Ellery Brown, describes the deadwood and techniques used in boring the shaft hole for MOLLY B. A 1927 cat-yawl, MOLLY B. is in the shop for a complete restoration.
Cover photo of NELLIE
The beautiful 1903 Herreshoff gaff cutter NELLIE appears on the cover of the May 2011 issue of Classic Boat. The accompanying article describes the complete restoration of this 1903 classic by a “dream team of specialized craftsmen”. Our involvement included preliminary repair and restoration work, 2004-2008.
Cover photo of BRENDA KAY
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors
There’s a very nice photo of BRENDA KAY on the cover of the April/May 2011 issue of MBH&H. It shows her launching outside our shop, and the photo is by Benjamin Mendlowitz.
HIRD ISLAND SKIFF
Small Boats 2009: 36
A review of the Hird Island Skiff appeared in the 2009 edition of Small Boats.
A Lifetime in Boats
October 2008, Soundings Magazine
This Soundings article discusses a number of boats built and restored by Hylan & Brown – Boatbuilders , including two boats called RED HEAD, GRAYLING, and COQUINA.
Building HANDY BILLY
by Maynard Bray, WoodenBoat 159:66, 160:106 & 161:40.
A three part series describing Doug Hylan’s construction of Harry Bryan’s 21′ HANDY BILLY design, a fuel efficient power boat.
Chesapeake Sailing Skiff
by Mike O’Brien, WoodenBoat 157:74.
A design review of Doug Hylan’s 15′ 4″ vee bottom sailing skiff based on traditional Chesapeake crabbing skiffs.
by Maynard Bray, WoodenBoat 136:99.
A design review detailing the history of the sardine carrier GRAYLING and it’s pre-restoration documentation by Bray & Hylan.