Storage and Maintenance

Proper storage and maintenance is critical to the longevity and integrity of your wooden boat. At Hylan & Brown we have the facilities, the knowledge, and the experience necessary to keep your boat in great shape!

Conventional concrete floored storage structures or outside storage can dry out a wooden boat over the winter months. In the short term this will result in a poor topside finish, and a leaky boat on launch day. In the long term improper storage will shorten the life of your boat or require frequent and costly refits. Our dirt floored storage sheds are specifically designed to keep your boat swelled up tight by allowing moisture in and keeping wind and sun out.

Our maintenance program is tailored to every boat, owner, and budget. Whether your boat has miles of varnish, or a “workboat” finish, we will develop a strategy to get your boat looking and performing it’s best, and keep it that way.

Please contact us for a storage quote so you can realize the long term savings and piece of mind of a well cared for boat. We think you’ll find our rates quite reasonable.

Wooden boats currently under our care include:


Hylan-designed weekend cruiser built to Hylan’s BOWLER design


A new boat to our BOWLER design


1929 32ft power cruiser TOLLIE (For Sale)


Two boats to the 1889 N. G. Herreshoff Coquina design

MARSH HENmarsh hen

Hylan 29ft 90hp V-bottom kayak cruiser


30ft Knarr sloop (For Sale)

LIGHT BREEZE and RED HEADlight breeze

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

SARDINE sardine

A 23ft Harry Bryan garvey


N. G. Herreshoff Alerion III replica

here_and_nowHERE & NOW

38ft Gannon & Benjamin sloop

margaloCastine Class

Nine 18ft plank-on-frame daysailers.


— Joel White Flat Fish sloop


Apprentice 15 – Designed by Kevin Carney of the Apprenticeshop, inspired by K. Aage Nielson’s “PRIMROSE” and others.