Boatbuilder & Designer, Hylan & Brown

Doug Hylan Doug Hylan built his first boat at age 14: a disastrous catamaran with a propensity to bury her lee hull before realizing any adolescent-appropriate speeds. After a decade or so of dabbling in more or less respectable professions, he relapsed into boatbuilding, first working with Jim Steele and Joel White, then going off on his own. He is currently CEO and janitor at D. N. Hylan & Associates in Brooklin, Maine, a boatyard that specializes in the design, building, and restoration of wooden boats.