As custom boatbuilders/ designers we have always relied on you, our customers, to inspire us with new and challenging projects.  Your faith in our knowledge, experience and skill to bring custom designs from paper to reality keeps us busy in the trade we love so well.  The reward for your faith and vision are unique and exceptional watercraft and the pride of having created them. 


Now it's our turn to inspire you!


Doug has drawn a classically inspired 23' day sailer he's calling SELKIE. We've gradually fallen in love with the design by way of models (computer and wood) plans and calculations. She'll be a lovely thing, with grace in her lines and power in her rig. She'll be simple and responsive to sail with plenty of stability for less white knuckles and more big grins. We've sailed her in our heads on many a winter evening and come to the conclusion that this boat must be built! We'd love to build her for ourselves, but alas, it's not in the cards for us. So we've got to find someone who shares our excitement for SELKIE's potential to bring this exciting new design from concept to reality by commissioning hull # 1.


Just in case we can't sway you with plans and models, with examples of our refined detailing and classic aesthetic, and with the strength of our conviction, we've come up with a great deal for the first person to commission a SELKIE. (see below)


Doug's Off Center Harbor blog on SELKIE


SELKIE Description

SELKIE study plan

SELKIE specifications


Price sheet available upon request.



The Deal


10% discount


Like all of our boats SELKIE will be custom built to your specifications. The SELKIE Price and Specs sheet includes a base price and a list of possible options. Once you have reviewed the price and spec sheet and chosen the options that make sense for you, we will discount the total price 10%.


Free storage and maintenance (one year)


D.N. Hylan & Associates will provide all seasonal maintenance on SELKIE hull #1 for one year from the launch date. Maintenance will include topside paint, bottom paint, exterior varnish, launching, stepping, rigging, cleaning, hauling, down rigging, unstepping and storing inside.


Free Delivery (one year)


One round trip from our shop in Brooklin to your mooring in the spring and back again in the fall.


The fine print 


We've had a busy year so far!  Look for another e-mail soon with photos of some of our new builds, new designs, and other "goings on."


Ellery R. Brown
D.N. Hylan & Associates, Inc.