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New name same business for Hylan & Brown

Friday, December 22nd 2017

New name same business for Hylan & Brown

Ellery Brown has taken on a larger role at D.N. Hylan & Associates Inc. and the Brooklin, Maine, boatbuilding company has been renamed Hylan & Brown Boatbuilders.

“It was in our winter 2012 newsletter that Doug (Hylan) announced that he had brought me on as partner. Since that time my responsibilities as well as my ownership of the company have grown to the point that Doug thought we ought to put my name on the shingle too,” Brown explained. “I'm honored to be associated with all the great work that Doug and this shop have turned out over the past 20 years. I look forward to continuing and building upon the great reputation for quality, honesty and creativity that Doug has worked so hard to build.”

From his previous 24/7 schedule Hylan has transitioned to part time in the past couple years, Brown explained. He has taken time to realize some long term goals with his wife Jean, including a cruise to the Bahama's last winter, and construction of a new home behind the shop on Benjamin River. Hylan continues to turn out custom design work and supply the shop with detailed construction drawings for new builds and restorations.

“Whether he is in the office designing on the computer, or 1000 miles away steering down the ICW he is almost always the first place I turn for help in solving any number of the wonderful problems that arise in custom yacht construction,” said Brown. In addition to new builds and restoration, Dylan & Brown also handles boat maintenance. For more information, go to or

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