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Just Launched: the Brenda Kay

A 1950 Beals Island-Style Lobsterboat

Brenda KayClick on image to expand.
Launch Details:
Reproduction of a 1950s Beals Island lobsterboat
Boat Name:
Brenda Kay
LOA 28'8”, Beam 8'9”, Draft 2'3”
A 110-hp Yanmar diesel engine turns the Evolution Marine Shaft System
Built by:
D.N. Hylan & Assoc.
Brenda Kay MBHH CoverThe Brenda Kay graced the cover
of the May issue of MBH&H.
Particulars: The Brenda Kay is a cold-molded reproduction of a 1950s Beals Island lobsterboat. The original boat, re-named Diana after a 2001 restoration here at D.N. Hylan & Assoc., was designed and built by Alvin Beal in 1952. The boat plied the waters of downeast Maine for nearly a half a century until it was brought to us for a complete restoration and conversion to yacht standards. Lines were taken and plans worked up in the hopes that someone might be drawn to the classic looks and much-proven seaworthiness of the type. In 2009 a customer from Virginia, having admired Diana, commissioned a reproduction. To the eye, the Brenda Kay is a perfectly accurate copy of the original, belying the modernization of construction and equipment. The hull—with 8” of additional beam for space and stability—is cold-molded, and the boat is powered by a 110-hp Yanmar diesel engine turning an Evolution Marine Shaft System.
Brenda Kay
Brenda Kay
Brenda Kay
Brenda Kay
Brenda Kay
The Brenda Kay is perfectly suited to short cruises with simple yet comfortable accommodations, and the cockpit provides ample room for guests on day trips. At speeds up to 16 knots the boat cruises with comfort, safety, and traditional style.
End of Story
Contact D.N. Hylan & Assoc. to learn more about the Brenda Kay, including plans, full specifications, and price.
Contact: D.N. Hylan & Assoc. 207-359-9807 e-mail: website:

Information and specifications supplied by the builder. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. However, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Inc. accepts no liability in the event of any errors of fact or omission.

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