Custom Boat Building

Custom Boat Building

Custom boat building on Hatteras Island

Founder of Phillips Boatworks, Jay Phillips, has been involved in new boat builds for near 40 years. He made his first small wooden boat at age 14. Same year he started earning money working at the local boat yard, repairing and refitting all types of yachts. His first big project was a 65 ft Fishing Trawler. Later he fell in love with light weight composite multihulls, and started greatly improving his composites experience learning advanced vacuum bagging techniques as well and alongside quality woodwork and yacht joinery. He started his own production company in 2014 and developed the new Stiletto X Series of Prepreg Honeycomb performance trailerable catamarans. Currently he is starting a next generation of the Stiletto X, but slightly smaller 28 foot pH-850 Catamaran made from foam core and prepreg, for strength and weight standards normally reserved for Americas Cup quality construction. Phillips has mastered hull and part design using Rhino3d CAD Systems. If you have a boat you want designed and built. Jay can bring together the talent and team to make it happen. With all his designs, he reaches out to past team members, composite engineers, and naval architect with specialty engineering areas to make sure there is no guesswork involved and no money wasted. When Jay gets involved with your new yacht build project, you get a team effort!

Boat Building Projects

  • Yacht Charter Vacations on Hatteras Island
    “Hatteras Island is an obvious location for yacht charter vacations, and has already established a culture of vacation rental. Its really a no-brainer” says Jay Phillips. With more than 30 years experience in the industry, Phillips has learned that the yacht charter business can be a rewarding challenge. We’ve located an ideal boat (as pictured above), but it won’t be available for long. Simply using the boat as a dockside 4 bedroom / 4 bathroom rental house is likely to do quite well. Hatteras Island presents quite a growing opportunity for east coast yacht owners.
  • Gunboat 55 Rigging
    Leader of the Rigging Team at the Wanchese, NC Gunboat Factory. With a Team of 5 rigging team members, we worked on all stages of the rigging installations on the new Gunboat 55, all Carbon Fiber, Infused Catamaran. Nine hulls were on the floor during this time and were at all different stages of completion, […]
  • Time Flies! Are you and Your Boat Ready for 2021?
    Get your boat ready for next season….
  • Generator Installation
    Onan 13.5 kw Installation

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