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

  • Charter Special! 10% off Full Day Charters !!!
    Full Day Sailing Adventures are the BEST! Explore Hatteras Inlet and Ocracoke North End! Book Now ! (coupon code “fulldayspecial”) Depart Buxton at 8 am and explore the most secluded sights of Hatteras Island! Back at 4 pm. Groups can be up to 6 Passengers per boat. 3 Boats Available! Ice and Cooler Provided Boats […]
  • Hatteras Island – Yacht Rescue and Salvage
    Responsible and Safe Recovery from the Graveyard of the Atlantic The danger of offshore transit around Cape Hatteras and Diamond Shoals is frequently underestimated. Each year 5 – 20 vessels get stranded on the shallow bars of the Outer Banks as they approach Hatteras Point and Diamond Shoals off of North Carolina’s Barrier Islands. Especially […]
  • Used and Repair(able) Sail Sale!
    Sale on Used Sail Inventory Most of these sails will be between $100 – $300 depending on the age and extent of work that had to be done to fix them. World Sails 4.7 mast 430/400 luff 407 boom 165 sail004a.jpg sail004b.jpg Real World Sails 5.2 mast 400 luff ext 23-25 boom 174-176 sail009a.jpg sail009b.jpg […]
  • 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.

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