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

  • Hatteras Memory Keepsake for Auction
    Take Home the 40 Year Old Fish House Restaurant Highway Signs! A piece of Hatteras History. The old Fish House Property on Buxton Harbor has been sold and will hopefully be put to use as a sailing and maritime education center for local and visiting youth and adults. Originally we were planning on simply flipping and re-using the signage for the new branding. But a very wise friend from Frank n Fran’s said ,”What are you doing with the road signs? I’d bet someone would really cherish having them!”. Heeding the good advice, we are offering at least one of the signs to the highest bidder!  Proceeds from the sale of this cool and historic memento will be used towards the purchase and use of the property as a sailing and maritime educational resource to the community. Details are as follows: 1) Dimensions are 8 ft long x 5 feet high x 2 inches thick […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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, […]

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