New Penny – Marsh Wren Gaff Sloop – 2017

It would be safe to call the Marsh Wren an evolutionary design in the Devlin catalog. She’s a refined synthesis of a long history of sailboat design in a form that is small enough for convenience and large enough for an entire family as a daysailer. In cabin form, she’s capable of longer cruises. In either form, the Marsh Wren is  a well balanced and efficient sailboat, light on the helm and easy to handle alone.

The Marsh Wren is the response to a body of customer feedback. Read about it in Sam’s design notes.

The New Penny is a fantastic build of an evolved design from Devlin Boats. It  can take you almost anywhere one efficient sail power. The asking price is $49,900. Contact Sam for more information or to arrange a showing.

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Diana – Beals Island Lobster Boat – 1952-2002

Information from Doug Hyland:

DIANA was built by Alvin Beal in the early 1950s on Beals Island, Maine. She
incorporates the handsome low sheer and skeg construction that were a hallmark
of that era.

In 2002, a new owner asked D. N. Hylan & Assoc. to rebuilt DIANA for use as a
picnic boat for his Downeast summer home. The boats lines were lifted and her
original construction documented. A new house and shelter were designed and
the original propulsion system was re-configured.

If you want piece of nautical history that also works as an excellent day cruiser, this is your boat. She is beautiful and runs like a fine clock.

The Diana has had many hands in her modern refinement. The Diana is diesel inboard engine powered, traditional carvel plank construction and condition is very good. The asking price is  $49,900. Contact Sam for more information and to arrange a showing.

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Owl – Historic 19 ft. Launch Redesigned – 1957-2016

With the Owl, you get a boat that properly combines history with modern design and technology.

‘Owl’ was built (or more properly modified) by the noted Yacht Designer ‘Bill Garden’ and he sold her to my youngest Son, Mackenzie, in the year of 2000.  Bill had been working on her for many years (I remember seeing her for at least 8 years prior to purchase at Bill’s island, “Toads Landing”) and was building her as a sort of  ‘kids’ daysailer.  Knowing Bill in the later years of his life it seemed he was chasing his own mortality by thinking and dreaming about boats very much like a kid himself, in other words she was being built for Bill and Janie (his keeper) as a neat little daysailer, being repurposed from an old 19ft. lifeboat of nice lines and shape that was originally built in 1952.

After years as a daysailer, Mackenzie had outgrown her and she was modified again by the team at Devlin boats to incorporate modern diesel inboard power and enough cabin to shelter the skipper from the Northwest elements. The end result is a lovely, seaworthy boat with a long history of nautical uses. If you like to take to the waters with a boat laden with the tradition of quality boatbuilding, the Owl is your girl.

She is redesigned by Sam Devlin, rebuilt by the artists at Devlin Boats and ready to take you on your own adventures. Her asking price is $49,900. Contact Sam for more information or to arrange a showing of this remarkable resurrection.

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Candlefish 13 – 2014

The Candlefish 13 is a versatile small fishing boat. Originally designed to be a cartoppable fishing skiff for high latitude rivers and lakes, she has also proven to be an excellent yacht tender.

With one person aboard, she only draws about 4.5 inches. On an ultimate hunting trip, loaded with gear, she could carry 1323 pounds, draw 10.5 inches  and still have over 13 inches of freeboard at the lowest point of the sheer.

Under normal loading, she planes at 20+mph with an 8hp outboard. Sam recently built one of these as a tender for his beloved Josephine, and reports that he loves it.

Overall, the Candlefish is the ultimate in small, simple boats with serious ruggedness in any environment.

For the full story, read Sam’s design notes on the Candlefish 13.

This Candlefish was built by the crack team at Devlin Boats in 2014. This is a boat that with minimum upkeep will last for generations. The asking price is $14,500, complete with 20hp Yamaha outboard and galvanized trailer. Contact Sam for more information or to arrange a showing.

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GooseLodge II – Surf Runner 25 – 2004


Inspired by customers Larry and Wendy Brown, the Surf Runner 25 combines the classic looks from another time with modern performance and reliability. She looks like an open runabout from the outside, but manages to sneak some very usable cabin space into the bow area. A bespoke bimini top also provides shelter to the skipper and crew when the weather is less than perfect, as is often the case here in the Puget Sound. A Volvo-Penta sterndrive diesel provides plenty of thrust to run at 25 knots with a good economical cruise at 20 knots. The speed envelope is part of the design. Slow enough to avoid typical Puget Sound flotsam and fast enough to devour the miles. The responsive hull is designed to cut through the waves, keeping the pounding to a minimum and the comfort levels to the max. A plethora of smart storage and configurable seating rounds out a boat that is easy to bring into your life.

The GooseLodge II was buillt in 2004 by the crack team at Devlin Boats. She has recently been refurbished to look and run like new. The asking price is $119,500. Contact Sam for more information or to arrange a showing.

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MoonGlow – Black Crown 29 – 1995

Our venerable Black Crown 29 “MoonGlow” is now offered for sale and she will be a very nice cruiser for her next owners.

She is one of the 29ft. version of the Black Crown and offers a commodious and comfortable cockpit with space for the engine box (she has a Volvo Penta AD-DP 41 series 6 cylinder diesel engine sterndrive) and seating for crew and guests when the hook is down and you just want to enjoy the evening breeze. Going into the cabin there is a full enclosed and private head to port and a full headroom shower just opposite on the port side. Forward of the head is a fore and aft facing dinette with room to seat up to 4 for cocktails or an intimate dinner. Galley is to starboard and forward of the head and aft of the helm seat. Space for a below counter refrigerator/freezer unit, sink, and range oven cook top. Helm seat is to starboard and forward of the galley as mentioned above and has excellent visibility and comfortable seating, room for electronics instruments etc.

On the port side of the boat and opposite the helm is a side facing co-helm seat that works well for keeping an extra pair of eyes scanning forward while the boat is running but also allowing good conversation with the skipper. Forward of the main salon area is a large double berth that has a queen sized double slightly to starboard side. There is 6′-4″ headroom in the main salon cabin and good seating and sleeping headroom forward in the bow/sleeping area.

Performance is good with a 200hp Diesel Sterndrive giving her top speed of 24 knots and a cruise speed of 18 knots with a fuel burn economy of 4.17 miles for each gallon of fuel used and that, my friends, is just about a good mileage as can be managed with a boat!

She can be loaded to a trailer for winter storage and these hulls are more than capable of traveling on some very long cruises whether you are on the East Coast or the West Coast, the MoonGlow can handle the seas and the waters that you will encounter and handle them with aplomb!

The Moonglow is a 1995 build in fair condition. The asking price is $89,900 and there is enough margin in the price to allow a complete re-paint and refinish of her.

Contact Sam for more information or to arrange a showing.

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Zelda Belle – Surf Scoter 26 – 2006

This is a full-sized boat with full-sized features, and a pilothouse with 6′ 4″ headroom. The pilothouse area has a fully enclosed head, galley with sink, cook top range and cabin heater. The helm area has plenty of room for electronics above the dash and opposite the port side is the co-helm and passenger seats.

Forward under the raised flush deck is a U-shaped berthing area with good sitting headroom and a table. The table can be lowered to convert this area into a very large double berth area or it can be used as port and starboard single births.

All in all, this a very livable and comfortable boat for recreation and long range cruising with enough performance to accommodate your adventures in boating.

Asking price is $119,500. Contact Sam for details and to arrange a showing.

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“Thank You for Your Patience Sale” Just Ended

***Update*** There was a hitch with the sale timekeeping system. Apologies to anyone who tried to shop when the sale was accidentally down.


*** Update*** Thanks to Igor for pointing out a really should-have-been-obvious flaw! There was really no way to to get to the Shopping Cart. Now, the Store link has sub-links to go directly to your Cart and to Checkout. Also, if you have something in your cart, you’ll see a list on the right hand side of the page. My bad… We’re extending the sale until midnight to make up for it.


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Store Update

*** Update Monday Morning ***

We seem to have the download issues ironed out. That said, there may be some minor mistakes in linking products to their respective downloads. I went through them quickly on Friday night. Please let me know if you get the wrong file for your order, and I will fix it.

I’m also aware that we are delivering insecure images alongside secure content. It’s because the images were added before we moved to our new secure server. I can assure you that it does not compromise your security; there are 6 layers of security protecting your account and transactions. But, I can understand if makes you nervous. I’ll be looking for a way to secure those images today.

***Update Friday night***

I fixed all the download links and updated all the orders to make (pretty) sure the downloads work. For those of you who ordered as guest, I sent out new emails, with updated links.


***Update  Friday afternoon***- Ok, we figured out the download problems. It will take a few hours to fix. For those of you who had trouble downloading, I believe I have sent out plans, but if I haven’t, please let me know. I will also go back and fix the existing orders with new download links. If you ordered with an account, you can go to your account and get fresh links soon. If you ordered as a guest, I can send you a new order email with updated download links.

It came to my attention that people are trying to sign in with old store credentials. In short, they are gone with the old store. It’s an entirely new system. There is no way to incorporate them into the new store without making a mess, so please sign up for an account on the new store if you wish. That way, you can get back to your purchases any time.


The store is up. At long last.

The old store links will no longer work. You can reach the new store through the main menu link on the site.

The designs in the catalog with plans are linked directly to the correct products.

You can also find products through the main site search as well as the store search. I may separate the site and store searches. Site search returns a lot of results.

Plans are grouped by boat design. There are three types of products right now. Downloadable study plans, downloadable construction plans, and printed construction plans. The downloads are in zip files that contain pdf files. You can read pdf files on anything, or easily have them printed. Printed files are the plans we print for you and ship.

Everything is linked back to the catalog entry for that boat. You’ll find the return links in the product description.

– Jim



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