Kevin Doyle is the designer and builder of the Newport Runabout motor
yacht. Newport Yacht & Launch Co. was founded in March 2002. The
company designs and manufactures motor yachts and launches for both the recreational and commercial markets.
Mr. Doyle has been immersed in engineering and design in the marine field for over
twenty years. He has worked with builders,
such as Legacy Yachts and Hood Yachts.
His engineering and design talent has also been utilized by the Electric Launch
Company (ELCO) of Athens, NY to develop designs for their fleet of classic
As an engineering consultant he worked on several large classic yacht restoration
projects including Alondra, Belle, Onawa, Jem,
Scout, Zapala, and Freedom principally for McMillen Yachts of
Beaufort, SC. These mainly wood historic yachts underwent
extensive restoration, while obtaining USCG Certification for passenger
vessels. www.WoodenYachts.com Mr. Doyle has also consulted on numerous re-powering projects of private
and commercial vessels ranging from sailing yachts to motor cruisers and sport
fishing boats up to 90’.
His experience encompasses hydrodynamic design; structural engineering with
various materials including wood, steel, aluminum, and advanced composites;
propulsion system engineering; resistance and speed estimates; propeller
selection and analysis; design and technical experience in marine propulsion
equipment, including waterjets; as well as noise attenuation and sound
abatement. Additional skills compliment his marine technical core, including
design for manufacturing; production planning and management; and establishing
computer databases for production, inventory, and purchasing.
His additional experience includes working as Engineer onboard numerous Super
Yachts in the Caribbean and North America.
Educated at Worcester
Polytechnic Institute, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical
He resides in Newport, Rhode
Island, and is a runner and avid sailor.