Newport Yacht & Launch Co.


Designers and Builders of fine Yachts and Tenders


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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 launches.

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.  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 Engineering. 

He resides in Newport, Rhode Island, and is a runner and avid sailor.



Newport Yacht & Launch Co.


433 Spring Street

Newport, Rhode Island  02840


Telephone 401.848.0020


To obtain additional sales information, please contact Kevin Doyle:  [email protected]


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