In his 40-year career, this fearless, passionate yet soft-spoken pioneer has produced some of the most innovative and imaginative sailing vessels in the world. He helped develop the technology of cold molding, pioneered Ultralight Displacement Boat design and construction, and earned a reputation for generating fast, elegant, and easy to handle boats. With over 60 designs to his credit, Wylie has developed a diverse repertoire of ocean racers, global voyagers, and commercial workboats.

Wylie gained an empirical education professionally competing in 50,000 miles of notable races: The Transpac, Admirals Cup, S.O.R.C, Bermuda Race, Chicago Mac, and The Fastnet. He expanded his knowledge to sailmaking while completing his BA in Industrial Design at San Francisco State University. Later, he developed boat-building skills in wood, metal, and composite. As a racer, sailmaker, and renowned boat builder, Wylie brings a comprehensive understanding to the design process.

For more information on the history of Wylie’s design career, we invite you to read Steven Callahan’s article in Professional BoatBuilder, “Native Son” and Shimon Van Collie’s article in Latitude 38, “Tom Wylie: Rebel Without a Pause.


Doug Frolich received his BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology. With over 25 years in the marine industry, Doug has mastered the art of design and proven to be a valued member of the WYLIE DESIGN GROUP team. As a gifted designer and experienced sailor, Doug works hard to meet the client’s mission and takes grate pleasure in balancing art, science, and engineering in order to create boats that are aesthetically pleasing, safe, and high performing. 

Doug was named as the winner of the 2004 Blue Water Sailing Magazine Design Competition for a 45 foot bluewater cruiser. Other achievements include a 40 foot offshore power boat capable of speeds over 100 mph. Additionally, Doug is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, RINA, and the ABYC, and has held a USCG license for vessels up to 100 tons since 1994.

Duties at WYLIE DESIGN GROUP include velocity performance prediction, power and resistance, sea keeping and stability analysis, as well as producing 3D models from 2D drawings for use in the production of tools and parts. Doug uses state of the art technology, including SolidWorks, Rhino, Maxsurf, and other software to help ensure efficient design spiral from conception to production.







Tom’s confidence and mastery on the water allowed him to “solo” with Lindsay aboard a speedy Wylie Wabbit when she was only three months old! As a lifetime connoisseur of her father’s work, Lindsay is able to weave the strands of Tom’s vision into organized and coordinated office operations and procedures, ensuring effectiveness and efficiency.  She is also responsible for brand management and communications. Major projects include: Solutions to Climate Change Presentation at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a youtube documentary, and the design of our website.


She received her bachelors degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Interdisciplinary Studies: Mathematics, Architecture, and Cognitive Science. Currently she is pursuing a masters in Pure Mathematics at California State University, East Bay.