Adam Hyler (1735–1782), born in Wurttemberg, Germany, was a privateer and whaleboat captain during the American War for Independence. He harassed the British fleet in the New York harbor area, destroying ships and capturing crews. Hyler lived in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Adam Hyler made several major raids on Sandy Hook and New York Harbor. On the evening of Friday, October 5, 1781, he led 6 whaleboats with his Sloop "Revenge" and captured British Prisoners, provisions and burnt many ships
Sea Scout Ship 24, a unit of Sea Scouting (Boy Scouts of America), based in Staten Island, NY is named in honor of Adam Hyler. The New Jersey Friends of Clearwater Chapter of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater operates a Tuckerton Bay Sailing Garvey that is named after Adam Hyler.