Traditional design. Modern sensibilities.


Gig Harbor Boat Works is the builder of a unique line of custom small boats for rowing and sailing.

Our boats are modern reproductions of traditional working boats, used by people who earned their living using only wind and oar.

Deck the Hulls!


We’re bringing the holiday spirit to the waterfront! Join us in decorating our dinghies and taking in the holiday lights from the water. Share your pics with us on social media using hashtag #GHBWdeckthehulls,
or e-mail them to the boatshop!


 As always, we’ll send you a thank you gift if you share a great photo we can post to our blog! (It’s the giving season, after all!)


What We Do

We build ten different rowing and sailing boat models from 8 to 17 feet in length. Click Here for a photographic overview of all the boats we build, by size (from largest to smallest).

Who We Are

We are small craft specialists, using our experience as boaters and craftsmen to create boats that combine traditional design with modern materials and conveniences. Read More about Our Philosophy.

Our Customers

We love helping people find the ideal boat for their purposes, whether it will be a ship-to-shore yacht tender, a small craft capable of its own solo adventures, or anything in between. Read Testimonials from our customers.

"My entire experience with GHBW has been outstanding!"


“Knowledgeable, gracious, and very patient service.”