Available Now: Lobster Boat!

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Available Now |

This Lobster Boat looks brand new, thanks to the flawless maintenance, its white exterior seems to glow on the water. While it does not have a sailing option, it works great for motoring and has a sliding seat for rowing. It comes with a trailer, 9′ spoon oars, stainless steel keel and a camping cover so you’ll be set for adventure! We’re listing it at $6,995. This boat’s wide transom is capable of holding a 10 hp...

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Speed Test

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Captain's Gig, Mailbag |

Recently, a customer wanted to know how fast our smallest boats go with a 2 hp motor. It was a nice sunny day so we decided to take a couple dinghies out for speed testing. We don’t usually think of our boats as motor boats but they work well with a small outboard in maneuverability and speed. Our boats are in fact faster than most competitors because of their fair hull forms, keel design and light weight. Many customers report much...

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Mailbag: travels of a Melonseed

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Mailbag, Melonseed |

We received a letter from our friends about their travels in Canada with their beloved Melonseed. Maybe you’ve gone on an adventure in a Melonseed. If you have pictures and an accompanying story, mail it to Boatshop@GHBoats.com so we can share it with those interested in the kind of fun you can have in our boats. Travels of a Melonseed My wife and I took our Melonseed from it’s home on Willapa Bay in WA to Vancouver Island, BC, a road...

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Photos from SCAMP Skills academy

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014 in SCAMP | 1 comment

We had a very interesting time at last weekend’s Scamp Skills academy, taught by SCAMP guru Howard Rice. Attendees included owners of Gig Harbor and homebuilt Scamps, plus a few folks contemplating getting or building a Scamp. Topics includes sailing techniques, building tips, capsize and recovery, rigging, equipment and more. The wind was brisk so Saturday the fleet stayed inside port Hudson and ventured outside briefly Sunday. Tacking...

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Fiberglass SCAMP review in 48 North

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Press Reviews, SCAMP |

Our fiberglass SCAMP got a fantastic write-up in the April 2014 issue of 48 North! It’s a pretty good sized article so we’re not going to reprint the whole thing here, but these are a few of our favorite parts:   Gig Harbor Boat Works, known for their strong, esthetically pleasing rowing boats, has already shipped a number of the new SCAMPS all over the country and overseas. “The kit boat has a lot of intricate details that the...

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When less is more

Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Mailbag, Navigator |

This is a real-life example of how a bigger boat isn’t necessarily better… Many years ago we built a 12′ Point Defiance sailboat for a lady who lives on a nearby island. She sailed the dickens out of that Point Defiance and really loved it! But then she got the whim to go cruising in her yacht between here and Alaska. The original plan was to use her Point Defiance as the yacht’s tender – unfortunately it turned...

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