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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A beauty of a boat – 10′ Navigator with custom woodwork

Posted by on Feb 22, 2014 in Best of GHBoats, Navigator |

One of the best things about being a custom boatbuilder is working together with a client to create something special.   The result is that sometimes folks end up with boats that are more like works of art than ‘just a dinghy’. Here is a prime example of a Yacht Tender that shows a real appreciation for how the tender can compliment the mother vessel. This Navigator sailboat was designed with matching hull color, varnished Mahogany...

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September Fiberglass Scamp Update

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in SCAMP |

Sorry for the looong interval since the last update. Ever since we finished the tooling we have been focused on building and shipping brand new Fiberglass Scamps to their owners. Three boats are already in the possession of their skippers and our fourth Scamp has just been finished today and it’s a stunner. Marty will be sailing fiberglass Scamp #4 with its beautiful green & bronze combo on shallow Texas lakes before trying his hand at the...

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A couple of Scamp goodies

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in SCAMP | 1 comment

Two of the most vexing problems we hear about are trailers that actually fit a Scamp and how to store oars that are long enough to be of practical use. Well, our crinkled, scribbled and doodled upon napkins have yielded results again. Had to resharpen the pencils a few times too. Scamp won’t fit on a regular boat trailer because the twin keelsons prevent the use of conventional bunks. And if you try to use a flat bed trailer loading...

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SCAMP: Getting into production mode

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in SCAMP | 1 comment

Our Scamp #1 is now at its home in the California bay area and #2 just left for its home in Maryland. Our goal is to build a Scamp approximately every three weeks, so for those of you who already have orders and know where you stand in the queue, you can guesstimate when yours will come up. There has been a little shuffling in the order as a couple of buyers have opted to change places. Here are a few pictures… The Scamp with the bright...

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SCAMP Options

Posted by on Aug 3, 2013 in SCAMP |

Well here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the “nitty gritty” details on all the Scamp options and pricing! A couple of people have asked us if we are not accepting new orders until we ‘catch up’ with backorders. We are not limiting orders at this time and are happy to accept new orders! To encourage folks to step up we are holding the same prices that were offered to the 6th through 12th orders for a...

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