New In stock: 12′ Point Defiance Sailboat

Posted by on Oct 18, 2019 in Point Defiance, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This brand new 12′ Point Defiance sailboat is perfect for those that want to get their boat quickly before the year ends. It has a rare mint gel coat color on the top 2 strakes that will be sure to catch fellow sailor’s attention. Includes the full sail rig, stainless steel keel and kick up rudder conversion so you can start making memories ASAP! Priced at $8,224, it can be viewed at our shop in Gig Harbor, WA. For more information...

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Deck the Hulls: Bringing the Holiday Spirit to the Waterfront

Posted by on Dec 1, 2018 in Just for Fun, Point Defiance |

This weekend people everywhere are greening their houses, their workplaces, and their cities in preparation for the holiday season. Why not let a boat be part of the fun?! Here in Gig Harbor we have a great maritime culture, and every year there is a holiday boat parade where people festoon their boats with lights, and circle the harbor after sunset. It’s fun to view both from the water and from land, taking in the holiday lights from...

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Puget Sound Crab season opens tomorrow, June 30th!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018 in Just for Fun, Lobster Boat, Point Defiance |

One of the key signs that summer is here in the Puget Sound is the arrival of crab season… when our local waters are suddenly dotted by the red and white buoys that indicate a forest of crabpots hidden beneath the surface. If you’ve got a GH Boat that’s been sitting idle, waiting for an excuse to get put to work, there is no better occasion than this!  

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How to Rig a Sloop Sailboat (Video Tutorial)

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Best of GHBoats, Our Boats, Point Defiance | 1 comment

Well here’s something that’s been a long time coming… a video tutorial of how to rig one of our sailboats! Here Falk demonstrates how to rig up our 12′ Point Defiance Sailboat. As a sloop rig, this one is pretty representative of how the majority of our boats are rigged, with some slight modifications based on the model and options you choose.    We’ll also be updating our written instruction manual soon...

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A prodigal Point Defiance

Posted by on Nov 10, 2012 in Point Defiance |

If you follow the blog, you’ve probably noticed that the used boats we post on our Available Now page don’t normally last long.  Sometimes they don’t even make it to the website before they’re gone!  Here’s a story where the boat didn’t even make it onto the market at all! Last month, the owner of a 12′ Point Defiance called asking if we could help sell their boat on consignment. Sure, although we hate...

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A future Scamp owner enjoys an outing in a Point Defiance

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in Mailbag, Point Defiance |

A few days ago Mr Hurd, one of our future Scamp owners, stopped by the boatshop for a visit. After perusing the shop and seeing the progress of the Scamp, we loaned him a Point Defiance rowboat to tour the harbor and check out the famed Tides Tavern for a lunch stop. He sent us nice note and pictures of a beautiful day in Gig Harbor. Hey Dave and Falk, It was great visiting you Tuesday. Thank you so much for your hospitality and the loan of the...

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