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.

12' Point Defiance - a handy-duty little beauty


Inspired by a local historical design from recreational fishing boats of the late 1800s, form meets function in this versatile little boat that can serve as a ship-to-shore tender, or a standalone daysailer in its own right. 

Meet the 12' SCAMP Microcruiser


“…The biggest little boat I’ve ever sailed.”

– 48 North Magazine

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.”