17′ Salish Voyager

Combining the most-loved aspects of our Jersey Skiff and Melonseed in one adventure-worthy vessel.

Smooth sailing. Ample dry storage. Optional tandem rowing seats.

As long-distance rowing and sailing has become more popular in recent years, we’ve started receiving a lot of requests for a truly expedition-worthy sailboat with tandem sliding rowing seats. Our Jersey Skiff and Melonseed are already two standouts, and now we’re blending the two together into one epically capable small craft. 

Starting with the fast, forgiving and capable Jersey Skiff hull, we are adapting a Lug rig as we use with the Melonseed for ease of assembly and forgiving sail attributes. Of equal importance, the lug rig’s forward mast location opens up the interior to create a long footwell for tandem sliding seats.

This new boat will also have standard water ballast, self bailing floor, and enclosed storage for increased stability, seaworthiness and utility. We think it will really answer the need for a reasonably priced ‘do everything well’ human- and sail-powered vessel.

The 17′ Salish Voyager prototype is now under construction!

See more preliminary construction photos and videos in the blog posts below and watch this space for updates.

A new expedition-worthy 17′ sailboat is coming from Gig Harbor Boat Works!

The story of the 17′ Salish Voyager

Salish Voyager Full Specifications (TBD)

  No deck With deck
(Displacement shown is fiberglass, kevlar is unavailable in this model)
SAIL AREA: TBD (balanced lug rig)
Model-Specific Options:
  • Tandem sliding seats (one comes standard)
  • Storage hatches (port and starboard)
  • 2nd set port and starboard hatches
  • Front hatch
  • Floor hatch

Heritage from the days of working sail

The new 17′ Salish Voyager blends the best features of the Jersey Skiff and the Melonseed… two standouts from the days of working sail. What better way to design a boat made for adventure? 


Place a preorder prior to the reveal of our finished prototype, and take $2,000 off the base price.

Take a turn through our online quote creator to see the possibilities!