Recently we shipped a highly customized and particularly elegant Melonseed sailboat to Michael in the Northeast. He knew what he wanted and after numerous discussions let us loose to use our imagination and skill to turn his dream into reality.

Hello Dave:

Hope that all is well!    Enclosed are some photos of our new Melonseed:

Melonseed on trailer, before first launch

Melonseed cockpit view

Our daughter taking a break from rowing!

Melonseed at dock, end of first day in water

Thank you for the beautiful Melonseed!  Boat, trailer, and gear arrived early Tuesday morning.  Classic looks (with far less maintenance), solid construction, and amazing craftsmanship!  Mahogany trim and seats just pop against white hull and deck.  As expected, the features that you and Falk recommended are ideal for my family’s needs.  Swing tongue on trailer also saves much garage space; thank you for your efforts to ensure that this was added.

Two things (beyond work!) have kept us off the water:  1) High winds or near-record rainfall within past week.  2) Fascinated neighbors who have stopped by, even late at night, to see the Melonseed!  Have gladly shared your website, along with unqualified praise of GHBW.  We hope to sail and row our new boat within the next couple of weeks.

Entire experience with GHBW has been outstanding!  Knowledgeable, gracious, and very patient service.  Guidance that truly meets the customer’s skills and interests.  Final product that combines high-quality, reasonable price, great function, and traditional beauty.  We could not be happier with GHBW and with our Melonseed!  Thank you, Janet, Falk, and rest of the GHBW crew for your time and hard work!

As you predicted, my family and I row it far more than we had expected…and really enjoy doing so!  The Melonseed just glides through flat water and chop.  Sealed deck and built-up daggerboard trunk are very effective;   even with three people and full day of gear, cockpit stays completely dry in a variety of conditions.  Melonseed also is incredibly stable.

My family and I are very happy with the Melonseed, as well as with our entire experience with GHBW!  Thank you and your crew again!

Best wishes!