Hi everyone! Last time we checked in with you all about our Lobster Boat progress, we shared our first glimpse of the CAD drawings and the features we intended to include. We’re excited to finally share our full 3D design rendering, talk you through some of the enhancements we’re making to this boat, and give you details about the 20% OFF PREORDER SPECIAL that’s now available!

Our 15′ Lobster Boat is a planing-hull motorboat with classic looks that you can also sail and row.

  • Offered with two sail rig options, balanced lug or sloop. The balanced lug is a very simple rig that’s easy for beginners to learn; the traditionalists and more experienced sailors may prefer the sloop. The balanced lug will be included in the base price; the sloop will be an optional upgrade.
  • Centerboard and Kick-Up Rudder for easy launch & landing.
  • Optional dry storage hatches in port and starboard seats.
  • Rowable from one of two rowing positions (no sliding seat available).
  • Options/Upgrades expected to be similar to those on the Jersey Skiff.
  • The ultimate versatile small boat that can do it all.
“One of the most surprising things about the Lobster Boat is how natural she looks both under sail and as a powerboat.”
-Small Craft Advisor Magazine review of our original Lobster Boat

3D Design Concept Preview

To help you visualize the features mentioned above, here’s a 5-minute “show and tell” video with the 3D model. Since this is only a design-rendering and some things might change, we did a narration to point out what we’re looking at, what parts of the design are locked in, and what parts are “for position only” at this time. (Some details we can’t really set until we have a physical hull to work with, and of course we don’t have all the trim or custom features at this point.)

Check out the video above, and then take a spin through the 3D model at your own pace here at this link.

Lobster Boat Specs (Estimated)

  • LOA: 15’
  • Beam: ~64”
  • Displacement: ~375 lb
  • Passenger Rating: 6 passengers / 750 lbs
  • Total capacity: 935 lbs
  • Outboard motor rating: 10 hp, estimated top speed over 11 kt

The photo below of the original Lobster Boat demonstrates the utility and stability of this design; two people can comfortably stand up, move around, and fish or pull crab pots. From this angle, the new Lobster Boat will look virtually identical to the original:

“If you could only have one boat to do everything, this is the one you want.“
– Dave Robertson, GHBW Founder

LIMITED TIME Preorder Special!

Save 20% off regular price of the base Lobster Boat (sailaway ready from $15,495 vs anticipated regular price of $19,495). That’s a savings of $4,000!

LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE. As of 6/19/24, there is only ONE BOAT left at this special price. We offered a total of 10, and 9 of them are already sold! Some important information to know:

  • Must make 50% deposit prior to the public reveal to receive the discount.(Public reveal anticipated this summer.)
  • Deliveries start this fall (production expected to begin in roughly September).
  • Add your desired Options and Upgrades (trailers, covers, oars, etc) at regular prices when your order is confirmed for production. While prices aren’t yet set for the options, we expect them to priced comparably to those on the 17′ Jersey Skiff (see that pricing here).
The Lobster Boat is a true planing hull, and makes a trip out to the fishing grounds a blast!

The preorder deposits will go toward funding the development costs of the prototype and molds we need for production. The next step is to build a flawless wood hull that we’ll use to make the fiberglass molds, which we’ll start building in a week or so. Stay tuned for behind-the scenes photos as the design goes from the drawing board to the real world!

Contact Us to lock in your Preorder Special

We would love to talk to you to or answer your questions! Send us an email using the form below or call us during working hours 9am to 5pm Pacific Time. If you submit an inquiry and don’t hear back from us within a business day or two, please give us a call at 253-851-2126.

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