The Passing of the Torch

The Passing of the Torch

There has been a lot of water under the bridge since I started Gig Harbor Boat Works in our family garage back in the 1970’s. What began as a hobby building small boats has now grown into one of the premier Small Craft builders in North America. Some of you old salts...
Custom Jib in Santa Barbara

Custom Jib in Santa Barbara

We got a great piece of mail today from Andrew in Santa Barbara. Andrew owns a 12′ Point Defiance, and the squirrely winds in his favorite sailing areas were playing havoc with the stock jib. We love the ingenuity of our customers! Andrew built a self-tending...
A very special rowboat

A very special rowboat

One of the perks of being a custom builder is that every boat we build is unique.  Still, every now and then we have the privilege of building a boat that is really something special, both for us and for our customer.  Today we’re sharing one of these...
One oar in the Water

One oar in the Water

One of our rowing  friends  has been rowing laps of Seattle’s circular Green Lake for training. He has tendancy to always row around and around  the lake in the same direction ala NASCAR racing, though we warned him about that…. Here’s a recent photo...