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3805 Harborview Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98332

(253) 857-9344

Working to Preserve Gig Harbors Historic Working Waterfront this non-profit boatyard located in historic Gig Harbor, Washington is the birthplace of the Thunderbird sailboat.

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Welcome Aboard!

Join the Gig Harbor BoatShop and keep local maritime traditions alive! 

GHB is a non-profit 501C3 organization created to preserve, interpret, and perpetuate the historic Eddon Boatyard and the working waterfront through in-the-shop community boat building and on-the-water marine skills programs. Enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you are part of a this passionate community-based organization - and a part of history.  (2005 "Save Eddon Campaign" photo above)  Help us introduce the last community boatyard in the South Sound, to next generation. 

All Memberships include:


  • 10% WORKSHOPS DIscount
  • 10% PROGRAMS Discount
  • Reference Library Privileges
  • MEMBER ONLY Events
  • LIVERY RENTAL Discounts

Membership Levels:


$50.00 ................. APPRENTICE-INDIVIDUAL

$75.00 ................. APPRENTICE-FAMILY

$100.00 ............... JOURNEYMAN  (includes Box of Notecards)

$250.00 .............. CRAFTSMAN  (Notecards, GHB Hat)

$500.00 .............. SHIPWRIGHT  (Notecards, GHB Hat & Maritime DVD)

$1000.00 ............. BOATBUILDER  (NotecardsGHB Hat, Maritime DVD, 2 Comp Tickets to GHB Members-Only Event)


The Mission of Gig Harbor BoatShop (GHB)

To Preserve, Interpret, and Perpetuate Gig Harbor's Historic Working Waterfront. Located at the historic Eddon Boatyard, GHB will advance this mission through the teaching of traditional and contemporary skills inherent in the building, repair and use of sailboats, powerboats, commercial boats and small craft - that the vanishing family operated boatyards of the Northwest have traditionally served.

Community celebrates completion of the Eddon Boat Restoration Project in 2009.

Community celebrates completion of the Eddon Boat Restoration Project in 2009.