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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.


Friends of Veteran

friends of the veteran

Thousands of people have had the chance to tour the Veteran and experience her charm. Now you can be a part of the Veteran's history by becoming a Friend of the Veteran, a charter group formed to support this iconic vessel.

Friends of the Veteran will receive benefits including:

Gig Harbor BoatShop membership ($50 value)

Complimentary Veteran excursion ($195 value)

Veteran apparel ($30 value)

Invitations to volunteer aboard the Veteran - an authentic way to experience commercial fishing and boatbuilding culture firsthand. Volunteers enjoy camaraderie, a sense of satisfaction with a job well done and, at the conclusion of most days, relaxation and refreshments aboard the Veteran.

Invitations to volunteer to serve during on-the-water excursions and boat trips.    

Patrons of the Veteran receive all of the above benefits, plus special name recognition memorialized on board the Veteran.

Individual Friend of the Veteran memberships are $200 per year.

Family Patron of the Veteran memberships are $1,000 per year.


All membership proceeds support the Veteran and her programming. Memberships are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.