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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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For sale

salt bay skiff - $625 - sold


This authentic Salt Bay Rowing Skiff has been custom built and beautifully hand-finished at the Gig Harbor BoatShop.

12’ in length

90 lbs

(Oars sold separately)

If you are interested in this boat, give us a call at 253-857-9344

Elfyn Faering - $6750

Length 16'6" | Beam 4'9"

Sample of an Elfyn Faering

Sample of an Elfyn Faering

This Boat is being built as a part of the Gig Harbor BoatShop’s Young Hands New Skills program. This program is devoted to teaching local high school students boat building skills while working with our master boatwright Tom Regan. You will have the unique opportunity watch the building process at the Gig Harbor BoatShop.

The Elfyn is a modern version of the traditional Norwegian Faering (meaning four-oars). Faerings are noted for their seaworthiness and ease of rowing, even when fully loaded. The raking ends and flaring sides provide a great deal of reserve buoyancy, and the narrow waterline lets them move easily through the water. Boats similar to these were the primary means of transportation until roads were built.

The Elfyn was drawn by noted small-craft designer Iain Oughtred to be a lighter and handier version of the traditional working boats. The marine plywood construction makes a durable, leak-proof hull, and the uncluttered interior makes cleaning and maintenance easier.

This boat can easily accommodate three adults and their gear. She can rowed by either one or two rowers, two pairs of Norwegian-style oars are included. 

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please email us or call (253) 857-9344.

1941 Chris-Craft Deluxe Runabout 16'


Sample of a restored Chris-Craft 1941 101 Deluxe

Sample of a restored Chris-Craft 1941 101 Deluxe

Bruce Bronson and an intern begin to dismantle the boat in preparation for a full restoration.

Bruce Bronson and an intern begin to dismantle the boat in preparation for a full restoration.

Here is your chance to own a pristine 1941 Chris-Craft 101 Deluxe 16' runabout, fully restored by expert Bruce Bronson. Every component on this boat will be in new condition, from the framing to the mahogany, the chrome, gauges, engine, upholstery, and more. This double-cockpit pre-war boat is perfect for lake or Puget Sound cruising. The Chris-Craft is currently being restored by Bronson as part of the BoatShop's Maritime Mentorship Program. You will have the unique opportunity to watch and participate in the restoration process. The restoration is expected to be complete in 2019 and the boat is located at Eddon Boatyard.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please email us or call (253) 857-9344.

Fiberglass Minto Dinghy 9’ - sold

$495 OBO

Type - Monohull Beam - 51”

Hull weight - 120lb Crew - 2


The Minto Dinghy began its life as a skiff built by Hugh Rodd at Canoe Cove on Vancouver Island. Eventually NW marine architect Heine Dole saw it and was convinced that it would make a great dinghy reproduced in fiberglass. Heine took the skiff to Ed Hoppen, the Gig Harbor boat builder who was the original builder of the popular Thunderbird sailboats. After adding about one foot to the length, Dole and Hoppen used the old Minto skiff as the plug for the first fiberglass Minto mold. Initially the goal was to build only 5 boats for themselves and some friends. Hull number 1 was destroyed in trying to remove it from the mold, but hulls 2-6 survived and are still in use today. As interest in the attractive little boats grew, Hoppen was prompted by numerous requests to put the Minto into regular production, and consequently produced a couple hundred Eddon Boat Company Mintos throughout the 1960s. In the mid 1960s Howard Smith, the owner of Ranger Boats in Kent Washington, was licensed to produce the Minto and add it to his increasing line of small rowing and sailing craft. The Minto became one of the most popular and recognized yacht tenders in the NW.

26' Thunderbird - SOLD


According to information from the previous owner and the BoatShop’s observations this TBird, hull #408 was built in 1964 of wood and covered in fiber glass. The sails are in good shape. The bottom was painted 2 years ago. The electrical system was entirely redone about four years ago.  It has a VHF radio (DCS/GPS), AM/FM Bluetooth capable four speaker stereo, dual battery charger and battery is new (less than a month old).  Much of the deck was refinished 2 years ago. The rear pulpit was removed/re-installed while areas around stanchions repaired. The bilge was painted about 4 years ago. It has a partial cover and the zippers were recently replaced and water repellent applied. The aluminum mast is a repaired Spar Tech. The engine well does not currently tilt and it does not come with an engine.



Tacoma wherry - $1250 (gig harbor) 


 14' rowboat 'Tacoma Wherry.' Completely restored like new. Two rowing stations, however easy to row for one person. Oars are included. Asking $1250 or make an offer.

 All Proceeds will benefit the Gig Harbor BoatShop

Please Call (253) 857-9344


$4,950 OBO


This vintage 1965 19-ft Thompson Offshore was lovingly restored and is in excellent condition.  She seats six comfortably on all new plushly upholstered seats and is ready for some on-the-water fun. Our sincere thanks to Dan and Pat Nelson for their donation. Included with the sale:

  • Evinrude 115HP 1980 outboard in great condition (very few hours ever used)

  • EZ-Loader 1990 galvanized trailer (tabs are good) with new tires, Buddy bearings, and power winch

  • Convertible top

  • Moorage cover

  • Brand new winter storage cover

  • Double gas tanks and dual bilge pumps

30' Ed Monk Sr. Cruiser - SOLD


Charming and restored Monk designed cruiser. Yanmar diesel with only a few hundred hours. Clean and comfortable interior. Alcohol Stove, Head and holding tank, Radar, plotter, depth sounder, VHF. All equipment in great shape. Boat is ready for cruising.

DORY and 25 HP Outboard-sold

this 16' dory and outboard make up a great puget sound package! The trailer is included for free.


Nicely built 16' Dory. Built in 1986. In very good condition. 1992 - 25 HSP Yamaha outboard. Runs well and has been lightly to never used. We'll throw the trailer in for free! All that's needed is a coat of varnish or paint.

All proceeds go to Gig Harbor BoatShop programming.

GANNET day sailEr - SOLD

don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to customize this beautiful new build sailing dinghy.



The 14.5' Gannet day sailor is a new build underway at the not-for-profit organization Gig Harbor BoatShop. The Gannet was designed by Ian Oughtred, a Scotsman well known for his small boat designs. The Gannet displays the aesthetics of a traditional wooden boat but is being built with modern boat building materials. A buyer would have the opportunity to get involved hands-on as the boat progresses. Expected launch date is in September of 2017.


Chris Craft "Vintage 66" Sea Skiff - $6,000 - Sold