Like new Gig Harbor Melonseed in excellent concition with nearly all of the available
The boat was purchased for a total cost of $20,266, with a base price of
$12,295. The various manufacturer options listed below cost an additional $7,971 approximately.
Standard features included with the boat:
Solid hand laid fiberglass hull
White exterior gelcoat
Bronze oarlock sockets
Reinforced transom for outboard motor
Ready to sail with top quality sail, rigging & all hardware.
Included manufacturer options:
Tandem sliding seat for rowing
Dark green gelcoat strip under sheer
Interior alternate gelcoat color (beige rather than white)
Stainless steel rub strip on keel
Laminated wood sheer
Battery mounting pad
Pre-wiring inside hull for electric propulsion with enclosed channel
Optima AGM battery
12 V 55 pound thrust rudder mounted electric motor
Pair of 9' spoon oars
Tan boat cover
Pair of rowing seat cushions
Wide view removable mirror with base for rowing
Docking fender package
Jiffy reefing for mainsail
Lug rig gear bag
4 folding 'pop up' stainless steel cleats
Customized fit galvanized trailer
Hinged tongue for trailer
2 dry storage hatches port and starboard
Also included are a West Marine battery charger and an extra (in original packaging) rim and tire
(with mounting bracket) for the trailer.
Description of boat:
This Melonseed is a versatile hybrid rowing and sailing vessel. Rowing
enthusiasts will appreciate the dual sliding rowing stations. The versatile
and forgiving balanced lug sailing rig offers fine sailing capabilities.
It is very stable in the water and is a lot fun to sail or row. It is an easy
boat to fall in love with, because it is equally adept at both sailing and rowing,
and it is a beautiful boat as well with its fine bow and stern, elevated ends
(which help it drive over chop), and graceful sheer line.
It is perfect for single-handed sailing, or for 2-3 adults (or a few children).
If desired, the sail can be raised and lowered while underway via a halyard line.
Jiffy reefing (single point) is included, as are lazy jacks. The lazy jacks allow
for sailing rig to be set high enough such that the boom does not get in the way
while rowing or sailing. The boat includes an electric motor (which can be attached
to the rudder), along with a battery.
I purchased this boat in late 2016 from the manufacturer, and the boat was used a few times during the summer of 2017 on an inland bay. It has been stored in a garage when not in use. Unfortunately, a change in my life circumstances prevents me from using this boat how I intended and I must sell it.