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Gig Harbor Melonseed, 2016

  • Ocean View, DE

    2016 Gig Harbor Melonseed $14,500

  • Length - 16'5"
  • Beam - 64"
  • Sail area - 88 Sq foot
  • Displacement - 195 lbs

    Like new Gig Harbor Melonseed in excellent concition with nearly all of the available options!

    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
  • Tiller extension
  • 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.

    Great review done by Small Craft Advisor magazine:

    Check out manufacturer's Melonseed link:


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