Come Help Float the Boat(Shop)

Float the Boat(Shop)

Help the Gig Harbor BoatShop Celebrate 10 Years

Float the Boat(Shop) ~ Oct. 13 ~ The Club @ the Boatyard

The Gig Harbor BoatShop, inspired by maritime traditions past and present, is celebrating its 10th anniversary at its historic location, and the public is invited to the party.

Join the Float the Boat(Shop) celebration at The Club @ the Boatyard and help commemorate the Gig Harbor BoatShop’s 10-year anniversary. It is going to be a festive evening of dinner, drinks and dancing — along with a good bit of storytelling, giving and toasting 10 years of sharing the harbor’s rich waterfront history.

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The Float the Boat(Shop) celebration begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at The Club @ Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard, 3117 Harborview Drive in Gig Harbor.

Tickets are limited! Click HERE to purchase your tickets by Oct. 5

A decade ago, the BoatShop was founded after a true community grassroots effort saved the historic Eddon Boatyard from demolition. Since then, they’ve opened their doors to the public and engaged thousands of people with Gig Harbor’s working waterfront.

The work we do is only possible because of you: our neighbors, friends, and community members,” says the BoatShop on its website. “It’s only fitting that you join us as we celebrate 10 years of providing public benefit and look forward toward the next 10 years.”


The Gig Harbor BoatShop is located at 3805 Harborview Drive in the historic Eddon Boatyard on Gig Harbor’s working waterfront. Ed Hoppen and Don Harder founded the “Ed-Don” Boat Company in 1946. Then, in 1950 they moved to the current site, once home to the historic Conrad Anderson Boatyard.

Eddon Boatyard in Gig Harbor is the birthplace of the Thunderbird Sailboat. Today, the BoatShop’s mission is to perpetuate working waterfront skills, uses and traditions by engaging in essential activities of a boatyard, such as boat building and repair, vessel restoration and community launching events. The BoatShop hosts working, hands-on activities such as the Family Boat Building program, Boat Livery Service and the Community Boat Restoration program.


Celebrate The BoatShop @ The Club

Read about the rich history and mission of the Gig Harbor BoatShop, which is dedicated to sharing local working waterfront traditions.

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