#106 “Gartside Sloop” $16,500 Pictured here is a beautiful, Gaf-rigged Sloop that is a great family boat. The graceful design of the sailboat is by boat designer Paul Gartside, who has a small custom boat-building shop based in the historic seaside community of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. He designs and builds boats in wood.
This sturdy sloop was built in 2010 by the students attending the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, located in Port Hadlock, Washington. It is a new boat. It was lightly used for several days by students to take it for test sails. The tests prove that the boat is very stable, good for bay sailing. Size: LOA 18’ 1’” Beam 7’ 6” The hull is planked in red cedar, with white oak frames. The boat comes with a steel centerboard. It is also outfitted with sails, and a new sail cover in blue. The sails need to be laced when raising them, there is no sail track. The mast weighs about 150 lbs, goes through the deck to the keel; recommend 2 people to lift it off, and one person to catch it when dismasting. The boat is currently located at the NW
Maritime Center, where it received freshly painted topsides and bottom paint in 2013, and oiled interior. It is rigged with custom bronze hardware. The rope strop wood blocks were custom made by boat school students.
Paul Gartside boats have a well-deserved reputation for being stable in rougher water, and a good choice for sailors of all skill levels. There is plenty of room for friends and family to join in the fun when sailing. All proceeds will benefit the 7th grade maritime education program that NW Maritime delivers to students in local schools. Contact; Molly@nwmaritime.org or 360.385.3628 x101 for more information.