The Remarkable Melonseed Skiff
13'8" x 4'3" x 250 lbs.
Lovely to behold, and a superb performer. The rig stows right in the boat, trailering is effortless, and it takes barely a few minutes to launch and rig. You CAN find time to sail a Melonseed! It sails incredibly well in anything from a mere zephyr to a howling breeze, is stable beyond belief, and rows beautifully.
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Every major sailing publication has applauded the Melonseed. Glowing reviews and/or cover photos have appeared in Messing About In Boats, Sail, Cruising World, Sailing, Small Boat Journal and Soundings. The Boston Globe and numerous other newspapers have done major articles on the extraordinary enthusiasm, devotion and appreciation Melonseed owners have for their boats. In fact, they're nearly obsessive in exclaiming the virtues of their boats to anyone who will listen, and, in might be the ultimate endorsement, several have bought a second boat! They will trailer hundreds of miles to participate in our highly social regattas and sail with other melonheads". Ladies participate on an equal level, and purchase at least one third of the boats each year (a phenomenon in the sailing industry!).
The Melonseed's construction is world class. These boats are truly beautiful! The fiberglass hull and deck is superbly and honestly built by hand layup and elegantly adorned with rich teak woodwork and fine bronze hardware. At Crawford Boat Building we've created more than just beautiful boats. Since 1976 we've built a reputation for quality workmanship and unmatched customer satisfaction. Our production is deliberately limited....resulting in a pride in our workmanship that isn't!
But here's the bottom line: This boat is really fun! It may be the perfect daysailer/picnic boat for the times. If you remember how enthused you felt when you first discovered the fun of sailing, and would like to rekindle the romance, or start a new one, sail a Melonseed Skiff. Growing old is mandatory...growing up is optional! Cruise our exciting new web site at www.melonseed.com, give us a call, or post us a note. We would love to share the story of this terrific boat with you.