Gig Harbor: Located in Gig Harbor, Washington, Gig Harbor Boatworks has for 30 years been adapting proven workboat designs. In its eight-boat line, at least three models, the 7-foot-11-inch Nisqually, the 9-foot-6-inch Captains Gig, and the 10-foot Navigator Dinghy, could be suitable tenders. The Nisqually is a scaled-down version of a utility boat commonly rented out for recreational purposes during the 1890s. The optional Kevlar-reinforced version of the Nisqually, cored with Klegecell foam, is exceptionally light and strong; the heavier, solid-fiberglass version is still quite light thanks to its single-skin lapstrake construction. The low-maintenance Nisqually, a capable rower, sailer, and powerboat, is a true multipurpose dinghy.