The Show

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Both young and old will enjoy the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show. This celebration of the maritime heritage of South Carolina’s third oldest city and second largest port  features a wooden boat exhibit with more than 100 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, a wooden boatbuilding competition, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, food, music and more!

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Your support in the past has not only made this show the most shipshape of its class on the Southeast coast, but has also allowed the Harbor Historical Association of Georgetown to launch the South Carolina Maritime Museum in the Fall of 2011. Since getting underway, the Museum has been attracting increasing numbers of landlubbers and old salts alike, even though only about one-fourth of the available exhibit space is being utilized. The ship’s officers of the Museum have decided not to opt for deficit financing; adding the proper exhibits will come as the funds become available. That is where we hope your generosity will help to ensure smooth sailing for the Museum.

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Over 130 wooden boats will be displayed in the water, along the boardwalk and on Front Street. Vessels ranging in size from kayaks to large yachts will be exhibited in 17 categories including: row, canoe, kayak, surf/paddle, sail, inboard power, outboard power, owner designed and built, century class, model boats and Classic categories for boats 50 years or older. Visitors will be able to meet and talk to wooden boat craftsmen, manufacturers and owners.

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The boatbuilding competition will begin at noon under the big tent on Broad Street. Two-man teams will race to build a rowing skiff within a four hour time limit. At 5 pm the competitors will test their completed skiffs for seaworthiness in a rowing relay across the Sampit River. The teams will be judged on speed of construction, quality of work and rowing ability. The Dynamite Payson National Championship Award will be presented to the winner of the National Boatbuilding Competition. The top three winning teams from the 2013 Boatbuilding Challenge in Georgetown and the 2014 Challenge held in Beaufort, NC are eligible to compete for this prestigious award. These teams will also be competing in the Georgetown Challenge.

Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta

The Goat Island Yacht Club Regatta will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the SC Maritime Museum. This premier party will feature unique live and silent auction items, as well as first-class wardroom cuisine and imbibements.  Tickets are $85 per person. You’ll not want to miss this opportunity to meet with and trade sea stories with fellow seafarers.

For more information call 843-520-0111 or email