Exhibitor Info & Registration

29th Annual GWBS – October 20 and 21, 2018

Do you have a wooden boat?

Registration is limited to boats whose main structural strength is derived from wood components. External applications or sheathing of fiberglass, reinforced plastic, etc. are acceptable.

You can display your boat on land or water

Boats will be displayed on Front Street between King and Screven Streets. Floating dinghy docks projecting into the Sampit River will be used for water displays. Dock space for larger vessels is available on a first come, first-serve basis. Drafts up to seven feet can be accommodated.

Exhibitor Fees

  • $35 per applicant –  includes the registration of one boat, a WBS T-shirt,  a welcome packet and one ticket to the Awards Dinner to be held on Saturday night at 7 PM under the Wooden Boat Challenge tent.
  • Additional boats may be registered by the same applicant for $5 each.
  • Additional Awards Dinner tickets for family members or guests are $20 each.
  • There is no additional charge to exhibit on Sunday from 11 AM -4 PM. Sunday exhibitors can not pull out until after 4 PM when the street is reopened to traffic.

The Award Categories

Row Category

Classic Row Category

Canoe Category

Classic Canoe Category

Kayak Category

Classic Kayak Category

Surf & Paddle Category

Classic Surf & Paddle Category

Sail Category

Classic Sail Category

Inboard Category

Classic Inboard Category

Outboard Power Category

Classic Outboard Power Category

Owner Designed & Built Category

Century Class Category – 100 years or older

Model Boats Category

Cradle Boats & more…

A “People’s Choice Award” will also be presented.

Exhibitor Welcome Reception

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

Held under the tent beside the SC Maritime Musem at 729 Front Street. Beer, wine, and snacks will be served to welcome our exhibitors. Exhibitors can check-in and pick up their registration bags at this time. |More Info


  • Water exhibitors can begin docking at 3 pm on Friday. To arrange earlier dockage contact Johnny Weaver at 843-907-1878
  • Land exhibitors can begin set-up at 7 am Saturday.