Exhibitor Info & Registration

32nd Annual GWBS – October 16 and 17, 2021

About the exhibit

Over 100 classic wooden boats will be displayed in the water and on Front Street.  Vessels ranging in size from kayaks to large yachts will be exhibited in eleven exhibit categories: Row, Canoe, Kayak, Sail, Classic Sail, Inboard Power, Classic Inboard, Outboard Power, Classic Outboard, and Century Class.  There are also categories for model boats and cradle boats.  Visitors will be able to meet and talk to wooden boat craftsmen, manufacturers and owners. Maritime arts, crafts, models and demonstrations will also be on display.  Awards will be presented to the winners in each of the exhibit categories and  to the People’s Choice winner.  Special Awards will also be presented.  

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 Welcome Bag (canvas tote bag with GWBS logo),  one Official GWBS T-shirt (voucher),  and admission for one to the following Exhibitor Events: (1) Friday night Welcome Party,  (2) Saturday night Exhibitor Appreciation and Social, and  (3) Sunday Morning Coffee and Donuts.
  • Additional boats may be registered by the same applicant for $5 each.
  • Additional admissions to all three Exhibitor Events for family members or guests are $20 per person.

Exhibitor Events

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 

Held under the tent beside the SC Maritime Museum at 729 Front Street. Beer, wine, and snacks will be served to welcome our exhibitors. Exhibitors can check-in and pick up their Welcome 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.

The Award Categories  –    A Peoples Choice Award will also be presented

Surf / Paddle Board

Sail / Classic Sail

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…