Exhibitor Info & Registration

28th Annual GWBS – October 21 and 22


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 2017 WBS T-shirt,  a welcome packet and one ticket to the Awards Dinner to be held 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.

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 20, 2017 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

EXHIBITOR SET-UP AND DOCKING | 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.