Exhibitor Info & Registration

This year’s Wooden Boat Exhibit is going virtual. Registration is free and dock space is unlimited!

Because of the Covid-19 virus, the City of Georgetown is not issuing any permits for public events this year.  As a result, we are unable to hold our traditional Georgetown Wooden Boat Show (GWBS). 

This year we ask that you send us pictures and/or a short video describing your boat, your passion for the water, your memories and experiences at the boat show, etc.  We want to include these on our website and social media.  Your stories and pictures will keep the GWBS alive this year.

Send your boat photos and stories to boats@woodenboatshow.com or use the online registration form below to enter up to ten boats with digital photos. 

Questions? Call Hope McFaddin at 843-520-0111 or email: boats@woodenboatshow.com
 

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.

We will display your wooden boats on our website and on social media

Boats will be displayed on WoodenBoatShow.com and on facebook.com/GeorgetownWoodenBoatShow.  Dock space is unlimited and drafts beyond seven feet can be accommodated.

Here’s how to register for the virtual exhibit

Send your boat photos and stories to boats@woodenboatshow.com or use the online registration form below to enter up to ten boats with digital photos. If you would like to text message your photos or videos or if you have questions, contact Hope at 843-520-0111. 

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.

Exhibitor Welcome Reception

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2020  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 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.

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

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…