Exhibitor Info & Registration

27th Annual GWBS – October 15 and 16


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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 2016 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 for the exhibit are: (Classic categories are for vessels 50 years or older)

  1. More Details | Row
  2. More Details | Classic Row
  3. More Details | Canoe
  4. More Details | Classic Canoe
  5. More Details | Kayak
  6. More Details | Classic Kayak
  7. More Details | Surf/Paddle
  8. More Details | Classic Surf/Paddle
  9. More Details | Sail
  10. More Details | Classic Sail
  11. More Details | Inboard Power
  12. More Details | Classic Inboard
  13. More Details | Outboard Power
  14. More Details | Classic Outboard
  15. More Details | Owner Designed and Built
  16. More Details | Century Class -100 years or older
  17. More Details | Model Boats
  18. More Details | Cradle Boats & more…

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

Exhibitor Welcome Reception

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016 at 5:30¬†pm ‚Äď 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.