Owner Designed & Built

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2016 Owner Designed & Built

#701 – Kenneth Hewett, Supply, NC
Category Winner

  • Boat Type: Slow Trawler Yacht – FOLLY GIRL
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Kenneth Hewett & Don Dosher
  • Material: Mostly Juniper
  • Measurements: 38′ x 13′
  • Display: Water

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#702 – Dave Fisher, Columbus, NC
People’s Choice Award

  • Boat Type: Double Ended – DRAGONFLY
  • Year Built: 2014-2015
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Dave Fisher
  • Material: Eastern white Pine, Cedar
  • Measurements: 17′
  • Display: Land

#703 – Dave Fisher, Columbus, NC

  • Boat Type: Flat Bottom – LITTLE BIT
  • Year Built: 2011
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Dave Fisher
  • Material: Plywood, Red Cedar, White Pine
  • Measurements: 8’4″
  • Display: Land

#704 – Bob Smith, Chester, SC

  • Boat Type: Inboard Runabout – LINDA ANNE
  • Year Built: 2014
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Bob Smith
  • Material: African Mahogany
  • Measurements: 20′ x 76″
  • Display: Water

#705 – Danny W. Cook, Summerville, SC

  • Boat Type: Custom Craft (semi kit) Runabout – Seagoing Runabout PB-29-D
  • Year Built: 1954-1956
  • Year Restored: Unrestored
  • Builder: Howard F. Rease
  • Material: Plywood
  • Measurements: 13’4″ x 63″
  • Display: Land

#706 – Michael Phelan, Boca Raton, FL

  • Boat Type: Panga
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Michael Phelan
  • Material: Okoume/Teak/Mahogany
  • Measurements: 21′ x 7′
  • Display: Land

#707 – Joel & Bobbie Taylor, Thomasville, NC

  • Boat Type: Wooden Work Skiff – BAILEY
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Joel & Bobbie Taylor ( J & B Custom Boats )
  • Material: Wood
  • Measurements: 16′
  • Display: Land

#708 – Syd Chipman, Lenoir, SC

  • Boat Type: Sharpie – CUMULATIVE ERRORS
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Syd Chipman
  • Material: Scrap Plywood & Epoxy
  • Measurements: 22′
  • Display: Land

#709 – Matthew Gunning, Summerville, SC
Special Award

  • Boat Type: Outboard Runabaout – SPITFIRE
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Matthew Gunning
  • Material: Marine Plywood, Mahogany, Oak & Ash
  • Measurements: 14’6″ x 6′ 2″
  • Display: Land

#710 – Matthew Gunning, Summerville, SC

  • Boat Type: Stand Up Fishing Kayak – SPARTINA1
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Matthew Gunning
  • Material: Marine Plywood, Walnut, Cypress
  • Measurements: 12’8″ x 41″
  • Display: Land

#711 – Matthew Gunning, Summerville, SC

  • Boat Type: Stand Up Fishing Kayak – SPARTINA2
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Matthew Gunning
  • Material: Marine Plywood, Walnut, Cypress
  • Measurements: 12’8″ x 41″
  • Display: Land

#712 – Tommy Graham, McClellanville, SC

  • Boat Type: Houseboat – ALERT
  • Year Built: 2003
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Tommy Graham
  • Material: Pine & Cypress
  • Measurements: 28′3″ x 9′2″
  • Display: Water

#713 – Aaron Locke, Southport, NC

  • Boat Type: Stitch & Glue Kayak – LOCKE17
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Aaron Locke
  • Material: Okoume/Sapele Plywood
  • Measurements: 17′ x 23″
  • Display: Land

2015 Owner Designed & Built

#701 – Bob Smith, Chester, SC
Category Winner

  • Boat Type: Runabout – Linda Anne
  • Year Built: 1975
  • Year Restored: 2012 – 2014
  • Builder: Bob Smith
  • Material: Mahogany
  • Measurements: 20′ x 6.5′
  • Display: Water

#702 – Jackson Helms, Landis, NC
Special Award

  • Boat Type: Children’s Wooden Boat – Jill
  • Year Built: 2011
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: LA Overcash
  • Material: Wood
  • Measurements: 8′
  • Display:  Land

#703 – Darrell Hodo, Isle of Palms, SC

  • Boat Type: Runabout – Miss Ashley
  • Year Built: 2001
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Darrell Hodo
  • Material: Mahogany, Oak
  • Measurements: 14′ 4″ x 5′ 9″
  • Display:  Land

#704 – George Redden, Staunton, VA

  • Boat Type: OB Runabout – My Sweety
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: George Redden
  • Material: Wood
  • Measurements: 16′ x 6′
  • Display:  Land

#705 – Tommy Graham, McClellanville, SC

  • Boat Type: Houseboat – Alert
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Tommy Graham
  • Material: Treated Pine
  • Measurements: 28′ x 9′
  • Display:  Water

#706 – James Herndon, Walterboro, NC

  • Boat Type: Canoe
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: James Herndon
  • Material: Western Red Cedar and Other Exotic Hardwoods
  • Measurements: 17’3″
  • Display:  Land

#707 – Syd Chipman, Lenoir, SC

  • Boat Type: Sharpie – Cumulative Errors
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Syd Chipman
  • Material: Scrap Plywood, Epoxy
  • Measurements: 22′ x 5′
  • Display:  Land

#708 – Doug Roberts, Moundsville, WV

  • Boat Type: Canoe
  • Year Built: 2007
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Doug Roberts
  • Material: Butternut
  • Measurements: 14′ x 31″
  • Display:  Land

#709 – Richard Grieb, Pawleys Island, SC

  • Boat Type: Flat Bottom Skiff – Pretty Penny
  • Year Built: 2014
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Richard Grieb
  • Material: Wood, Pine, Cedar, Walnut, Mahogany
  • Measurements: 16′ x 6.5′
  • Display:  Land

#710 – Matthew Gunning, Summerville, SC

  • Boat Type: Outboard Runabout – Spitfire
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Matthew Gunning
  • Material: Marine Ply, Mahogany, Oak & Ash
  • Measurements: 14’6″ x 6’2″
  • Display: Land

#711 – Perry Gervais, Johns Island, SC

  • Boat Type: Utility Skiff – Stono Skiff
  • Year Built: Under Construction
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Perry & Sam Gervais
  • Material: Cypress & Pine
  • Measurements: 14’7″ x 4’4″
  • Display: Land

#712 – Glenn Holland, Raleigh, NC

  • Boat Type: Launch – Redwing 18
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Glenn Holland
  • Material: Wood/Glass
  • Measurements: 18′ x 6′
  • Display: Water

#713 – Dave Fisher, Columbus, NC

  • Boat Type: Double Ended V-hull – Dragonfly
  • Year Built: 2014 – 2015
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Dave Fisher
  • Material: Eastern White Pine, XCedar
  • Measurements: 17′ x 44″
  • Display: Land

#714 – Mike Fonville, Morehead City, NC

  • Boat Type: Sea Skiff
  • Year Built: 2013
  • Year Restored: N/A
  • Builder: Mike Fonville
  • Material: Wood
  • Measurements: 22′ x 8.5′
  • Display: Land

2014 Owner Designed & Built

James herndon

#701 – James Herndon, Walterboro, SC

  • Boat Type: Owner designed & built
  • Year Built: 2010
  • Builder: James Herndon
  • Material: Cedar
  • Measurements: 15′ x 50″
  • Display:  land

Paramour GT Show 2014

#702 – John Martin, Charleston, SC

  • Boat Type: Flats Skiff – Paramour 
  • Year Built: 1997
  • Builder: John Martin
  • Material: Okoume Plywood
  • Measurements: 21′ x 8′
  • Display: water

#703 – Gunning Wooden Boats, LLC, Summerville, SC  
Category Winner

  • Boat Type: Outboard Runabout – Spitfire
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Builder: Matthew Gunning
  • Material: marine ply, mahogany, oak, ash
  • Measurements: 14′ 6″ x 6’2″
  • Display: land

Tommy Graham Alert

#704 – Tommy Graham, McClellenville, SC

  • Boat Type: House Boat – Alert
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Builder: Tommy Graham
  • Material: Pine & Cypress
  • Measurements: 28′ x 9′
  • Display: water

#705 – Rusty Cooper, Moncks Corner, SC

  • Boat Type: Canoe
  • Year Built: 1996
  • Builder: Carolina Classic Boatworks
  • Material: Cypress & Redwood
  • Measurements: 16′ x 34″
  • Display: land

#706 – Richard Gotz, Goose Creek, SC  
Special Award

  • Boat Type: Sail  – For Sail
  • Year Built: 2013
  • Builder: Richard Gotz
  • Material: Wood & Dacron
  • Measurements: 14′ x 4′
  • Display: land

#707 – Bill Burns, Hampstead, NC

  • Boat Type: Runabout  – N-47
  • Year Built: 2013
  • Builder: Bill Burns
  • Material: Mahogany
  • Measurements: 12’6″ x 52″
  • Display: land

#709 – Richard Grieb, Pawleys Island, SC

  • Boat Type: Flat Bottom Skiff  – Pretty Penny
  • Year Built: 2014
  • Builder: Richard Grieb
  • Material: Cedar, pine plywood, dark walnut, IP
  • Measurements: 16′ x 6’10”
  • Display: land

#710  – Keith Brewer, Rowland, NC

  • Boat Type: Cedar Strip  – Compleat Angler
  • Year Built: 2014
  • Builder: FishRight Boat Co.
  • Material: Atlantic White Cedar
  • Measurements: 11′
  • Display: land

Eric Rydzewski

#711 – Eric Rydzewski, Wilmington, NC

  • Boat Type: Cold Molded Custom Carolina – Louisa
  • Year Built: 2004-2005
  • Builder: Eric Rydzewski
  • Material: okoume, Douglas fir, West System
  • Measurements: 37’6″ x 11’7″
  • Display: water

2013 Owner Designed & Built

French Broad Boatworks

#701 – French Broad Boatworks, Asheville, NC
Jason Brownlee   
Special Award

  • Boat Type:  River Dory – Guideboat
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Year Restored:
  • Builders: French Broad Boatworks
  • Material: okoume plywood, white oak, fiberglass
  • Measurements: 17’1″ x 82″
  • Display: water

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#702 – Martin Gruber, Surfside Beach, SC

  • Boat Type:  Kayak
  • Year Built:  2008
  • Year Restored:
  • Builders:  Martin Gruber
  • Material:  cedar & ply
  • Measurements: 17′ x 23″
  • Display: land

#703 – Tom Lathrop, Oriental, NC    

  • Boat Type:  Bluejacket  Pilothouse Cruiser –  Liz
  • Year Built: 2000
  • Builder: Tom Lathrop
  • Material: wood
  • Measurements: 24′ x 8′
  • Display: water
  • Website: bluejacketboats.com

#704 – Bill Barker, Vanceboro, NC 

  • Boat Type:  Fishing  –  Neuse River Queen
  • Year Built: 2013
  • Builder: Bill Barker
  • Material: Juniper / mahogany
  • Measurements: 17’4″ x 66″
  • Display: land

Fred Hoelscher

#705 – Fred Hoelscher, Georgetown, SC

  • Boat Type: sail
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Builder: Fred Hoelscher
  • Material: wood
  • Measurements: 11’3″ x 3’8″
  • Display: land

Syd Chipman

#706 – Syd Chipman, Lenoir, NC   
Category Winner

  • Boat Type: Sharpie  – Cumulative Errors
  • Year Built: 2004
  • Builder: Syd Chipman
  • Material: scrap plywood & epoxy
  • Measurements: 17′ x 5′
  • Display: land

#707 – Hank Bravo, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Boat Type: Outboard Skiff – Hankley
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Builder: Hank Bravo
  • Material: okoume plywood
  • Measurements: 14′ x 5′
  • Display: land

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#708 – Hank Bravo, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Boat Type: SUP – Tango Sup
  • Year Built: 2013
  • Builder: Hank Bravo
  • Material: okoume plywood
  • Measurements: 12.5′
  • Display: land

Dudley Dix

#709 – Dudley Dix, Virginia Beach, VA

  • Boat Type: Sail, Paper Jet
  • Year Built: 2006/2007
  • Builder: Dudley Dix
  • Material: plywood
  • Measurements: 13’5″ x 5’4″
  • Display: land

#710 – Bill Seay, Waterloo, SC

  • Boat Type: Sail – Lil’ Pal
  • Year Built: 1992
  • Builder: Bill Seay
  • Material: plywood
  • Measurements: 8′
  • Display: water

Eric Rydzewski

#711 – Eric Rydzewski, Wilmington, NC

  • Boat Type: Cold Molded Custom Carolina – Louisa
  • Year Built: 2004-2005
  • Builder: Eric Rydzewski
  • Material: okoume, Douglas fir, West System
  • Measurements: 37’6″ x 11’7″
  • Display: water

Chuck Breath

#712 – Chuck & Ellen Breath, Bay St. Louis, MS
Special Award

  • Boat Type: AtchaFalaya Basin Lake Skiff – Cooyon
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Builder: Chuck Breath
  • Material: African mahogany, Genuino mahogany, spanish cedar
  • Measurements: 20′ x 7′
  • Display: land

Wayne kotrba

#713 – Wayne Kotrba, Coopersburg, PA

  • Boat Type: Dory – Stix
  • Year Built: 2013
  • Builder: Wayne Kotbra
  • Material: wood
  • Measurements: 16’2″
  • Display: land

#714 – Matthew Gunning, Summerville, SC

  • Boat Type: Runabout – Spitfire
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Builder: Matthew Gunning
  • Material: marine ply, mahogany, oak, ash
  • Measurements: 14′ 6″ x 6’2″
  • Display: land

Tommy Graham Alert

#715 – Tommy Graham, McClellenville, SC

  • Boat Type: House Boat – Alert
  • Year Built: 2002
  • Builder: Tommy Graham
  • Material: treated pine & mahogany
  • Measurements: 28′ x 9′
  • Display: water

John Martin Paramour

#716 – John Martin, Cottageville, SC

  • Boat Type: Flatts Boat – Paramour 
  • Year Built: 1997
  • Builder: John Martin
  • Material: mahogany
  • Measurements: 21′ x 8′
  • Display: water

2012 Owner Designed & Built

#501 – Tom Lathrop, Oriental, NC    

  • Boat Type:  Bluejacket  –  Liz
  • Year Built: 2000
  • Builder: Tom Lathrop
  • Material: wood
  • Measurements: 24′ x 8′
  • Display: water
  • Website: bluejacketboats.com

#502 – William & Walker Hussey, Mt. Pleasant, SC
Special Award Winner

  • Boat Type: row – The Drip
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Builder: William & Walker Hussey
  • Material: plywood & cedar
  • Measurements: 8’9″ x 25.5″
  • Display: water

#503 – Kenneth Morgan, Aynor, SC  

  • Boat Type: outboard powerboat  – Ruby
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Builder:  Kenneth Morgan
  • Material: cypress strips
  • Measurements: 12′ 1.5 inches
  • Display: land

#504 – Larry Heckner & John Olsen, Wilmington, NC 

  • Boat Type: skiff  – Macomber 15
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Builder:  John Olsen & Larry Heckner/Masonboro Skiff Co.
  • Material: cypress lapstrakes, white oak frames, African Sapele decks & trim
  • Measurements: 15.5′ x 6′
  • Display: land

#505 – Brett Seyle, Huger, SC

  • Boat Type: sportfisher – Brett-Craft  
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Builder: Brett Seyle
  • Material: wood
  • Measurements: 25′ x 9’4″
  • Display: water

#506 – John Martin, Cottageville, SC

  • Boat Type: Flatts Boat – Paramour 
  • Year Built: 1997
  • Builder: John Martin
  • Material: mahogany
  • Measurements: 21′ x 8′
  • Display: water

#507 – Hank Bravo, Chapel Hill, NC

  • Boat Type: Skiff – Hankley
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Builder: Hank Bravo
  • Material: okoume plywood
  • Measurements: 14′ x 5′
  • Display: land

#508 – Matthew Gunning, Summerville, SC
Category Winner

  • Boat Type: Runabout – Spitfire
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Builder: Matthew Gunning
  • Material: marine ply, mahogany, oak, ash
  • Measurements: 14′ 6″ x 6’2″
  • Display: land

#509 – Dale Stevens, Loris, SC 

  • Boat Type: one man strip boat
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Builder: Dale Stevens
  • Material: juniper strips, marine grade ply bottom
  • Measurements: 10’7″
  • Display: land

#510 – Capt. John Lubbehusen, St. Augustine, FL

  • Boat Type: Flatiron Skiff – Happy Clam
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Builder: John Lubbehusen
  • Material: cypress, longleaf “heart” pine, live oak, ash
  • Measurements: 17’10” x 5’6″
  • Display: land