Be A Sponsor

The 45th Annual Wooden Boat Show takes place May 4, 2019.  This “start of the season” maritime event draws large crowds to the Beaufort community.

Once again, the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum are extending sponsorship opportunities to the business community. Listed below are eight reasons why your sponsorship will have more value in 2018…

  • The 45th Annual Wooden Boat Show has been selected as a “Top 20 Event for the Southeast” for May 2019. The best events across the Southeast compete to receive this prestigious honor from the Southeast Tourism Society. This is the fifth year in a row the event has received this recognition.
  • The Annual Wooden Boat Show is a signature event for Beaufort, Carteret County and the State of North Carolina. It is the longest ongoing wooden boat show in the Southeast.
  • Due to increased publicity in 2014-18, there is more exposure for the Annual Wooden Boat Show than ever before with a number of featured cover stories.
  • The Southeast Tourism Society will promote the 45th Annual Wooden Boat Show to over 1,600 publications. In addition, two websites: and the STS Travel Media Press Room will promote the event.
  • Over 5,000 people who attend this event will see your banner/logo 7displayed in the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center from April 2 – May 4, depending on your level of sponsorship.
  • WoodenBoat magazine attended the Annual Wooden Boat Show in 2015 – 2018 as an exhibitor providing great exposure.
  • Your name or business will be recognized for your sponsorship in the event program.
  • To become a sponsor, contact Gina Holland, Director of Development and Communications at the Friends of the NC Maritime Museum by phone 252-728-1638 or email