Become a Sponsor

Amongst the benefits listed below, both Financial and In-Kind Sponsors should take advantage of the discounts offered by the State Port Pilot for advertising in the SWBS Program Insert. The Program Insert not only gets you exposure to it’s normal 7500+ copies sold weekly, but the insert is also passed out on Event Day to the vast majority of attendees, which last year was estimated over 10,000. With the discount, this is pretty good distribution for that reduced rate.

Financial Donations

The SWBS has determined that the use of PayPal for making a Financial Donation is not cost effective and will require the traditional completion and mail-in of Financial Donations accompanied by a check or money order.

Mail-In Financial Donation

In-Kind Donations

In addition to the personal contact form of soliciting your support with an In-Kind donation, you now have the ability to complete & submit a form on-line that describes your intended donation and how to be contacted. NC Statutes prohibit the SWBS from establishing the value of goods or services donated for tax deduction purposes so a space has been provided for the donor to do so the SWBS can send you a form with your declared value after the event.


Sponsor Levels/Benefits

For additional vendor information, contact us at: sponsors@southportwoodenboatshow.com.


SUSTAINING – $2500

  • Gift of this year’s Jacket, Poster T-shirt, Hat, Tote Bag & Koozies
  • Gift of a this year’s framed and signed poster
  • 40% one-time display ad discount in the SWBS Program in the State Port Pilot*
  • Name on SWBS sponsor board located in waterfront area
  • Prominent listing in the official Southport Wooden Boat Show guide
  • Linked to business as Sustaining Sponsor on the SWBS website
  • Acknowledged in the post-event Thank You in the State Port Pilot
  • Invitation to Friday Appreciation Reception

PLATINUM – $1000

  • Gift of a this year’s signed poster
  • 30% one-time display ad discount in the SWBS Program in the State Port Pilot*
  • Name on SWBS sponsor board located in waterfront area
  • Prominent listing in the official Southport Wooden Boat Show guide
  • Linked to business as Platinum Sponsor on the SWBS website
  • Acknowledged in the post-event Thank You in the State Port Pilot
  • Invitation to Friday Appreciation Reception

GOLD – $500

  • Gift of this year’s poster
  • 25% one-time display ad discount in the SWBS Program in the State Port Pilot*
  • Name on SWBS sponsor board located in waterfront area
  • Listing in the official Southport Wooden Boat Show guide
  • Linked to business as Gold Sponsor on the SWBS website
  • Acknowledged in the post-event Thank You in the State Port Pilot
  • Invitation to Friday Appreciation Reception

SILVER – $250

  • 20% one-time display ad discount in the SWBS Program in the State Port Pilot*
  • Name on SWBS sponsor board located in waterfront area
  • Listing in the official Southport Wooden Boat Show guide
  • Linked to business as Silver Sponsor on the SWBS website
  • Acknowledged in the post-event Thank You in the State Port Pilot
  • Invitation to Friday Appreciation Reception

BRONZE – $100

  • Listing in the official Southport Wooden Boat Show Program
  • Linked to business as Bronze Sponsor on the SWBS website
  • Acknowledged in the post-event Thank You in the State Port Pilot
  • Invitation to Friday Appreciation Reception

*The State Port Pilot produces & distributes the SWBS Program with a circulation of 7,500