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 gets you exposure to its normal 7,500+ copies sold weekly, and is also passed out on Event Day, which last year was estimated over 10,000. With the discount, this is an excellent value available exclusively to our sponsors.

Financial Donations

Your financial donations are what keep the show growing. You can print the Mail-In Financial Donation Form below and send it in along with your check or money order.

If you wish to discuss it further you can send an e-mail to Sponsors@southportwoodenboatshow.com or call our number (910) 477-2787, or

Mail-In Financial Donation

In-Kind Donations

There are three ways to make an In-Kind donation:

  • Complete and submit the on-line form;
  • Download, fill out and mail the mail-in form below;
  • Call 910-477-2728 and leave a message with your phone number.

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 will send you a form with your declared value after the event.


Sponsor Levels/Benefits

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


PLATINUM – $5000

  • This year’s clothing article, set of 2 tumblers w/SWBS logo, Poster T-shirt, Hat, Burgee
  • This year’s framed and signed poster
  • 40% display ad discount in the SWBS Program in the State Port Pilot*
  • Larger name placard w/level recognition 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 for to Friday Appreciation Reception

GOLD – $2500

  • This year’s framed & signed poster, Poster T-shirt, Hat
  • 30% one-time display ad discount in the SWBS Program in the State Port Pilot*
  • Name placard w/level recognition on SWBS sponsor board located in waterfront area
  • Prominent 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 – $1000

  • This year’s signed poster
  • 25% display ad discount in the SWBS Program in the State Port Pilot*
  • Name placard w/level recognition 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 – $500

  • This year’s poster
  • 20% display ad discount in the SWBS Program in the State Port Pilot*
  • Name placard w/level recognition on SWBS sponsor board located in waterfront area
  • Listing in the official Southport Wooden Boat Show guide
  • 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

ANCHOR – $250

  • Name placard w/level recognition on SWBS sponsor board located in waterfront area
  • Listing in the official Southport Wooden Boat Show Program
  • Linked to business as Anchor 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