Classic Wooden Boat Show

2017 boat show on October 14 & 15

The Westport Fishermen’s Association annual classic small wooden boat show will be held on October 14th & 15th at the Horseneck Point Life Saving Station, 241 East Beach Road, Westport MA. The boat show is free and open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm both days.

The exhibit will feature a display of beautiful hand built wooden boats in and around the Life Saving Station and across the street on the landing. A classic Fred Hart skiff that has been donated to WFA and restored by WFA board member Howie Gifford will be one of many highlights. This boat will be sale, with proceed to benefit WFA, so come check it out and make an offer! 

Fred Hart skiff- before restoration

After – isn’t she a beauty now!

Boat show attendees  can also vote for their favorite boat and the “Best in Show” winner will be announced on Sunday afternoon. The winning boat owner gets bragging rights and a free t-shirt.

On Saturday from Noon to 2 PM there will be pilot gig rowing demonstrations (weather permitting), Westport’s own Dharma Voyager rowing club will lead this event. Refreshments, WFA merchandise and the Marine Equipment flea market will be available on both days. Plan to join us for this wonderful community event where we celebrate the local talents of wooden boat builders and enthusiasts in the area and have a chance to talk with them about their craft. We hope to see you there!

Last YEAR’S SHOW HIGHLIGHTS – Oct 15 & 16, 2016
Best in show: img_20161016_153338449_top-1

A steady steam of visitors checked out over three dozen wooden boats and models all weekend long. They voted for their favorites and after a tight race, with the tie breaking vote coming in at the last minute, Ted Franklin won “Best in Show” for his beautifully restored Cat’s Paw dinghy.

Reid Schwartz won “Favorite Model Boat” for his birch bark canoe. img_20161016_153704