– What was the selection criteria?
Good, interesting boats with a classic sensibility in a broad sense. Two of our founders, Maynard Bray and Ben Mendlowitz, have been educating themselves – and the world – on all things wooden boat for most of their lives. We’re also boatbuilders, camp cruisers, rowers, liveaboards. We like good boats.
– How many boats were submitted and how many are in the show?
TBD, they’re still comin in like hotcakes. About 500 are in the show currently.
– How many countries are represented?
Also TBD/growing… over 60 at the moment.
– Will there be helpful workshops for wooden boat owners?
We have 8 presentations, one a day Saturday, 2/20 – Saturday, 2/27 at 1900 GMT/UTC. You can see them all here. We are not focusing on how-to workshops – we have the whole Off Center Harbor site plus the scores of schools at the Show – but the talks will be enlightening looks at different parts of the classic boat world, from the Boats of British Columbia and Dinghy Cruising in Europe to Boatbuilding School Instructors and World-Class Photographers.