2017 Model Boat Show

The 11th Biennial WHHM Model Boat Show (April 22 and 23) was a wonderful event!  Despite a very raw and rainy day Saturday there was a good turnout and Sunday was absolutely spectacular!  Exhibitors and attendees clearly enjoyed the wide variety of things to see and do. There was something for everyone! Judy Stetson reports that one of the exhibitors, who travels around the country to various model boat shows, rates the WHHM show as among the best!

The members of the Model Boat Show program committee worked hard over the past few months to bring this event together: Jay Burnett, Christie Chilton, Tom Chilton, Bob Grosch, Kathy Cooper, Laura Reckford, P.K. Simonds, and Debbie Scanlon. And, of course, the outstanding co-captains of the event, Jennifer and Arthur Gaines, who are committed to what has become a great Woods Hole tradition and community builder. Thanks to all!

Model Boat Show Registration Form

Exhibitors: If you’d like to exhibit at the Model Boat Show, fill out and return the Exhibitor’s Registration form.

To download the form as a Word docx that you can fill out on your computer, and then return as an email attachment, click here.

To download the form as a PDF that you can print out, fill out with a good old pen, and then mail in, click here.

To return the form as an attachment, email Jennifer Gaines at whmbshow@gmail.com.

To mail the form on paper, send it to Jennifer Gaines, WHHM, P.O. Box 185, Woods Hole, MA 02543.

If you have questions, contact Jennifer at whmbshow@gmail.com.

Woods Hole Model Boat Show 2017

The Woods Hole Historical Museum will be holding its 11th Biennial Woods Hole Model Boat Show on Saturday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, 2017. Hours are 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and 9 AM to 3 PM on Sunday.

See the entire 2-day schedule here.

See the map of Woods Hole with all the events here.

Our exhibitors come from all over New England and beyond. The centerpiece of the event is a village-wide array of model boat displays, featuring watercraft of every description: extravagant yachts, sturdy tugs, imposing military vessels, elegant steam-powered boats and everything in between. There is also a lot of fun to be had outside, as the boat show features radio-controlled model boats racing on the harbor, plus model boat kits that kids can assemble and then launch in a kids’ pool. There is truly something for everyone!

Please join this longstanding Woods Hole tradition, celebrating the beginning of the boating season, and help us make this the most fun Woods Hole Model Boat Show ever!

Interested in ATTENDING?

Your admission admits you to all exhibits and events over the two days of the show. Admission prices are $15 for an adult; $5 for ages 12 to 17; free for children under age 12. Admissions are available at three convenient locations during the event:

  • Woods Hole Historical Museum, 579 Woods Hole Road. Parking while you buy your ticket. (payment by cash, check or credit card)
  • Community Hall, Water Street, just over the bridge (payment by cash or check)
  • MBL Club, Water Street. The exhibit hall at the far end of the building (payment by cash or check).

Interested in CONSIGNMENT SALES at the event?

“Dock Yard Sales” is the Model Boat Show’s nautical flea market, operating on a consignment basis during the two days of the show. For consignors, it is a great opportunity to sell your marine overflow items (in good condition, please). Our attendees are your ideal market! And for prospective buyers, it is a treasure hunt for the unexpected yachting gem, whatever the scale. Prospective consignors should contact Kathy Cooper for more information and to pre-register their items in order to streamline their experience at this address: kathycooper61@comcast.net

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