Classic Boat Festival:

Our Sponsors

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at info@mmbc.bc.ca.

Want to get on board?

As a sponsor and/or advertiser partner with the Victoria Classic Boat Festival, you share in the vision of the Maritime Museum of BC, which focuses on an active outreach and multi-faceted program approach to public engagement. Your support helps tremendously in ensuring such flagship events continue to celebrate our shared maritime heritage while recognizing the wide scope of organizations involved in education, training, skills development and marine industry related employment. Inherently, your partnership enhances Victoria’s economic growth, community vibrancy, and assists in securing a successful future for the Maritime Museum of BC.


Supporting Sponsor

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) was incorporated as a not-for-profit society in February 2002, and began operating its four port facilities, divested from Transport Canada, in April 2002. Acting as an advocate for the harbour, the GVHA is working to improve its function as a working harbour, and a marine transportation centre with a strong focus on tourism.

GVHA is a society registered with the Province of British Columbia and the Constitution and Bylaws of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority are governed under the Society Act of British Columbia. GVHA’s Board is comprised of Directors representing the member agencies and organizations (Esquimalt Nation, Songhees Nation, City of Victoria, Township of Esquimalt, the Victoria/Esquimalt Harbour Society, Tourism Victoria, the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce and the Capital Regional District) and four community directors.

GVHA is passionate about the power of the harbour to act as a catalyst for Victoria to fulfill its destiny as one of the most outstanding harbours in the world. We have a responsibility to value the water connection, to make the harbour alive, accessible and dynamic!

Find out more here!

Silent Auction Donors

Held at the Welcome Reception for boaters, this annual silent auction helps fundraise for the ongoing exhibits, programs, collections care, and operations at the Maritime Museum of BC. The generosity of donors and boaters during this annual event impacts the Museum year-round.


We have a selection of framed maritime artworks donated to the Silent Auction this year. 

Silent auction prize - gin tower

Photo courtesy of James Holkko, 2022.

Jamie’s Famous Gin Tower

Historic rum-running vessel Zella C claimed the tower in 2022–who will sail home with their bar stocked this year?