Great Lakes Boat Building School

2021 Indian River Skiff Raffle




Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) is proud to announce our “Raffle of a 2021 Indian River Skiff” starting June 1, 2021 at 11:00AM at the GLBBS campus. The drawing will be held June 12, 2021 at the Elk Rapids Harbor Days Wooden Boat Show. Need not be present to win. Must be 18 years or older to buy a ticket. Proceeds to benefit Great Lakes Boat Building School. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Elk Rapids Harbor Days Wooden Boat Show on the day of the event. 

Raffle License #: R60588
Organization ID: 140001




The 2021 Indian River Skiff is a replica of one that was donated to the school from the Indian River area. Its exact heritage is unknown, but is speculated to be a Lyman rowboat. Students have taken the lines off the donated boat to generate plans and parts for the new boat.

Hand built by Comprehensive Career Boat Building students, the 2021 Indian River Skiff is a 13’7″ long with a 47″ beam. The framing is white oak and it has been planked with northern white cedar. The sheer plank is sapelle; floorboards are varnished non-skid cypress. The exterior is dark green and varnished sheer. Interior is Hatteras off-white with varnished thwarts and risers.






The “Raffle of a 2021 Indian River Skiff” Raffle is being conducted by GLBBS, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization under the laws of the State of Michigan.

Ticket purchasers must be 18 years of age or older to participate and must have a valid Social Security number.

There is no limit to the number of tickets one (1) person may purchase.

Raffle tickets are $5.00 each. Raffle tickets may be purchased by cash, checks or credit/debit card (made payable to GLBBS). Should the purchaser’s check not be honored by the bank, the ticket will become void and withdrawn from the drawing.

By IRS declaration, ticket purchases for valuable prizes are not eligible for charitable tax deductions.

Odds of winning varies based on the number of tickets sold.

Tickets may be purchased by the following methods:

  • In person at the Elk Rapids Harbor Days Wooden Boat Show
  • Fill out our online raffle ticket interest form, and a staff member will contact you regarding payment [closed]
  • By phone at 906-484-1081; M-F 8-4p [closed]

All ticket orders must be received with full payment no later than 4PM on June 10th to be entered into the drawing. Tickets may be purchased in person at the GLBBS display booth during the Elk Rapids Harbor Days Wooden Boat Show on June 12th. GLBBS will not extend ticket sales beyond the current drawing date of 3:30PM on June 12th, 2021.

Prize: One prize will be given away. First Prize: 2021 Indian River Skiff.

Drawing will be held at the Upper Harbor Green Space, Dexter Street, Elk Rapids, MI 49628 during the Elk Rapids Harbor Days Wooden Boat Show on June 12, 2021 at approximately 3:30PM. The winner will be determined by random drawing.

Winner need not be present to win. Winner will be notified by via phone and certified return receipt mail within 7 days of the drawing and will be posted on the Great Lakes Boat Building School website (

The prize winner is solely responsible for all local, state and federal taxes, title, transfer fees, license duties, insurance and all expenses incurred in claiming the 2021 Indian River Skiff. The Internal Revenue Service requires the winner to fill out a W-9 before receiving a prize winning over $600, and the winner will receive a 1099-misc revenue form from GLBBS for filing with 2021 income tax returns. The First Prize winner understands, acknowledges, and agrees that the First Prize winner is receiving a prize and will hereby release and discharge GLBBS, and any additional sponsors, their employees, agents, officers, directors and legal representatives and assigns from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses arising from or caused by the award of such prize, including, but not limited to the payment of any and all taxes that are due.

Prize must be claimed within 30 days of drawing. Any unclaimed prize after that date will constitute forfeiture and be transferred to GLBBS as a donation.

GLBBS, its Board of Directors, and its agents assume no liability for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, illegible, or entries without payment which will be deemed invalid and disqualified.

The decisions and rules of GLBBS are final on all matters concerning the raffle.

Void where prohibited by law.

A copy of these rules is posted at, and can also be requested by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to GLBBS Indian River Skiff Raffle, 485 S. Meridian St., Cedarville, MI 49719.