Online Auction benefitting Beaufort Water Search & Rescue and Fripp Island Sea Rescue happening now!

Beaufort Water Search & Rescue (BWSAR) and Fripp Island Sea Rescue (FISR) are hosting their first online auction in conjunction with the 18th annual St. Paddy’s Golf Tournament. The auction is open and free to everyone and will run though March 17, 2021.

Explore all the great local auction items online now by visiting


Beaufort Water Search & Rescue and Fripp Island Sea Rescue are all-volunteer organizations that serve the commercial and recreational boating community in water-related incidents and emergencies. Their primary missions are to help boaters in distress and conduct search-and-rescue missions to support and assist the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Coast Guard and state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Photo courtesy of Beaufort Water Search and Rescue

These local and critical organizations require boats, motors, trailers, accessories, electronics, maintenance and fuel to provide these services to Beaufort County. Both organizations are in the continuing process of upgrading their equipment in order to be able to continue serving their respective waters.

Generous auction donations from the community range in value from $100 to $4,000. Examples of auction items include: Golf foursomes at some of Beaufort County’s finest golf courses, Fripp and Hilton Head Island home and condo rentals, catered dinners for four, an oyster roast for 25, drone flying experience, fishing boat charters (flounder gigging, shrimping and off-shore fishing), a coastal expedition at St. Phillips Island cruise, golf cart rentals, guided beach walks for eight, local and world reknown artists’ work, America’s Cup Stars & Stripes Cruise and more.

The site is free to register and if you choose to bid, you simply need an email address. Bidders will also be able to set up notifications when they have been outbid or of items to watch. For more information, contact David Manning at 810-441-2528 or