Custom, student-made boats to be on display - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Custom, student-made boats to be on display

(WILMINGTON, NC, CFCC Press Release) - Classic and custom boats of all types will take center stage at Cape Fear Community College on Saturday, April 20.

Presented by the Cape Fear Community College boat building programs, the CFCC Boat Show serves as an annual celebration of the craft of boat building and to raise scholarship funds for students in CFCC's boat building programs.

Held on the banks of the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington, CFCC's boat show attracts thousands of visitors every year.

The event will feature a wide variety of wooden and fiberglass boats, including kayaks, skiffs, and boats from the Simmons Sea Skiff Club. Professional boat builders and boat supply companies are encouraged to exhibit their products.

Students in CFCC's two boat building programs will exhibit their own work in wooden and fiberglass boat building. CFCC's boat building shops will be open for self-guided tours.


Throughout the day there will be interactive demonstrations on various topics taught by CFCC faculty and students. Additionally, there will be product demonstrations by industry professionals.

Free Toy Boat Building

Home Depot will have small boat kits for children to build during the show.

Location and times

The show will be held in downtown Wilmington at CFCC's Emmart and Burnett Buildings on Water St. and behind the buildings on the Riverwalk. Boats will be on display from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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