CFCC Invites Public to Build Boats at Annual Build-A-Boat Event

If you’ve always wanted to build your own boat, now’s your chance! Sign up for the “Build-A-Boat” event at Cape Fear Community College on July 23 in downtown Wilmington. As part of the 2011 CFCC Boat Show, teams of amateur boat builders spend a day with an experienced boat builder to build a full size row boat in just one day. No previous experience is necessary and participants get to keep the boat when they are finished.

Registration costs $450 per team and pre-registration is required. Each team must have a minimum of two people, but four people are recommended. All proceeds benefit student scholarships. For more information, call 362-7403 or visit

The CFCC Boat Show is an annual celebration of the craft of boat building and features boats of all shapes and styles from amateur, student and professional boat builders. The show is sponsored by the CFCC boat building programs and is located in downtown Wilmington along the Cape Fear River.

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