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Boat Building School

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Located in historic downtown Wilmington, North Carolina along the Cape Fear River, CFCC’s boat building school offers two programs designed to teach students the fundamentals to work in the boat building and repair industry. The programs focus on hands-on training in traditional and modern boat construction, repair, and mechanical system maintenance. Graduates will have the skills needed to work for companies in boat building, boat repair or woodworking.

Wonder where our students get jobs after graduation?

Check out these links: Jarrett Bay Boatworks and Benetau


Boat Service and Manufacture

Three semester diploma program

For more information contact John Olsen  at 910-362-7361.

Emphasizes fiberglass and composite boat building techniques along with training in marine finishes and paints, marine electrical, plumbing and rigging systems.

Boat Service &
Manufacture Website

working with fiberglass

Wooden Boat Building

Three semester diploma program

For more information contact Mark Bayne at 910 362-7151

Focuses on traditional woodworking skills and precise wood joinery techniques needed to work in boat building or woodworking trades.

Wooden Boat
Building Website

wooden boat project



Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Accessibility Services

Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.