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16th Annual CFCC Boat Show

Now Accepting Entries and Vendors!

Saturday, April 18th, 2015 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

CFCC Campus on Water Street – Downtown Wilmington


About the Show

Presented by the CFCC 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. Additionally, there will be product demonstrations by industry vendors.

Free Toy Boat Building

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

Boat/Vendor Exhibitors

Location: CFCC Wilmington Campus on the riverfront on Water St. (between the Hilton and Coastline Convention Center). Boats can be displayed on trailers or at the college dock on the Cape Fear River. There will be a limited number of “in the water” slips available for larger vessels. Free parking in the CFCC Parking Deck on Nutt St.

Hours: All boats and vendors must be ready to display between 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on, April 18th.

Judging and Awards: All non-commercially made boats may be considered for judging. Awards will be presented at the banquet on Saturday evening.

Sponsorships: Sponsorships are available at $500 for businesses that wish to show more than two vessels and be featured in promotional materials. Sponsors receive a link on the official CFCC Boat Show web site and logos on posters and t-shirts. If your business is interested in sponsoring the show, please contact Jay Rogers at or call (910) 362-7403.

Docking: The college has limited dock space available with less than 3 feet at the entrance at low water. If you wish to moor at the dock, please indicate so on the application form. There is plenty of room for those who want to show their boat on a trailer.

Sign up to be a boat/vendor exhibitor



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Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 362-7000

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
(910) 362-7700

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425
(910) 362-7900

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

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