CFCC’s Annual Riverfront Boat Show to be Held April 7


Cape Fear Community College’s Marine Technology department will hold its 19th annual Boat Show on Saturday, April 7 from 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. on the Cape Fear riverfront (off Water Street between the Hilton Riverside Hotel and the Coastline Convention Center). The event will showcase the art of boat building, featuring the work of CFCC boat building students and local craftsman. A variety of wooden and fiberglass boats will be displayed along the riverfront, as well as in the water. All proceeds from the boat show will support scholarships for CFCC’s boat building students.

CFCC Wooden Boat Building Program Director Mark Bayne is coordinating the show and is excited to bring the annual event to the public again. “This is a great opportunity for our students to engage with other boat builders and to display their hard work,” said Bayne. “We look forward to this event every year.”

The show will include ten judging categories plus special Simmons Sea Skiff awards, row-boating activities on the water, demonstrations, and knot-tying challenges. Food will be provided by CFCC’s culinary program. Entries for amateur and commercially made boats will be accepted and vendors are encouraged to register.

For more information about the CFCC Riverfront Boat Show, visit  Businesses interested in sponsoring the show should contact John Olsen at or call (910) 362-7361. For information about CFCC’s Marine Technology department, visit

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