- Published on Sunday, 24 June 2012 21:31
- Written by Super User
Welcoming professional boats, home-built vessels & refurbished classics
Cape Fear Community College is currently seeking boats of all types for the annual CFCC Boat Show on July 21.
Now in its 13th year, the event is sponsored by the college's boat building program to celebrate the craft of boat building and classic boat restoration. The college invites all professional and amateur boatbuilders to show off their work to fellow builders and the general public.
In the past, the show has featured boats of all kinds - from one person kayaks to large sailing vessels. According to CFCC boat building instructor Ed Verge, the enthusiasm of boat building is what makes this event a success. Verge said that for the CFCC show, the end result isn't as important as the pride of the builder and a willingness to share the experience with others. Verge said that no matter what the finished product looks like, all boatbuilders have enthusiasm for what they've done and they love to talk about it.
"We are looking for all kinds of boats. It doesn't matter if it was built in a professional shop or in a backyard," Verge said.
He said that the show has had boats that get used every weekend and some that look like they've never touched the water. The building experience is what matters, Verge said.
"Boat building is a craft that takes incredible amounts of dedication and patience, but in the end, the satisfaction is usually worth the price," Verge said. "There's really nothing like the feeling of taking a boat you spent months or years working on out on the water for the first time," Verge explained.