11th Annual Beaufort BoatBuilding Challenge

Annual Beaufort BoatBuilding Challenge.
Saturday, May 4, 2019

If you think traditional boat building has its challenges, you don’t have to look any further than the 11th Annual Beaufort National BoatBuilding Challenge. It’s an afternoon of fun and competition as the event showcases the art, skill and speed of traditional boat builders. 

Eighteen teams of two will get a set of boat plans, a stack of wood and four hours of time to construct a 12-foot Carolina Bateau skiff. Building a boat in four hours has its challenges.

The challenge will be held simultaneously with the 44th Annual Wooden Boat Show which takes place on the Beaufort waterfront at the North Carolina Maritime Museum and the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center.

For more information or questions to register, visit beaufortchallenge.com. The event is organized by the North Carolina Boat Building Heritage Foundation.


The Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, 315 Front St., Beaufort, NC