10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Old Yacht Basin Area, Bay & Moore Streets, Southport, NC
This year’s Southport Wooden Boat Show offers a chance to admire wooden boats, and talk with those who are passionate about making and owning them. The event will include a contest where judges will be awarding the outstanding boat in a variety of categories, “Nauti-kids” activities for the young sailors, and nautical and maritime demonstrations.
More boats, both in and out of the water, and several additional nautical arts and crafts booths will be making an appearance at this year’s show. Children can build and test their own model boats and have their faces painted. Exhibits from the North Carolina Aquarium and The Ft. Fisher Underwater Archeology Branch will be on display throughout the afternoon. The Seafood Chowder Cook-off will feature five teams competing to win cash prizes and the title of the 2015 “SWBS Chowder Champion.” The Southport Wooden Boat Show promotes interest in the craft and art of wooden boat construction, to support efforts to preserve wooden boat construction and skills, and to celebrate the region’s maritime and boatbuilding history.