The 42nd Annual Wooden Boat Show has activities for all ages.
The show takes place at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort on Saturday, May 6, 2016. It is the longest ongoing wooden boat show in the Southeast.
This free event celebrates the art of boat building and the sport of boat racing. Dozens of handcrafted wooden boats will be on display and activities will be available for all ages from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Youngsters can take part in Maritime games and crafts in the Wooden Boat Kids area. Families can team up to test their skills in sailing radio-controlled model boats. And, kids can also make their own model sailboats. Enjoy traditional skills demonstrations & displays, educational activities, historic vessels, boat models, sailboat races at 3 p.m., and sailboat rides from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
On Thursday, May 4, and Friday, May 5, free boat rides will be offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. outside the Watercraft Center (a $5 per person donation is suggested, which will go to the sailing program). The Wooden Boat Show weekend opening event on Friday, May 5, includes a reception and live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com or call (252) 728-7317.
Photo by Mike Carraway
Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill Chapter of ACBS will host the 2017 12th Annual Boat Show at New Bern, North Carolina.
There will be a pre-show event on Friday 5/19, a captains’ party on Friday evening 5/19, the show on Saturday 5/20, an awards dinner on Saturday evening 5/20 and a cruise up the Trent River on Sunday 5/21.
The marquee boat for 2017 is the Chris Craft Continental.