The boats were parked at the area close to the old wharf having restaurants including The Provisioning Company and Fishy Fishy. By the time I arrived, close-in parking wasn’t too hard to find.
The boats were of a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.
My favorite was the 22 feet long, 8 feet beam “Mrs. Kay. It was built by Bill McLean from a design by Simmons Sea Skiff. Bill produced the boat from a copy of plans he purchased for $50 which had been donated as a fund raiser for a local museum. It took two years to complete.
He made a number of personal upgrades to the original design, including the manner of seat base construction and the wind shield design.
After touring the boat show I was able to catch an image of one of the commercial vessels leaving the Cape Fear.
Southport provides a variety of such interesting things to do.