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April 21, 2015
The 2015 Oriental Boat Show drew more visitors than ever, with 1800 people entering the mini-village created along Oriental’s waterfront between Friday and Sunday April 10-12.From the bridge of one boat at the show, a view of the others, and a confirmation from the computer screen of where the show was happening.
Boats were sold, boats were built, and boats and their bits were on display. This year, the Oriental Rotary added a new feature, a wooden boat exhibit, which proved to be a popular draw.The highly varnished bow of Tom Lathrop’s Scamp one of a dozen boats in the wooden boat exhibit.
This was the second year that the Rotary situated the show in Oriental (rather than its previous site, at Pecan Grove Marina) and it worked well. It was also the second year that Heber Guthrie of Carteret County crossed the river to do a two-day build-out of a Harkers Island Skiff. It was raffled off at the close of the show on Sunday.Heber Guthrie takes a pause in the construction of a Harker Island skiff. As he did at last year’s show, he created skiff in two days. It was then raffled off.Interior of a Hunter 380 sailboat shown by Deatons.Sam Myers, Ed Yodlowski and Paul Olson of the Oriental Rotary. Rotary took over the planning and organization of the show a few years ago and has built it up with increasingly larger numbers of visitors ever year.Deb Boswell shows off the finds she got at the Boat Show’s Nautical Flea Market. Behind her, OYC, where the seminars and workshops took place.Vendors had a variety of items. In one tent, hats and bags handmade from canvas, and a step away, props and engines.Four of the Coast Guard crew from Hobucken who brought their boat to the show on Sunday.A PowerCat 54 whose name provided an invite that applied to all the boats in the water at the Oriental Boat Show. Hopp Aboard was being shown by Morehead City Yacht Basin. Yours for $649,000.
Posted Tuesday April 21, 2015 by Melinda Penkava
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