Oriental Boat Show Guide

April 12 - 14, 2019

When It's All Happening

Hours. Seminars.

Days & Hours. Admission $6.00.

• Fri April 12, noon to 6p
• Sat April 13, 10a to 6p
• Sun April 14, 10a to 3p

Don't Miss...

Traditional Harkers Island boatbuilder Heber Guthrie builds a boat from scratch to completion at the show. This year it's a power skiff, an ideal vessel for local creeks or a run on the river. You could win it - raffle tickets just $5.

Walk. Talk. Visit.

Don't be shy. Some 100 vendors bring boats and boat (and outdoor) gear to the show. It's Oriental - these folks like to talk about their stuff. Ask questions and learn more.


All Seminars are on the Tiki Bar deck (on the grounds of Oriental Marina & Inn). Seminars are free with admission.

Friday 3:00p: Curtis Stokes, Curtis Stokes and Associates. Boat Buying Basics. What to know when you're buying a boat.

Saturday 10:00a - 11:00a: Pete Waterson, Seacoast Electronics. Marine Electronics. Navigation, Radar, GPS, and how it all works together to get you where you want to go.

Saturday 10:00a -1:00p Tyler Hawkins, Sailcraft Service. Splicing Lessons & Demonstration (at the Sailcraft Service Booth).

Saturday noon - 1:00p: Curtis Stokes, Curtis Stokes and Associates. How to sell your boat. How to prepare & what you need to know.

Saturday noon - 4:00p: US Coast Guard. The Coast Guard will have a 45 ft boat at the town dock on Hodges Street. You can take a tour.

Saturday 1:00p: Zoey and Mark, Offshore Rafting. Proper Dinghy Repair and Maintenance. Inflatable boats usually can be repaired and given a much longer life. Zoey & Mark show how.

Saturday 2:00p - 3:30p: Darrell Foster, Foster Mobile Marine. Diesel maintenance. Keeping your boat's diesel running: what you can do, and what you may want a mechanic to do.

Saturday 3:30p: John Rahm, USCG Auxiliary. Crew Overboard. Someone has fallen overboard. With seconds to react, what to do to recover your crew member. This seminar tackles handling an emergency at sea.

Find What You Need
What’s At (and near) The Boat Show

Over 100 vendors supporting sail, power, accessories, clothing, food & coastal life.
The Boat Show Guide

Marine Accessories

Boat Show Overview.

See where it's all happening.

In-Water Boats

Wander the docks. In-water sail & power vessels are on display. You can take a tour inside & on deck. Some brokers may ask you to remove shoes.

On Land

On land... most everything. Trailerable boats, and vendors with boating & outdoor gear. The Nautical Flea Market is between The Bean & Village Gallery.

Cool Stuff
Boat Show Stuff Ya Gotta See...

Traditional boatbuilder Heber Guthrie builds a boat from start to finish during the 3 day show. Buy a raffle ticket and you could take it home.

Heber Guthrie builds boats

World renowned Naval Architect Graham Byrnes designs everything from dinghies to cruising sailboats and power sport fishing vessels. And he is based here in Pamlico County. At the show Graham is showing how a small boat is built.

Graham Byrnes, B&B Yachts