Oriental Boat Show Guide

April 8 - 10, 2022

When It's All Happening

Hours. Seminars.

Days & Hours. Admission $5.00.

• Fri April 8, noon to 6p
• Sat April 9, 10a to 6p
• Sun April 10, 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.

Saturday 10:00a - 11:00a: Curtis Stokes, Curtis Stokes and Associates. Boat Buying Basics. What to know when you're buying a boat.

Saturday 11:00a -12:00noon Tommy Wheeler, Tidewater Grains. Growing and Milling Carolina Gold Rice in Pamlico County.

Saturday noon - 3:00p: US Coast Guard. The Coast Guard will have a 25 ft Rapid Response Boat at the town dock on Hodges Street. You can take a tour.

Saturday 1:00p - 2:00p: 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 2:00p - 3:30p: Julie Rahm, Triton Yachts. "Saleing" your boat.

Saturday 3:30p: John Rahm, USCG Auxiliary. Docking Without Trama or Drama.

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 at the corner of Hodges & South Water.

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

An 8hp Mercury outboard has been donated by Sailcraft Service. A $5 raffle ticket puts you in the running. All funds go to the Oriental Rotary Club.

Outboard Raffle