Oriental Boat Show Guide

April 13 - 15, 2018

When It's All Happening

Hours. Seminars.

Days & Hours. Admission $6.00.

• Fri April 13, noon to 6p
• Sat April 14, 10a to 6p
• Sun April 15, 10a to 3p (Flea Market opens 11:00a)

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 $10.

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 in the inside area of O'Town Restaurant (the restaurant operates on the outdoor deck). 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.

Friday 4:00p: Zoey & Mark, Offshore Rafting. It's all about inflatable dinghy / boat repair and maintenance. Inflatable boats usually can be repaired and given a much longer life. Zoey & Mark show how.

Saturday 11:00a: Alan Stewart, B&B Yacht Designs. Modern Technology & Boat Building.

Saturday 12 noon: Curtis Stokes, Curtis Stokes and Associates. How to sell your boat. How to prepare & what you need to know.

Saturday 12 noon - 4:00p: US Coast Guard. The Coast Guard will have a 45 ft boat at "A" dock. You can take a tour.

Saturday 1:00p: Keith Smith, There's a new marine weather site - introducing the Marine Weather Network.

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

Saturday 3:30p: John Rohm, 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.

Sunday 12:30p: TBA

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 near the south entrance gate.

Cool Stuff
Boat Show Stuff Ya Gotta See...

Is the best national marine weather site now based in Oriental NC? Find out in a Saturday 1pm seminar - introducing the Marine Weather Network.

Marine Weather Network

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.

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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