The 2017 Oriental In-Water Boat Show Friday April 21 - Sunday April 23

boat show logoSpringtime, a historic boating village, a great array of exhibitors, and visitors from ten states all make for a great Oriental In-Water Boat Show.

Oriental’s annual In-water Boat Show has grown exponentially since its beginnings in 2009. The 2016 show drew 100 exhibitors from as far away Hampton, Virginia, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Bryson City, NC. In addition to nautical goods and services, dealers and brokers brought in boats on land and in the slips at Oriental Harbor Marina, many of which were available for in-water sea trials.

Based on the combination of number of vendors, number of boats, sales attributed and number of attendees, the Oriental show has become one of the largest and most successful in-water shows between Annapolis and Savannah. The 2017 show is scheduled for April 21-23.

americas cup updateA special addition the Boat Show: Friday night is the America’s Cup Update, hosted by TV host Tucker Thompson. More info at right (click on the image to see more).

April 19 Update: The 2017 boat show is now overbooked. We can’t take any more vendors / exhibitors on land. We can accommodate a couple more boats in slips.

If you are a vendor and are interested in the 2017 show, contact show organizer Sam Myers 252-249-0228 or via email,

The 2017 Oriental Boat Show Exhibitor contract can now be completed online.

… or, if you’d rather download and mail it, the 2017 Oriental Boat Show Exhibitor contract can be downloaded at this link.

Like to exhibit in the 2017 Nautical Flea Market? The 2017 vendor form is right here.

Click here too see & download the 2017 Oriental Boat Show Flyer.