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Oriental Boat show. Calling all wooden boats!

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The Oriental boat show is weekend after next. April 13th-14th and they need more wooden boats for the exhibition. Here are the details (Below). 

B&B will be there (giving a presentation on Sat) a well as have our tent setup and our boats on display. Hope you can come too!



Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 15, 2018
Wooden Boat Expo announcement

The Oriental In-Water Boat Show has grown significantly over the last nine years. Each year we have
added many new exhibitors – a total of 105 in 2017 – as well as a number of all types of boats available
for in-water trials. We also added a boat-building demonstration with a 14' sailing skiff being
constructed at the show and awarded to a raffle winner on Sunday afternoon. The number of patrons
attending the 2017 boat show was over 2,500 and is increasing each year. Several years of interest in
wooden boats convinced us to add one in 2015 our show’s attendees have loved it.

In 2018, the tenth year of the Oriental In-Water Boat Show, we are again hosting a Wooden Boat Expo
during the three-day boat show. The exhibition will include new-built and restored wooden boats. As
with prior years, we invite classic runabouts, sailboats, rowboats, canoes and kayaks. Entries will be
restricted to 24 feet in total length, including the trailer and boat. Voting by patrons and exhibitors will
take place on the first and second day of the show with category prizes to be awarded Saturday
afternoon at 5:00pm. The show will end Sunday afternoon at 3:00 pm.

Wooden boat exhibitors must register no later than March 27 to assure their entry can be included in
the Boat Show Program. The $40 application fee includes registration of one boat, a commemorative t-
shirt, welcome packet & one ticket to the awards reception. Additional boats may be registered by the
same applicant for $20 each. Additional awards reception tickets for your guests or family members can
be purchased for $10.

Our application form is attached below. Please complete the next page and mail with your check made
to “Oriental Rotary Club” to Oriental Rotary Club, attn: Dan Giro, PO Box 205, Oriental, NC 28571.

For more information please contact Oriental Rotarian Dan Giro at mrdangiro@gmail.com or 252-665-
3059. Thanks for your support of our great and growing boat show.


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