People gathered touring a display of wooden boats

Annual Wooden Boat Show

Annual Wooden Boat Show

The 46th Annual North Carolina Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Show features a variety of small wooden boats, historic vessels, nautical crafts, educational activities, boat models, traditional skills demonstrations and displays. Selected as a “Top 20 Event in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society, it is the longest ongoing wooden boat show in the Southeast. The Annual Wooden Boat Show takes place on the Beaufort waterfront at the North Carolina Maritime Museum and the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center. Beaufort has been named “Best Yachting Town in America” by Yachting magazine. Free admission.

Locals Recommend

“Landlubbers and boating enthusiasts will marvel at the 45-50 model boats at the Carolina Maritime Model Expo sponsored by the Carolina Maritime Model Society, the only organization of its type in North Carolina.”

Hotel Reservations

Make plans to spend the weekend. Call 252-728-3000 for room reservations. Online reservations are not available yet.

Event Details
  • Date & Time: Saturday, May 7, 2022, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Location: North Carolina Maritime Museum and Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center
  • Distance from Hotel: 3 miles (8-minute drive)