The Crystal Coast Boat Show got its start in 2007 when the Town of Morehead City added the day docks at Jaycee Park in downtown Morehead City. Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association, Inc. created a committee and the boat show coincided with Boating Safety Week. Over the years, the boat show has grown from boats in the water and on land to adding components such as a Gala party, ARTrageous, Antique Auto Show, Sail Carteret, Pirate Treasure Hunts and other children’s activities. The 10th year has added a Boating Education Day. The Crystal Coast Boat Show and Carteret Community College have partnered to educate the public on how to buy and care for a boat. And also lessons on how to “Cook Your Catch” from the Culinary School.
The Crystal Coast Boat Show has continued to grow each year and has become a destination for boat lovers and those interested in buying a boat. There is something for everyone!