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1306 Neuse Dr. Oriental NC 28571 US

Experience Oriental

Nestled within the inner banks, Oriental sits along the beautiful Neuse River, intertwined with several smaller creeks, where the boating season never ends. Wide waters beckon year-round sailing, cruising, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and for those who enjoy racing, there are regattas just about every month of the year.

Off the water, Oriental offers a wide range of activities including historical walking tours, cycling, tennis, a history museum, art galleries, restaurants, specialty shops, concerts, plays, massage therapy, and beauty salons - visit our Town Directory to see a complete list of our local businesses, churches and clubs.

about us & oriental nc


About Us

Deaton Yacht Service was founded in 1979, and is managed by John Deaton and his wife Karen.

Truly a family business, John's brother Bob and his father Ralph were also part of the boatyard and now several of John and Karen's sons are involved too.

Located just off the ICW in Oriental, NC, Deaton's serves both the local boating community and those who are 'just passing through' on the Waterway. The yard is located in a well-protected creek, within easy walking distance of grocery, chandlery, hardware store, coffee shop and many wonderful restaurants.

Our professional staff include experts in engine work, fiberglass, mechanical repair, electronics and bottom work. Our parts department offers a useful selection of parts and we are always available to help you find exactly what you need.