1306 Neuse Dr. Oriental NC 28571 US

wax, Wash & compound

Keep your boat protected and looking beautiful. Let us help you with the last step before launching your boat back in the water. We will help you clean and protect your boat from the elements.


transient boaters



We offer a variety of different painting services.

We are a VIT tower of the TOWBOAT/US program, and offer towing, on water parts delivery, light groundings, and salvage work.

Our two towboats operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The towboat captains can be reached many different ways either on VHF channel 16, by calling Deaton Yacht Service at 252-249-1180 during business hours, by pager 252-634-1142, or by calling TOWBOAT/US dispatch at 1-800-391-4TOW (4869). Members of BOAT/US can receive unlimited tows by signing up for their unlimited towing package.




From rigging surveys to a complete replacement, our rigging shop can handle your needs.


We have experience in installing all the major manufactures like Autohelm, Raymarine, B& G, Standard Horizon, and Icom.

Bow Thruster Installation

We are specialist in bow thruster installation.Let you enjoy boating a different way and simplify your docking anywhere you want.
We can make it happen.....


We can fabricate rubrails, bow pulpits, shelves, bulkheads, cabins soles, cabinets, or any special design need you desire. We use only the finest plywood, teak and mahogany.

insurance repair

We are fully equipped to do any and all repairs necessary to get you back on the water and enjoying your boat.
We work closely with a number of insurance companies and their adjustors. If your boat was damaged in a hurricane, a bad storm, lighting strike, or if you had a boating accident.

Do you need a repair while you are on the move? We are located in Oriental, NC right off of the ICW. We offer protected docks and all the services you could need to repair your boat.

We have a car available for you to use if you would like to explore Oriental and get groceries. There is an air conditioned lounge for you to use and we have shower and laundry facilities available as well. Oriental is a wonderful, boater friendly community and a great place to visit while your boat is being repaired.

Prefer to do your own work? No problem. We have a parts department onsite for anything you need and a knowledgeable staff if you encounter a project that is more difficult than you would like to take on yourself. We can help you plan out your repairs or you can work entirely on your own. Oriental has all the resources you need to complete your work.

Machine shop

We can repair damaged rails, stanchions, bow pulpits or just about anything found on your boat.

Our services include engine surveys, repowering, a diagnosis of a wide range of problems.


John Deaton supervises a staff of four full time professional mechanics. Under John’s supervision the mechanic department at Deaton Yacht Service, Inc. is known throughout the East coast as the premier facility for marine repairs. Our mechanics are factory trained and authorized for Yanmar, Panda generators, Northern Lights generators, Universal and Westerbeke engines.  Our mechanics also specialize in batteries, refrigeration systems, air conditioning, Edson steering systems and inverters.

Your leading Yanmar dealer!!!