CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you to everyone who participated in the parade, and especially to our sponsors who helped make it one of the best parades ever!
The Daytona Beach Boat Parade is on Saturday, December 15th beginning at 6:15pm north of the Seabreeze Bridge. The boats will parade south on the ICW into the Halifax Marina North Basin by HRYC for judging and then into the South Basin.
Halifax River Yacht Club is teaming up with the City of Daytona Beach to make this a full day of Holiday fun. Check back for information on other events happening throughout the day.
Come join us and see the Christmas Boat Parade from the following viewing locations:
Download a Viewing Location Map here.
Join the Halifax River Yacht Club and other sponsors to support the Christmas Boat Parade.
Sponsor $500 or $250 and get your company name and logo listed on future marketing materials.
There are other ways to sponsor and support the boat parade—door prizes, coupons to your business.
Download the Sponsorship form here.
Contact Karen Mowrey (386-255-7459) at the HRYC to learn more.
Captains, here is your chance to display your boat and bring smiles and joy to the community.
Entrance fee is $30.00 and you must attend one of the Captains’ meetings on 12/13/12 or 12/14/12. If this is your first time in the boat parade, you will be eligible to win in the “new boat category.” Contact Karen Mowrey (386-255-7459 or email@example.com) at the HRYC to learn more about registering your boat. Download the Registration form here.
Follow this link to view over 300 photos form the 2011 Christmas Boat Parade… Click Here
The 2011 Daytona Beach Christmas Boat Parade drew thousands of people who watched the beautifully decorated boats from bridges, streets, restaurants, and homes. Nineteen Captains paraded their boats, with twinkling lights and Christmas cheer, down the IntraCoastal Waterway into the Halifax River Yacht Club’s North Basin for judging. A “new boater” award drew five new boats (this year). First place awards went to:
Sail—Owner Terri Burnett on “Hannah B.”
Power—under 35 feet—Owner Kip Miller on “Miller Time”
Power—36 to 45 feet—Owner Bob Bittner on “Sun Fun”
Power–46 feet and up—Owner Glen Wagner on “Kelly Lynn”
The HRYC Club Members chose “Kelly Lynn” as the Club Member Favorite, and Mark Garrett on “Landau” won the New Boater award.
Thank you to the sponsors and boaters for “the best boat parade ever,” sentiments spoken by many spectators. For a list of the sponsors and pictures of all the boats, go to the parade’s website.
Congratulations to all of our Winners!
1st Place-Terri Burnett, Hannah B.
2nd Place-Clyde Rodgers, SpongeCake
3rd Place-Ted Yeager, Dreamy Daze
Power Boats—35 feet and under
1st Place-Kip Miller, Miller Time
2nd Place-John Koberg, Merle the Pearle II
3rd Place-Mark Garrett, Landau
Power Boats—36 to 46 feet
1st Place-Bob Bittner, Sun Fun
2nd Place-Chris Brown, Trident
3rd Place-Dave Winkler, Traces
Power Boats—46 feet and up
1st Place-Glen Wagner, Kelly Lynn
2nd Place-Wayne Stewart, Megalove
3rd Place-Bill Masters, Amazing Grace
Club Members’ Choice
Winner-Glen Wagner, Kelly Lynn
Winner—Mark Garrett, Landau