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The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce 27th Annual Christmas Boat Parade Will Light Up the Beach on Saturday, December 5th, 2015fmbchamber : Sun, November 29, 2015 6:08 pm : Daily Update, Home, Play
The Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce Boat Parade will light up Fort Myers Beach on December 5th, 2015 at Salty Sam’s Waterfront Adventures. The event is expected to feature 30 to 50 illuminated boats decorated with a dazzling array of animated Christmas scenes and filling the air with Christmas carols. The festive boats will navigate the intracoastal on a two hour journey as thousands of spectators gather at local waterfront restaurants, public areas, and private homes to watch the parade and celebrate the holiday season.
The vessels will assemble in front of the docks at Salty Sam’s Marina at 5:45 pm. At 6:00pm the boats will begin to leave Salty Sam’s Marina going past Parrot Key Caribbean Grill and Bootleggers Waterfront Barbeque heading northwest rounding the corner in front of Doc Fords and under the sky bridge. The Parade will travel in and out of the first two channels in Siesta Bay. Then they’ll take the Matanzas Pass channel towards Bowditch Point turning in front of the Pink Shell Resort, passing Nervous Nellies, and Matanzas Inn finishing back at Salty Sam’s Marina for the Winners Circle Party at Bootleggers Waterfront Barbeque.
Awards will go to the first places in the following categories:
- Small Power Boat – Most Creative
- Small Power Boat – Most Spirited Crew
- Large Power Boat – Most Creative
- Large Power Boat – Most Spirited Crew
- Sailboat – Most Creative
- Sailboat – Most Spirited Crew
- Corporate Sponsored – Most Creative
- Corporate Sponsored – Most Spirited Crew
- Judges Favorite
- People’s Choice
The cost to enter the parade is $25 per individual boat, and $50 per business boat. Sponsorships are available for $100.
People’s Choice award ballots for the People’s Choice Awards will be available at participating locations.
Salty Sam’s Marina is offering free overnight dockage to all participating boats with advance registration. Boats will be required to pay for electricity if needed. Salty Sam’s Marina is located at 2500 Main Street, Fort Myers Beach, Florida. For advance reservations please call 239-463-7333.
If you would like to participate in the boat parade registration please contact the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce at 239.454.7500. Registration forms are available at www.FMBBoatParade.com. If you would like more information on sponsorships, contact Rhonda at the Chamber Office.
People’s Choice Master Solo’s – Abe Waterman – “Pulling Faces”
Craig Mutch and Delayne Corbett
Sculptors Choice and 2nd Place in Master Doubles
Melineige Beauregard and Joris Kivits