The 2019 Event

Charleston’s 38th Annual Holiday Parade of Boats
was held on
Saturday evening, December 14, 2019

The 38th annual Charleston Harbor Parade of decorated holiday boats was held Saturday night (14 Dec 2019) and was a great event. With calm seas and brisk temperatures, some of the most elaborately decorated boats seen in years toured the harbor for the delight of viewers in Mt Pleasant and on the Charleston Peninsula.

Here are the winning boats:

First place power boat and First Overall – Reel Science (#9) from the South Carolina Aquarium, a 32 foot Scout captained by Arnold Postell and Ben Crimminger.

Reel Science 1

Reel Science

Second place power – Penny Creek (#12) from Carolina Dock and Marine on John’s Island, a 40 foot barge captained by Dereck Astorino.

Third place power – A Good Day 2 (#3) from Charleston captained by Billy Reid on his 31 foot Pursuit.

First place sail – Black Dog (#14) from West Ashley, a 38 foot Island Packet captained by Robert Graves.

Black Dog 1

Black Dog

Second place sail –  Beacon Won (#1) from Nassau, the Bahamas, a custom built 69 foot schooner captained by Bruce Dunham and Sheila Young. This is their 30th appearance on our parade!

Third place sail – Alliance (#15) from Sullivan’s Island, a 38 foot Ericson captained by Adam Parker.

Here are links to more information about the event:

Route of the parade

Viewing Sites

Judging the Boats

For Skippers: See Registration Info for Participants

The Parade of Boats event is produced by the City of Charleston and America’s Boating Club Charleston (previously known as the Charleston Sail and Power Squadron).

webpage last updated December 16, 2019

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