Christmas Boat Parade Entries Remain Open

November 17, 2015

It’s not too late to enter your boat in one of the most spectacular events of the holiday season.

The Christmas Boat Parade will set sail at 6:30pm on Saturday December 12th, and 50 boats have already registered but organisers say that there is space for additional boats and are encouraging interested boat owners and skippers to register.

The winning entry in the 2013 Christmas Boat Parade

“This is the biggest spectator event of the year”, said Steve Thomson, spokesperson for the organisers. “So far we’ve got a good parade but we’re appealing to boat owners to help us make it a great one.

“Especially as this is the last Christmas Boat Parade our team will be organising. If you’re still considering entering, please visit our website, and enter now”.

“Those planning to watch the parade from their own boats need to be aware that in order to ensure a safe parade Hamilton Harbour will shut down to both commercial and private boat traffic after 5:30 pm.

“There will also be “No Anchor Zones” near the parade route. We are working with Marine Police, and “marshalling” boats to enforce a safe and clear parade route” explained Mr. Thomson.

Slideshow of the 2013 Christmas Boat Parade


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“Only boats entered and participating in the parade will be allowed to be close to the parade route. We must put safety first and regrettably ask spectator boats to remain at anchor at a distance from the boats moving in the parade.

“What we are saying to boat owners is, the best place to experience the parade on the water is IN the parade. But it’s not too late for boats to enter” added Mr. Thomson.

Interested boat owners can enter online.

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