2020 Christmas Flotilla - Cancelled due to Covid-19.


Photo Credit: Susan Foy

​​2019 Winners!



Category 2 (Boats 18’ to 24’)

First Place $300 - Seven / Matt Piccinin / Christmas Story (#12)

Second Place $150 – Okey Dokey / Rob Turnage / Holiday Lights and Music (#3)

Other Boats participating:   Galena / Ted Leitter / Santa’s Sleigh (#5)



Category 1 (Boats Over 24’)

First Place $300  -  SS Fish Witch II / Shane Snow / Christmas Shenanigans (#10)

Second Place $150  - Mopie / Philip Reynolds / Up On The Rooftop (#11)

Other boats participating: (pontoon) / The Island Men (Roy Lee Carter) / Christmas Spirit (#2)

Tail Chaser / Brandon Phillips / Santa’s Reindeer (#4)

Wild Rover III / Carolina Beach Inlet Association (Dave Tilley) / Island Christmas (#6)

Stress Relief / Billy McGrew / Peace on Earth (#7)

Little Pub / Joshua Parsons / Merry Christmas (#9)



Other boats participating:

(pontoon) / The Island Men (Roy Lee Carter) / Christmas Spirit (#2)

Tail Chaser / Brandon Phillips / Santa’s Reindeer (#4)

Wild Rover III / Carolina Beach Inlet Association (Dave Tilley) / Island Christmas (#6)

Stress Relief / Billy McGrew / Peace on Earth (#7)

Little Pub / Joshua Parsons / Merry Christmas (#9)

 
People’s Choice (received the most text votes)

$300 Prize -  La Pachanga Tres / Chuck Ohnmacht / Stick Man Christmas (#1)

 
Best Overall (highest score of all boats entered)

​$400 Prize  -  SeaSmiles / Chris Smiles / Island of Whoville (#8)


Fishing boats and pleasure craft electrically decorated with thousands of lights present a spectacular display on the Intracoastal Waterway. They cruise form Snows Cut to the Carolina Beach Boat Basin and back. The boats compete for prizes and add to the wonderful holiday spirit.


The flotilla always takes place on the second Saturday after Thanksgiving and begins at 6 PM. A panel of judges will be on hand to choose the winners. Bring the family and enjoy the evening at Carolina Beach. Changes may be made due to COVID19.


For an application to enter a boat in the Flotilla go to the Checkered Church at 800 St. Joseph St, Carolina Beach or click here for a printable application. Questions? Contact Cindy Washington @ 910-386-8081 or email cindywashington@earthlink.net



Photo Gallery: Christmas Flotilla 2019

 Pleasure Island, NC

Island of Lights