VIDEO Feature - Newport Annual Holiday Harbor Lights Illuminated Boat Parade

Published by MM Editor on Wednesday, 29th November 2017 - 6:00PM


Newport Yacht Club Kicked Off the Holiday Season with the 2017 Annual Holiday Harbor Lights Illuminated Boat Parade. 

First place Fishing Vessels-Liquid Assets

Newport, RI,

The Newport water front was alive with excitement for the 2017 Boat Parade. After the blessing of the fleet over at Goat Island the boats began traveling east from Newport Yacht Club. They then proceeded towards downtown Newport all the way down to Kings Park and Lighted Bell #3 then headed back to the Newport Yacht Club for another pass. This year's Parade Marshall was Executive Director of Sail Newport Brad Read. The Parade featured a variety of magnificently decorated water craft including leisure boats, commercial fishing boats, tug boats, US coast Guard and Navy vessels. The chilly water front was filled with smiling spectators young and old, sipping on hot cocoa and maybe some libations. The boom from the cannons along with the singing and excitement coming from the boats had everyone singing, clapping and lots of holiday cheers.

Entrants in the Boats Parade:

  • Tamanoa 38ft sail
  • Screw loose 28ft
  • Sea Witch 33ft
  • Grandma's Reindeer 30ft Rib
  • Fit for a Hobo 27ft sail
  • Phoenix Landing 22ft sail
  • Amazing Grace 60ft power
  • Sarah Kate 36ft power
  • Chillaxin 24 power
  • Rhode Warrior 24ft power
  • Rascal 26ft
  • Liquid Assets 31ft
  • Chapperone 34ft
  • Cirque 33ft
  • Anna 30ft
  • Rum Runner 54ft
  • Sally Forth 34ft
  • Tidal Wave 26ft sail
  • Scappare 44ft
  • Gregg Morash rec sail
  • Robert Foltin unk
  • Martin Hancrock unk
  • Susie Leech rec power
  • Bill Smyrnow rec sail
  • Matt Gineo com power
  • Bruce Gifford rec power
  • Keri Hannouch rec power
  • Alex Hood rec power
  • Jared Featherstone unk
  • Nick Canpagne rec power
  • Kris Matthews fishing boat
  • Nancy Roy rec sail
  • Kim Paltridge com power
  • Matt Gineo com power
  • Matt Gineo rec sail
  • David Le Blanc rec sail


Sail Recreational-

  1. First-Scappare
  2. Second-Anna
  3. Third-Tamanoa

Power Recreational-

  1. First-Red Warrior
  2. Second-Chillaxin
  3. Third-Chapperone

Power Commercial-

  1. First-Rum Runner
  2. Second-Amazing Grace
  3. Third-Sally Forth

Fishing Vessels-

  1. First-Liquid Assets
  2. Second-Cirque
  3. Third-Sea Witch


  • First-Coast Guard

Most Team Spirit-

  • Vera

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