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NC Holiday Flotilla 2010 Winners

The 2010 North Carolina Holiday Flotilla took place in Wrightsville Beach on Saturday, November 27. The fireworks display lasted 27 minutes – one minute representing each year that the lighted boat parade has made it’s rounds in Wrightsville Beach. It was a spectacular ending to a spirited parade that wound through the Intracoastal, Motts Channel, and Banks Channel.

The boat decorations, costumes, and themes this year were extraordinarily creative and festive.  Here are the winners as announced at the Awards Ceremony at the Blockade Runner Resort in Wrightsville Beach and as announced on

1st Place- Best in Show
Captains- Paula Sturdy & Van Marr of Wrightsville Beach
Boat Name – Reel Hot
Theme – “Christmas Snow Globes and Once In a Blue Moon”

1st Place- Best Costume & Crew Spirit
Captain- Brady Semmel of Wilmington
Boat Name – Jaws
Theme – “Santa’s Sleigh”

1st Place- Best Powerboat Under 26′
Captain- Kendra Homer of Wilmington
Boat Name – Primo Bambino
Theme – “Christmas in New York”

1st Place- Best Powerboat Over 26′
Captain- Skip Wilson of Wilmington
Boat Name – The Bottom Line
Theme – “Dragon Pulls Santa”

1st Place- Best Sailboat
Captain- Frank Lindsey of Wilmington
Boat Name- Los Brisas
Theme – “Christmas Tree”

To see photos of these amazing winners please visit 2010 Winners, NC Holiday Flotilla.