Photos, video: Boynton, Delray boats named ‘best’ in holiday parade

Handout: Boynton Beach CRA

Handout: Boynton Beach CRA

One of the best parts of the holiday season in south Palm Beach County is the Boynton Beach and Delray Beach holiday boat parade. And every year judges determine who decorated their boat the best.

Check out a video of the parade here.

This year’s judges were City Manager Lori LaVerriere, and City Commissioners Christina Romelus, Joe Casello, and Justin Katz, all from Boynton Beach. And from Delray Beach, city employees Alberta Gaum and Tenille Decoste, according to a news release. The first, second and third place picks were chosen based on lights, colors, theme and overall best.

Check out more photos here.

Here are the winners!

Category 1: less than 25 feet

  • 1St Place $400 – Boat number 19 – David Wiggins – Too Much Fun
  • 2nd Place $300 – Boat number 17 – Wayne Swannick – Keepin it Reel
  • 3rd Place $200 –  Boat number 28 – Dirk Buchheit – Play Buoy 1

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 Category 2: 26 feet to 34 feet

  • 1St Place $400 – Boat number 15 – Joe Mills – Empty Pockets
  • 2nd Place $300 – Boat number 41 – Gary Case – Dynamite
  • 3rd Place $200 – Boat number 40 – Chris Crum – Neptune

Category 3: 35 feet or larger

  • 1St Place $400 – Boat number 39 – Jim Harbaruk – The Limbo
  • 2nd Place $300 – Boat number 4 – Edward Olsen – Sea Mist III
  • 3rd Place $200 – Boat number 7 – Pedro W. Tirado – Sol Life