I’m not entering the boat parade, but can I still take my boat out and watch in marina?

The Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol will be in charge of boat traffic and safety during the Parade. The Sheriff Harbor Patrol and or Coast Guard may do random security checks on vessels. Vessels not officially in the Parade requiring transit through the Marina during the Parade will require a Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol escort. We ask to stay out of the parade route and be safe. We encourage you to enter the …

Where can I get the entry boat numbers?

Three assigned numbers for your vessel will be given to each entrant at the Skippers Meeting. HOW TO RETRUN? Please bring those numbers at Awards Ceremony next day. If you cannot attend Skippers Meeting or Awards Ceremony, please contact us!

Is it Mandatory for me to register my boat to be in the parade?

Yes, your boat needs to be registered to be part of the parade. The Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol will be in charge of boat traffic and safety during the Parade. Vessels not officially in the Parade requiring transit through the Marina during the Parade will require a Sheriff’s Harbor Patrol escort. Registration will start on October 15th. Please register your boat online.

Does the weather affect the parade?

What if it rains? The parade will run rain or shine. However, in the interest of safety, upon the issuance of a small watercraft advisory notice from the Coast Guard, the parade would be cancelled for that evening. This decision will be made at 6:00 pm on the day. A message will be posted on the web site at https://mdrboatparade.org in the extremely rare case of the parade being cancelled.

How can I enter my boat?

Great! You can register online, download the form or come to the Parade Skippers Meeting on Dec. 10th at 9 am at Burton Chace Park. There will be a entry fee. • Family or Individual ———— $25.00 • Yacht Clubs / Office Parties —- $50.00 • Organizations: Boating, Civic, Service, Non-Profit — $50.00 • Corporate / Company Vessels – $2 / ft / length • Commercial / Charter Vessels – $2 …