Winners of 2018 St. Thomas Lighted Boat Parade Announced

Parade boats lit up the Charlotte Amalie Harbor Friday night.
Parade boats lit up the Charlotte Amalie Harbor.

Erik K. Ackerson, director of the19th Lighted Boat Parade, has announced the parade winners in two categories. There were 21 entries.

Small Division (25 ft. or less)
1st place: The School Boat, Commodore Alex Randall
2nd place: French KISS, Captain Paul Aubain
3rd place: M2R Duck, Captain Jerry Cowan
4th place: Blink, Captain Ike O’Connell
5th place: Capital Punishment, Captain James Bahan

Large Division (26 ft. or more)
1st plays: Days Like This: Captain Jay Pennington (Winner of the Annual Friendship Trophy*)
2nd place: Poncho Man, Captain Mark Knoph
3rd place: Showtime, Captain Tim Hall
4th place: Blackbeard’s Revenge, Captain Cory Crowder
5th place: Pirates Penny, Captain Christy Weiss

Parade Sponsors: Crowley Transport, Heidi’s Honeymoon Grill, Guardian Insurance, Off Shore Marine, Island Marine Outfitters, St. Thomas Cargo, Storage on Site, Crown Bay Marina, Tickles Dockside Pub and the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce.

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*The Friendship Trophy is a traveling award in memory of M/V Friendship, and all of the annual participating vessels who were lost in Hurricanes Irma and Marie.

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