Entering Your Boat

Join our fleet of decked out boats!  Boat registration is currently limited to ABCHH members onlyFree overnight docking provided by our sponsor, Safe Harbor-Skull Creek Marina. Space is limited, so register soon! Registration deadline is September 1

ABCHH Member Invitation

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Captains'  Meeting

Monday, November 14

6:30 pm

Hilton Head Senior Center

All Captains will be required to attend the MANDATORY Captains' Meeting. 

We recommend that one crew member also attend.

At the meeting you will:

  • be assigned your boat number with instructions for displaying it,

  • receive details about the route and safety precautions,

  • learn more about judging and awards


For the safety of all and to ensure that captains and their crew understand and agree that participation in the Boat Parade is voluntary and at their own risk, boat owners/captains will be required to sign a Participation Agreement.

  • Overall vessel length must be 18 feet or greater and must be able to cruise at 5 knots.

  • FREE overnight docking provided by our sponsor, Safe Harbor-Skull Creek Marina.

  • $25 boat registration fee.

  • Captains' Meeting attendance is mandatory.

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Boat Decorating Workshop

Coming SOON in October!  

Stay tuned for details.

Time to get excited & creative! 

Here are some ideas to get started . . . 

Tips:  Decorating Your Boat

  1. Attend our upcoming BOAT DECORATING WORKSHOP scheduled for October.

  2. Visit other parade websites to get ideas.

  3. Determine if you will decorate one or both sides of your boat.

  4. Work with the shape of your boat.

  5. Determine what you are going to use as your power source.

  6. Make sure you have a generator (can be rented) sufficient enough to accommodate the electrical you will need.

  7. Make sure all electrical cords are well above the water line.

  8. Decorate with lights, inflatable figures, other festive decorations.

  9. Test your lights—and then test your lights again.

  10. Add music to your display.

  11. Consider having your crew in costume.

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Distinguished judges, award categories, and prizes TO BE ANNOUNCED.

Join us to have fun and to make our inaugural event a huge success! 

We will be seeking volunteers to help secure sponsors and help on parade day.

Volunteer opportunities and registration will be communicated soon.

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