The Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2020 featuring boats, yachts, oars, kayaks and commercial vessels decorated for the season. The decorated boats can be seen starting at 5:30pm on the Morehead City waterfront and starting at 6:15pm on the Beaufort waterfront.
Flotilla participants may dock after the Flotilla for free at the Beaufort Town Docks (subject to availability) and enjoy one of Beaufort’s great dining establishments.
Flotilla Participants Welcome: Boats may register to participate in the Flotilla at the Museum Store, by phone (252.728.2762) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) until noon on Saturday, December 5, 2020 For more information, contact the Friends office at 252.728.2762. THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE!
All vessels that proceed down Taylor’s Creek to the new Beaufort Hotel will be eligible for prizes, including weekend stays at the hotel and gift certificates.
TO PROSPECTIVE VESSELS:
Vessels gather at the West end of the Morehead City harbor starting at 5:00ish.
Coast Guard vessel comes in and turns around and stands by. One long horn from the CG vessel at 5:30 starts the slow pass East down the Morehead City waterfront.
Fleet continues over to Beaufort by passing around the South end of Radio Island and into Bulkhead Channel. All vessels should proceed West to the very end of Front Street before heading East for a slow pass down the creek starting at about 6:15.
All vessels are asked to proceed East down Taylors Creek to the new Beaufort Hotel. (see prize list below). Prizes will be distributed to winners the week after the Flotilla.
Due to COVID-19 there will be no awards party in the Watercraft Center this year!
Free overnight dockage at the Beaufort Town Docks subject to availability.
Small boats may do just one waterfront or the other (Bft Oars, etc).
There will be no registration fee. All vessels that register will be provided a number plaque that is to be displayed on the port bow for identification by the judges at the Beaufort Hotel.
PRIZES (must proceed to Beaufort Hotel for eligibility):
1st Place: Two night gift certificate for two at the Beaufort Hotel, includes breakfast
each morning, dinner each night, a bottle of champagne and parking. Value $650.00
2nd Place: Two night gift certificate for two at the Beaufort Hotel, includes breakfast
each morning, dinner each night and parking. Value $600.00
3rd Place: $250.00 gift certificate to 34° North restaurant
4th Place: $100 gift certificate to 34° North restaurant