Boaters – you will be asked to upload your Proof of Liability Insurance at the end of this application. If you do not have it handy, upload your business card and the Winterfest office will contact you to have your insurance emailed.  If your insurance expires prior to the parade date (12/10/2022) – you will be asked to submit your updated insurance once the application is approved.

Winterfest invites YOU to be a star in the “Best Show on H2O”! Experience the excitement and wonder of this 51-year-old South Florida tradition by simply entering your decorated boat for only $35 (no signage / private vessel only). It’s EASY! Just fill out the application below. You can click on links to help guide your decorating and sound ideas.

DON’T HAVE A BOAT? We have a list of charter vessels that you can decorate. Still, have questions? Call our office at 954-767-0686.

Boat Parade Entry Application

DATE:

Saturday, December 10, 2022

THEME:

Neon Nightlife

Under the Sea

Parade Start Time: 6:30 p.m. Roll Call starts at 4:30 p.m. Staging is along the New River. This Application must be approved prior to receiving Application – Part II requesting decoration information and commentary for television. If you wish to receive this application as a pdf – please email boats@winterfestparade.com

TURN A MOVIE – PLAY – BAND – FAVORITE BOOK INTO OUR THEME: Click here for video ideas on how to turn your decorations “neon” by outlining your drawing in white paint on a black background and airbrushing with fluorescent paint.

Turn your vessel into an ocean disco with Sponge Bob Square Pants “Jellyfish Jam.” Transform your boat into a nautical-themed wedding for “Little Mermaid.” Play the song “Life of a Pirate” with your guests dressed up as Davy Jones crew from “Pirates of the Caribbean”. Bring movies favorites with an ocean theme like “Free Willy,” “Jaws,” “Aquaman,” “Finding Nemo,” “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” “The Water Horse,” “Finding Dory,” “Luca,” “Shark Tale,” “Songs of the Sea” and “Moana” to sea life with a neon twist.

Do you love Movies? Idea: Decorate your boat to “Saturday Night Fever”… want to add a sea element? Add a dancing shark… looking for a dab of neon? Add a neon jellyfish ball light for the dancers OR give neon glowsticks to your guests!

Was Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland your favorite book? Add a neon fish tie to the Mad Hatter and transform your vessel into a tea party with rabbitfish, and teapot puffer fish or give a neon heart to the Queen with a fish footman and seahorse guards. Add the song “In a World of My Own” to complete the wonderland experience for your boat.

Are you a fan of the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz movie or play? Turn your boat into the Emerald City with Sea Monkeys or Flying Fish.

Is Elton John one of your favorite performers? Create a neon yellow brick road across your bow and starfish sunglasses.

Fan of Toby Keith? Convert your entry with decorations of items your fishhook could capture – add a neon twist (old boot, shark, seaweed, tarpon, etc.) and play the song “I’ll Probably Be Out Fishin'”

Do you feel like your boat alone is a great reflection of the theme? Then pick your favorite song to play and decorate in bright neon lights.  Have your guests wear neon fishnet gloves to wear when they are waving to the crowds.

With a little imagination, your entry can reflect our theme.

Pick Your Boat's Theme
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TURN ANYTHING YOU LIKE INTO OUR THEME: Click here for video ideas on how to turn your decorations “neon” by outlining your drawing in white paint on a black background and airbrushing with fluorescent paint.

Do you love Movies? Idea: Decorate your boat to “Footloose”... want to add a sea element? Add a dancing shark... looking for a dab of neon? Add a neon jellyfish ball light for the dancers OR give neon glowsticks to all your guests!

 
 
Vessel Information
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Size
Vessels under 20 ft or smaller in length will be part of the PRE-SHOW segment of the Parade. Contact the Winterfest office for details.
Fuel
 
 
Tugs
 
 
 
 
Captain's Contact Information
Registered Owner's Contact Information
 
 
Parade Experience
 
 
 
 
If NO – we encourage you to travel the Parade route within 30 days prior to parade.
Communications
Winterfest requires a DEDICATED person assigned to monitor VHF Radio during the Parade AT ALL TIMES.
Additional Contact Information
 
 

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Proof of Liability Insurance Required

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By typing my electronic signature, checking these checkboxes and submitting this form I agree that I have read, understood and accepted the terms and conditions and, furthermore, that it is my intent to submit an application to be in the Winterfest Boat Parade.

Please enter your vessel name in the “Order Notes” field during checkout.

After your application submission, you will be redirected directly to the Boat Entry Fee in our online store that matches your choice of Vessel Category above. 

We will contact you as soon as possible with a link to our web page to write your commentary.