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Holiday flotilla lights up Wrightsville Beach

The 27th annual NC Holiday Flotilla lit the night with a decorated boat parade along the Intracoastal Waterway, Motts Channel and Banks Channel followed by a fireworks finale.

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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C. — Residents and visitors in Wrightsville Beach Saturday were treated to an oceanside holiday tradition. The 27th annual NC Holiday Flotilla lit the night with a decorated boat parade along the Intracoastal Waterway, Motts Channel and Banks Channel followed by a fireworks finale.

On Sunday, the following flotilla winners were announced:

Best In Show

Boat: Reel Hot

Theme: Christmas Snow Globes and Once In a Blue Moon

Captains: Paula Sturdy and Van Marr of Wrightsville Beach

Best Power boat less than 26 ft.

Boat: Bottom Line

Theme: Dragon Pulls Santa

Captain: Skip Wilson of Wilmington

Best Power boat greater than 26 ft.

Boat: Primo Bambino

Theme: Christmas In New York

Captain: Kendra Homer of Wilmington

Best Sailboat

Boat: Los Brisas

Theme: Christmas Tree

Captain: Frank Lindsey of Wilmington

Best In Costumes and Crew Spirit

Boat: Jaws

Theme: Santa's Sleigh

Captain: Brady Semmel of Wilmington

Sturdy and Marr won a 5-day, 4-night trip to Costa Rica.

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