2018 Chatham Boat Parade

2018 is Monomoy Yacht Club's 6th year for sponsoring and organizing Chatham’s popular boat parade. This year the parade was on Saturday, August 11th.


The parade is open to all boaters and they are encouraged to decorate their boats and crews in a theme that is announced in advance of the parade. Decorations using a patriotic theme are always welcome! The fleet assembles in Stage Harbor, with participants gathering at around 11:30AM before proceeding up the Oyster River to pass before the onlookers and Judges at Oyster Pond Beach at about 12:30PM. Judging for the various prizes and bragging rights are based on originality and enthusiasm.


Please refer to the 2018 Guide for Captains for more details about the Boat Parade logistics.



Chatham Boat Parade
Credit: Rebecca A.

Besides encouraging Monomoy Yacht Club members to participate as entrants, we always need a few members to join the committee to help out with running this fun event.


We need help in Marketing, Judging and Communications. It’s lots of fun and if you have any interest we’d love to hear from you.