Judges pick their favorites in the 4th Annual Boat Decorating Contest!

1st Place:  

Captain Bob Cadrin’s Manchaug Pond Fire and Rescue Team 

Clearly this year’s winner! This entry not only had a theme clearly visible from the shore but had all the details and plenty of action from a smoking fire, to water squirting from the Dalamation and firefighters, to costumes, props, music and singing, lights and sirens and more. The judges love a boat that is fully involved and this one “had excitement, fun, costumes, action and a theme that stuck out right away.” Bravo!

 and a three way tie for 2nd place!

2nd Place: 

Radio Flyer   
by Captain Karen Bronson    
No question this entry was a winner for the very unique and highly visible “great exterior!”
 The captain even sported pigtails!

Manchaug Pond Country Club’s
 19th Hole  

by Captains Paul & Patti Eklund    
The judges found the 19th Hole to be a hole in one!  “Having a lot going on,”  the country club bowrider had all the props from the golf clubs and quiet sign to the drinks at the 19th hole to the golfers with visors and even a big cigar!

Blueberry Island  
by Captain Rose Charpentier
The judges found this a winner for its creativity in the choice of theme and the great acting.  “She had it all!” … painted her boat with sand and waves, blueberry bushes, flag, Christmas tree, and a lawn chair with all the props from a cooler to litter flying out of the boat!

3rd Place:

The 80’s
by Captain Ted Demeo

 This entry was also a real pleaser as the judges found “plenty of action” with Van Halen and Journey on this boat! 

And an Honorable Mention goes to the  Sutton Police Dept. for Lake Patrol boat which just happened to be on Manchaug Pond during the judging.  Thank you for their service to Manchaug Pond and commitment to safe boating!

Here’s more photos of all of the participants: PacMan, gangsters, pirates, Support of Troops Flagship and more!  Thank you for making July 4th week the best for Manchaug Pond!