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Winners Announced For Night in Venice

Winners Announced For Night in Venice


There were 131 boats and 175 homes decorated for Ocean City’s Night in Venice parade on Saturday.

Many were adorned following this year’s theme of “It’s a Philly Thing,” while others did their own thing.

Either way, there were plenty to check out along the bayfront.

Awards can be picked up at City Hall, located at 861 Asbury Ave.

Here is a list of the winners: 


Boat Number, Name of the Boat, Family’s Name and Theme

Best in show 25’ and over #263, Shanti, Toner, No One Likes Us, We Don’t Care

Best in show 24’ and under #248, Dsea V, Callahan, Philly Cheesesteak

1st Place Lead Boat #202, Icona, Hilferty, Gritty & Dan Hilferty

2nd Place Lead Boat #203, Gone Fishin’, Elliott, Philly Phanatic 

3rd Place Lead Boat #216, OC Parasail, Richards, Ferko String Band 

Best Commercial #251, Keeper, Herron, Barbie Party

Best Non-profit #220, Reel Addiction, Eachus, Local Elected Officials

A second-place finish for Lead Boat went to the Elliott family for the Philly Phanatic.

Best Decorated 25’ and over

1st Place: #289, Lusea Rose, Badagliacco, Barbie Dream Boat

2nd Place Place: #237, Salty Fish, Fisher, Move Closer to Your World

3rd Place: #291, Master Baiter, Smith, Luau

Best Decorated 24’ and under

1st Place: #229, That’s What Sea Said, Young/Beiswinger, Salty Peanuts

2nd Place: #282, Heading West, Gillespie, Whiz Wit

3rd Place: #246, Delivering Shims, Staley, Lets Go Phillies! 

Best Comic 25’ and over

1st Place: #253, Tipsy, Pau Hana, The Geator with the Heater

2nd Place: #241, Brook Sea III, Brook, It’s A Philly Thing

Best Comic 24’ and under

1st Place: #264, No Name, Carleton, Grease The Poles

2nd Place: #287, No Name, Randazzo, All Things Rocky

3rd Place: #242, Dozens of Dollars, Pace, Llamas Love Cheesesteaks

Second place for Best Musical for boats under 24 feet went to the Cates family for their tribute to Jerry Blavat.

Best Musical 25’ and over

1st Place: #208, Moover, Moss, Night In Venice Tributes Jerry Blavat 

Best Musical 24’ and under

1st Place: #279, The Three “C”s, Lawless, South Philly Menu

2nd Place: #223, No Name, Cates, Tribute to Jerry Blavat

Most Original 25’ and over

1st Place: #245, Eliza – Gail, Higgins, Phildelphia’s Channel 6 – Action Cruise

2nd Place: #297, Luna Tuna, Senatore, Union Construction Workers

3rd Place: #244, Shore Bet, Mancill, 76 Traffic, Always a Shore Bet in Philadelphia

Most Original 24’ and under

1st Place: #258, Reel Nauti, Pitman, It’s Always Sunny with Norester Nick!

2nd Place: #271, Reeling Rocco, Leo, The Best of Philly

3rd Place: #280, Brown-eyed Girls, Terry, American Girls

This “Rocky” boat is going to “Knock Out Wind Turbines.” (Photo courtesy of Jen Bowman)


#, Last Name, Theme

Zone 1:

1st Place: #72, Allen, Grease The Poles

2nd Place: #31, Weckerly, It’s A Philly Thing

3rd Place: #76, Delibertis, 6ABC On The Wooder

Zone 2:

1st Place: #143, McMahon, Philly Phans

2nd Place: #132, Gabriel, Come On Barbie, Let’s Go Party!

3rd Place: #105, Greene, Philly Love

Homes are decorated along the bayfront. (Photo courtesy of OCNJ DRONE

Zone 3:

1st Place: #22, Kelly, We Love Philly!

2nd Place: #33, Jenkins/Burgess, It’s A Philly Thing

3rd Place: #20, Kelly/Fitzpatrick, It’s Always Chilly in Philly

Zone 4:

1st Place: #36, Hernandez, Crazy Philly Phans

2nd Place: #13, Wiegand, It’s A Philly Thing

3rd Place:  #46, Walker/LoSasso, Philly Twist

Zone 5:

1st Place: #79, Thornton, A Magical Night in Venice

2nd Place: #71, Lawver/Weber, It’s A Shore Thing

3rd Place: #52, Sage, Chez Phanatic & Phriends

3rd Place: #30, Reardon/O’Connells, Philly Pever

Zone 6:

1st Place: #26, Myers, The Moshulu – A Taste of Philly

2nd Place: #85, Smith, It’s A SWOOP Thing

Zone 7:

1st Place: #111, Miller, Rocky Philadelphia’s Hometown Hero

2nd Place: #102, Davidson, The Steaks Are High, It’s A Philly Thing…Bring Us A Championship!

3rd Place: #92, Scanlons/Brandenberges, Game On!

Zone 8:

1st Place: #67, Redmond, It’s A Philly Thing

2nd Place: #82, Seitzinger/Boyle, Night in Dublin

3rd Place: #118, Dorney, Boat House Row

Check out the balloons on these homes. (Photo courtesy of OCNJ DRONE

Zone 9:

1st Place: #41, Wiggins/Moffet, Traditions

2nd Place: #89, Rosenberg, It’s A Philly Thing

3rd Place: #88, Marshall/Rombola, Dilly Dilly

Zone 10:

1st Place: #171, Vaules, Grease The Pole

2nd Place: #16, Handen, It’s A Philly Thing – Cheesteaks

3rd Place: #64, Sutera, #WeAreOCNJ

Zone 11:

1st Place: #23, Huber, Motown

2nd Place: #134, Ruh, Tailgate Like OC Sunny Harbor – It’s A Philly Thing

3rd Place: #169, Pellegrino, It’s A Philly Thing

Zone 12:

1st Place: #147, Votta, Pizza Party!

2nd Place: #146, Hill, It’s A Philly Thing/Eagles

3rd Place: #163, Seeburger, Phanatic About OC! 

Zone 13:

1st Place: #35, Murphy, It’s A Philly Thing: Celebrating Philly Things

2nd Place: #49, Rafetto, Xfinity Live!

3rd Place: #63, DeLeo, Philly Sports

Zone 14 (Best Condo/Commercial):

1st Place: #75, Harbor House Condo, Philly Love Is In The House: The Harbor House

2nd Place: #165, Marina Mews Condos, It’s A Knock Out

3rd Place: #87, Bay Club Condos, Bay Club Celebrates “It’s A Philly Thing!”

3rd Place: #164: 10th Street Wharf, Pretzels on the Bay

Retired Action News anchor Jim Gardner, the grand marshal of the parade, waves to the crowd.