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Lighted Boat Parade 2020 video

On the first Saturday of December, the Des Moines Yacht Club has traditionally hosted a Lighted Boat Parade. This year, Three Tree Point Yacht Club, Poverty Bay Power Squadron/America’s Boating Club, and Marina Tenants joined boats from DMYC.

Turnout this year was outstanding, with 21 boats participating. In the lead position was a spectacularly decorated “Viajera,” captained by Vice Commodore Denny Ertler. The parade started at the Marina Pier and proceeded north to Three Tree Point, then south past the Marina and on to Redondo.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions this year, the Waterland Blog shared a Facebook Live video feed of boats leaving the Marina. This allowed people to watch the lighted boats from the safety of their homes. In addition, Destination Des Moines and its partners promoted the parade in their “Lighting Up the Waves” poster, distributed via social media.

The Lighted Boat Parade continues to be a great holiday activity for DMYC and the City of Des Moines. 

Click on the title for a short video collage of photos from the parade.


2020 Swap Meet Registration


March 21st 2020 from 8AM to 2 PM

Registration deadline is Saturday, March 14th 2020
Mail Registration form and check payable “DMYC First Mates” to:
Joy Feider/ Swap Meet
22737 Marine View Drive S
Des Moines WA 98198



Indoor spaces – $35.00 rental fee

  • Indoor spaces are approx. 7X9 feet, 5ft round banquet tables provided with 2

Outdoor spaces – $15.00 rental fee (reduced fee for being outside)

  • Outdoor spaces are about 10X20 feet,  on gravel, no tables available.
  • Oversized items such as small boats, dinghies, large tools and trailers are good for Outdoor space rentals.
  • Tents are OK, must bring own.

Commercial Vendors $ 100 . 00/Indoor;   $ 75 . 00/Outdoor

  • The DMYC First Mates want to maintain the spirit of this event to provide individual boaters and boating clubs a venue for buying and selling used boat items. Spaces for Commercial/Business vendors are limited .

If you want more than one space, please complete one form for each space

Make checks payable to: DMYC First Mates
Call Todd (253) 336-4880,
or email

Complete the form online or using the PDF and mail the check to the address above.

The downloadable PDF form can be filled in using your computer and then printed. 
DMYC -Marine Swap Meet Website Flyer

DMYC 2020 Marine Swap Meet Registration Form

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