Pro-Trump flotilla shatters record for largest boat parade ever

by Bryan Brammer · Jul 8th, 2020 3:45 pm
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Last Updated Jul 14th, 2020 at 3:55 pm

A fleet of boats honoring President Trump over the Fourth of July weekend in South Carolina shattered a world record for the largest boat parade in history.

More than 3,400 boats participated in the 20-mile "Trump Boat Parade" held at Lake Murray on Sunday. According to the event's Facebook page, more than 2,700 people said they were attending, with another 5,000 expressing interest.

The organizers now claim that the actual response far exceeded their expectations.

"According to the third party company whose expertise is counting people and things from the air, we had a record shattering 3,417 boats and over 30,000 people participating in the 'Trumptilla,'" Pressley Stutts, one of the parade's organizers, wrote on Facebook. "They used drone footage, aerial photography, and GIS analytics to count all of the boats."

The pro-Trump flotilla smashed the previous boat parade record of 1,180 boats as part of the Malaysia Day celebrations on September 13, 2014, according to Guinness World Records. Sunday's event was more than three times larger than the previous record.

Videos of the record-breaking boat parade:


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