Christmas spirit comes to marina

LIGHTS ON: Kristy Dellachy’s nautical Christmas tree.
LIGHTS ON: Kristy Dellachy’s nautical Christmas tree.

WHEN you can't fit a tree on a boat, it can be hard to get into the spirit of Christmas, but for boat owners Kristy Dellachy and Logan Ellis a more novel solution was in order.

"We couldn't put a tree on the boat, so we made our boat into a tree," Ms Dellachy said.

It took Ms Dellachy over 100 metres of lights and three solid hours to get the decorations in working order.

"Logan had to hoist me up the mast in an oceans chair so I could reach the top," she said.

As to why she went to the trouble, Ms Dellachy said it was all about getting into the festive spirit.

"No one else around the marina really does Christmas decorations, so I thought, why not?"

And the lights that shine in the shape of a giant Christmas tree have already brought attention from passers by.

"All my friends have come along and seen it and they always say something.

"We've had quite a few tourists and visitors come down and take a look as well," Ms Dellachy said.

Ms Dellachy has decorated her boat in festive fare for the past three Christmases and at night the Christmas lights are visible from shore.

Christmas light enthusiasts are welcome to come to the marina and take a look, but in the interest of safety, Ms Dellachy said big groups were discouraged from crowding the dock.

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