Charity Boat Auction
RAIN OR SHINE EVENT
Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, September 2, 2017
Gates open 8am; Tag Sale 9am; BBQ 10am; Auction 11am; Beer 10:30am
Free for members and children ages 5 and under. General admission is $5 per person until 11am. Afterward, regular admission rates apply.
Auction Bidding begins at 11am
Thursday, August 31, 9am-5pm
Friday, September 1, 9am-5pm
$5 admission through Milk House Gate for preview hours, regular admission applies afterward
ADVANCED BID DEADLINE:
Friday, September 1 at 2pm. 410-745-4992
DONATE A BOAT OR ITEM FOR TAG SALE DEADLINE:
Thursday, August 31 at 5pm. Call 410-745-4992
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) is hosting its 20th annual Charity Boat Auction on Saturday, September 2, 2017 with proceeds benefiting the children and adults served by CBMM.
The live auction begins at 11am along CBMM’s waterfront campus, where more than 100 boats—ranging in size and performance from sailing dinghies to cabin cruisers, and everything in between—will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. CBMM’s Charity Boat Donation Program Managers Lad Mills and Todd Taylor take donations and resells boats throughout the year, holding aside some of the inventory for the annual auction.
The event also includes a flea market-style tag sale from 9 a.m. till 11am in which visitors are able to purchase a variety of used boating gear, including ground tackle, electrical equipment, hardware, rope or chain, ladders, fishing tackle, motors, and more.
Beginning at 10:30am, beer and barbecue will be available for purchase. Boat sales are on-going throughout the year, with all auction boats subject to sale prior to the auction. Auction boats will be available for inspection at the museum, several days prior to the auction.
Advance bids will be accepted, and can be called in at 410-745-4961 until 2pm on Friday, September 1.
For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during CBMM festivals, including the Charity Boat Auction. Leashed dogs are only permitted on the museum’s campus during regular operating hours.