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Boat Donation Program

CBMM’s Boat Donation Program is one of the most reputable, highly-experienced operations in the region, giving you confidence in knowing the donation of your vessel is being handled by seasoned professionals. We accept all manner of craft year round, and unlike other non-profits, offer long-standing boat sales and lease/charter operations, as well as the much anticipated Charity Boat Auction held annually each Labor Day weekend.

We conduct transactions quickly and fairly, without the outside assistance or expense of a third-party organization. Whether you donate or buy a boat, 100% of the proceeds go toward supporting the children and adults served by our education, curatorial, and boatbuilding programs. Through your generosity, you are helping to assure the sustainability of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for future generations.

*Each individual’s situation is different. We encourage you to consult with your tax advisor to learn how the donation of your vessel to CBMM can benefit you.

For more information, please contact us directly.
Boat Donation Program Director: Lad Mills at 410-745-4942 or lmills@cbmm.org
Boat Donation Program Manager: Todd Taylor at 410-745-4990 or ttaylor@cbmm.org
To receive a no obligation evaluation of your boat for donation purposes, please contact us for a free assessment.

FREE BOAT ASSESSMENT

Annual Boat Auction

Held annually on Labor Day Weekend
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Gates open 8am; Tag Sale 9am; Beer & BBQ noon
NEW TIME: Auction Bidding begins at 11am
Advance bid deadline 5pm on Thursday, Sept. 3
Donate boat or items for tag sale by 5pm on Thursday, Sept. 3
PREVIEW HOURS: Friday, Sept., 4 from 2-5pm

CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON BOAT AUCTION

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PLEASE NOTE: All boats are for sale through July 31, 2015.

Boat sales will be suspended August 1, 2015 through September 4, 2015 in preparation for the Museum’s September 5, 2015 Charity Boat Auction, and will resume following the auction

August 3, 2015

#2330 — 2008 VANGUARD Sailboat

2008 VANGUARD sailboat in perfect condition on untitled storage trailer. HIN: OQTVI806C808.   Photos to come. The Museum makes the process of donating or buying a boat hassle-free. For further information about the Museum’s boat donation program or if you are …

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#2329 — SEARS Gamefisher

SEARS Gamefisher.  The iconic original.  Great starter boat for crabbing and inland fishing.  Complete with lifejackets, grappling hook anchor, crab net and decent untitled storage trailer.   The Museum makes the process of donating or buying a boat hassle-free. For …

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#2328 — ALDEN Ocean Rowing Shell

ALDEN Ocean rowing shell, oarmaster, and sweeps, complete. Needs some light work. Photos to come. The Museum makes the process of donating or buying a boat hassle-free. For further information about the Museum’s boat donation program or if you are looking …

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#2327 – 1969 MORGAN 28 Sailboat

1969 MORGAN 28 sailboat, keel/centerboard, Harken roller furling, very good sails, Universal diesel engine. HIN:112-MD 5473 CR.  Photos to come. The Museum makes the process of donating or buying a boat hassle-free. For further information about the Museum’s boat donation program …

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July 29, 2015

#2325 – 1990 TROJAN 10.8 Meter Cabin Cruiser

1990 TROJAN 10.8 meter cabin cruiser, twin Crusader engines (one dead) MD 8908 BA . Photos to come. The Museum makes the process of donating or buying a boat hassle-free. For further information about the Museum’s boat donation program or if you …

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#2324 – 2004 12-ft Custom Built Wood Lapstrake Sailboat

2004 12-ft custom built wood lapstrake sailboat, 48″ beam, very traditional and ready to sail. Photos to come. The Museum makes the process of donating or buying a boat hassle-free. For further information about the Museum’s boat donation program or if …

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July 23, 2015

#2323 – 1996 CHAPARRAL 23 Cabin Motorboat

1996 Chaparral 23 cabin motorboat with 7.4 ltr Mercruiser in very clean condition, titled 2004 Venture trailer- MD 5375 BA.  Photos to come. The Museum makes the process of donating or buying a boat hassle-free. For further information about the Museum’s …

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#2322 – 1980 SABRE 28 Sailboat

1980 SABRE 28 with Volvo diesel power, wheel steering, crispy fresh sail inventory,  good electronics, fresh bottom and more.  Ideal Chesapeake Bay cruiser ready for your family memory making.  MD 5462 AF.  Click on image to enlarge. The Museum makes …

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#2321 – 1998 WELLCRAFT WA230 Cabin Motorboat

1998  WELLCRAFT WA230 Cabin Motorboat with 200 hp Evinrude O/B engine. Click on image to enlarge The Museum makes the process of donating or buying a boat hassle-free. For further information about the Museum’s boat donation program or if you are …

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July 22, 2015

#2319 – 1986 O’DAY 272 Sloop

1986 O’Day 272 sloop.  Fantastic Ray Hunt designed, shoal draft coastal cruiser.  Wonderful performance, great layout, excellent condition.  Features, reliable Honda 9.9hp 4 stroke o/b, bimini, fresh bottom paint, excellent sails incl. spinnaker.  MD 5133 AN.   Click on image to …

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