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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
Boat Donation Program Manager: Todd Taylor at 410-745-4990 or
To receive a no obligation evaluation of your boat for donation purposes, please contact us for a free assessment.



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December 18, 2015

#3063 LIPPINCOTT 30 Sailboat

LIPPINCOTT 30 Sloop.  1983 standard draft of 5 ft.  Very sound, nice, clean boat with Raymarine autopilot, hot water, wheel steering, Yanmar diesel.  Excellent value in a highly regarded, ideal Chesapeake Bay cruising boat.  MD 6621 BF $9,400.  Click on …

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#3061 SEARS Aluminum Canoe

17 ft. CANOE. Classic Sears aluminium canoe set up for sailing rig, but without any of the sailing rig. HIN # WNO5827M74J-17C. $300  Click on image to enlarge. The Museum makes the process of donating or buying a boat hassle-free. …

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#3060 THISTLE One Design Sailboat

THISTLE. 1973, Hull #3195. Fiberglass one design sailboat in “regatta ready condition”, on good, road worthy trailer. Complete package with excellent suit of practice and racing sails.  $2,250  Click on image to enlarge. The Museum makes the process of donating …

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#3059 Homebuilt Plywood Dinghy

8 ft. PLYWOOD Dinghy. Homebuilt. Good overall build quality with stout rope rub rail. Needs minor attention/refinishing. MD 8341 CG. $250  Click on image to enlarge The Museum makes the process of donating or buying a boat hassle-free. For further …

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3058 Main

#3058 NANTUCKET INDIAN Traditional Sloop

NANTUCKET INDIAN. 25 ft. traditional wooden fractional rigged centerboard sloop. Built in 2000 to very high standards by Bullhouse Boatworks in Maine. Gorgeous vessel in very good overall condition complete with varnished spars, sails, single axle trailer and cover. Rare …

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#3057 O’DAY 30 Sloop

O’DAY 30. 1979 Ray Hunt designed sloop. Really nice condition inside and out with Yanmar diesel, wheel steering, RF headsail. Well cared for, very nice sailing qualities and durable construction ideal for coastal and Bay cruising. $7,900  Click on image …

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#3056 COMET 1947 Classic One Design

COMET. 1947 Classic One Design by Oxford Boat Yard. #2362. Completely rebuilt will original bronze hardware and centerboard. New varnished spars and fresh sails. BEAUTIFUL ! Wonderful opportunity to own a classic Comet. $2,500  Click on image to enlarge. The …

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#3054 HOBIE 17

HOBIE 17. 1997 SE in good general condition complete with all spars, rigging, sail (main only on the SE) and wings. Excellent 2007 Karavan trailer included. $2,500  Click on image to enlarge. The Museum makes the process of donating or …

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#3052 COLUMBIA Sloop

COLUMBIA 8.7 Sloop. 1978. Classic plastic Columbia. Rebuilt Atomic Four, roller furling jib. Very good sailing boat needs a mainsail, clean up and a new home. MD 3246 AG. $2,500  Click on image to enlarge. The Museum makes the process …

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#3051 EGG HARBOR Fly Bridge Sport Fish

EGG HARBOR 36 Fly Bridge Sport Fish. 1981. Twin 350 hp 454ci Crusader gas inboard engines run very well. Functioning 6.5kw Onan Genset with reverse cycle heat/AC. Full canvas on flybridge and nice cockpit cover. Working electronics package including Furuno …

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