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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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3073 Main

February 9, 2016


INTERNATIONAL CANOE. Custom built class racing boat complete with spars, rigging, sails and untitled storage trailer. Boat name is ‘AQUALUNG’. You may recall seeing it zipping along the Miles River during Wednesday night racing. Looked like fun right? Your turn. …

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#3072 SABRE 28 Sloop

SABRE 28 Sloop. 1976 iconic coastal cruiser in very good condition. Wheel steering, roller furling, good running Atomic 4, great upholstery, fresh interior, nice sails and more. Get your family out sailing this season. You’ll never regret it!  MD 6515 …

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#3071 WEST MARINE Inflatable Dinghy

WEST MARINE 8 ft. Inflatable Dinghy. 2011 boat in good condition with Honda 2 hp 4 stroke outboard motor with lifting bridle and storage cart. MD 1769 CD. Photos to come.  $750 The Museum makes the process of donating or …

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#3069 BLUEJACKET 23 One Design

BLUEJACKET 23 One Design. Built by Paceship in 1968. Pedigree old boat in serviceable condition looking for a new home. Would make a worthwhile project. Untitled storage trailer included. Sistership photo shown. MD 3404 U.  $1200 The Museum makes the …

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#3068 Custom Homebuilt Wooden Sailing Boat

CUSTOM HOMEBUILT 13 ft. Wooden sailing boat. Great little knock about complete with everything you need to mess about on the water. Veteran of the MASCF for many years. MD 0221 DA. Photos to come.  $650 The Museum makes the …

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WELLCRAFT 21 SL EXCEL. 1998. Good condition with newer Sterndrive with very low hours. Nice untitled storage trailer included. MD 2276 CE. Photos to come.  $4600 The Museum makes the process of donating or buying a boat hassle-free. For further …

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#3065 HUNTER 30 Sloop

HUNTER 30 Sloop. Cherubini-designed boat built in 1982. Wheel steering, Yanmar 2GM20 diesel, roller furling. Great all-round Bay boat with good overall quality and excellent sailing characteristics. Ideal for someone who wants to get into cruising but cannot afford more. …

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#3064 FOUR WINNS Bow Rider

FOUR WINNS 18ft. Bow Rider. 1998. Good quality runabout requiring some cockpit upholstery. Excellent untitled aluminum storage trailer. MD 0222 DA  Photos to come.  $3500 The Museum makes the process of donating or buying a boat hassle-free. For further information …

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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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