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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.


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


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June 29, 2015

#2293 – 1980 Paceship PY-23

1980 Paceship PY-23 centerboard sloop on a nice, dual axle, titled EZ-LOADER trailer with electric winch. Complete with 9.9hp Evinrude o/b motor on lifting bracket, bimini top, roller furling, 3 nice sails and more. Very clean, nicely updated weekender. MD …

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#2303 – 1977 Chris Craft Catalina 280 Cabin Cruiser

1977 Chris Craft Catalina 280 Cabin Cruiser. Great looking boat in very good condition, inside and out, including Awlgrip paint on hull and deck, Garmin Chart Plotter, fresh bimini and enclosure, and dockside AC. It is obvious upon boarding that …

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June 22, 2015

#2298 – 1960s Jet 14 Utta Fox-designed Planing Sailboat

1960s Jet 14 Sailboat. Uffa Fox designed planing sport boat of a bygone era. Active class association with an upcoming regatta in Annapolis on July 18. Great little boat requiring some minor attention. Get out and do some racing…on plane…without …

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#2297 – 1985 Present 38 Sundeck Motor Yacht

1985 Present 38 Sundeck Motor Yacht. Twin Perkins 200hp diesels, Onan 8kw GenSet, reverse cycle heat/AC, and fully equipped. Popular two cabin, two head arrangement with galley down and superb living space in the main cabin, on the large aft …

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2296 Main

June 15, 2015

#2296 – 1946 Matthews 40 Cabin Cruiser

1946 Matthews 40 Express Cruiser. Twin 455 GM (Buick) V-8 engines. Smooth and quiet. Professionally and knowledgeably maintained in beautiful condition inside and out. Fully operational and ready for you and your guests to enjoy some true yachting. Charter/Purchase opportunity. …

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#2295 – 1974 Bayfield 25 Sloop

1974 Bayfield 25 Sloop. Classic clipper bow, Ted Gozzard designed pocket cruiser. Reliable Yanmar diesel. Complete sail away condition but needs work. MD 9420 Z.  $1,850 Click images to enlarge The Museum makes the process of donating or buying a …

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#2294 – 1978 J-24 Tillotson Pearson Sailboat

1978 J-24 sailboat built by Tillotson Pearson. 1978 untitled storage trailer included. Inexpensive project boat. MD 9974 AH. $1,800  Click on images to enlarge The Museum makes the process of donating or buying a boat hassle-free. For further information about …

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June 6, 2015

2273 – Hunter 23 Shoal Draft Sloop

1988 Hunter 23 shoal draft sloop with 8 hp Tohatsu o/b motor. Ideal starter boat or pocket cruiser with great performance. No trailer.  $3,150. Click on images to enlarge The Museum makes the process of donating or buying a boat …

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June 5, 2015

#2284 – 1978 Newport 17 Daysailer

1978 Newport 17 Daysailer / Weekender w/ untitled storage trailer.  No motor. Wonderfully clean and squared away sailboat ready for fun. Hard to find a boat in this age/price range this clean !  Only $1,600     The Museum makes the …

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#2286 – 1993 Stingray 18ft. Bowrider

1993 Stingray 18ft. Bowrider / Ski boat and 1993 titled Venture trailer. Mercruiser 125hp 3.0 Alpha One I/O. Great boat in great condition. Upholstery and carpet all nice.  Does need a new prop. $3,200 Click on images to enlarge. The …

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