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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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2264 Main

April 17, 2015

Boston Ship Chandler’s Whitehall Boat – #2264

Beautiful, custom built strip plank Mahogany Whitehall Boat. 16′ 4″ LOA x 4′ 2″ Beam. Fashioned after the ‘Boston Ship Chandler’s Whitehall Boat’ chronicled by Howard Chapelle in his book ‘American Small Sailing Craft’. This particular boat is not rigged …

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Trinka 8 ft. Rowing Dinghy – #2263

Great, durable, popular, investment grade tender.  1990.  No oars.  Photos coming soon, but don’t wait.  $1,100   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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Shark One Design Catamaran – #2262

20 ft. LOA X 10 ft. beam. Folding & trailerable. Fantastic retro racing class from the ’60’s & ’70’s in great condition with 2 sets of sails and original blueprints. Untitled storage trailer incuded. Great find !  Photos coming soon. …

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Creala 36 Main

1984 Creala 36 ft. Cutter – #2261

  Not the Crealock or Pacific Seacraft you may be thinking of, but a Bill Crealock designed, double ended, ocean capable, cutter rigged sloop. Same great design pedigree and superb build quality, but at a fraction of the price from …

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1984 Laser – #2260

Classic one design racer / family fun boat needs a new home and a rudder/tiller. Excellent 1994 roadworthy Venture trailer included. Buy a great $600 trailer and get a Laser for free!  Photos coming soon.  $600   The Museum makes …

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1958 Cruisers, Inc. 14 ft. Lapstrake Runabout – #2259

Very nice looking vintage runabout w/ 1958 18 hp Johnson o/b and 2001 Venture trailer. Trailer is excellent, motor is great, boat is OK.  Looking for a good home.  Photos coming soon.  $1,100   The Museum makes the process of …

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2258 Main

1978 Pearson 323 – #2258

  Bill Shaw designed, moderate displacement, large volume 32 foot sloop. Very comfortable, nice sailing boat. Full amenities including Yanmar diesel, roller furling, self tailing winches, wheel steering and more. Very nice condition throughout. USCG Doc. #593084.  Photos coming soon. …

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1988 O’Day 302 – #2257

C. Raymond Hunt & Assoc. designed shoal draft sloop w/ 18 hp Yanmar diesel. Wonderful sailing boat with a fantastic interior layout. All the modern conveniences including roller furing, lazy jacks, self tailing winches, propane stove, electronics and more.  Just …

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2256 Main

Vintage 1956 – 15 ft. Keller Kraft Plywood Runabout – #2256

  Excellent condition with excellent 1956 Evinrude 35 hp electric start o/b and excellent 1965 trailer with fins !  Great package !  Must see to appreciate. $1,950 The Museum makes the process of donating or buying a boat hassle-free. For …

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flat bottom plywood skiff

March 18, 2015

Flat bottom Plywood Skiff – #2254

    Click on images to enlarge   Very neat flat bottom plywood skiff. Professionally built Bolger designed Sharpshooter Skiff. 23′ LOA 5’7″ Beam. No motor. Needs some transom work. Nice Alum. untitled storage trailer. $995   The Museum makes …

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