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CBMM's Charity Boat Donation Program. We accept and sell donated boats all year long!

Charity Boat Donation Program


Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s

Charity Boat Donation and Sales Program

One highly successful means of raising funds to support the mission of CBMM is our Boat Donation Program which has been in operation for over 20 Years and has an excellent reputation in the region.

  • We accept and sell donated boats ALL YEAR LONG

  • All transactions are handled proficiently by experienced CBMM staff members. By keeping our process in house, we cut out the extra costs often incurred by other charities. This means One hundred percent of the proceeds the Museum receives from boat donations goes directly to funding the many enjoyable and educational programs offered by CBMM.

  • The procedure for donating your boat is simple and straightforward. We do all the paperwork, and provide you with appropriate tax deduction forms. We pick up your boat for free, or you can deliver it to us.

  • Purchasing a boat is just as easy. We update the inventory on the website often. Call to arrange to see any available boat.

  • The high point of our year is the much anticipated, rain or shine, annual Charity Boat Auction, held at CBMM on the Saturday of each Labor Day weekend.

  • CBMM respects the privacy of our donors, members, and guests. You can be assured we will never sell or share your information with anyone or any other organization.

We need volunteers to help bring donated boats to the museum. Whether you are able to tow a boat on a trailer from the donor to the museum, or would like to be on a crew that brings boats to us over water, we would welcome your help. Help the Charity Boat Donations Program raise funds for museum programs. 

For more information about donating or buying a boat or to ask more about volunteering

Call-  410-745-4942



Click Here to Submit Your Boat for Donation Evaluation

Click Here to Hear CBMM Charity Boat Donation Program Director Todd Taylor talk about the Charity Boat Donation Program in a 12/5/17 radio interview with WCEI’s Matt Spence.

Click Here to Get updates emailed to you directly on boats for sale by signing up for CBMM’s Navy Point News e-newsletter here. 



January 15, 2018

#5079 Rhodes 19 c/b One Design

RHODES 19 c/b One Design.  Year unknown.  Believed to be an O’Day built boat with hull #18216 originally out of Nantucket.  Good basic boat with impecible pedigree and fantastic sailing characteristics.  Active racing fleets nationwide.   Complete boat ready to sail …

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#5080 Alden Appledore

ALDEN APPLEDORE 16 ft. Rowing Pea Pod. One of Alden’s largest and most stable (not to mention beautiful) rowing shells. Custom cold molded construction in very good condition. Very light and would be an absolute joy to row. An area …

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January 3, 2018

#5074 Pearson Ensign

PEARSON ENSIGN. 1963 classic Ensign hull #326 in very good condition. This is not a duplicate of our other posting for an Ensign. We are fortunate to have acquired another one from a generous donor. This one is also in …

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December 21, 2017

#5072 Rascal 14 Ft Daysailer

RASCAL 14 ft. DAYSAILER. 1972 Ray Green Rascal Daysailer. This boat is easy to sail and is a great family daysailer. Everything in good condition including all lines and rigging, mast, sails (jib and Main) centerboard. No trailer. MD 4407 …

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#5052 Cape Cod Senior Knockabout

CAPE COD SENIOR KNOCKABOUT.  Beautiful 23 ft. Spaulding Dunbar design built by Cape Cod Shipbuilding 1940’s.  Graceful c/b sloop with large cockpit and simple rig.  Quite similiar to a Sakonnet 23 with a counter stern, W Class 22, Hodgon 21, …

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December 19, 2017

#5051 Avon Inflatable Dinghy

Avon Inflatable 10 Ft Dinghy- 2000 model, 10 Ft with inflatable floor. Very Good All Purpose Tender MD 3537 CF  $300   Hover over the picture below and use the white arrows to scroll through pictures of this boat. Throughout …

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December 14, 2017

#5066 West Marine RIB

WEST MARINE RIB Inflatable Dinghy by Zodiac. 1998, 10′ 2″ fiberglass hard bottom inflatable. No motor. Some tabbing at transom needs gluing. Titled boat. Good opportunity for a rigid inflatable for cheap. MD 4294 BG  $500   pictures to follow …

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#5065 Imperial VC 230 Cruiser

IMPERIAL VC 230 CRUISER. Nice looking 23 ft. express with deep V hull and cuddy cabin in very clean, original condition. Mercruiser 200 hp I/O with low hours needs water pump and trim motor. Nice dual axle galvanized trailer included. …

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December 11, 2017


BAYLINER 3255 AVANTI. 1987 32 ft. Express style boat with excellent interior and cockpit arrangement. Twin OMC 5.0 litre motors. Port engine replaced 2007. New lower unit starboard side 2015. New lower unit port side 2010. Very good ongoing maintenance. …

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#5064 West Marine RIB

WEST MARINE RIB Inflatable Dinghy. 2004 10′ 2″ fiberglass hard bottom inflatable. As new condition with storage bag and very lightly used Mercury 9.9 hp four stoke motor. Great package and alternative to buying new. MD 2026 BW    $3000 …

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