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Charity Boat Donation Program

We accept and sell donated boats all year long!

CBMM’s Charity 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 and sell 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 Rain or Shine 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.
Charity Boat Donation Program Director: Lad Mills at 410-745-4942 or
Charity 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.

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.



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April 5, 2017


INTERNATIONAL MOTH. 1960 (ish) Blair Fletcher built 11 ft. Moth racing dinghy. Very good overall condition complete with alum. spar, fresh sail, center board, rudder, and all running rigging. Adventurous boat for the young at heart. Unregistered, untitled small craft …

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SAILSTAR (BRISTOL) CORINTHIAN 19 ft. Weekender. 1967. Wonderful Carl Alberg designed pocket cruiser with all the pinache and manners you’d expect of a timeless classic. Superb sailing boat with deep, spacious cockpit and enough cabin space below to camp out …

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#4099 FREEDOM 40 Cat Ketch

1982 Freedom 40 Cat Ketch. $40,000  *Sale Pending*  Click Image to Enlarge The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum makes the process of donating or buying a boat hassle-free. For further information about the CBMM’s charity boat donation program or if you are looking …

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March 30, 2017

#4098 Bolger Bobcat

Bolger Bobcat : 12ft Gaff Rigged Catboat. East to rig, simple to sail little daysailer with some traditional character. Sail is like new! On a titled trailer. $1,050.00  Click Image to enlarge. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum makes the process …

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Chris Craft 254 Sea Hawk: 1987, 24.4 ft Walk around cuddy, with outboard (not running), on a dual axle untitled storage trailer.  MD 6756 DA HIN: CCBBD138L687.     Click Image to Enlarge The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum makes the process of donating …

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March 27, 2017

#4096 VENTURE 21

VENTURE 21.  1969 shoal draft, trailerable pocket cruiser.  The veneralbe 21 is a well built, basic, good sailing boat ideal for a beginner or small family interested in getting into sailing without a large investment.  These boats are very popular …

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MAINSHIP 34 Flybridge Cruiser. 1987 with single 8.2 Litre Detroit diesel with bow thruster. Northern Lights genset, heat/AC, windlass, and bimini top. Wonderful, economic, Down East style trawler in good condition. MD 5672 AP. $28,500.00  Click Image to Enlarge The …

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#4093 PILOT COVE 26

PILOT COVE 26. 1994 Down East Cruiser with 215 hp ISUZU Turbo diesel. Very nice condition with full electronics. Great looked small coastal cruiser ideal for cruising couple or family adventures offering excellent efficiency, sea keeping and great looks. No …

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March 13, 2017


Wooden Thistle one design sailboat, hull only. Take this classic one design racer on as a project and make it entirely yours from the hull up.  $550.00  Click Image to Enlarge The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum makes the process of …

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March 3, 2017


MARINER 39 sailboat. A tough 1981 sloop rigged, center cockpit with a Perkins diesel. Only one owner. Canvas cockpit enclosure – total new barrier coat bottom- USCG Doc. 651155-  $33,500.  Click Image to Enlarge The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum makes …

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