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

Charity Boat Donation Program

Charity Boat Donation Program

We accept and sell donated boat ALL YEAR-ROUND!

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. CBMM accepts and sells all manner of craft all year-round, and unlike other non-profits, offers long-standing boat sales and lease/charter operations, as well as the much anticipated annual rain or shine Charity Boat Auction, held at CBMM on the Saturday of each Labor Day weekend.

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. 

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CBMM’s Charity Boat Donation Program conducts 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. You are encouraged to consult with your tax adviser to learn how the donation of your vessel to CBMM can benefit you.

For more information, please contact us directly.

Charity Boat Donation Administration: Karen Walpole at 410-745-4942 or
Charity Boat Donation Program Director: Todd Taylor at 410-745-4990 or
Charity Boat Donation Program Assistant: Josh Mills at 410-745-4997 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.


November 2, 2017

#5032 Pearson Ensign

PEARSON ENSIGN- 1963 classic Ensign hull number 349 in excellent condition.  One owner boat with new topside paint, brand new sails (main never used, jib used once), and a new 6 hp Mercury 4 stroke long shaft outboard motor.  Freshly …

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#5042 Bay Built 16Ft Skiff

Bay Built 16ft Skiff- Simple 16 ft skiff that would make an excellent boat for crabbing, fishing, or for just getting out on the water. No motor or trailer included. Transom needs some repair. Includes oars and oarlocks. MD 3093 …

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# 5034 O’Day Daysailer

O’DAY DAYSAILER– A timless, classic O’Day Daysailer in very good overall condition. 1982 model on an untitled storage trailer. Untitled, unregistered smallcraft not intended for motorization.  $1350  Sale Pending pictures to follow Call the Boat Donations Department  410-745-4942 Throughout the year, …

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October 27, 2017

#5038 Mistral Windsurfer

MISTRAL WINDSURFER- Like-new condition! Mast, boom, two sails (one brand new!), and sailbag included.   Untitled, unregistered smallcraft.  $800 Call the Boat Donations Department 410-745-4942 Hover over the picture below and use the white arrows to scroll through pictures of this …

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#5036 Dyer Dinghy

DYER DHOW- An excellent sample of the very popular, very handsome sailing dinghy. Boat is in very good overall condition and includes all spars and rigging, but no sail. Untitled, unregistered smallcraft not intended for motorization.  $950     Call the …

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#5057 CATALINA 27

CATALINA 27. 1988 tall rig, wheel steering, Universal diesel, wing keel, RF headsail, self tailing winches, good main…no jib. Good, clean, adult owned boat. Ideal small cruising boat for the Chesapeake. MD 4260 BL.  $4500 Call the Boat Donations Department …

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#5058 Sea Nymph 161

SEA NYMPH FM 161 16 ft. Aluminium Fishing Boat. 1994 garage find. Used only a few times in 1995 and then well stored in a garage. Superb, unweathered condition. 50 hp Johnson with very low hours runs well but likely …

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#5033 Bayliner Trophy

BAYLINER TROPHY- 1994 Walkaround cuddy cabin on excellnt titled dual axle trailer. Mercury 175 HP outboard. Includes bimini and cockpit enclosure. Boat needs some attention but would make a fine boat with a little love. MD 5176 BH.     $1800 …

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October 24, 2017

#5040 Trinka Sailing Dinghy

TRINKA SAILING DINGHY. 1989 8 ft. model. Blue hull. Complete with full sail rig, nice sail, good oars, and floor boards. Ready for new adventures. MD 7107 AW $1200. Call the boat donation department 410-745-4942 Hover over the picture below …

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#5023 Cape Dory 25

CAPE DORY 25. 1974 boat in very good overall condition. Yamaha 9.9 hp 4 Stroke electric start o/b motor in well. Serviceable main, jib and genoa. Fresh bottom 2017. Nice looking, nice sailing boat. Fantastic and highly capable small cruiser. …

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