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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. 



November 2, 2017

#5043 Hunter 285 SLOOP

HUNTER 285 SLOOP. 1987 w/ roller furling main and jib. 4 1/2 ft. draft and nice running Yanmar diesel. Great sailing boat ideal for beginning cruiser or club racer on a budget. MD 5944 AR.    $5500 Call the Boat …

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#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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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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#5022 Off Shore Cat Ketch 33

OFFSHORE 33 CAT KETCH. Built 1980. Big 33 footer with spacious cockpit and nice cruising interior arrangement. Excellent sails, bimini top, Yanmar diesel and windlass. Could use some spiffing up but a great budget cruiser. MD 7032 BT.   $9500 Call …

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