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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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October 28, 2016

#4018 SHAMROCK GRAND SLAM 24 ft. Sportfisherman

SHAMROCK GRAND SLAM. 1994. Shamrock’s 24 ft. Deep V Sport Fishing model with 23.5 degree deadrise at the transom with a beautiful flare and pronounced lifting strakes reminiscent of the Bertram Moppie. Great running boat with twin 215 hp gas …

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#4014 SILVERTON 34 Convertable

SILVERTON 34 Convertible. Iconic 1986 cruiser with nice running FWC Crusader 270 hp gas engines. Very nice overall condition throughout. There’s a reason why these boats continue to be so popular….affordability is one of them. Great Chesapeake Bay Cruiser for …

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September 19, 2016

#4008 CUSTOM Plywood Skiff

CUSTOM 14 ft. PLYWOOD Flat Bottom Skiff. 3 ‘ 8″ Beam. Nice overall construction with 6mm Okume plywood with three thwarts and two rowing stations. Fine little craft for crabbing, fishing, or just messing about. Untitled, unregistered smallcraft not intended …

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#4006 J-24 Sailboat

J-24 One Design Racer / Cruiser. 1981 boat built by Tillotson Pearson in very nice overall condition complete with spars, rigging and sails on excellent, titled 2009 Triad trailer in excellent condition. $3,200. HIN #: TSP42610M81H. MD 5205 DA   …

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#4005 OLD TOWN Discovery Canoe

OLD TOWN Canoe. 2001 “Discovery” model. 16 ft. LOA x 3 ft. 3″ beam. Durable, roto molded canoe ready for your adventure. HIN: XTC09962L001. $375. *UNDER CONTRACT*   Click to enlarge. The Museum makes the process of donating or buying …

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#4002 WALKER BAY Sailing Dinghy

WALKER BAY 8 ft. Sailing Dinghy. 2001. Boat hardly ever used–in near new condition. Still in the package, sailing equipment included. HIN#: USLWVC8508G001. Untitled, unregistered smallcraft. $1,100.  Click on image to enlarge. The Museum makes the process of donating or …

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August 24, 2016

#3195 WESTSAIL 42 Center Cockpit Ketch

WESTSAIL 42 Center Cockpit Ketch. 1974. Built in Costa Mesa, CA by Westsail Corp, delivered as a kit boat (as determined by the vessel’s HIN #), and nicely executed throughout. Not a backyard project, but appears professionally finished. Very strong, …

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August 16, 2016

#3180 ATLANTIC 44 Motor Yacht

ATLANTIC 44 TRAWLER. Good looking Hargrave design from 1979 featuring two cabin / two head sundeck design with lower and flybridge helm stations. Twin Ford Lehman 135 hp diesel, GenSet, reverse cycle heat / AC. Good canvas package, fresh bottom …

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August 8, 2016

#3167 CONCORDIA Yawl

CONCORDIA YAWL. 1959 build by Abeking & Rasmussen, designed by C. Raymond Hunt. Hull #68, Builders plaque #5452.  Considered by many to be the epitome of a proper sailing yacht featuring stunning good looks, exceptional sailing qualities, and superb overall …

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July 27, 2016

#3141 DEFEVER 60 Yacht

DeFEVER 60 ft. Intercontinental Motor Yacht. 1989 Arthur DeFever designed extended power cruiser featuring 3 cabins with en suite heads, and desirable day head on the main deck and open cockpit with covered aft deck. Large salon with an excellent …

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