Begun in 2004, the Boat Donor Program enables individuals to support the Mathews Maritime Foundation by donating and purchasing donated boats.
Boat donors can claim a tax deduction based on the boat’s sale amount collected by the Foundation. If you wish to donate a boat, complete and mail our Boat Donor Form and we will contact you to arrange transfer of the vessel. You may also contact Dave at (804) 815-4367 or Pete at (804) 693-9335, or via email.
The following donated boats are available for purchase, at a below market price. All boats are sold as is where is, and prices quoted are negotiable.
1991 Oday 23, shoal draft, swing keel, roller furling jib, more info to come, $3995.
Lightning, 19 foot, complete ready to sail, $2500.
1981 Spindrift Rascal, 15 foot, rudder, centerboard and sails in good shape, $995.
1973 Irwin 32, good sails, replacement universal diesel engine, fresh water cooling, roller furling, in good shape. Price slashed! Asking $4900.
1972 O'Day 23, pop top, new cushions, 5 hp Honda, nice sails. Reduced! Asking $900.
1987 Aquasport Osprey, 20 foot, center console, 120 Johnson, bimini top, with trailer, $895.
1975 Columbia 26 sloop, 10 hp volvo diesel that needs work, complete with sails, has outboard motor bracket. Price reduction! Now $500.
1980 19 foot Sting Ray, 120 hp Mercruiser, bimini top, with trailer. Reduced! Now just $500!
1978 Macgregor 25, swing keel sailboat, with sails, cushions and trailer. Reduced! Now $895.
1974 San Juan 21, swing keel, complete set of sails, with trailer, with 4.5 hp Mercury. Now, only $800!
1981 Tiara, 3100, twin Crusader 454 inboard engines, fresh water cooled, very nice condition. Reduced Now, just $5995.
Videos available - Tiara port engine run, outside:
Videos available - Tiara starboard engine:
Videos available - Tiara engine run:
1984 Wellcraft V20 step lift, new chart plotter, bimini top, 2006 Mercury 150 Optimax motor, just serviced, fuel tank cleaned, galvanized trailer, a beautiful clean boat, runs great. Huge price reduction! Now $6,895.
1960 Glasspar Citation, 16 foot, 1998 Yamaha 40 hp, power tilt and trim, with trailer. Runs good, $1200.
1973 Gulfstar 36, twin Perkins diesels, a nice boat that needs cleaning, aft cabin, runs good. More info on request. $16,000.
16 foot Maryland Backyard sailboat, with sails, with trailer. Reduced to $995.
2001 Sea Ray Sundancer 24, 5 liter inboard/outboard, stove, fridge, sink, hot water, cover, Bravo drive. Now, just $4995.
Newport Surprise sailboat, with sails, and a trailer, $1200.
Flying Junior 14 foot sailboat, comes with sails and an aluminum trailer, $900.
14 foot Sharpie, nice sail, ready for water, $250.
Chesapeake Lightcraft, 18 foot, Peace Canoe, with long oars, bimini top, motor bracket, and new trailer, $595.
1982 Helms 27, 18 hp Yanmar Diesel, excellent sails: main, 110 jib and 150 Genoa, and a cockpit canopy, $2495.
Video shows the Helms' engine running:
1978 Morgan Out Island, brand new Yanmar 20 hp engine, all sails in great shape, in water, ready to go. Price reduction - now just $4,500!
Montgomery 10, sailing dinghy, complete with sail and rigging, very nice, $995.