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Boat Donor Program

Started 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 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 at

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.

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1986 Hunter 23, wing keel, very nice condition, new sail cover, new companionway cover, new 6 hp Yamaha, recent diver cleaned, $3,995.

Rebel, 16 foot sailboat, complete including trailer, $1500.

1980 15 foot Cat boat, built by Squadron Yachts of Bristol, R.I., sail cover, complete boat cover, gaf rig sail, outboard motor, beautiful boat, on trailer, $2400.

1981 24 foot, Fenwick Williams, gaff yawl, mahogany hull, full keel, 9,000 pound displacement, Saab Diesel, $7500.

1998 Chaparral, Sunesta, 232, 23 foot deck boat, bimini, recovered seats, needs engine work, come check it out, without the trailer, $1500.

1960 Pearson, 28, nice sails, new cushions, hauled out, bottom cleaned. Ready for bottom paint, Atomic 4 engine, rebuilt several years ago. $4500.

1977 Arrowglass, Tarpon, 50 hp Mercury 4 stroke, on trailer, $4500.

Mike O'Brien 6 hour canoe, brand new, built by MMF, will paint to suit, only $400.

1963 Lightning, an excellent early boat, beautiful wooden boat, sails, outboard motor mount, check it out, comes with trailer, $1995.

1973 Mercury 650, not sure of year, complete motor less control box, $495.

1967 Mercury 50 hp, complete motor less control box, was running when removed from boat, $495.

Newport Surprise for sale
Newport Surprise, hull 16, with sails, with Trailex Aluminum trailer, needs tires and rims, $450.

Cal21 pic
Cal 21, sails and rigging, with trailer, need interior redone. Price reduced to $500.

Helms photo
Helms photo
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:

Newport Blue Crab, sailboat, with sails and rigging, $650. - SOLD!

1980 MFG Dingo, catamaran sailboat, 2 sets of sails, with trailer, $1295. - SOLD!

1972 wooden skiff, 35 hp Mercury, with trailer, needs transom replaced, $995. - SOLD!

Endeavor 32, beautiful boat, Diesel engine, nice sails, $7500. - SOLD!

1996 Bayliner 2352, newer 350 engine, serviced by Swords, bridge enclosure, GPS, VHF, nice clean cabin cushions, more info to follow, $8500. - SOLD!

2010 Old Town, Loon 138, with very nice fiberglass paddle, kayak dolly. New price $395! - SOLD!

1968 Arco, 34 foot, yawl rigged, newer diesel engine, newer cushions, keel/centerboard, good sails, more pictures by request, $3,000. - SOLD!

1977 Tartan 27, Atomic 4 engine, main sail, Jib and Genoa, nice cushions. $3995. - SOLD!

1963 Johnson 5 1/2 hp, needs new recoil starter spring, $200. - SOLD!

Mathews Maritime Museum
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Mathews, VA 23109

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Mathews, VA 23109-1201

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