Donor Boats

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 or Pete at (804) 693-9335.

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.


1981 Tiara, 3100, twin Crusader 454 inboard engines, fresh water cooled, very nice condition, $14,995.

YouTube Videos available:
1981 Tiara port engine run, outside
1981 Tiara starboard engine
1981 Tiara engine run

Helms photo
1982 Helms 27, good sails, 18 hp diesel inboard, $3995.

suncruiser pontoon
1987 Sun Cruiser 24', 50 hp Johnson, with trailer and newer upholstery, $3495.

YouTube Videos available:
1987 Sun Cruiser pontoon

Larson on trailer
1989 Larson, 27 foot, Milano, powered by a single 300 hp Chevy 454, Mercruiser Bravo outdrive, trim tabs, dry stored inside. Boat alone $7500 or w/trailer $9500.

1988 Achilles GT-11 inflatable boat, in good condition, aluminum floor, with oars, with title, $300.

1976 Glastron, 18 foot, 85 hp Evinrude, nice hull but needs interior, with trailer, $495.

island packet
Island Packet, on land now, has a rebuilt engine with a problem, a nice looking boat, more details to follow.

1980 Balboa 25 foot, sailboat, main sail and 2 jibs, swing keel, pop top, more info to come.

cape dory 30
1981 Cape Dory 30, Volvo Diesel engine, roller furling jib, Autohelm 4000, and lots of extras, excellent condition, $19,500.

Windsurfer, very nice shape, now just $200.

1974 catalina 27
1974 Catalina 27 sloop, complete with sails, bimini top, and cushions. Just $1495.

1975 Columbia 26 sloop
1975 Columbia 26 sloop, 10 hp volvo diesel that needs work, complete with sails, has outboard motor bracket. Now only $1695.

sea ray
'83 Sea Ray 255, twin Mercruiser 485 engines, fresh water cool, w/trailer, needs cleaning, some upholstery. Now, just $1195.

1978 o day sloop 23 foot
23’ 1978 O’Day sloop. Boat in good condition. Only $2295.

yamaha motor
2000 Yamaha 4 HP 4 stroke, 2 tanks, with stand and owners manual, $750.

Windrider Rave
1991 Windrider Rave, 16 foot hydrofoil trimaran, with mylar sails, trailer and beach dolly, $2495. - SOLD

catalina capri
1985 Catalina Capri 14.2 sailboat, with trailer, a very fine example in excellent condition, $2195. - SOLD

1980 hobe
1980 Hobe 16, new sails, new carbon fiber rudders, with trailer, $1595. - SOLD

1979 Compac 16, sailboat, main, jib and 150 Genoa, comes with trailer, ready to go, $1695. - SOLD

Bayliner Capri
1986 Bayliner Capri, 18 foot, 75 hp Force by Mercury, with trailer, nice shape, $1895. - SOLD

Old Town canoe
Old Town canoe, 16 foot, Royalex hull, with paddles and motor mount, very good shape, $450. - SOLD

walker bay 8
Walker Bay 8, it comes with a nice set of oars, $350. - SOLD

1978 pearson 35 foot
1978 Pearson 35', a very beautiful boat, nice shoal draft (3.2 ft.) model, centerboard down to 5.5 ft., fully equipped. $10,500 - SOLD

stuart jc9
2001 Stuart JC9 sailboat, main and jib all in excellent shape, ready to sail, $995. - SOLD