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 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.

1974 MFG, Pintail, 16 foot daysailer, with cover, good sails, no trailer, $995.

1998 Maxum 1900, 3.0 liter engine, bimini top, nice condition, with trailer, $3995.

1986 O'Day 192, 2 main sails and 2 jibs, nice shape!, 8 hp Johnson with rebuilt carb and new water pump, galvanized trailer - 1991 Load Rite, $2495.

1990 Evinrude 9.9, gears good, water pump good, runs good, $350.

YouTube video available:

Larson on trailer
1989 Larson, 27 foot, Milano, powered by a single 300 hp Chevy 454, Mercruiser Bravo outdrive, trim tabs, dry stored inside. Now, just $4995!

1989 Sportcraft 205 Offshore, Bimini top, walk around cabin, 150 HP Mariner outboard, with trailer, $3495.

YouTube video of engine running:

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

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.

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

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

1978 o day sloop 23 foot
23’ 1978 O’Day sloop. Boat in good condition. Yours, for $1500!

1981 Tiara, 3100, twin Crusader 454 inboard engines, fresh water cooled, very nice condition, Reduced to $12,000.

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

1980 Balboa 25 foot, sailboat, main sail and 2 jibs, swing keel, pop top. $1495.

Helms photo
1982 Helms 27, good sails, 18 hp Yanmar Diesel inboard, in very good condition $3995.

yamaha motor
2000 Yamaha 4 HP outboard, new water pump. Now $650. - SOLD!

2010 West Marine RU260, 8 ft 6 in, empty weight 50 pounds, slat floor to enable easy roll up, rated for up to 4 hp, with cover and oars, good shape, $350. - SOLD!

1975 Cape Cod, Gauntlet, 20 foot, excellent sails, twin centerboard, 2011 Venture aluminum trailer, 4 hp Yamaha 4 stroke, $3500. - SOLD!