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.

1903 38 foot Saroukos Sponge sailboat, Gaff rigged sail, rebuilt Westerbeke 58 Diesel, solar power, wind power, composting toilet, excellent live aboard, $15,000.

Sailfish, with sail, daggerboard, updated rudder needs mounting, needs some work, $200.

British Seagull outboard motor, excellent sailboat auxiliary motor, in nice shape, with storage bag, $395.

Mercury 5 hp, runs good, good water pump, built in tank, $395.

Mercury 4.5 hp, sailboat auxiliary, long shaft, runs good, $300.

1987 Tanzer 25 sailboat, shoal draft , good sails, queen size bed, nice sailing boat, $3500.

1987 Aquasport, Osprey 21, 120 HP Johnson outboard, center console, currently without trailer, $1500.

1978 Drascombe Scaffie, 14 foot, tri keel, red sail, with trailer, $2495.

Hobie Cat 16, with trailer, nice blue sails, in great shape. Reduced to $1200.

1974 Clipper Marine 26, swing keel, great sail inventory, 3.9 Mercury, with or without trailer, $1495 or $995.

A Cat/Ketch-rigged Bay River Skiff from B&B Designs. Built by Larry McNellis of New Bern, NC and launched in 2005. She is a good all around utility boat that can be rowed, motored and sailed. She is 15' in length with a beam of 5'1.5" and build of okume plywood and epoxy. An included Long trailer will help to get her to your favorite body of water. Boat, sails and rigging are in very good condition. She is ready to go. Asking price is $2,495.

1963 Lightning, fiberglass hull, wood mast, nice shape, w/o trailer $2,000, or with trailer $2,500.
For information 804-725-9088.

Larson on trailer
1989 Larson, 27 foot, Milano, powered by a single 300 hp Chevy 454, Mercruiser Bravo outdrive, trim tabs, dry stored inside. Price drop, $4495.

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

Helms photo
1982 Helms 27, good sails, 18 hp Yanmar Diesel inboard, in very good condition. Price reduction $1696!

1974 catalina 27
1974 Catalina 27 sloop, complete with sails, bimini top, and cushions. Now $795.

1975 Columbia 26 sloop
1975 Columbia 26 sloop, 10 hp volvo diesel that needs work, complete with sails, has outboard motor bracket. $1295!

2005 Windward 15, sailboat, good sail, oars, cover, with trailer. Reduced price $2995.

1976 18' Chrysler Buccaneer, good sails, roller furling jib. with trailer. Marked down to $900.

1974 San Juan 21, swing keel, complete set of sails, with trailer, with 4.5 hp Mercury. Now $1495.

1976 Glastron, 18 foot, nice hull but needs interior, with trailer. Asking $200.

1981 Tiara, 3100, twin Crusader 454 inboard engines, fresh water cooled, very nice condition. Reduced to $8995!

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1988 Chesapeake Classic 24, cabin with extended hardtop, Lee's outriggers, GPS, VHF, stereo, anchor windlass, side curtains, very low hour Yamaha 150 4 stroke, with excellent trailer, $18,995. - SOLD!

1959 Cape Cod Shipbuilding, Herreshoff 12 1/2, Bullseye, very nice boat, 2 full set of sails, newer Tan Bark (main and jib) plus a Thurston set (main, jib and genoa), covers for boat and cockpit, on 1999 Triad galvanized trailer, 2.5 hp Tohatsu motor, $6995. - SOLD!