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.

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.

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

YouTube video available:

1987 O'Day 192, nice shape, 8 hp Johnson with rebuilt carb and new water pump, with 2005 galvanized trailer, $2495.

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:

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

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!

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.