Boat Sales in 2019


Please consider donating your boat to the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum! Sales of your donated boats are of vital assistance to the Museum!

Replace the unpleasant prospect of marketing your boat with the gratifying knowledge that the gift of your boat to the Museum will work for you and your community by strengthening the educational and preservation programs here at the RFM.

The Museum is a fully certified not-for-profit organization under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  It is funded by gifts and grants from its supporters. A form of support that appeals particularly to some is the donation of a boat to the Museum. Such “in-kind” contributions may offer the donor the advantages of an income tax deduction for the market value of the boat. A donation demands much less of the donor’s time and emotions than the usual brokerage procedure. All types of boats – traditional or modern, work or pleasure, sail or power, wood or other material – are eligible for this program.

The process is relatively simple, involving the exchange of ownership documents. The donated boat will be sold through normal channels or at auction, using the proceeds for museum operation or endowment.

 Boats that are particular examples of traditional designs may be retained in the collection if the limited resources of the Museum are sufficient to maintain them in proper fashion. The Museum retains the right to decline a gift if, in its opinion, the condition of the boat is such that a buyer cannot be located with a reasonable effort.

Note: you may contact the Museum at 804.453.6529 during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9-5pm) or email the director at Please leave name, phone and best time to call – due to spammers, we don’t reply to emails directly.  Thanks!


Boats Currently Available in 2019!

Chesapeake Flat Bottom Skiff

This is a gorgeous skiff built by the boat shop crew at the Museum – Brand NEW!

Wooden Chesapeake blat bottom skiff; juniper bottom and sides; white cedar decking and white oak ribs, chine and stem. Bottom is marine painted with three coats of side and deck paint.

15′ 8″ long; 68″ beam; 18″ gunwale

Full transom, out board capable; seating for four adults; small storage caddy.

Asking $2,500 (Please note that this is a reduced asking price)

Note: Trailer in photo is not included, however, we do have trailers available for separate purchase. RFM will deliver the skiff locally, or within a seasonable distance (if purchased without a trailer)

Call 804-453-6529 and ask to leave a message for Richard, (a member of the boat donation/sales team)


Little River Heritage

This 18′ Little River Heritage is a unique rowing boat. It can be rowed either single or double. Its design allows a fisherman to stand and cast. It is incredibly dry and at home in almost any waters. It can carry a heavy load – making it ideal for rowing and camping.


     Length: 17′ 8″

      Width: 42″

    Weight: 125 lbs

      Draws: 3-4″

Free-board amidships: 17″


2 drop-in unit rowing stations

4 Braca Sport 91/2′ oars

Ideal for car-topping

Stable enough to stand in and cast a fishing pole

Motor mount

Big tire portage dolly, easy carry and fits in the boat

This boat is in near perfect condition. According to the former owner’s wife. it has only been in the water four times. The hull number ends in 09, so we think it is a 2009 boat.

Asking price:  $5,000 (price reduced)

Little River Heritage rowing boat

1975 Dufour 34

Specifications for this boat: Length 34′; beam 11′ 2″; weight 10579.

The boat has an auto helm, radar. We’ve not checked out the helm or electronics. The diesel engine has a cracked block – it is powered by a great running Suzuki 9.9 outboard with electric start and tilt. We moved the boat 15 miles with it.

Overall, the vessel looks to be in very good condition. It is a USCG documented boat – USCG official #578759.

We have several sails for the boat; kept in a garage and in good condition. Roller furl, jib, dodger.

NADA prices the boat as follows:

Suggested List Price = $39,050; low retail = $11,780; average retail = $13,250

Our asking price is $7,000

Note: we are asking such a low price because the engine has a cracked block. The hull has not been cleaned in three years. Other than short moves, the boat has not been used in three years. There is a Bimini fame, but no canvas. The electronics have not been checked out; the sails are not rigged. However – all that said, if someone does a little work on this boat, you can have a very nice vessel for a very reasonable price.



This Prindle 16 hull appears to be solid, thought the trampoline is in rough condition. The sails are in excellent condition: they were kept indoors. One of the rudders has a cracked bracket. The mast and booms are straight and appear to be in good condition, as is the rigging. The Highlander trailer, included, is in good condition and tows well.

Asking price is $1,200

Prindle 16

2003 SEASWIRL 1851

SeaSwirl is a quality built fiberglass boat. The 1851 is great for fishing or water sports. The 135 HP Holda engine will move this boat smoothly through the water. The 7’6″ beam and walk through windshield make for a roomy and comfortable boat. According to NADA the low retail on this boat and the 2004 Venture trailer is $8,475. We’re asking only $6,000.

Why so low? The seats and cushions in the boat have seen better days, and one bracket on the Bimini top is missing.

Asking price is $6,000

SeaSwirl 1851

Reedville Fishermen's Museum