Boat Sales in 2020


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 2020



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 shape, as is the rigging. The Highlander trailer, included, is in good condition and tows well.

Asking price is $1,200

Prindle 16


1977 Ericson 27 SA

The Ericson 27, c1977, was designed by famous architect Bruce King, and for the period from 1971 through 1979 was one of the most popular 27 footers on the market/

This pristine Ericson 27 was completely overhauled in 2009-2010. Bottom blasted and sealed; new standing rigging; new sails – Main and Genoa. New compass, added CB radio, new opening portlights, new head (never used!). New helm Bimini, replaced depth sounder transducer. New shaft, new Windex direction indicator.

Also included new Lifeline cushions; new wheel covers and winch covers. Bosun’s chair, fender boards, new lifelines, anchor. One gallon of Petit bottom paint.


Hull type Fin w/spade rudder. Length is 26.75′, Beam is 9′, maximum draft is 3.92′; 2900 pounds.

Engine: Volvo MD7A, 2-cylinder diesel, 13.4 horsepower. Maximum RPM 2600.

This Ericson 27 has had maximum care over the years! Winter storage out of the water at Rappahannock Yachts every year since 2009. But, it does have some minor defects; the roller furler does jam. The depth sounder works but the LCD display is hard to read. The tachometer does not work; and the lifelines need to be tightened.

Asking price is $7,500 – a great value!

Ericson 27, c1977
Ericson 27 – another view

1962 Grady White Pamlico 166

What an amazing boat! This Grady White has been barn-stored for a number of years; no signs of rot. The finish is ok, but it should be refinished to make this a really beautiful boat. This is a project boat. In researching it, we found restored ones with the asking price of $18,000!

1962 Grady White Specifications:

16′ 6″ in Length

75 ” beam

740 pounds

1100 pound capacity

Engine: 1061 Evinrude Starflite 75 HP. We took the boat to a mechanic because the motor had not run in a number of years. According to the mechanic, it fired up instantly. But, there are a couple of problems with it; it does not pump water, and the lower unit’s oil is milky.

Trailer: this trailer is not in good condition; it has a broken spring (but we did tow the boat on it for over 50 miles to get it to the Museum). Asking price: $4,500

1989 Wellcraft

This 19′ boat has been well cared for and is in good condition. The cutty cabin cushions are in good condition; the seats are in good condition as well.

This boat is powered by a 165 HP 3.7 Mercruiser. The former owner says the engine and I/O are in good running condition.

The boat comes equipped with a swim ladder, porti-potty, Eagle fish finder, 2 anchors, and two bumpers.

This great vessel sits on a 2002 EZ Loader trailer that has a spare tire.

Asking price: $3,500 or best reasonable offer

Reedville Fishermen's Museum