BOAT SALES 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 email@example.com. 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
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
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
1971 Bristol Corsair 24
The Bristol Corsair has a fixed keel with 3000 pounds of ballast. Draft is 3.5′; length is 24.5′; beam is 8′. The boat is powered by a 8.5 HP Yamaha in a well; motor starts with first pull.
This vessel comes with a 2019 Auto Tiller and Hummingbird depth sounder and GPS combo. Has a portipotty. The main sail was replaced two years ago and is in very good condition.