Boat Sales in 2020: while the museum is closed due to COVID-19, please call Clif Ames at 804-453-3506 and leave a message


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 $750

Prindle 16


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


2008 170dc Triumph

The Triumph boats are made with very rugged construction. They have skid resistant floors; the dual consul seats six with great comfort. This is a great fishing boat with forward casting platform and aerated live well.


Length: 16′ 8″ Beam: 6′ 5″; Draft: 6″. Weight w/o engine is 1039 pounds.


2008 60 HP Yamaha. It is a fuel injected four stroke. This engine has just been serviced and is in good running condition.

This Triumph sits on a nice 2008 Easy load trailer.

Asking price: $9,500



This 1962 Starcraft is in great shape considering its age. The boat is from South Carolina and looks like it has always been used in fresh water. It also looks to be set up for Black Bass fishing.

All the wood was replaced several years ago and appears to be in good condition. This is a riveted hull and the rivets appear to be tight.

The boat is 16′ long with a 5′ 3″ beam. The motor is a 1957 18 HP Johnson; it has not been run in several years but turns over freely.

It has bow lighting and 12 volt plugs. It is set up for two batteries (not included). Comes with an AM/FM radio with 4 speakers. It has a live well and several rod holders. Two fold-down sears; several lights, even a floating one.

The trailer is a tilt trailer in good condition. All the wiring has been encased in plastic tubing; there is also a spare tire.



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