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 tRFM.
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 and a contract of acceptance. 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, 9-5) or email the director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave name, phone and best time to call – due to spammers, we don’t reply to emails directly. Thanks!
Boats Currently Available in 2017!
2010 TANGO w/trailer. A custom-built light weight boat with a unique design. 13′ 8″ long, with a 4′ 10″ beam. This sweet boat is rated for a 10 hp engine (not included). We’re asking $475 for both boat and trailer
1976 25 ft. Hunter sailboat, Honda 9.9 hp O/B, extra sails, roller furl jib, needs a good cleaning, sound hull. Asking $3,000
This is PROJECT BOAT AND PRICED TO SHOW THIS
The good news:
+ Does not leak, very solid hull
+ 2002 9.9 Honda motor was purchased from dealer in 2013 – was still in the box and runs well
+ Sail appears to be in ok condition (from what we can see). The former owner tried to sail the boat while bringing it to us, but there was little wind
The Not-so-Good News:
- It needs a GOOD cleaning from stem to stern
- The sink has been torn out
- One cushion in the main cabin is missing, and the other is shot!
Nada lists the value of this boat at $12,925; average retail $6,000; low retail $5,265. OUR asking price: $3,000
Listings subject to change.
If interested, please contact Clif Ames, Committee Chairman, at 804.453.3506, or the Museum office at 804.453.6529