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 $2,950 (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)


Sunfish Sailboat

We are not sure what year this Sunfish was built. It has minor damage on the bottom (see photo #2 below).  The sail appears to be in great condition. The rudder and center board are in good condition.

Asking $550


Detail of damage to bottom


Butler-Built Flat-Bottom Boat

This is a wonderful boat built by George Butler, c1970. It has had several owners over the years; always well maintained.  It has just been refinished by the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum’s boat shop crew.

It is 14′ long with a 54″ beam.  It comes with the trailer it is sitting on.

Asking price $1,500

Boat built by George Butler, c1970s

Detail of the interior


Row-Sail Dory

This is a great little boat for kids to learn to sail. Comfortable for one adult. It has a length of 7′ 11″ and beam of 3’11”.  The mast is 13′ long and breaks down in the middle for easy transport.  The sail is in good condition. The boat comes with two very nice oars.  It is light weight – two adults can easily pick it up and carry it.

Asking price is $650


1972 Old Town

14 foot 1972 Old Town with a Lap Strake hull.

This is a great classic boat.  It has just spent several months being reconditioned in the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum’s Boat Shop.

New flooring, everything painted and varnished.  Looks great!

The boat has a running 15HP Honda outboard.

Comes with a tilting trailer that is dual axle.

Asking $2,500 firm (It is a steal at this price).

Reedville Fishermen's Museum