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″ gunnels

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)



Sea Ray Sundancer

1998 Sea Ray 270 Sundancer; LOA 27 feet, beam is 8 ft. 6″. Draft – max 3′, min 2′

100 gallon fuel tank; water tank holds 24 gallons; new batteries in 2017.  Engine is a 2011 single Mercruiser 5.7, 260 HP with Bravo III Outdrive.  Engine has 181 hours on it; cruising speed 25 mph; max speed 34 mph.                                                                                                                                Helm seat with aft facing seat behind it. Lounge seat on port side. Aft seat with walk-through to swim platform. Trim tabs and center vent windshield.

V-Berth converts to dinette; aft berth sleeps two. Microwave, sink, refrigerator, single burner cook-top. Bimini top, swim platform with ladder. Self contained toilet with pump out, wet-down shower. Fishing rod holders.

Garmin GPS map 545; Garmin 500c sounder, compass.

This great boat sits on a 1998 two-axle Loadrite trailer.

Asking $9,999



1998 Sea Ray 270 Sundancer



Hampton Sailboat

This is a project boat – we have identified it as a Hampton, but not sure of the year. Fiberglass over wood. It is 18 feet long with a 6 foot beam. It has a center drop swing keel. The main sail is in very good condition. Along with the Hampton “H”, it also has the numbers 688. The boat sits on a good single axle trailer.

Asking price – $800

Note: On Craigslist readers have identified this as a “Hampton”.


Hampton Sailboat and sail detail




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



Butler Reed Skiff

This is a skiff with a verified history!  The boat was built by George Butler (owner of Reedville Marine Railway) in 1983.  The Butler family has been building skiffs for several generations.  This particular skiff was built for the great, great grandson of Captain Elijah Reed, the founder of Reedville. Reed Randolph had the boat for many years before passing on. It has had at least two others owners since then.

The skiff is 16′ long and comes with oars and a 8 HP Nissan motor. NOTE: the motor does turn over but has not run in five years (not pictured).

The boat has only been out of the water for about a week; it is in good conditions but does need a new paint job inside and out.

The skiff does not have a trailer. We will deliver within a reasonable distance.

Asking price is $850


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