CBMM annual charity boat auction to be held Aug. 31

CBMM Boat Auction

CBMM Boat Auction

This year, more than 90 boats, ranging in size and performance from sailing dinghies to cabin cruisers, will be available to the highest bidders at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s 16th annual charity boat auction, to be held Saturday, Aug. 31.




Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 3:30 pm
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Updated: 6:10 pm, Fri Jul 19, 2013.


CBMM annual charity boat auction to be held Aug. 31

ST. MICHAELS — The annual Charity Boat Auction will be held Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The live auction begins at 1 p.m. along the museum’s waterfront campus, with all proceeds benefiting the children and adults served by CBMM.


datelineFor 16 years, Labor Day weekend has meant deals on boats for aficionados and first-time boat buyers alike. This year, more than 90 boats — ranging in size and performance from sailing dinghies to cabin cruisers and everything in between — will be auctioned to the highest bidders until all boats are sold. Beer and barbecue also will be on sale throughout the event.

CBMM’s Boat Donations Program Manager Lad Mills takes donations and resells boats throughout the year, holding aside some of his inventory for the annual auction. Mills travels up and down the East Coast working with boat owners and potential buyers wishing to support the museum through boat donations and sales.

“The revenue generated by the auction goes directly to help the museum do work like maintaining its fleet of historic vessels,” said Mills. “Let us take an unused or unwanted boat off your hands and you can receive a nice tax deduction. Each donated boat helps the museum do great things for the people we serve.”

datelineReturning to the auction this year is a flea market-style tag sale, to be held on the Fogg’s Cove side of the CBMM campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors will be able to purchase a variety of boating gear, including ground tackle, electrical equipment, hardware, rope or chain, ladders, fishing tackle, motors and more.

A selection of the boats to be auctioned by the museum may be viewed by following the “Donate or Buy a Boat” link at www.cbmm.org. Boat sales are ongoing throughout the year, with all auction boats subject to sale prior to the auction. The vessels will be available for inspection at the museum several days prior to the auction.dateline

Advance bids may be called in to 410-745-4941 until noon Aug. 30. On Aug. 31, the campus gates will open at 8 a.m., with early admission at $5 per person until 1:30 p.m. After that, admission returns to the regular daily rates of $13 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for children between the ages of 6 and 17. Children under 6 and museum members are admitted free. To donate a boat or items for the tag sale, or for a fully updated listing of the boats up for auction, contact Lad Mills at 410-745-4942 or at lmills@cbmm.org.

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Friday, July 19, 2013 3:30 pm.

Updated: 6:10 pm.


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