Why Boat Donation Makes Good Sense

Save the Time and Expense of Selling 

  1. Donation is Easy 

  2. Complete the entire transaction in just a few days, saving money on insurance, storage, maintenance, repairs, and depreciation

  3.  No paperwork headaches – we provide all paperwork and official tax receipt

  4.  No Hassles – No sales commissions, no classified ads, no test drives, no phone calls or visits from strangers, no haggling

Tax Deduction Maximizes the Boat's Value

Tax law changes implemented in 2005 benefit individuals donating to SUNY Maritime College and other reputable organizations that will, through our diverse waterfront activities, make “significant intervening use” of the boats and equipment. This means 100% of the fair market value of the vessel, as determined by a qualified appraiser you select, is tax deductible.

Feel Good

Your boat will be used to support a wide variety of programs from providing waterfront access for youth to training top collegiate sailors.

Donate Your Boat

Please e-mail the Waterfront with a brief description of the boat and two representative pictures.

For the quickest response to your inquiry, it is helpful to include the boat's:

  • Year, make, model, and location

  • Condition (running; needs TLC)

  • Any outstanding issues (e.g., needs a new outdrive)

Also, please specify whether the boat has a road-worthy trailer. A for-sale listing/link is useful.

For questions, call Rob Crafa at 718-409-7460.