Donating your boat is a simple and worry free experience. We take care of the details — arrange a third-party appraisal of the value of your boat and issue a tax receipt for that amount. For your personal tax benefit contact an accountant or check with Revenue Canada for details.
We are a Canadian registered charity. We will accept boats of any size or type, i.e. sail, motor, fishing, rowing of wood or wood composite. Project boats are generally not financially viable but may be considered when of historical significance for museum display.
REASONS TO DONATE
MAKING A DONATION
Your boat must be free and clear of all liens and encumbrances. Contact us and we will discuss the possibilities for your boat and come up with a plan for the future of your boat. We will visit your boat; meet with you to make the transfer worry free. We will organize a third party, qualified ship surveyor (at our cost) to determine the market value of your boat. This will determine the dollar value of the tax receipt. This step can be eliminated if you have a recent survey. Upon receipt of the survey; a transfer of ownership will be completed, a tax receipt issued. We arrange transportation to our docks, at our cost.
HOW IS YOUR BOAT USED?
When a boat is donated to our society the final transfer of ownership is unconditional. Most are sold to generate revenue for our excellent programs. Others, after minor restoration, can become public display allowing others to enjoy their beauty. Some may be commissioned by the new owner for full restoration, providing valuable training in boat building and maintenance for volunteers and members.