Thank you for considering the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM) for your boat donation. All proceeds from the sale of your boat support our mission to educate youth and adults about the area’s rich unique maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through the Museum’s environmental education programs.
We strive to sell donated boats quickly and at the highest possible price to maximize your deduction in a timely manner.
If you have questions, please email Lizzie Spokely or call at 410-295-0104 x20.
Frequently Asked Questions
The title to the boat should be “clean and clear” of any liens before being signed over to AMM. When completing the title transfer, sign AMM as the purchaser and write “charitable donation” or $0 in the blank space for the sale amount. Trailers require title as well.
Once completed, AMM will handle all title transfers and provide you IRS Form 8283 (Noncash Charitable Contributions) to show that AMM has accepted the donation. Form 8283 must be attached to Form 1040 when your file your taxes. Once sold, you will be sent all necessary tax documentation, including IRS Form 8282 (Donee Information Return) for your records.
Always consider consulting a tax professional regarding any major donation to a tax exempt organization.
A boat donation to a charity is only deductible if the donor is itemizing deductions.
Here are some IRS Publications for more information: