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danielgoldberg 02-09-2009 03:04 PM

Boat Donation in Florida?
I have been asked to recommend a good charity to which a friend can donate a boat in Florida. It needs to be a recognized charity or organization for deductibility reasons, etc.

Anyone have any recommendations?

huguley3 02-09-2009 03:44 PM

The Chapman School of Seamanship is a non-profit and they take in lots of power and sail boats.

Charles F. Chapman School of Seamanship, Inc

Dunno if you want something that will give you more of a warm fuzzy feeling but I am sure there are other places out there. Not sure how many would take a boat though just because of the hassles of selling it/storing it.

capn_dave 02-09-2009 04:35 PM

In Jacksonville Florida
There is an organization called Safe Harbor Boys Home. It takes in young troubled boys and gives them a learning experience. I have worked with the boys and I was really impressed. It is a real good cause. You can check them out on this link Working Together.

Tell them Dave sent you from Green Cove Springs Marina.

Fair Winds and Thanks


RumHead 02-09-2009 04:38 PM

Clearwater Marine Science Center is a great organization, full Non-profit. They do a lot of boat donations. I've bought two and donated one.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium - Official Homepage of Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Tortuga12 02-10-2009 09:11 AM

If it's SW Fl
Consider the Edison Sailing Center!

SailingStNick 02-10-2009 07:28 PM

There are also plenty of Sea Scout organizations to consider.


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