When you donate your used boat you relieve yourself of the high costs and receive a tax deduction, free
vacation voucher and you directly help the With Causes Charitable
network. Boats , Personal Watercraft , Outboard Motors and Boat
Trailers all accepted as charity donations.
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Boats with Causes makes it very easy to donate boats and other
personal watercraft to charity. All boat donations are tax
deductible and you receive a free vacation voucher of your choice as
a thank you for your generosity.
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Help others and receive a tax deduction!
You will receive the full fair market value as a lawful IRS tax
deduction for your boat ... Donate boats now! Tax Benefits
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Receive a free vacation with boat donation valued over $500 to Boats with Causes! This offer is not connected with any timeshare presentation or
sales pitch of any kind! Reservations must be taken with 1 year. We
guarantee that you will receive deluxe hotel accommodations in the city
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Donate a boat to charity Fair Market Value Tax Deduction, Free Vacation. Charity boat donation program
We have a team of volunteers ready to help
you donate a boat to charity and offer 100% free towing. We will
also supply you with all of the necessary legal paperwork so you can
claim your tax deductible charitable boat donation and receive your
Charity Boat Donation Question Answered
Boats with Causes was recently exchanging emails with a gentleman named
John who is interested in purchasing a used boat. We have been getting quite
a few emails like his lately and thought we would just post our answer so
everyone knows we do not sell boats unless the donor specifically states
they want it sold. Please take a minute to learn a little bit about what we
do with our boats that get donated and feel free to Call us toll free
to talk about your boat donation today! 888-228-7320
see ads for donations of boats for charity. I never seem to see ads
selling boats that are donated to charities. Would you please tell me
where to look for sales of these items? Seems to me that unless the
donated items are sold that no real money is generated by the donations
from people? Am I correct in this assumption?
I thought that maybe I could look at a decent boat at a reasonable price
and do the charity and myself some good at the same time.
Here is Our Reply..
We are a part of a larger Organization. Much of our program is
funded by these other groups and you are the victim of a limited
perspective... A sale of a donated boat generally results in far less
than the actual fair market value as a sale price. That is the problem
with "referral charities". They exist only to take assets donated by the
general public and liquidate them with a larger emphasis placed on
fattening their own bank accounts. This is not what we do.
There are a great many worthwhile programs that may utilize a boat or
watercraft. The Boy Scouts of America, Sea scouts, many volunteer Search
and Rescue teams such as the ones in South Carolina and Arizona that we
will be giving several refurbished vessels to in the coming weeks. It is
for public benefit...
Money is not the purpose nor should it be of our operation.
Additionally, the current tax laws provide limited financial benefit to
the donor if we simply auction or sell the vessels...
There is a greater benefit to the donor if our Organization makes what
the IRS calls "meaningful use" of the donated asset. This allows the
Donor to take "fair market value" for their donation instead of the much
lesser sales price.
We work on a 100% volunteer basis and are a faith based Christian
We work diligently to provide good works... Not words...
Sometimes when we are asked to do so by the Donor, we will liquidate
their donations for funding. We are considering taking more boats in
that we normally would not take simply because people want them "gone".
If we do this we will probably sell these boats on EBAY. This is not the
rule but the exception.
If you wish to be contacted about a boat when one becomes available, we
will be more than happy to put you on the list. Please contact us if you
need further assistance or would like to tell us what kind of boat you
are looking for.
Johns Final Reply
I wanted to take a minute to write and say "Thank you!" for your time
and for the explanation of how you use the donated vessels to support
your goals. Your explanation and the time to explain this was very much
appreciated and gave me some sorely needed insights.
I am 56 yrs old and am a very average person who supports a family of
four on one income. My wife is a sickly person with quite a few medical
conditions so I do the shopping, cooking, cleaning, indoor and outdoor
home maintenance and anything else that my family needs me to do to help
them. (I almost sound like a single mom, the hardest job I can think of!
I put 1 son thru college already without having him seek any student
loans as I did not want him to graduate and have a large amount of debt
staring him in the face upon graduation. My 2nd son is currently
enrolled in the county college before transferring to Rutgers after he
receives his Associates Degree in 1 more year. I am doing the same for
So, I have always delayed any type of purchase of a boat for myself (my
only 2 hobbies are fishing and baseball card collecting) until I can
afford to procure one and to pay cash for it. I have always believed in
the philosophy of "pay as you go" rather than to put myself into
unnecessary debt if at all possible. We've been fortunate in that area
for the most part.
So, my question was born from a willingness to wait for my own rewards
and to try to find a way to help myself and to support a worthy
charitable organization at the same time if possible. I have taught my
sons the value of giving something to the world and the community by
becoming a Rotarian over 20 years ago, by attending and being an active
member of our church (my older son volunteers his time weekly to mow the
church property, the manse and the small church cemetery where his great
grandparents and his grandmother are interned, etc.
I just thought that perhaps if I could find a 18-22 ft boat in decent
condition with an operating motor that perhaps I could pursue my hobby
during the warm months in NJ as I prepare to retire in the next 4-5
years. Nothing extreme or opulent, just a fishing boat that I could take
my wife out in and have us both feel safe, maybe build some more bonds
with my sons as they start their families by bringing their loved ones
into the fold by sharing some time on the ocean or in the bay. Something
to help me stay close to them and to teach strong family values to their
children, my grandchildren, if we are fortunate enough to have any in
the near future.
Have a wonderful day and know that I will keep your group in mind in the
event that I should ever have the opportunity to make any contributions
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