Boats Donation FAQ's

The most frequently asked boat donation questions – answered..

Boats with Causes - FAQ's

A boat donation through our 501c3 nonprofit charity can help you rid yourself of a boat you no longer wish to own, while helping those in need that we serve. If you don’t see the question you have below, please call (888)-228-7320 or ask your questions through our contact form anytime.

No, boats do not need to be in working condition to donate. Please be sure to provide us with a detailed description of the condition of your vessel through the donation forms we have created specific to your vessel type: PowerboatsSailboatsHouseboatsYachtsFishing BoatsWaverunner or JetskiCommercial VesselsBoat TrailersFloating Homes

Our goal is to improve upon and then achieve the highest market value for your boat. We appreciate your generosity and go the extra mile to refurbish those boats that warrant repairs. Our extra elbow grease means top dollar for you when tax time comes! Per IRS guidelines, we will sell the vessel and generate your tax documents reflecting the amount it sold for, and that is the amount you can use for your deduction. Under normal circumstances, you can expect to receive your tax documents within 60-90 days from the date of donation.

Depending on the laws in your state, you may be able to use other documentation in lieu of a title. Please contact your local DMV or county/state government for a list of documents you can use to legally transfer ownership of your vessel.

No, the boat, motor, and trailer will be sold as one unit, therefore you will receive one tax document for your donation.

No, you do not need to be present at the time of pick-up. However, we do require that the vessel be easily accessible for our transporter, and all documentation must be provided at the time of pick-up, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Depending on the size of your vessel, as well as its location, we may be able to haul it away. Please complete the boat donation form, provide all relevant information, and a representative will contact you shortly.

To ensure that we are able to continue to assist those in need, we have guidelines in place to determine what can be accepted into our program. To determine if we are able to accept a donation, we estimate the costs to pick-up, store, and market the vessel. We then estimate what we believe the vessel will sell for. If the cost to accept the vessel is significantly lower than what we believe we can sell the vessel for, we are able to accept it – this is rarely the case with boat hulls.

Depending on who the previous owner was, and what documentation is available, we may be able to accept it. Please submit the donation form, provide all relevant information, and a representative will contact you shortly.

100% of the proceeds from your boat donation assists our charity in continuing with its mission! It is our mission to help with the fight against hunger, cancer, homelessness, poverty and other life struggles. We help social service agencies, non-profits, shelters, schools, individuals with special and educational needs including victims of crime, discrimination, those with physical challenges, financial challenges and more.

We offer extraordinary customer service as well as providing you with the maximum tax deduction allowed! On top of all of this, you will also receive fast pick-up of your boat in all 50 states at no cost to you! Find out for yourself why we are nationally recognized for our outstanding service in all areas of boat donations; call (888)-228-7320 today!

Yes, in fact, we are the most experienced organization in handling these types of donations! We are so experienced, that we even receive calls from other nonprofits asking for our assistance with accepting, moving and selling their large vessels! If you have a large boat or yacht anywhere in the 50 states, or anywhere in the world for that matter, we are the best donation team and most widely used organization for the job! On call captains and a trained crew make large yacht donations a breeze. We will even take care of the U.S. Coast Guard filing requirements…. yes, all at no cost to you!

Yes! We have the largest coverage area with over 97% of America covered! Even if others have said no, in most cases we can make it happen.

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Boats with Causes is a part of the Giving Center family, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization (IRS approved EIN# 46-1883892), that provides assistance to those in need nationwide. Giving Center joins together the support of our own programs, along with various other non-profit organizations and individuals to provide services to those less fortunate through the act of charitable giving. Working as a long-standing maritime partner to individuals seeking to gain and give the greatest possible benefit and Donate Smart!

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