Making a boat or equipment donation is a great way to benefit nautical organizations and charities throughout Chicagoland.

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We have great deals on a wide variety of sailboats, powerboats and equipment!

As a Nautical Donations volunteer you will have opportunities to learn valuable new skills while helping nautical non-profits in the greater Chicago area.


Nautical Donations, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charity that supports nautically related non-profits in the greater Chicago area through the sale of donated boats and marine equipment.

Donating to Nautical Donations is a very simple process and all donors can benefit from receiving a tax deduction for their contributions. In contrast to other charities, boat donors receive a premium deduction since we rarely sell our boats at auction. You can now also contribute to Nautical Donations, at no cost to yourself, with Amazon Smile.

Nautical Donations sells donated boats and equipment throughout the year at bargain basement prices. Click our BUY tab for links to our inventory of boats and equipment available for sale. If you enjoy wheeling and dealing, we also hold an ANNUAL FLEA MARKET in March!

You can also contribute to Chicago’s nautical community and gain valuable skills in the process by volunteering your time.

Contact us at info@nauticaldonations.org or call us at (773)672-2080

Many thanks to Great Lakes Scuttlebutt Magazine, for producing this video interview!