This week we’ll exhibiting at the Chicago Boat, RV & Strictly Sail Show! This annual event is the largest boat show in the Midwest and attracts boaters and vendors from around the world. It’s taking place at McCormick Place from Wednesday January 8th through Sunday January 12th. We’re located at booth S705. Stop by and we’d be happy to answer any of your questions about donating boats and equipment, buying boats and equipment or opportunities to volunteer your time supporting nautical non-profits in the greater Chicago area.
If your’e in the market for a boat, in addition to our bargain prices, we’re currently running a show promotion for FREE winter storage if you buy a boat before the end of February. We received some wonderful boat donations this past fall so if you’re thinking of purchasing a boat later this spring, start early and don’t miss out on this great opportunity.
We will have a wide variety of donated boats and equipment for sale including hardware, instruments, line, gear, rigging, safety equipment, fittings, engine parts etc… You name it, we’ve got it and ALL FOR BARGAIN BASEMENT PRICES! All boats in our inventory will also be available for showings.
You can also reserve a vendor table if you want to sell your own equipment at our flea market. Hundreds of boaters from around Chicago attend this event.
Our flea market is held in conjunction with Crowley’s Yacht Yard’s spring kick-off event “YACHTAPALOOZA.” This event features free seminars, nautical vendors, boat brokers, live music, food trucks and more!
If you like wheeling and dealing or just a good deal you shouldn’t miss our flea market! Our tent opens at 9AM.
The fall season has arrived, and with it a flood of new donations! To accommodate, we will be open every Saturday in September and October from 9AM-2PM. Feel free to drop off any donations you want to make or browse our container of equipment for sale or boats for sale to snatch up any great deals that just came in. We’re located on the north side of Crowley’s Yacht Yard at 3434 E. 95th St. in the beige 40′ storage container.
-Cleaning out your garage, basement or storage locker and need to make room? Come by Saturday mornings and donate your items to a great cause.
-Planning to work on your boat and realize you need a part or materials? Come stop by the Nautical Donations container first to see if we have what you need at a fraction of the cost.
Can’t make it on Saturdays? No problem! Just contact us to schedule a time to come shop when it’s more convenient for you! Call (773)672-2080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to the generosity of donors, customers and volunteers alike, our 2016 annual Flea Market held at Crowley’s spring opener “Yachtapalooza” was a huge success! The unseasonably summer-like weather brought large (and very early) crowds of boaters hungry for great deals. There were plenty to be found and we raised a record of more than $5,000. Thanks to all the donors and volunteers that helped make this possible.
If you missed out on this fun event, do not despair! There is still plenty of equipment to be had on our shelves. If you are looking for a great deal on nautical equipment, gear, hardware, supplies, etc… give us a call at (773)672-2080. You will also be able to take advantage of our NEW REGULAR SPRING OPEN HOURS Saturdays from 9AM-3PM. See you soon!
This year’s Chicago Boat Show was a lot of fun! Despite the cold, thousands bravely came out to McCormick Place to attend. Our booth was extremely busy all weekend and we made lots of new connections with donors, buyers and volunteers from around the Midwest. Many thanks to all the volunteers that came out and helped staff our booth!
Tis’ the Season! Fall has arrived and with it a cascade of generous donations. We need volunteers to come out and help us process and organize the newly donated boats and equipment. We also need volunteers to help deliver donated boats to us before winter sets in. Whether you just have an hour to spare helping to sort donations or want to get out on the water and help deliver a donated boat contact us at email@example.com or sign up at http://nauticaldonations.org/volunteer/ . It’s a great way to apply your nautical skills to a good cause and possibly get in some sailing before the onset of winter. Let us know when you are available and we’ll find a way for you to help out!
We will selling our inventory of donated boats and equipment for BARGAIN BASEMENT PRICES! All boats in our inventory will be available for showings. You can also reserve a vendor table if you have things of your own to sell!
Our flea market is held in conjunction with Crowley’s Yacht Yard’s spring kick-off event “YACHTAPALOOZA”! There will be free seminars, live music, nautical vendors, food trucks and much much more.
If you like wheeling and dealing or just a good deal you shouldn’t miss our flea market!
Thanks to Erik Kyle, Publisher of Great Lakes Scuttlebutt Magazine, who stopped by the Nautical Donations booth to talk with our Managing Director, Michael Anderson, at the 2015 Chicago Boat, RV & Strictly Sail Show.
Every March Nautical Donations, Inc. holds a flea market during Yachtapalooza, selling off donated equipment. Yachtapalooza is sponsored by Crowley’s Yacht Yard. This is a great opportunity for the boating community to support our organizations. We encourage boaters to clear out their garage or storage locker before the boating season gets underway. The flea market features plenty of great bargains including seldom-used equipment and hard-to-find hardware.