A GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT US!

A GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT US!

Shopping through the Amazon Smile program is an easy opportunity to contribute to Nautical Donations year round at no additional cost to you! In celebration of its #1 ACSI ranking, today only, March 16th, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Nautical Donations Inc. Get started at smile.amazon.com/ch/30-0103944 and designate Nautical Donations, Inc. as your charity of choice.

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WINTER PROMOTION: Buy before March and get free storage!

WINTER PROMOTION: Buy before March and get free storage!

Thinking about getting a boat this year? Well, now there’s no need to wait until Spring. Despite the cold winter weather, it’s a actually a prime time to buy a boat! Close on a boat by March 1st and you’ll get FREE SPRING STORAGE!  You’ll be able to reserve the boat you want as well as gain more time to get her ready for the boating season – all without spending anything on storage! It’s a no brainer. Take a look at our our current listings and make an appointment to see one of our boats (just be sure to bundle up in something warm) !

Come visit us at the 2017 Chicago Boat Show!

Come visit us at the 2017 Chicago Boat Show!

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 11th through Sunday January 15th. We’re located at booth S2607 between the Hobie and Cabela’s camping exhibits. 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.

For more information on the show including times and tickets please visit http://www.chicagoboatshow.com/

We look forward to seeing you there!

Announcing open on Saturdays this Fall! 9AM-2PM

Announcing open on Saturdays this Fall! 9AM-2PM

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 info@nauticaldonations.org

Announcing regular flea market hours every Saturday this spring from 9AM-3PM!

Announcing regular flea market hours every Saturday this spring from 9AM-3PM!

New this spring: we’ll be opening the doors of our equipment storage container and holding a veritable flea market every Saturday from 9AM to 3PM in April and May! Come by and get the same great deals on all things nautical that you used to get only once a year. We’re located on the north side of Crowley’s Yacht Yard at 3434 E. 95th St. in the beige 40′ storage container.

Working on your boat at Crowley’s Yacht Yard 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.

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.

Can’t seem to make it down to our location on Saturdays? No problem: Just give us a call and schedule a time to come shop when it’s more convenient for you! (773)672-2080 or email info@nauticaldonations.org

The 2016 Annual Flea Market on March 26th was a major success!

The 2016 Annual Flea Market on March 26th was a major success!

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!

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Free Spring Storage if you purchase by the end of February!

Free Spring Storage if you purchase by the end of February!

Thinking about getting a boat this year? Well, now there’s no need to wait until Spring. Despite the winter weather, it’s a actually a prime time to buy a boat! Close on a boat by March 1st and you’ll get FREE SPRING STORAGE!  You’ll be able to reserve the boat you want as well as gain more time to get her ready for the boating season – all without spending anything on storage! It’s a no brainer. Take a look at our our current listings and make an appointment to see one of our boats (just be sure to bundle up in something warm) !

The 2016 Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show was a huge success!

The 2016 Chicago Boat, RV and Strictly Sail Show was a huge success!

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!

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: the fall donation season has arrived!

Tis’ the Season! Fall has arrived and with it a cascade of 5062261_20150420092732555_1_XLARGEgenerous 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 info@nauticaldonations.org 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!

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This year’s ANNUAL FLEA MARKET will be on Saturday March 28th!

This year’s ANNUAL FLEA MARKET will be on Saturday March 28th!

Get fantastic deals on everything nautical!

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!

Our tent opens at 9AM.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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