Boat Donations

If It Floats

Thank you for your interest in donating a boat to the Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale! We would be delighted to accept your donation of a boat, including:

  • Boats on trailers (no footage requirement)
  • Canoes
  • Hard-shell dinghies
  • Inflatable dinghies
  • Kayaks
  • Sailboats
  • Stand-up paddleboards
  • Marine equipment

Here's what to do!

    • Contact Jim Laws at 206-819-4222 or Tom Lindsley at 206-755-1866 to discuss your interest in donating a boat. Emails can be sent to marine@bainbridgerotaryauction.org
    • We will meet you at a mutually convenient time and location to perform a visual inspection of the boat, verify its saleability, and confirm that the boat and/or trailer Title information (if required) is in order. Many small boats do not require a title.
    • We ask you to keep the trailer and/or boat until we start accepting donations at Woodward Middle School on Saturday June 29.
    • So that you don’t have to be present when we sell your trailer and/or boat, we ask you to help us prepare a small amount of paperwork, if required:
      • Complete our Vessel Intake Form.
      • Sign the Title, a Vehicle/Vessel Bill of Sale form, and any other applicable Department of Licensing (DOL) documents.
    • The Rotary Club does not assume ownership of a donated trailer and/or boat. The process of transferring ownership to the buyer will begin on July 8, the day of our Auction & Rummage Sale. At that time, and if required for titled trailers and boats, the buyer will be provided an envelope containing the signed title, the current registration form or a DOL Trip Permit, the Vehicle/Vessel Bill of Sale which they must sign, any other applicable DOL forms, and the keys.
      • We will complete the Vessel Report of Sale form and file it for you at a DOL office within 5 business days of the sale.
      • For all boats that sell for more than $500, we will send you a 1098-C tax form within 30 days after the Auction is completed.


Thank you for making a significant contribution to our community!