Just in time for the boating season, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland, wants to help prospective boaters navigate the buying process.
CBMM Charity Boat Donations & Sales Program Director Wes Williams will lead Boat Buying 101 on April 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Van Lennep Auditorium, sharing the ins and outs of what to expect when purchasing a new-to-you vessel.
Williams is well-equipped to teach this crash course—he’s been a boat owner since he was 12 years old and spent a decade as owner/operator of a marina in Texas before arriving at the museum in February 2021. During the class, Williams will offer useful insight for both first-time buyers and those seeking to upgrade or add to their fleet. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions about the process.
The class is $25, with a 20 percent discount for museum members. Register at bit.ly/BoatBuying101.
Through its Charity Boat Donations & Sales Program, CBMM accepts and sells boats year-round. Donations are tax-deductible and hassle-free, and sales directly support CBMM’s mission to explore and preserve the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay region, and make this resource accessible to all.
Browse the current inventory at cbmm.org/boatdonationprogram or reach out via email ([email protected]) or phone (410-745-4992) to get more information about the program.
CBMM is also now accepting vehicle donations. Find more information about the Vehicle Donation Program at cbmm.org/vehicledonationprogram.