Boat and Gear Donations


The Newport Sea Base seeks boat donations to our programs for diverse reasons: 

  • Increase the number of youth being served.

  • Grant scholarships to students who are financially unable to participate in  programs.

  • Update our technology for use in our classrooms.

  • Expand our facilities & training programs.

  • Offer support for existing youth maritime programs.

  • Expand available programming.





Is there a possible tax savings?
Donations and the tax laws are complex and each individual case differs. If you are considering donation we strongly urge that you consult with your tax advisor to answer question on your personal financial/tax situation.  The Newport Sea Base, as an entity of the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.


What happens to my boat?
Two things can happen. First if the boat fits into the programming needs at the Newport Sea Base, the boat would be retained and added to the current fleet used for youth maritime training. Boats that are not used directly in our programming are fixed up or sold “as is” and the funds received help the Newport Sea Base continue its programs of public education, maritime education, nautical safety and team work.

Do I need to go to the DMV?
No. Our program allows the donor to avoid confusing Department of Motor Vehicles paperwork or smog hassles. Simply submit a boat donation application and we will take care of everything else.


How will I benefit?

  • Feel good about a tax-deductible gift that benefits the youth of Orange County and maritime programs of the Newport Sea Base.

  • Say “goodbye” to the time, energy, expense and stress involved in trying to sell your boat.

  • End all expenses now for dockage, insurance, maintenance, storage, repairs, financial investment and interest.

  • Pay no sale commissions, avoid providing buyer’s marine surveys or dealing with sea trials.

  • Complete the entire transaction in a few days.


How to donate your vessel:
Notify us of your interest to make a boat donation by calling or sending an email to:


Keegan Heagerty

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Both of these boats were donated and are actively sailed by 14-20 year old girls and boys


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