Items Sought for 2015 NH Vintage Boat Auction


The New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro is seeking donations and consignments for 2015 New England Vintage Boat Auction, to be held Saturday, July 11th on the Museum grounds starting at 10:00 a.m.

IMG_0766A wide variety of boats as well as boat or lake-related items are sold each year at the auction, which draws hundreds of bidders each year. It’s a great way to sell your boat or to purchase a boat to use this summer.

To learn more about consigning or donating a boat or item, either visit the museum’s website at or call the museum to have paperwork mailed to you. Individuals are encouraged to contact the museum early to finalize their consignment or donation. Deadlines for completed paperwork is July 6th. Due to storage considerations, items will be accepted at the museum from July 3-9 only.

Boats and other auction items will be promoted ahead of time on, to help entice buyers. There are also preview opportunities for the public on Friday, July 10, from noon-5:00 pm and Saturday, July 11, from 8-10 am. Buyers are encouraged to pre-register for the auction on-line at

A typical selection of boats the museum seeks for auction include wooden, vintage or classic, fiberglass, canoes, sailboats and kayaks in conditions ranging from excellent to good and useable to project boats. Small items such as outboard motors and boating accessories are also sought.

In addition, items including rustic camp items or lake memorabilia, water skis, camp tables, chairs, stools, lamps, decoys, as well as decorative items such as lake prints and watercolors are sold at the auction.

While the museum accepts consignments, they are also seeking donations. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. The donor receives a tax credit, while the proceeds from the sale benefit the NH Boat Museum and their education programs and exhibits.

For full auction information CLICK HERE or call the Museum at 603-539-4554.