MA Maritime Academy 2016 Used Boat Sale This Weekend

Mass. Maritime Academy 2014 Boat Sale Preview

Looking for a great deal on a used boat this weekend? Check out the 2016 Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s annual sealed bid boat sale, taking place November 19 – 20, at the Joint Military Base in Bourne, MA. Sealed bids on the MMA’s inventory of used boats, engines and other marine items will be accepted both days, as well until noon on November 21.

In addition to offering great deals, the auction raises money to support MMA’s boating programs. As MMA’s Yacht & Boat Donation Program Director Chuck Fontaine explains, owners who donate their boats and equipment to the school for auction receive several benefits.

Chief among the benefits are:

  • Tax Benefits: MMA is a charitable organization, and donated items receive a tax deduction. The amount depends on how the donated item is used or what it sells for at the auction.
  • Financial freedom from the costs of boat maintenance and storage. Also, if MMA accepts the donation, it will pick up and transport the boat.
  • Satisfaction from knowing the boat itself or the proceeds are being used to educate young men and women.

During the 2-day auction, bidders can examine the boats and then submit a sealed bid, accompanied by a deposit. MMA reserves the right to reject low bids based on the assessed value of the item, but often negotiates with the highest bidder to arrive a satisfactory price.

For more information, email cfontaine@maritime.edu.