Donate Your Boat
Receive a tax deductible receipt and support our mission.
Boat donations are an attractive option for boat owners to become special donors and support SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. Our Boat Donation Program was launched in 2011 and we maintain a proud partnership with Block Island Maritime Funding, a federally-approved nonprofit organization that accepts the tax deductible donation of power and sail boats from their owners and then markets these boats for charter and the eventual sale.
Boat owners have the opportunity to designate Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island as the beneficiary of their yacht donation after yacht broker commissions (if applicable) and other expenses are deducted from the transaction. Block Island Maritime Funding professionally manages the transaction process for the boat donor, and is highly regarded by those who utilize this service.
Our Boat Donation Program has proven to be beneficial to the boat donor because he or she hands off boat ownership, maintenance and storage expenses while making a timely and significant contribution that help support OHPRI's education-at-sea mission. Boat donors are also recognized as Afterguard and Captain's Table Members based on the value of their contribution.
If you're interested in making a boat donation or learning more please contact Richard Harris at Block Island Maritime Funding.