September 3, 8 a.m. open/11 a.m. auction—CBMM Charity Boat Auction


CBMM_BoatAuctionRAIN OR SHINE EVENT!
Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022

Gates open 8am; Tag Sale (cash only, ATM in Museum Store) 9am; Food and Drinks 10:30am; Auction 11am;
Free admission for CBMM members and children under 5
General admission is $5 per person for non-members until 11am.
Afterward, regular admission rates apply.

PREVIEW HOURS:
$5 admission through Milk House Gate for preview hours

ADVANCED BID DEADLINE:
410-745-4942

DONATE A BOAT OR ITEM FOR TAG SALE:
Donated boats are accepted and sold year-round.

BIDDING BEGINS:
$5 paddle fee for each bidder, taken at registration

This Labor Day weekend, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host its annual Charity Boat Auction on Saturday, Sept. 3, with donated boats and watercraft—ranging in size and performance from luxury boats to dinghies—ready to be auctioned off to the highest bidders.

The event also includes a flea market-style tag sale from 9–11am, where guests can purchase a variety of used boating gear, including ground tackle, electrical equipment, hardware, rope, chain, oars, life jackets, fishing tackle, motors, and more. Proceeds from the rain-or-shine event benefit the children and adults served by CBMM’s education, restoration, and exhibition programming.

In addition to being listed online, auction boats will be available for preview at CBMM on Friday, Sept. 2, from 9am–5pm, with a $5 non-member admission. Guests can also preview the boats on auction grounds beginning at 8am the day of the event, with bidding beginning at 11am. Food and beverages will be available for purchase starting at 10:30am.

On Sept. 3, CBMM’s Fogg’s Landing gates open at 8am, with free event entrance for CBMM members and children ages 5 and under. Otherwise, general admission is $5 per person until 11am, with a $5 paddle fee for registered bidders. After 11am, regular two-day admission rates apply. For safety reasons, non-service dogs are prohibited during CBMM festivals and special events, including the Charity Boat Auction.

See more at CBMM Website.