It's more than just an excuse to drink beer in the morning on a holiday weekend... the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's (CBMM) 19th annual Charity Boat Auction on Saturday, September 3 is a way to make your boating dreams come true---or at least give you some time to find some treasures and dream a little.
The live auction begins at 11 a.m. (they serve beer at 10:30!) along the museum’s waterfront campus, where more than 100 boats—ranging in size and performance from sailing dinghies to cabin cruisers, and everything in between—will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. CBMM’s Boat Donation Program Managers Lad Mills and Todd Taylor take donations and resells boats throughout the year, holding aside some of the inventory for the annual auction.
The event also includes a flea market-style tag sale from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m. in which visitors are able to purchase a variety of used boating gear, including ground tackle, electrical equipment, hardware, rope or chain, ladders, fishing tackle, motors, and more.
There will be barbeque available for purchase on site. Find all the details here.... Find some nice video footage of a Serendipity 43 racer-cruiser here..... and some pictures from last year's event by Kaylie Jasinski below.