Donate a Boat

Donate a Boat

Michigan Challenge accepts boats in good condition with trailers. We will also consider brokering your boat for a donation of a percentage of the final sale price. All proceeds go toward operating cost or tuition-free sailing programs for Gold Star Teens and grieving youth.

As soon as your boat is donated, you will receive a Thank You letter which will serve as a temporary receipt.  The IRS requires that the boat be sold before a deduction is taken.  When the boat sells, you will receive another letter stating the value of your donation.  If the boat sells for less than $500 all you need is the letter as proof for a tax deduction.  If the boat sells for more than $500 we will send yo IRS form 1098-C for your tax deduction. Some donors skip the IRS form because the standard deduction is $12,000 for a single filer and $24,000 for joint filers.

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