Monday, July 1, 2013

Museum Looking for Boat Donations - Do NOT have to be antiques.


CLAYTON, New York (July 1, 2013) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, is seeking boats for donation to the Museum, which then will be auctioned off at next month’s 49th annual Antique Boat Show and Auction, the longest running show in North America.

Have a boat you no longer want? Perhaps the boat you own is just getting to be too much work?

The ABM and Antique Boat America will work with willing donors of any boat style, make, and/or size that an owner is willing to donate to benefit the ABM, with the understanding that all proceeds from the boat will be provided to the Museum.

There are limited restrictions on boats being donated. Wood, fiberglass, motorboat, rowboat, antique, reproduction, or modern will all be accepted. Even boats that might not float will get a chance at a new life.

For years, the annual auction has drawn crowds to the ABM and become a staple to the Saturday festivities of the Boat Show. Hundreds of potential buyers flood the ABM auction yard hours in advance of the auction and the bidding process always lures an enthusiastic crowd.

Those interested in donating a boat for a good cause should contact the ABM at 315-686-4104 or Antique Boat America at 315-783-6100 prior to July 31.

Located on the St. Lawrence River in the 1000 Islands, the Antique Boat Museum features a collection of over 300 antique and classic boats, among thousands of recreational boating artifacts. This August, the Museum will host the 49th annual Antique Boat Show and Auction, the longest running show in North America. For more information please visit the Museum’s website at