The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) has recently announced the formation of a new, preferred partnership with Curtis Stokes & Associates in support of CBMM’s Charity Boat Donation program. As part of the new partnership, CBMM and Curtis Stokes will jointly work to acquire, evaluate, market, and sell a selection of luxury boats donated to CBMM.
“We are grateful for Curtis Stokes’ expertise, resources, and support in the yacht brokerage field,” commented CBMM Charity Boat Donation Program director Taylor Williams. “They will help CBMM market the higher-end boats that are donated to us—giving our donors the best value for their donations—while expanding the reach of our program to a larger pool of buyers.”
As part of the preferred partnership, Curtis Stokes will assist CBMM with the pre-evaluation of boats, and the determination of each boat’s marketability.
“Curtis Stokes will then help market these luxury boats through avenues only accessible to yacht brokers, which really helps us out tremendously,” said Williams. “For each successful sale they help with, CBMM will pay a small percentage for their services. The net, however, will be more revenues to support the people served by CBMM, and a higher valuation for our donors’ gifts.”
“We are deeply invested in the communities we serve,” commented Curtis Stokes & Associates president Curtis Stokes. “So helping a non-profit like CBMM in this way—and knowing the proceeds from each sale do so much good—is very meaningful to us.”
Proceeds from CBMM’s Charity Boat Donation program benefit the children and adults served by CBMM’s education, exhibition, and restoration programs.
To see photos and a current listing of donated boats for sale, go to cbmm.org/boatdonation.