Ready to Get Rid of an Old Boat? Donate it to Goodwill!

Summer is fading into fall, which means summer activities like boating have come to an end. Are you still hanging onto an older boat that you don’t need anymore? Is your boat taking up space in your driveway or garage? If you’re ready to retire your watercraft, we’re here to help you get rid of your boat in Cincinnati!

Donate a Car. Change a Life.
Donate a Car. Change a Life.

You may already know that you can donate a car to Goodwill. But did you know that we also accept boat donations in Cincinnati? Our in-house vehicle donation and auction program gladly accepts donations of cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, RVs, motorcycles, scooters, riding lawnmowers, and yes, even boats!

Selling a boat can be very difficult, especially if it’s not in the best condition. Save yourself the hassle and donate your boat to Goodwill in Cincinnati instead! At Goodwill, we’ll accept your watercraft in any condition. We’re open to vessels in less-than-perfect condition that may have damaged parts or pieces. We’ll resell your boat in our weekly in-house auto auction, where the proceeds will stay in Cincinnati to help fund Goodwill’s life-changing programs and services for individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Here are some of the top reasons to donate a boat to Goodwill:

  • Avoid the stress of selling a boat by donating it to Goodwill! No more creating advertisements and looking for a buyer. Our stress-free donation process is quick and easy, so you can get back to your busy life!
  • You won’t have to worry about paying for storage, insurance, maintenance, and repairs on a boat you don’t use.
  • When you donate a boat to Goodwill, you may receive a tax advantage on your itemized return. Think of how you could use the extra funds — maybe they’ll help you purchase your next vehicle or boat! Learn more at
  • Partner with one of the most reputable nonprofits in Greater Cincinnati — Ohio Valley Goodwill! Unlike some other vehicle donation programs, we operate our entire donation and auction process in-house. This means there’s no third-party company getting a cut of your generous donation! You can feel confident that your good deed is making a difference right here in Cincinnati.

Ready to donate your boat to Goodwill? It’s easy to get started! Simply fill out our donation form and we’ll be in touch with you soon.

Thank you for supporting Goodwill’s mission with your boat or vehicle donation!