Thinking of Donating Your California Boat? It's Easy!

Thank you for considering donating your vessel! Your generous gift will help provide children and adults

with marine, safety and other educational opportunities!

Our only interest is for the donor to get the max of their deduction.

We achieve that by managing and preserving the usage for our mission!

A charitable tax deduction is a distinct advantage for vessel owners

attempting to sell their boats for a few reasons:

  • Vessels on the market for more than 45 days begin to lose value. 
  • The expenses of storage, maintenance, insurance, brokerage fees and possible expensive repairs continue when a boat is listed for sale. Upon donation, all costs to the donor cease and immediately become the responsibility of Pathway’s to Right-of-Way’s Inc., a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.
  • When a vessel is appraised and donated, the owner receives the full appraised value as a charitable tax deduction. An individual or a couple filing jointly can deduct up to 50% of their adjusted gross income in the year in which the vessel was donated. If the entire appraised amount cannot be used in the first year, under IRS rules, the balance can be carried forward for 5 years.

Fair Market Value Exception



If the charity uses the vessel for its mission, you can deduct the fair market value of the vessel instead. For example, if the charity promotes marine safety and uses your donated vessel to do safety demonstrations, you can/could deduct the fair market value of the vessel. Similarly, if the charity gives or sells the vessel to a needy individual at below-market value as part of its mission, you can deduct the fair market value. For example, if the charity sells vessels to needy families at far below fair market value so that they can get around in an island community, you could deduct the fair market value.

Contact Us :

Pathway’s to Right-of-Way’s Inc.,

3090 Independence Dr. Suiet#122

Livermore, CA 94551


[email protected]

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