Can I Donate a Boat Without a Title?

Title Is Typically Required for Boat Donations, But …

If you’re interested in donating a boat to support a charitable cause, be assured that you can do so even if the vessel is without a title. The process may seem complicated though.

A boat’s title is a crucial legal document that establishes ownership and enables charitable organizations to accept and transfer ownership properly. It also protects all parties involved and allows the organization to update documentation, register the boat, and potentially sell or use it for their charitable endeavors.

Additionally, the title is necessary for the donor to claim a tax deduction for their contribution.

While having a title is typically required for boat donations, there are steps you can take to donate your vessel even if the title is missing.


What You Can Do to Donate a Boat with a Missing Title

A missing title shouldn’t stop you from making a meaningful contribution to a charitable cause. If you’re ready to support an organization that makes a difference in people’s lives, check out the steps that you can do to donate a boat without a title:

  1. Reach out to the organization.

Start by contacting the organization you want to donate to. Inquire if they accept boat donations without titles and ask about their specific requirements or procedures for such donations. Explain your situation and seek their guidance throughout the process.

  1. Prove your ownership and the boat’s value.

Gather any documents that demonstrate your ownership, such as purchase receipts, registration papers, or insurance records. These documents can help establish your ownership and provide information about the boat’s make, model, year, and condition.

  1. Obtain a replacement title.

Consider obtaining a replacement title for your boat. Contact your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) or the relevant agency responsible for vessel registrations in your area. Inquire about the process for obtaining a replacement title, which may involve submitting a lost title application, paying a fee, and providing the necessary documentation. While this may take time, having a title simplifies the donation process and makes it easier for the organization to accept your boat.


Your Boat Donation Can Help Save Children’s Lives

If obtaining a replacement title for your unwanted boat is not feasible, donate that vessel to Kids Car Donations. We’ll take it!

We’ll auction off your boat and use the proceeds to support the pediatric healthcare programs and services offered by our nonprofit partners. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations cater to sick kids from destitute families, providing them with free pediatric treatments, emotional support, relief of pain and trauma, and access to social services and educational resources.

In exchange for your contribution, we’ll mail you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your boat after it is sold at auction. This receipt will enable you to claim the highest possible tax deduction in the next tax season.

Additionally, you will have your boat picked up or towed at a time and place of your choice, and guess what? This will cost you nothing! We offer free towing services to our donors in all parts of the United States!

As for paperwork, you can count on our team of experts to handle everything for you.

On top of these rewards, you’ll experience a sense of fulfillment, knowing that your gift will be used to help save the lives of critically ill youngsters in your area.

We accept not just boats but also various types of vehicles regardless of age or condition. Head over to this page to learn what else you can donate aside from your unwanted boat.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us anytime through our toll-free hotline at 866-634-8395 or write to us here.

For more information about our vehicle donation program, including our quick and convenient donation process, please visit our FAQs page.

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Ready to Give Your Old Boat a New and Worthy Purpose?

You’ll be helping many children overcome their health challenges with your boat donation. Call Kids Car Donations at 866-634-8395 or fill out our secure online donation form now!