Put your boat to work for ocean conservation research!

Claim “fair market value” for your boat donation by donating your boat to Ocean Conservation Society. We’ll put it to work conducting whale and dolphin research and on-the-water educational programs as one of the next OCS research vessels!


How your boat donation will make a difference

OCS has been conducting field studies on dolphins, whales and other marine species since 1996: one of the longest-running investigations on marine mammals existing worldwide.

We’ll put your boat to work to conduct research that helps to steer conservation and management policies, inform decisions regarding Marine Protected Areas, and shape engaging public education campaigns.  Your donated boat will become a critical tool for helping to protect the ocean and its inhabitants during our lifetimes, and for future generations.


Boat donation resources and help

Things to Know

Changes in the tax laws governing donations went into effect as of December 31, 2004, which may limit the deduction that a donor may claim, unless the nonprofit actually uses the boat, which we will! Please consider the tax-deductible donation of your boat to help us continue our work.

Boat Donation Resources

Please look at the following PDFs for details and links to IRS publications:

• Mariner Magazine: Making sense of boat donations
• Blue Water Sailing Magazine: Should I donate my boat: The nuts and bolts of vessel donation

Ready to Donate Your Boat? 

The boat donation process may be much easier than you think, and we’re here to help answer all of your questions along the way.

Thank you for considering OCS to be the recipient of your generous contribution for the protection of whales, dolphins and the oceans


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