Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Boat Buying Lecture

Join Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Charity Boat Donation Program Director Todd Taylor on Wednesday, March 7, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a Q&A session on the most important things to look for when buying a boat. This Boat Shopping 101 session takes place in CBMM’s boatshop and is ideal for first-time boat buyers or those who could use a refresher before their next purchase.

CBMM’s Charity Boat Donation Program accepts and sells all manner of craft year-round, and offers long-standing boat sales and lease/charter operations, as well as the annual Charity Boat Auction, held annually each Labor Day weekend. To learn more about the program, visit

As the program’s director, Taylor oversees the donation and re-sale of more than 200 boats of all shapes, types, and sizes each year. His knowledge of boats and the boating industry in general stems from a lifetime of messing about on boats and a career as a yachting professional. Prior to joining CBMM, he worked as sales director for a U.S. builder of luxury performance motor yachts, and as a professional yacht broker. His love of boats led him at a young age to the yachting industry, first as crew and ultimately as captain. He earned his first U.S. Coast Guard captain’s license at the age of 18.

The cost for this program is $25 for CBMM members and $35 for non-members. Participation is limited, with registration needed at To find more programs at CBMM, visit

Todd Taylor, director of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Charity Boat Donation Program