Vessel Donations

Support Mystic Seaport by Donating Your Vessel

As a 501(c)(3) organization, Mystic Seaport is able to accept the donation of selected vessels.  Historically significant vessels may be accepted into our permanent collection, and other vessels may be accepted into our Yachts on Exhibit Program.

The Yachts on Exhibit program utilizes donated vessels for the purposes of exhibition and underway activities. The intention of this program is to add a variety of vessels to our waterfront to present a changing and more contemporary view of America and the sea.

We continually refresh this display of vessels through new acquisitions and vessel sales.

As one of the leading maritime museums in the United States, Mystic Seaport is uniquely positioned to accept donated vessels and to exhibit them to the visiting public along our waterfront. The mission of Mystic Seaport is to inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience. That mission is furthered by the display of these more contemporary vessels.

Vessels in this program are available for use in Museum programs and may be available for charter with the understanding that the charter serves to promote the Museum and its programs to a wider audience. Yachts on Exhibit do not become a part of the permanent collection and after a period of time are sold with the proceeds used to support Museum operations. Vessels not suitable for the Yachts on Exhibit program may be accepted as donations for immediate sale with the proceeds supporting museum programs.

Current Inventory

For more information on any of these vessels, please contact Chris Gasiorek: or 860.572.0711, ext. 5061.

Vessel Name Year BuiltDesign/BuildLOASail /Power
ELIZABETHELIZABETH1926N. Herreshoff / S-Class27'S
Support boat1995Scorpion25'P
Support boatHBI1995HBI18'P
WIRELESSWIRELESS1983steel ketch84'S
SOUTH SHOREWIRELESS1989Fenwick Williams/catboat18'S
MAMIEMAMIE2005Bob Stephens28'P
BREAKE OF DAYBREAKE OF DAY2002Pulsifer Hampton22"P