Aug 01 2011
By: Lori Singmaster
After fourteen years of living on the Cars 4 Causes website, the Boats 4 Causes boat donation program is finally moving out and getting a place of its own!!
Since 1997, when we launched Cars 4 Causes, we accepted our 1st boat donation and have been quietly accepting boat donations all this time from around the United States. Currently, we have so many boat donations each month and such a tremendous following of buyers interested in purchasing our donated boats that it only makes sense to give Boats 4 Causes its own website, www.boats4causes.org.
Our new website addresses the specific needs of those wishing to donate their boat, offering each donor complete transparency into our process, resulting in the highest price for the sale of their boat donation. The donation process is simple and can be accomplished by filling out an online donation form from the new site or calling one of our donation specialists at 855-800-2628(BOAT).
The process of donating a boat is a little more emotionally complicated than that of a car donation. Boat donors tend to be a little more attached to their boats and they want to make sure that their “baby” is passed on to the right organization. Often times, it takes a boat donor 30 to 60 days to make the decision to donate once they have first made contact with Boats 4 Causes.
With each boat donation, our team creates a unique relationship with the donor, understanding the ins and outs of their boat donation and enjoying the memories and good times that each donor has had on his boat.
Many times donors are parting ways with their vessel because of a death or illness of a spouse. The process of getting rid of their vessel is usually very emotional and hard for the donor. Usually there is nothing wrong with the vessel, they just are unable to use it any longer or there is a lot of emotion tied to it.
Many donors also come to us after they have tried selling their vessel themselves, only to find it difficult, frustrating and sometimes failing to receive any bids at all on their prized possession. Boats 4 Causes can sell that same boat in 7 days and many times a bidding war ensues.
We are a national brand and we have buyers from across the United States checking our website daily for new listings. This is the result of fourteen years of hard work in cultivating the selling side of each boat donation.
When a potential buyer sees a Boats 4 Causes listing, they trust that we have done our best to be as thorough and accurate as we can when evaluating the boat and its contents and know they will receive a fair and honest deal from Boats 4 Causes.
Boat donations are tax deductible, so the higher price we obtain from the sale of a boat donation, the greater tax deduction value for the donor. Our donors realize this and appreciate all of our hard work and brand equity that Boats 4 Causes brings to the table.
We hope you will come to us when the time is right to sell your “baby”.