Planning to Donate a Boat to Charity?

New boats and vessels are crucial to expanding our program. Donating your boat can help us take more kids out on fishing and marine science trips.

Give your boat some new life without the need for repairs. The FFA is more likely to use your boat to host students in our program, unlike other charities which automatically sell all boat donations. Florida kids’ charities like ours depend on your generous support.

Youth with their fishing catches on the boat for nonprofit Florida Fishing Academy.

You’ll receive a tax-deductible receipt in return and recognition by our 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Where can I donate my boat?

Please call or contact Captain Rich for further details. He will respond within 24 hours.

Contact Us About Your Boat Donation

Capt. Rich Brochu, Executive Director, 561-740-7227

    Donated Boats

    This has been the largest boat donation received for the FFA.

    This has been the largest boat donation received by the FFA.

    Florida boat donation by Captain Dr. Andy.

    We used this boat donation to take our students on a week-long camp. We slept on the boat and even took it to the Keys.

    Example of how you can donate a boat to charity.

    First donated boat of 2021

    In memory of Joel Brazeman

    The Florida Fishing Academy has lost a dear friend. Joel Brazeman, 75, passed away on Aug. 7, 2015, but his legacy lives on in the boys and girls whose lives he enriched through his boundless generosity and kindness. Joel was a big-hearted man who believed in helping the less fortunate. Because of Joel’s connections and through his own personal resources over the years, the academy has been the proud beneficiary of Time Out, a 44-foot Sea Ray cabin cruiser that has entertained numerous FFA donors; a floating dock that now provides wheelchair access to the Riviera Beach waterfront; and quiet contributions that have sponsored summer camp excursions for disadvantaged youth who could not otherwise afford the opportunity. We will miss Joel’s bright light, but his memory will continue to inspire us, and his contributions will make a difference for generations to come.

    In memory of Dr. Andy Friedman

    Andy’s dad, Sidney, donated Andy’s boat to the academy in 2012, after Andy passed away from a heart attack. Andy was a great man who took disadvantaged children on his boat and gave them a new opportunity to experience life on the water. We are proud to continue his legacy on his boat, Sunclipper II.

    We accept all kinds of donations and gifts but donating your boat is a great way to help the Florida Fishing Academy.