BOC Sets Annual Fundraiser: Consignment Sale of Human & Wind Powered Watercraft.
Due to COVID, it’s been two years since the Brattleboro Outing Club has been able to hold its Paddling Program fundraiser; the Annual Consignment Sale of Canoes, Kayaks, Rowing Shells, SUPs, small Sailboats and related boat & car-top gear.
Following CDC, VT & local guidelines, the event will be held OUTDOORS, with masks and physical distancing, on Saturday, May 8th, in Brattleboro, at the corner of Western Ave and Spruce St. Berkley & Veller Greenwood Country Realtors has generously allowed BOC the use of its large lawn space for the Sale. Proceeds from the fundraiser will allow the April to October, Paddling Program, to be offered FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
This is a RAIN OR SHINE event; come prepared.
Craft will be accepted for the sale as follows: FRIDAY between hours of noon to 2, and 5 to 7pm; and SATURDAY…8am to 11am. Drop-off site is on Spruce St. NOTE: Trailered craft will be received on SATURDAY only. No motors or motorboats will be allowed.
Sale starts at NOON on SATURDAY, and ends at 2. Prospective buyers are welcome to browse from 11 to noon. In the event 2 or more ‘buyers’ are interested in the same craft, a mini-auction will take place. Since this is a fundraiser, the highest bidder gets the boat. Cash & local checks will be accepted; no credit cards. Nearest ATMs are at the Vermont Country Deli, west on Western Ave, and at the many banks downtown.
Boat owners set the selling price, and negotiation limits. BOC gets 10% of the final selling price, and VT sales tax is also paid, since BOC is a 501.C4.
For the first hour, boats are sold at, or above, the asking price. After that, boats listed as “OBO”, will be available for a negotiated price. All sales are final, and there are no warranties, unless an original factory warranty is still in effect.
Donations of craft & gear will be accepted, and appreciated.
All purchased, and ‘left-over’ craft must be removed by 3pm.
For more information: Larry at (802) 254-3666, or Lmacyak@gmail.com