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Donate your boat for safety

If you have a trailerable boat or PWC you’d like to use as a tax write-off, you could help NASBLA improve accident investigation training.

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators will stage a series of two-vessel collisions starting this September in Virginia. The collisions will help NASBLA improve training and better understand boat collision dynamics.

From bass boats, open runabouts and pontoon craft to small cabin cruisers and personal watercraft, a variety of powered, trailerable watercraft will be involved.

After the collisions, NASBLA plans to move the vessels to the National Transportation Safety Board’s Training Center in Ashburn, Va., where they will be used for future training.

Watercraft donors will receive verification of the IRS 501(c)(3) donation for the fair market value. Boats must be in operating condition—including propulsion—and include a trailer. Boat, motor and trailer certification of legal ownership and assignment to NASBLA is also required (either a Certificate of Title, Certificate of Number or Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin).

To donate your boat or learn about the types of boats NASBLA needs, call 859-225-9487 or e-mail

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