When is the Auction?

It is an in-person and online event this year. Saturday, July 13, 2024, 10:00 AM

Preview Days are:

Thursday, July 11 • Noon – 5:00PM

Friday, July 12 • Noon – 5:00 PM

Saturday, July 13 • 8:00 -10:00 AM


Where is the Auction located?

Live In-Person and Online.

Across the street from the New Hampshire Boat Museum at “The Nick” Nicholas J. Pernokas Recreation Park, 10 Trotting Track Road (Rt. 28) in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, 03894.


Do you take consignments?

Yes, however there is an approval process through our Auction Committee. For consignment inquiries email: auction@nhbm.org  Our website has a copy of the consignment form for viewing only. Usually it is a 11.5% fee for boats.


Do you accept donated boats, cars and other items?  

Yes, we love donations, but this year we are no longer accepting cars. All boats and boat paraphernalia have to be approved by an Auction Committee member. If you wish to donate an item please email a description and photo to auction@nhbm.org. Our website has a donation form for viewing.


How can I register to bid at the auction?

Online bidders need to register at Proxibid.com.  If you are attending In-Person at The Nick, you can pre-register at www.nhbm.org.  If you need help registering online then we can help during Preview Days.


What forms of payment do you accept?

All bidders purchasing item(s) over $5,000 must have a payment that is guaranteed. Payment options include cash, wire transfer, cashiers check,/bank check, or personal check guaranteed by an irrevocable letter of credit.  For item(s) under $5,000, cash, check or credit card can be used.

For items $5,000 and over, if paying by check, it must be guaranteed in order to remove your items the day of the sale.  Otherwise, you will need to wait until the check has cleared before removing your items.

We highly recommend cash payments so you can take your item home the day of the auction.


Where do I pay?

New Hampshire Boat Museum will be processing payments through our point of sale system. You can pay in person the day of the auction. The Museum will  send invoices following the auction.


Does the buyer have to pay anything in addition to the selling price of the item?

Yes, there is a “buyers premium of 16.5%” which goes to the museum. If you pay cash the buyers premium is 13.5% See the website for details.


When can I pick up my items if I am the winning bidder?

Saturday July 13, day of sale, until 5pm at The Nick.

Sunday July 14, 12 – 4pm at The Nick.

Monday July 15, 9am – 4pm  at the New Hampshire Boat Museum.

Tuesday July 16, 9am – 12noon at the New Hampshire Boat Museum.

Shipping: For small items only, please contact the Museum to make arrangements.  Buyers are responsible to pay for packaging and shipping.

Boats: Buyers are responsible for picking up their boat(s) or making arrangements for transport.


When can I get a copy of the manifest which lists all the items?

On Preview Day, Friday at noon.


Is there a Parking fee?



Are the Preview and Auction Days ADA accessible?

Because the Previews are outdoors, weather can make the terrain uneven and pathways challenging. We have handicap accessible porta-potties.


When can I drop off my boat or other items?

Please confirm a time and place with an Auction committee member to drop off items. Boats cannot be dropped off prior to Monday, July 8, 2024. Keys, manuals, registrations, and/or accessories must be labeled. All paperwork must be completed prior to drop off. Any item with missing or incomplete paperwork will not be auctioned. A museum representative must sign off on any items being dropped off.


How many boats do you have?

We usually have at least 40 boats of all kinds plus outboard motors and boating, lake, and other ephemera.

The Millie B boat rides kick-off Friday, May 24!  Make your reservations now!  Please note the museum is not yet open – not until July.

We are now closed for the season! Thank you for a wonderful 2023 season! See you in 2024!