Maintaining a fleet is costly and time consuming.  Private donations and grants allow for the Anchors Away Program to serve many more people in our community.  Other options are to sponsor someone for a day out on the water or hire Anchors Away for a private charter. Donate today and help the disadvantaged athletes of Charleston!

Corporate Sponsorship

Currently, the Anchors Away Program is sponsored by Southeastern Medical Equipment, Benefit Focus, Royal Purple, NOAA, The Charleston City Marina, Tow Boat US, Cummins MerCruiser Diesel, Regions Bank, Dash, and Skibo's Neighborhood Grill.  Help show support at our next clinic, outing or fishing tournament. Check out other ways you can get your company involved to sponsor the Anchors Away Program as well as Team Anchors Away!


Volunteer effort is the heart of our program.  Hundreds of volunteers have contributed to the program.  For over a decade these efforts have run ski clinics, maintained our fleet, and assisted in outings and fundraisers. If you are interested in volunteering with the Anchors Away Program email Captain Mike Illig at

Wish List

Some items that are needed for our program to operate include the following:
  • Safety Equipment: Type 1 PFD's, flares, fire extinguishers, Handheld GPS
  • Boats/Motors: motors, props, electronics
  • Boat Maintenance: filters, spark plugs, oil, batteries
  • Fishing Equipment: rods, reels, inshore, offshore
  • Sailing Equipment: anchors, lines, paint, parts
  • Office Equipment: printer, furniture, stationary
You have items you'd like to donate? GREAT! Contact us today to set up donating and receive a tax deductible receipt.

Private Charters

When you reserve a Private Charter, your charter fees goes directly towards the Anchors Away Program and help others get out on the water. Come out sailing, fishing, or join us for a harbor cruise to show your support! Fishing is what we love to do after all.