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Welcome to our yacht donation program blog. This is a place to post inventory updates, tell stories about vessels contributed to AMIkids and celebrate deals, brokers and milestones. Enjoy!





  • Donation Updates: Oyster LD43s

    by Jorge Mahauad | Jul 15, 2019

    Donated, Materially Improved and Leased! 

    The constribution of an Oyster LD43s was facilitated by John Fordon of Hinckley Yachts and Dudley Savage of the AMIkids Yacht Donation program in early May.

    Oyster LD43s


    The constribution of an Oyster LD43s was facilitated by John Fordon of Hinckley Yachts and Dudley Savage of the AMIkids Yacht Donation program in early May.

    We moved her to Saint Petersburg, FL to undergo material improvements. Her complete electronics were upgraded and earlier this month she was delivered to her Lessee.

    The proceeds generated by the AMIkids Yacht Donation Program durectly support the greater AMIkids mission and allow us to help at-risk youth separate a troubles past from a bright future. 

    Yacht contribution is a viable and safe alternative. By donating a vessel, owners benefit of immediate relief of holding costs and obtain a reasonable tax deduction.
  • Determination

    by Jorge Mahauad | Jul 10, 2019
    The donation of this 1991 102' twin Diesel fiberglass Crescent  was recently facilitated by Mark Osterhaven from Worth Avenue Yachts and Dudley Savage of AMIkids.

    "Determination" represents a great opportunity for anyone in the market for a proven Westport hull with great sea-keeping abilities and large interior spaces to customize.

    1991 103 Crescent "Determination"

    The ease of maintenance of this 102' hull is remarkable and her 24' beam allows the interior spaces to be truly exceptional. Determination features a massive "country kitchen", flybridge and master stateroom.

    Determination will be available for lease soon. To see more available vessels check out our inventory.

    For more information contact

    Mark Osterhaven
    954.817.6992
    Worth Avenue Yachts
  • AMIkids expert facilitators educate brokerage community about Yacht Donation

    by Jorge Mahauad | Jun 26, 2019
    AMIkids expert facilitators Roger Herd and Jordan Carroll executed an educational presentation about Yacht Donation during the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA) Yacht Sales Summit held on June 19th at the Bahia Mar Hotel in Fort Laurderdale.
    Roger Herd and Jordan Carroll present Yacht Donation at the IYBA Sales Summit

    The event has over 125 participants from the IYBA membership. Created in 1987, the mission of IYBA is to unite those engaged in the yacht brokerage business for the purpose of promoting professionalism and cooperation and to promote and maintain a high standard of conduct in the transacting of the yacht brokerage business.

    IYBA is an international benchmark for Yacht Brokerage and is the owner of the Yacht & Brokerage Show, held yearly in Miami. All AMIkids facilitators are IYBA members.
     

  • Red Castles

    by Jorge Mahauad | May 28, 2019
    This 42' 2000 Little Harbor Whisperjet is available for sale through Roger Cole at United Yacht Sales.
    42' 1998 Little Harbor Whisperjet  
    'Red Castles' is a one of a kind picnic boat.

    A custom built Marlin Tower features full controls for the twin 480 hp Yanmar Diesel engines and the Hamilton 292 WaterJets make her a smooth ride to a maximum speed of 30 knots.

    Red Castles was donated to AMIkids and served as part of our fleet until 2019. Yacht donation is a viable and safe alternative providing donors the benefit of reduced holding costs and reasonable tax deductions from a safe, reputable charity.

    The process is extremely convenient for everyone and provides brokers with competitively priced inventory and refreshed listings with interest-free lease opportunities. Learn more here

    Red Castles
  • Just In: 43’ 2007 Oyster Express

    by Jorge Mahauad | May 07, 2019
    Donation was just completed a remarkably unique find. 

    This 43’ 2007 Oyster express LD43  is the only in its kind currently available in the United States.

    43’ 2007 Oyster express

    Built in the New Zealand out of carbon fiber, the 43' Oyster was manufactured to compete with the big american yacht market dominated by Grand Banks, Sabre and Hinckley. 

    Once our material improvements are completed this 400 original hours yacht will be available for lease at a very competitive price point and with interest-free terms.

    Additional Specs

    400 original hours, drives and engines serviced. New Garmin electronics package installed.   

    LOA: 43 ft 0 in
    Beam: 13 ft 5 in
    Maximum Draft: 2 ft 4 in
    Power:  2 x Diesel YANMAR 480 HP each with Hamilton stern water jet drives.

    For additional information on this 43’ 2007 Oyster express LD43 contact John Fordon. To learn more about why Yacht Donation is a safe alternative for the discerning owner contact us 
  • Donation Updates: 48’ 2015 Hinckley Talaria Leased

    by Jorge Mahauad | Apr 22, 2019
    Magic 2, a 48’ 2015 Hinckley Talaria facilitated by Bob Pooler from Hinckley yachts has leased.

    48' 2015 Hinckley Talaria Magic 2

    Her material improvement consisted of installing the signature GARMIN - VOLVO Glass Bridge Package. The twin 24” displays integrate marine electronics and unique electronic Engine Vessel Control (EVC), a function providing full control over most pivotal handling and safety information from Volvo Penta.

    Magic 2 material improvements

    Other upgrades included factory made upholstery, waxing and buffing and general maintenance. 

  • Donation Updates: Banyan Leased

    by Jorge Mahauad | Apr 18, 2019
    103’ 1980 Palmer Johnson "Banyan" leased today interest free to a new handler. Her material improvements were considerable and included changing aluminium plates from the hull, complete servicing of the main propulsion system and new non-skid on all topside decks.

    Banyan 103 1980 Palmer Johnson

    The donation of "Banyan" was facilitated by Pam Barlow at Luke Brown Yachts and Dudley Savage in late December 2018.  All earnings help at-risk youth. 

    To learn more about why yacht donation is a viable and safe alternative contact us. We will be glad to tell you more about how donors benefit of reduced holding costs and obtain an attractive tax deduction from a safe, reputable charity. 
  • Material Improvement Update: Shoregirl

    by Jorge Mahauad | Apr 16, 2019
    The 61’ 2003 Viking Princess FBMY was donated to AMIkids back in December 2018. Shoregirl is currently undergoing material improvements in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

    Project manager Bob Dupuy and her facilitator Roger Herd are overseeing the hull paint work, engine servicing and new headliner installation. 

    61’ 2003 Viking Princess FBMY

    To learn more about Shoregirl contact Roger Herd and other available vessels check out our current listing section.

    The AMIkids Yacht Donation program accepts yacht donations. Our expert team works on their refit and then lease or sell them. All earnings help troubled kids start a great future. 
  • Donation Updates: Someday Came

    by Jorge Mahauad | Apr 02, 2019
    Someday Came

    In November 2018, Scott James from Bluewater Yacht Sales and Dudley Savage from AMIkids facilitated the contribution of this amazing 48’ 2006 San Juan.

    "Someday Came" is now leased and her new handler is enjoying a cutting edge brand new Garmin Marine Electronics package, rebuilt headliners and very attractive interest-free terms. 

    Her Donor received an attractive tax deduction from a safe reputable charity and the yacht broker received far compensation as well. 

    The proceeds from her lease are actively and directly helping at-risk youth separate a troubled past from a bright future. 
  • Donation Updates: Manifesto

    by Jorge Mahauad | Feb 19, 2019
    In November 2018, Joe Longobardi at United Yacht Sales and Dudley Savage fromAMIkids facilitated the contribution of this amazing 39' 2008 Tiara 3900 Sovran.

    "Manifesto" is now leased and her new handler is enjoying rebuilt IPS drives and very attractive interest-free terms. Her Donor received an attractive tax deduction from a safe reputable charity and the yacht broker received far compensation as well.

    The proceeds from her lease are actively and directly helping at-risk youth separate a troubled past from a bright future.

    39' 2008 Tiara 3900 Sovran

    That's the power of Yacht Donation.

    Think Donation, Give it to the Kids!
  • Donation Updates: INSIGNIA

    by Jorge Mahauad | Feb 18, 2019
    This gorgeous 2004 82' Lyman Morse came to us through Skip Denison from Denison Yacht Sales and Dudley Savage at the AMIkids Yacht Donation Program earlier this year.

    Yacht donated to AMIkids

    We worked on her for for several months in hundreds of punch items. The highlights of our material improvements included fully servicing her C-18 engines and generators, dry docking for new cutlass bearings, fully reconditioning her propellers and a number of comfort and cosmetic upgrades.

    Insignia was recently leased and is now ready to provide her new handler with fantastic experiences out at sea. But that's not all, the proceeds from her lease will directly help at-risk youth start a promising future.
  • Magic 2 is now available for lease

    by Jorge Mahauad | Jan 23, 2019
    But she wont last long! This amazing 48’ 2015 Hinckley Talaria has IPS drives and very low hours. The main engines are still under guarantee from the manufacturer and the all new GARMIN – VOLVO glass bridge has been installed. This is one of the few (if not the only) Hinckley Talaria ever retrofitted with this amazing new integration of GARMIN – VOLVO marine electronics and engines. 

    48' 2015 Hinckley Talaria Magic 2
     
  • AMIkids Yacht Donation Program closes record year

    by Jorge Mahauad | Jan 04, 2019

    St. Petersburg, FL

    2018 was a banner year for the AMIkids Yacht Donation Program. The non-profit received 17 powerboats and 6 sailboat donations and leased 13 vessels.

    Some of the highlights include the 70’ 2014 Brooklin Boat Yard Sloop “Sonny”; a 48’ 2015 Hinckley Talaria with IPS drives and a 48’ 2006 San Juan, both excellent condition; a beautiful 2002 72’ Southern Ocean Trawler; the 2004 82' Lyman Morse “Insignia”, a 103’ 1980 Palmer Johnson and a 42’ 2007 Rybovich Custom.

    2018 vessel highlights AMIkids Yacht Donation

    The charity accepts yacht donations, refits and then lease or sell them. Proceeds help troubled kids achieve a new purpose in life.

  • Well that's an awesome Christmas gift!!

    by Jorge Mahauad | Dec 24, 2018
    Thanks to Pam Barlow at Luke Brown Yachts for working with Dudley Savage to facilitate the donation of a 103’ 1980 Palmer Johnson motor yacht to AMIkids.

    108’ 1980 Palmer Johnson Banyan

    "Banyan” is currently in Fort Lauderdale. After our material improvements, she will be available for lease, interest-free.

    Proceeds will help underprivileged youth attending AMIkids programs nationwide.  
  • and then... "someday came"

    by Jorge Mahauad | Dec 21, 2018
    Thanks to Scott James from Bluewater Yacht Sales for facilitating the donation of 48’ 2006 San Juan "Someday Came". 

    48’ 2006 San Juan Someday Came

    The 48′ San Juan Express was designed with three fundamental principles in mind: Performance, Looks and Standard of Finish. “Someday Came” is a stunning example of these fundamentals.

    This Original owner vessel, with 400 hrs on twin 60 Series Detroit Diesels, Professional Care and Maintenance, she delivers an easy 30 kt cruise in a package of complete Opulence. RayMarine electronics package, New Chilled Water HVAC system last year, Bow and Stern Thruster, Underwater lights, Power Sunroof, Watermaker, Onboard Laundry, Transom Garage, 2 full heads and showers.

    The deck saloon features a Wet Bar with Sink, counter, Refrigerator/Freezer/Ice Maker. Come see for yourself, Yachting at it’s best.

    Someday Came is undergoing material improvements and will be available for lease with interest-free terms soon.
  • Shore Girl

    by Jorge Mahauad | Dec 18, 2018

    Thanks to Jeff Stanley from Gilman Yachts and to Roger Herd for working together to facilitate the donation of "Shore Girl", a beautiful 61’ 2003 Viking Princess FBMY located in  Fort Lauderdale, FL.

    61’ 2003 Viking Princess FBMY Shore Girl

    The AMIkids Yacht Donation team is working on a material improvement plan for her and she will be available for lease soon.

  • Sailboat COMBO!! You really need BOTH!

    by Jorge Mahauad | Dec 13, 2018
    Thanks to the owner of these two amazing sailboats contributed to AMIkids Yacht Donation program through Bruce Tait from Tait Yachts and Dudley Savage.

    "Ace" is a racing 41’ J Boat built in 2000.
    41’ 2000 J-Boat

    Witchli is a 38’ 2006 Brenta sailboat daysailer.

    38’ 2006 Brenta sailboat Witchli

    This awesome combo is available for lease, interest-free. Proceeds will help AMIkids offer opportunities to at-risk youth in 9 states.
  • It's "Just Magic"...

    by Jorge Mahauad | Dec 11, 2018
    Thanks to Curtis Stokes from Curtis Stokes & Associates and Dudley Savage for facilitating the donation of "Just Magic" a gorgeous 55' 2002 Ocean Alexander.

    55' 2002 Ocean Alexander "Just Magic"

    This yacht contribution will be materially improved and leased with interest-free terms. Proceeds will support the mission of AMIkids and help hundreds of at-risk youth and juvenile offenders separate a troubled past from a bright future.
  • 39' 2008 Tiara 3900 Sovran "Manifesto" is donated to AMIkids

    by Jorge Mahauad | Dec 10, 2018
    Thanks to Joe Longobardi at United Yacht Sales and Dudley Savage from AMIkids for facilitating the donation of "Manifesto" a 39' 2008 Tiara 3900 Sovran.

    39' 2008 Tiara 3900 Sovran

    And thanks to Roger Herd, Jordan Carroll, Bob Dupuy, Kelly Collins and Jorge A. Mahauad for supporting this donation.

    Once material improvements are complete, this amazing Yacht will be available for lease with interest-free terms. Proceeds will directly support the mission of AMIkids.

    AMIkids is a 401(c)3 nonprofit helping at risk-youth and juvenile offenders through a multitude avenues. 

    Yacht Donations are a considerable source of funding. We accept yacht donations, refit and then lease or sell them. 

    Proceeds help support 44 programs in 9 states provide programming in multiple models including marine education, alternative schools, family centered therapy, residential facilities, vocational training and job placements. 

    For 50 years AMIkids has received over 6,000 boat donations and helped 136,000 youth separate a troubled past from a bright futute. 
  • Meet MAYA

    by Jorge Mahauad | Dec 05, 2018
    We have just received this amazing 75’ 1995 McMullen Wing as a Yacht Donation; meet MAYA.

    75’ 1995 McMullen Wing “Maya”

    Thanks to Todd Rittenhouse at Northrop & Johnson and to Dudley SavageRoger Herd, Jordan Carroll, Kelly Collins, Bob Dupuy and Jorge A. Mahauad for facilitating this contribution for AMIkids.

    MAYA will be available for lease with interest-free terms soon. The proceeds from her lease will empower at-risk youth to separate a troubled past from a bright future through the work of our #charity. 
     

Why Donate?

Vessel donation is a powerful and safe alternative for charitable yacht owners. The process is simple, convenient and expeditious. 

Every vessel contribution supports our mission to help at-risk youth separate a troubled past from a bright future. AMIkids is a nationally recognized nonprofit with a pristine track record of yacht donations for nearly 50 years.

Learn more about yacht donation or contact us and our team of experts will answer any questions.

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