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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!





  • 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. 
     
  • MSV Origami Material Improvement Update

    by Jorge Mahauad | Nov 29, 2018
    Material improvements to this sloop rigged deck saloon are underway. This beautiful sailboat is currently on the hard at Viking Boat Works in St. Petersburg, FL receiving final touches to her brand new paint.

    Origami material improvement

    Origami, custom is a custom built by Gorbon Yachts in Turkey. Formerly Red Feather, she was a red sailboat who owner customized for a price tag reaching 1M. She is now fully repainted and will be available for sale at a formidable price soon.

    Origami material improvements

    AMIkids Yacht donation program works with donors and yacht brokers to facilitate charitable contribution of vessels. The charity then executes considerable material improvements and leases or sells the vessel.  Proceeds are used to provide at-risk youth with a second chance in life. 

    For over 40 years, the Yacht Donation Program has received close to 6000 vessel contributions, is one of the leading boat donation programs in the continental US and has a pristine reputation.
  • M/Y Nikita | Material Improvement Updates

    by Jorge Mahauad | Nov 29, 2018
    Material improvements to M/Y Nikita are underway. She is currently on the hard at Viking Boat Works in St. Petersburg, FL.
    Nikita Material Improvement

    This week we have a crew working on overhauling engines, a crew a team dedicated to hull maintenance and other contractors performing minor maintenance jobs. Bob Dupuy and Roger Herd are directing the process.

    Nikita sand blasting bottom job

    Leonce Richard, we are working hard to have her available soon!

    AMIkids helps at risk-youth and juvenile offenders through a multitude avenues and 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. 

  • 1996 Cabo 35 Flybridge Sandman sold

    by Jorge Mahauad | Oct 17, 2018
    St. Petersburg, FL

    Sandman sold last weekend just before the winter season. This 1996 Cabo 35 Flybridge was facilitated by Blade Hovekamp from Tait Yachts and Jordan Carroll from AMIkids. 
    1996 Cabo 35 Flybridge
    Sandman was donated to AMIkids as an outright sale. Her owner decided after the convenience of having the boat gone before needing to winterize. 

    All the  proceeds from our leasing program go directly into the AMIkids mission and help our charity provide at-risk youth with a second chance in life. 
  • October 2018 Inventory Update

    by Jorge Mahauad | Oct 10, 2018
    AMIkids October 2018 Inventory Update
  • Nikita material improvements underway

    by Jorge Mahauad | Oct 03, 2018

    St. Petersburg, FL

    Nikita is currently docked at Maximo Marina in St. Petersburg, Florida and material improvements are underway. The main item in the process will be a complete overhaul of the 2002 L6140 600 HP Lugger Diesel engine.


    Nikita 2002 72’ Southern Ocean Trawler

    The 2002 72’ Southern Ocean Trawler was a donation facilitated by Leonce Richard from Worth Avenue Yachts and Roger Herd from AMIkids Inc. Nikita is currently docked at Maximo Marina in St. Petersburg, Florida and material improvements are underway. The main item in the process will be a complete overhaul of the 2002 L6140 600 HP Lugger Diesel engine.

    Once material improvements are completed this aluminum custom trawler designed by C.W. Payne Yacht Design will be available for lease to qualified individuals with an interest-free lease.

    AMIkids Yacht donation program works with donors and yacht brokers to facilitate charitable contribution of yachts. The charity then executes considerable material improvements and leases the vessel interest-free. All the  proceeds are used to provide at-risk youth with a second chance in life. 

    For over 40 years, the Yacht Donation Program has received close to 6000 vessel contributions, is one of the leading boat donation programs in the continental US and has a pristine reputation.


  • 1999 44' Little Harbor Whisperjet Miss Dee Leased

    by Jorge Mahauad | Oct 02, 2018

    St. Petersburg, FL

    1999 44' Little Harbor Whisperjet Miss Dee has been leased. Thanks to John Clayman from Seaton Yachts and Roger Herd  for facilitating this interest-free lease to benefit the AMIkids mission.  

    Miss Dee  1999 44' Little Harbor Whisperjet

    Miss Dee was donated to AMIkids in May and several material improvements were performed. The process took almost a year and she finally closed this week. AMIkids Yacht donation program works with donors and yacht brokers to facilitate the donation of vessels as charitable contributions. Once the vessel is received our charity executes considerable material improvements and offers a interest-free lease program for qualified individuals.  

    All the  proceeds from our leasing program go directly into the AMIkids mission and help our charity provide at-risk youth with a second chance in life. There are no intermediaries.

    In over 40 years, the Yacht Donation Program has received close to 6000 vessel contributions, is one of the leading boat donation programs in the continental US and has a pristine reputation.

    AMIkids helps at risk-youth and juvenile offenders through a multitude avenues. With 44 programs in 9 states, 136,000 youth and nearly 50 years in operation the organization provides programming in multiple models including marine education, alternative schools, family centered therapy, residential facilities, vocational training and job placements. 
  • 1968 82' Burger WIMIL leased

    by Jorge Mahauad | Sep 27, 2018

    St. Petersburg, FL

    1986 82' Burger WIMIL has a brand new owner. Thanks to John Todd at Luke Brown Yachts and Dudley Savage for facilitating this interest-free lease. 

    1986 82' Burger WIMIL

    WIMIL was donated to AMIkids in May and several material improvements were performed. The process took almost four months and she finally closed this week. AMIkids Yacht donation program works with donors and yacht brokers to facilitate the donation of vessels as charitable contributions. Once the vessel is received our charity executes considerable material improvements and offers a interest-free lease program for qualified individuals. 

    All the  proceeds from our leasing program go directly into the AMIkids mission and help our charity provide at-risk youth with a second chance in life. There are no intermediaries.

    In over 40 years, the Yacht Donation Program has received close to 6000 vessel contributions, is one of the leading boat donation programs in the continental US and has a pristine reputation.

    AMIkids helps at risk-youth and juvenile offenders through a multitude avenues. With 44 programs in 9 states, 136,000 youth and nearly 50 years in operation the organization provides programming in multiple models including marine education, alternative schools, family centered therapy, residential facilities, vocational training and job placements. 

  • 2002 72’ Southern Ocean Trawler available for lease soon

    by Jorge Mahauad | Sep 19, 2018
    St. Petersburg, FL

    Thanks to Leonce Richard from Worth Avenue Yachts for facilitating the donation of this 2002 72’ Southern Ocean Trawler.

    2002 72’ Southern Ocean Trawler Nikita

    Nikita will be available for lease soon from the AMIkids Yacht Donation Program. Roger Herd, Yacht Donation Expert for AMIkids Inc. facilitated this deal.

    Watch this space for updates.
  • 48' 2015 Hinckley Talaria donated to AMIkids

    by Jorge Mahauad | Sep 18, 2018
    The donation of this gorgeous 48' 2015 Hinckley Talaria was graciously facilitated by Bob Pooler at Hinckley Yachts.

    48' 2015 Hinckley Talaria Magic 2

    Magic 2 will be available for lease with interest-free terms once we complete our material improvements. 
  • 1996 52' Little Harbor "Miss Rosevelt" leased

    by Jorge Mahauad | Sep 11, 2018

    St. Petersburg, FL

    Congratulations to the lessee of 1996 52' Little Harbor, Miss Roosevelt. 

    Miss Roosevelt went through 6 months of thorough material improvements involving 
    engine service, new electronics, new headliners, new canvas, bright work, non-skid replacement. Our team of experts led by Bob Dupuy, Roger Herd, Dudley Savage, Jordan Carroll and Kelly Collins made this possible. 

    Miss Roosevelt Leased with interest-free terms

    Congratulations to the lessee of 1996 52' Little Harbor Miss Roosevelt. 

    Miss Roosevelt went through 6 months of thorough material improvements involving
    engine service, new electronics, new headliners, new canvas, bright work, non-skid replacement. Our team of experts led by Bob Dupuy, Roger Herd, Dudley Savage, Jordan Carroll and Kelly Collins made this possible. 

    The margin obtained from leasing this vessel will support AMIkids in helping at-risk youth separate a troubled past from a bright future. Heartfelt thanks to the Donor of the vessel and to Roger Cole from United Yacht Sales. Your gracious gift will help transform many lives.

  • 70' 2014 Brooklin Boat Yard sailboat leased interest free

    by Jorge Mahauad | Sep 04, 2018
     70' 2014 Brooklin Boat Yard sailboat leased after contribution to AMIkids Yacht Donation Program

    Sonny has finally been leased with interest-free terms to a qualified individual. This incredible 70' 2014 Brooklin Boat Yard sailboat was facilitated by Hank Halsted of Northrop and Johnson. The material improvements were led by Bob Dupuy, Dudley Savage, Roger Herd, Jordan Carroll, Kelly Collins and our team of experts. Thanks to The Donor, the margin obtained from her lease will support AMIkids work to help at-risk youth separate a troubled past from a bright future.

  • 2005 37' Marlow "Panther" is out the door!

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 24, 2018
    Panther leased interest free

    This incredible 2005 37' Marlow was facilitated by Eric Gervais from Marlow Marine Sales. After months of material improvements led by Bob Dupuy, Dudley Savage, Roger Herd, Jordan Carroll, Kelly Collins and our team of experts, she has finally been leased with interest-free terms to a qualified individual. The margin obtained from her lease will support AMIkids work to help at-risk youth separate a troubled past from a bright future.

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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