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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!





  • 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.
  • 2008 42' Cruisers Yachts Express "Skipper MC" Leased

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 24, 2018
    Skiper MC Yacht Leased interest free

    Congratulations to the lessee who got this 2008 42' Cruisers Yachts Express with
    interest-free terms. And thanks to Brian Franc from United Yacht Sales for facilitating this donation.


    Skipper MC went through 6 months of thorough material improvements and our team of experts led by Bob Dupuy, Roger Herd, Dudley Savage, Jordan Carroll and Kelly Collins. The margin obtained from leasing this vessel will support AMIkids in helping at-risk youth separate a troubled past from a bright future. 
  • Vessel Contribution As Easy As One…Two…Three.

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 15, 2018
    This is a piece created for one of our broker mailings. We thought some more information would be appreciated for people wanting to learn more about the Yacht Donation Process. Every case is special and we work our donations on a case-by-case basis. For more information about the AMIkids Yacht Donation Program contact one of our experts.

    Vessel Contribution As Easy As One…Two…Three.

    Appraisal:
    This is the initial step in the donation process and it’s the donor’s responsibility to have the vessel appraised to determine a basis for their tax deduction. The charity will provide the necessary IRS forms to the donor in order to complete the first portion of the contribution.

    Survey: Once the appraisal process is complete AMIkids will arrange to have the vessel surveyed. Assuming the vessel checks out during this stage AMIkids will move forward with a closing.
     
    Category:
    Now that AMIkids has determined the vessel to be an ideal candidate for the program the organization will work with the donor to complete the closing and provide proper documentation such as IRS forms 8283 (non-cash charitable contributions) and form 1098-C (contributions of vehicles, boats, and airplanes to document intentions of the vessel and material improvements). This final step can usually be concluded within 30 days. 
     
  • Why Donate a vessel?

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 08, 2018
    PATRIOT - 1984   87 foot Feadship donated to AMIkids in 2014

    Vessel donation is a powerful and safe alternative for charitable yacht owners in a position to utilize a tax deduction. 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 an umblemished track record of yacht donations for nearly 50 years.

    Contact our team of experts for more information. They will answer any questions and guide you through the process.
  • Inventory update

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 08, 2018
    These are some of the yachts recently donated to AMIkids that are now available for lease or for sale. For a complete list check out our Available Vessels Page

    By donating or leasing a vessel, yacht owners can help at-risk youth separate a troubled past from a bright future. The process is simple, safe and backed by a nationally recognized nonprofit with an impeccable track record. Over almost 50 years AMIkids has processed over 6,000 yacht donations. As a result, we have served over 125,000 kids. 

    August Yacht Donation Inventory Update
  • Welcome Sonny...

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 02, 2018
    Thanks to the former owner of this absolutely amazing 70’ - 2014 Brooklin Boat Yard sailboat. The donation of "Sonny" was facilitated by Hank Halsted of Northrop & Johnson

    sonny-sailboat-donation
  • 1986 82' Burger donated to AMIkids

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 02, 2018

    Thanks to the former owner of "WIMIL", a 1986 82' Burger recently donated to AMIkids Yacht Donation Program. Your Gracious gift will help transform many lives. 

    Wimil-yacht-donationAnd Congratulations to John Todd from Luke Brown or facilitating the donation. 

    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 an umblemished 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.

    Think Donation. Think AMIkids.

  • Incredible 2004 82' Lyman Morse yacht donated to AMIkids

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 02, 2018

    Thanks to the former owner of "Insignia" for donating your 2004 82' Lyman Morse yacht. Your Gracious gift will help transform many lives. 

    Insignia-yacht-donation

    And Congratulations to Skip Denison of Denison Yacht Sales for facilitating the donation. 

    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 an umblemished 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.

    Think Donation. Think AMIkids.

  • Awesome 2000 78' Pluckebaum facilitated by Joe Zammataro

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 02, 2018

    Thanks to the former owner of "Jade Princess", a  2000 78' Pluckebaum. Your Gracious gift will help transform many lives. 

    jade-princess-yacht-donation

    And Congratulations to  Joe Zammataro from Preferred Yachts for facilitating the donation. 

    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 an umblemished 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.

    Think Donation. Think AMIkids.

  • 1996 52' Little Harbor "Miss Rosevelt" donated to AMIkids

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 02, 2018

    Thanks to the former owner of "Miss Rosevelt", a 1996 52' Little Harbor. Your Gracious gift will help transform many lives. 

    miss-roosevelt-yacht-donationAnd Congratulations to Roger Cole from United Yacht Sales for facilitating the donation. 

    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 an umblemished 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.

    Think Donation. Think AMIkids.

  • Whiskey Hotel is in!!

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 02, 2018

    Thanks to the former owner of "Whiskey Hotel" for donating your wonderful 2003 81' Cape Horn Expedition. Your Gracious gift will help transform many lives. 

    whiskey-hotel-yacht-donation

    Congratulations to Jeff Creary from HMY Yacht Sales for facilitating the donation. 

    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 an umblemished 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.

    Think Donation. Think AMIkids.

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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