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AMIkids Yacht Donation Program

6,000 Yachts, 50 years.

Explanation of Benefits

If you are interested in contributing your vessel to AMIkids, the initial step is to contact us. Our experienced AMIkids personnel will answer any questions you have about the donation process and make arrangements to inspect the vessel.


There are a variety of advantages of donating your vessel to AMIkids:

  1. You will be supporting a nationally recognized youth program that has provided services to over 125,000 kids and their families since 1969.

  2. You will be relieved of the considerable expense of continued boat ownership, including storage, maintenance, insurance, and depreciation. You will be entitled to claim a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return.

  3. The Federal Government recognizes that gifts to religious, educational, charitable, scientific, and literary organizations have contributed significantly to the welfare of our nation and our tax laws are designed to encourage such giving. You will be entitled to claim a charitable deduction on your federal income tax return, subject to certain conditions and limitations, for genuine gifts of cash or property to qualified organizations.

AMIkids relies on the generous support of donors to help children across the country. In addition to vessels, we accept contributions of real estate, vehicles, airplanes, various types of equipment, and marketable securities, i.e., stocks, bonds, cash, etc. Thank you for considering AMIkids for a charitable contribution.

AMIkids is the go-to team for yacht donations. Their program is designed to follow strict protocol to protect the donor following current IRS guidelines all the while utilizing the donated proceeds for youth educational schooling throughout the country. – Lon McCloskey, Yacht Sales Professional       

In every instance, AMIkids has handled my clients’ donations in a very professional manner and with the donors’ best interest in mind. I recommend AMIkids and nobody else. With AMIkids, my clients come away with the great feeling that they have helped make a difference in troubled kids lives! – Jud Black, Bluewater Yacht Sales Bluewater Yacht Sales
We have been fortunate to have a relationship with AMIkids over several years and to be a part of what they accomplish so well. AMIkids motivates the community to give back and in doing so provides children and adults alike opportunities to share, learn, give and grow. We look forward to a lasting involvement with AMIkids! – Roy Merritt, Merritt’s Boat & Engine Works Brokerage Merritts Boat Brokerage
Thanks to our ongoing partnership with Yachting, AMIkids is able to spread more awareness about our programs and how the yachting community can help youth around the nation achieve a brighter tomorrow. – Michael Thornton, AMIkids, Inc.  -  Visit: Yachting.comYachting_Logo

"We always knew about AMIkids, but in 2019 I became involved in a transaction and took an interest to learn about the work various schools do. It struck me —supporting AMIkids is a way in which I can pay-back.

I got involved in helping kids in rough environments make better choices and get on a better route to success. I was happy to be invited to join the board of trustees and help contribute in the ways that I can."

— Neil Emmott, Partner at Superyacht Sales and Charter

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