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AMIkids Yacht Donation Program

6,000 Yachts, 50 years.

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. 

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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