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AMIkids Yacht Donation Program

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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.

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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