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Pole Pusher II

by Jorge Mahauad | Jul 29, 2019
This 48' 1998 Offshore has had a good life. Her former owner is an experienced yachtsman and kept her in a covered slip until he donated her to AMIkids through Leslie Quarrier from Essex Yacht Sales who facilitated the contribution.


"Pole Pusher II" is a traditional double-cabin design with a trawler-style appearance and a practical cruising layout. Her low-freeboard modified-V hull is cored from the chine up with 15'6" beam. Quality hardware and heavy duty construction are evident.

The owner has spared no expense in updating the lighting throughout to warm tone LEDs for lower amp draw and cooler temps. Luxurious wall coverings, headliner and soft goods are all in excellent shape and the hand made wood work throughout the boat compliment the rich flooring. Each area has its own dedicated air conditioner with separate controls for the ultimate in comfort. “Pole Pusher II” has a roomy layout ideal for living aboard or long range cruising: master stateroom located aft with private head/shower, central salon with lower helm, galley down to port with guest head/shower starboard, and guest stateroom v-berth forward.

In 2002, both main diesel engines were replaced with Caterpillar 3126B. Her main engines are currently under 2000 hours. Multiple recent upgrades include new marine electronics and appliances along with a long list of engine related items such as intercoolers, alternators, battery charges and more. "Pole Pusher II" had a bottom job last spring.

She is currently docked in Saint Petersburg, FL and will be undergoing material improvements in the upcoming weeks. "Pole Pusher II" is available for lease with interest-free terms. For more details please contact Roger Cole at United Yacht Sales.
We accept yacht donations, refit and then lease or sell them.  Proceeds help troubled kids start a great future. Since 1969, AMIkids has helped 136,000 at-risk youth and their families. Today, AMIkids operates 44 programs in 10 states, and the AMIkids Yacht Donation Program is a national benchmark for its integrity and accountability. 

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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