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AMIkids Yacht Donation Program

6,000 Yachts, 50 years.

887' 2019 "Fiscal Year" goes to AMIkids

by Jorge Mahauad | Sep 09, 2019
St. Petersburg, FL

AMIkids Yacht Donation closed Fiscal Year 2019 with 17 vessels totaling 887 feet LOA overall

The AMIkids Yacht Donation program closed FY2019. With 17 vessels (887 feet overall), the organization had multiple high profile donations of brand name yachts such as Palmer Johnson, Rybovich, Hinckley, San Juan, Princess, Tiara and Grady White.
48' 2015 Hinckley Talaria Magic 2
48’ 2014 Hinckley Talaria "Magic 2" facilitated by Bob Pooler, Hinckley Yachts.
As a result, yacht donations contributed substantial resources to the AMIkids mission to help youth develop into responsible and productive citizens. 

AMIkids is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation and directly operates the program.
The charity accepts yacht donations, refit and then lease or sell them. For 50 years AMIkids has received over 6,000 boat donations. Yacht Donations are a considerable source of funding and help support 44 programs in 10 states.
Donors benefit of reduced holding costs and obtain a reasonable tax deduction from a safe, reputable charity. The process is extremely convenient for everyone and provides brokers with competitively priced inventory and refreshed listings with interest-free lease opportunities.


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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