AMIkids Yacht Donation Program

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Welcome to our yacht donation program blog. This is a place to post inventory updates, tell stories about vessels contributed to AMIkids and celebrate deals, brokers and milestones. Enjoy!





Nikita material improvements underway

by Jorge Mahauad | Oct 03, 2018

St. Petersburg, FL

Nikita is currently docked at Maximo Marina in St. Petersburg, Florida and material improvements are underway. The main item in the process will be a complete overhaul of the 2002 L6140 600 HP Lugger Diesel engine.


Nikita 2002 72’ Southern Ocean Trawler

The 2002 72’ Southern Ocean Trawler was a donation facilitated by Leonce Richard from Worth Avenue Yachts and Roger Herd from AMIkids Inc. Nikita is currently docked at Maximo Marina in St. Petersburg, Florida and material improvements are underway. The main item in the process will be a complete overhaul of the 2002 L6140 600 HP Lugger Diesel engine.

Once material improvements are completed this aluminum custom trawler designed by C.W. Payne Yacht Design will be available for lease to qualified individuals with an interest-free lease.

AMIkids Yacht donation program works with donors and yacht brokers to facilitate charitable contribution of yachts. The charity then executes considerable material improvements and leases the vessel interest-free. All the  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.


Why Donate?

Vessel donation is a powerful and safe alternative for charitable yacht owners. The process is simple, convenient and expeditious. 

Every vessel contribution supports our mission to help at-risk youth separate a troubled past from a bright future. AMIkids is a nationally recognized nonprofit with a pristine track record of yacht donations for nearly 50 years.

Learn more about yacht donation or contact us and our team of experts will answer any questions.

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