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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!





Black Tip, a must-see 61’ 4-stateroom Caterpillar powered Sportfish

by Jorge Mahauad | Jan 28, 2020
Black Tip is a 60’ class custom boat with a 4-stateroom layout and Caterpillar power. She is an absolute “must-see” for anyone looking in this marketplace.

61 2001 Buddy Davis Black Tip

Her original owner had the boat built from Buddy Davis in 2001, and she has been maintained by a knowledgeable captain and his thorough crew since new. She was recently donated to the AMIkids Yacht Donation Program. This amazing sportfish is currently in St. Pete, Florida, where she will be upgraded before being available for lease with interest-free terms. 

61 2001 Buddy Davis Black Tip

In 2014, BLACK TIP completed 1.2M refit in Stuart. Repairs and upgrades included overhauls of both Caterpillar 3412 engines, a complete paint job, new teak cockpit decks/covering boards, updated electronics and A/V equipment, system replacements, and two new Northern Lights generators. Other upgrades included a new ice chipper, new Sea Recovery water maker, modern interior soft goods, and the list goes on. 

61 2001 Buddy Davis Black Tip

BLACK TIP is genuinely an incredible opportunity and value in today’s marketplace.  Contact Cole Watkins at Allied Marine to obtain additional details and to arrange a private showing.

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.

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