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GRINDSTONE, original and timeless design

by Jorge Mahauad | Mar 03, 2020
81' 1977 Broward Motor Yacht

Built by Broward Yachts (hull 159) at the Saugatuck yard, 81' megayacht Grindstone was delivered to her owner in 1977. 

81' 1977 Broward Motor Yacht

Later renamed Pyewacket, she spent 30 years under the same owners, she gave years of incredible experiences - from the Bahamas to Maine. 

During those 30 years, the same meticulous captain has kept a relentless commitment to care, maintenance, and upgrades. Pyewacket (now Grindstone again) was last refitted in 2005. There is very little that is original, although all the upgrades have been in keeping with the original and timeless design. 

81' 1977 Broward Motor Yacht

Her sophisticated exterior was styled by the Broward team, who was also responsible for the entire engineering package. Grindstone was featured in the 'World Class' section of Yachting Magazine in August 1984.

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Timeless styling, beautiful furnishings, and sumptuous seating feature throughout to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere with a classic yachting style appeal. Grindstone's interior layout sleeps up to 6 guests in 3 staterooms. She is also capable of carrying up to 3 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience. 

Recently donated to AMIkids, Grindstone is currently undergoing improvements in Stuart, FL. She will be available for lease with interest-free terms and featured at the Palm Beach International Boat Show March 26 - 29, 2020. Contact Chris DeMillo for details.

All the proceeds from yacht donation sales and leases support the AMIkids mission of helping at-risk kids and juvenile offenders in 10 states.

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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