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AMIkids Yacht Donation Program

6,000 Yachts, 50 years.

  • 2008 42' Cruisers Yachts Express "Skipper MC" Leased

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 24, 2018
    Skiper MC Yacht Leased interest free

    Congratulations to the lessee who got this 2008 42' Cruisers Yachts Express with
    interest-free terms. And thanks to Brian Franc from United Yacht Sales for facilitating this donation.


    Skipper MC went through 6 months of thorough material improvements and our team of experts led by Bob Dupuy, Roger Herd, Dudley Savage, Jordan Carroll and Kelly Collins. The margin obtained from leasing this vessel will support AMIkids in helping at-risk youth separate a troubled past from a bright future. 
  • Vessel Contribution As Easy As One…Two…Three.

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 15, 2018
    This is a piece created for one of our broker mailings. We thought some more information would be appreciated for people wanting to learn more about the Yacht Donation Process. Every case is special and we work our donations on a case-by-case basis. For more information about the AMIkids Yacht Donation Program contact one of our experts.

    Vessel Contribution As Easy As One…Two…Three.

    Appraisal:
    This is the initial step in the donation process and it’s the donor’s responsibility to have the vessel appraised to determine a basis for their tax deduction. The charity will provide the necessary IRS forms to the donor in order to complete the first portion of the contribution.

    Survey: Once the appraisal process is complete AMIkids will arrange to have the vessel surveyed. Assuming the vessel checks out during this stage AMIkids will move forward with a closing.
     
    Category:
    Now that AMIkids has determined the vessel to be an ideal candidate for the program the organization will work with the donor to complete the closing and provide proper documentation such as IRS forms 8283 (non-cash charitable contributions) and form 1098-C (contributions of vehicles, boats, and airplanes to document intentions of the vessel and material improvements). This final step can usually be concluded within 30 days. 
     
  • Why Donate a vessel?

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 08, 2018
    PATRIOT - 1984   87 foot Feadship donated to AMIkids in 2014

    Vessel donation is a powerful and safe alternative for charitable yacht owners in a position to utilize a tax deduction. 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 an umblemished track record of yacht donations for nearly 50 years.

    Contact our team of experts for more information. They will answer any questions and guide you through the process.
  • Inventory update

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 08, 2018
    These are some of the yachts recently donated to AMIkids that are now available for lease or for sale. For a complete list check out our Available Vessels Page

    By donating or leasing a vessel, yacht owners can help at-risk youth separate a troubled past from a bright future. The process is simple, safe and backed by a nationally recognized nonprofit with an impeccable track record. Over almost 50 years AMIkids has processed over 6,000 yacht donations. As a result, we have served over 125,000 kids. 

    August Yacht Donation Inventory Update
  • Welcome Sonny...

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 02, 2018
    Thanks to the former owner of this absolutely amazing 70’ - 2014 Brooklin Boat Yard sailboat. The donation of "Sonny" was facilitated by Hank Halsted of Northrop & Johnson

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  • 1986 82' Burger donated to AMIkids

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 02, 2018

    Thanks to the former owner of "WIMIL", a 1986 82' Burger recently donated to AMIkids Yacht Donation Program. Your Gracious gift will help transform many lives. 

    Wimil-yacht-donationAnd Congratulations to John Todd from Luke Brown or facilitating the donation. 

    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 an umblemished 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.

    Think Donation. Think AMIkids.

  • Incredible 2004 82' Lyman Morse yacht donated to AMIkids

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 02, 2018

    Thanks to the former owner of "Insignia" for donating your 2004 82' Lyman Morse yacht. Your Gracious gift will help transform many lives. 

    Insignia-yacht-donation

    And Congratulations to Skip Denison of Denison Yacht Sales for facilitating the donation. 

    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 an umblemished 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.

    Think Donation. Think AMIkids.

  • Awesome 2000 78' Pluckebaum facilitated by Joe Zammataro

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 02, 2018

    Thanks to the former owner of "Jade Princess", a  2000 78' Pluckebaum. Your Gracious gift will help transform many lives. 

    jade-princess-yacht-donation

    And Congratulations to  Joe Zammataro from Preferred Yachts for facilitating the donation. 

    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 an umblemished 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.

    Think Donation. Think AMIkids.

  • 1996 52' Little Harbor "Miss Rosevelt" donated to AMIkids

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 02, 2018

    Thanks to the former owner of "Miss Rosevelt", a 1996 52' Little Harbor. Your Gracious gift will help transform many lives. 

    miss-roosevelt-yacht-donationAnd Congratulations to Roger Cole from United Yacht Sales for facilitating the donation. 

    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 an umblemished 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.

    Think Donation. Think AMIkids.

  • Whiskey Hotel is in!!

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 02, 2018

    Thanks to the former owner of "Whiskey Hotel" for donating your wonderful 2003 81' Cape Horn Expedition. Your Gracious gift will help transform many lives. 

    whiskey-hotel-yacht-donation

    Congratulations to Jeff Creary from HMY Yacht Sales for facilitating the donation. 

    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 an umblemished 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.

    Think Donation. Think AMIkids.

  • Thanks to Michael Gardella for facilitating "Catch One"

    by Jorge Mahauad | Aug 02, 2018

    Thanks to the former owner of "Catch One", a 1996 58' Viking. Your Gracious gift will help transform many lives. 

    Catch One exteriorAnd Congratulations to Michael Gardella from Chuck Hovey Yachts for facilitating the donation. 

    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 an umblemished 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.

    Think Donation. Think AMIkids.

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       

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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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