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AMIkids Yacht Donation Program

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AMIkids Yacht Donation Program closes record year

by Jorge Mahauad | Jan 04, 2019

St. Petersburg, FL

2018 was a banner year for the AMIkids Yacht Donation Program. The non-profit received 17 powerboats and 6 sailboat donations and leased 13 vessels.

Some of the highlights include the 70’ 2014 Brooklin Boat Yard Sloop “Sonny”; a 48’ 2015 Hinckley Talaria with IPS drives and a 48’ 2006 San Juan, both excellent condition; a beautiful 2002 72’ Southern Ocean Trawler; the 2004 82' Lyman Morse “Insignia”, a 103’ 1980 Palmer Johnson and a 42’ 2007 Rybovich Custom.

2018 vessel highlights AMIkids Yacht Donation

The charity accepts yacht donations, refits and then lease or sell them. Proceeds help troubled kids achieve a new purpose in life.

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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