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AMIkids Yacht Donation Program

6,000 Yachts, 50 years.

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.

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       

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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