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AMIkids Yacht Donation Program

6,000 Yachts, 50 years.

We're Hiring: Join our Facilitator Team!

by Jorge Mahauad | Oct 05, 2020
St. Petersburg, FL 

AMIkids is hiring a Yacht Donation Facilitator, probably the coolest job in the marine industry.

This is a unique role for unique individuals. Think of it as a sales or business development position with unlimited growth potential, incredible flexibility, potentially one of the most relevant missions in modern society and a monthly base salary. 
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Our Team (left to right): Jorge A. Mahauad (Marketing), Mike Thornton (President and CEO), Dudley Savage (Facilitator), Kelly Collins (Business Adminitration), Jordan Carroll (former employee), Matt Frye (Boatyard Director), Roger Herd (Facilitator). Not pictured is Bob Dupuy (Project Manager) 

Here’s the informal, unofficial job description:

Our Yacht Donation Facilitators are responsible for securing and developing yacht donations. We will support your efforts with a proven methodology, provide some leads, and a CRM system. 

Your job as a facilitator is to successfully walk the central listing agent, owner, or other decision-makers through the donation process. You won't be doing this alone; we have a team with decades of experience to support you. Once you have a prospect, you will be in charge of analyzing the condition of a wide variety of watercraft, and generating cost estimates associated with restoration/improvement work. 

After a donation is secured, you will then be responsible for supervising the restoration/improvement of the vessel. This portion involves suggesting what should be improved, potential vendors or alternatives, traveling to oversee execution, etc. Knowledge of boats, yachts, vendors, the industry, marine systems is the set of skills we want. You don’t have to be an expert project manager who can list all the types of propulsion systems in the market, but you do have to be good at listening, analyzing and making risk-adverse, common sense decisions.

Once the improvements are complete, you will also work with the brokerage community to sell or lease the yacht. Knowledge about brokerage, contracts, the process of surveying a vessel, are all desired skills. 

Another component of this position: As you prospect and develop relationships, we need you to help our mission by transforming boat donors, lessees and marine industry professionals into advocates for our mission, helping at-risk youth. 

If you are interested in reading the actual job description, click here.

This job is a fantastic opportunity for self-driven and motivated individuals who thrive in his/her relationships with others, is sharp, engaging, and loves the thrill of the deal. 


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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