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AMIkids Yacht Donation Program

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Welcome and Thank You, Charlie!

by Jorge Mahauad | Dec 21, 2021
Thanks to Charlie Nicklaus at C. Nicklaus Starling & Associates for joining the AMIkids Yacht Donation family. 

Charlie is a Co-Founder at C. Nicklaus Starling & Associates and recently facilitated the donation of two custom express boats in favor of AMIkids' mission: 'Boova' and 'How Bout It'.

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BooVA is a Steve French design built by Glenn Bradley. She is a piece of art rigged and equipped to fish hard while keeping all on board comfortable.

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How Bout It is an impeccably finished  43'cold-molded hull, equipped with the best modern-day equipment and built by Cinco Boatworks, Wood Parker, IV, a 3rd generation Harker's Island, NC-born boat builder.

Both sportfish boats were delivered in 2017 and are equipped with Outboard Four-Stroke Yamaha F350's.

AMIkids will be performing improvements to the boats in the upcoming weeks. Once finished, these sportfishes will be available for lease with interest-free terms to qualified individuals. All the proceeds from these contributions will help support behavioral health, education, and treatment services for over 10,000 vulnerable youth in 9 states over the next three years or more.

Thanks to Charlie, his firm, and the generous donors of these vessels. AMIkids can help at-risk youth separate a troubled past from a bright future in 212 counties through your committed effort. 

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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