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115' - 35m Swiftships Motor Yacht "Rebecca" donated to AMIkids

by Jorge Mahauad | Feb 08, 2022
Yacht broker Mark Parker at HMY recently facilitated the donation of this unique Swiftships Motor Yacht to AMIkids.  

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Established in 1942, Swiftships founder Fred Stewart had the vision to create a ship with an aluminum hull that excelled in shallow water military engagements. 

"Swift Boats" allowed navigation of short river channels that were inaccessible to most small boat designs at the time and were vital in the Vietnam War.

Always driven by innovation, function, and excellence, Swiftships began expanding in 1979. The company built six shipyards around the world to fabricate aluminum supply vessels, large oceangoing barges, utility boats, crew boats, and specialty vessels. Although Swiftships has focused on commercial application, a few and a select number of   Swiftships-built hulls have made it to the recreational yachting market.

Rebecca is one of 16 superyachts architected by Swiftships. Built with an aluminum and teak deck, aluminum hull, and superstructure, the interior design by Fryco was executed by Global Marine and delivered in 1990. Her latest refit in 2014 included a complete repower with Caterpillar C-32's. 

A unique find in the world of recreational yachting, Rebecca was donated to AMIkids in December 2021. 

Currently berthed at Palm Harbor Marina, Rebecca is in the final stages of her improvements and will be show-ready soon. The 115' - 35m Motor Yacht will then lease long-term with the option to purchase. 

The proceeds from the transaction will help provide mental health, education, and behavior refinement for 10,000+ troubled youth in the next three years.

The donation of this unique Swiftships Motor Yacht was recently facilitated by 

Yacht broker Mark Parker at HMY recently facilitated the donation of this unique Swiftships Motor Yacht to 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       

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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