ABYC seeks boats for donation program

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The ABYC Foundation announced a vessel donation program that will accept new and used powerboats, sailboats and personal watercraft.

Donors can receive a tax deduction while supporting the mission of the foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to advancing education for marine professionals and to funding additional research and development of American Boat & Yacht Council safety standards.

“Proceeds from these donor boats will directly support efforts to train technicians and provide resources to the boating industry to design, manufacture and repair boats and equipment to the highest industry standards, resulting in safer product and a superior boating experience,” ABYC president John Adey said in a statement.

Here’s how the program works: A donor visits www.abycinc.org/boatdonation and fills out a form with information about the vessel. If it qualifies, donors will be contacted to obtain additional information to coordinate the donation.

Once the boat is sold, all necessary tax documentation will be sent to the donor. The foundation has partnered with Certified Sales Inc. to sell donated boats.

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