Join SeaKeepers in a high-level introduction to the Yacht Donation Program with Steve Rizzone and Dick Seidenspinner from The International SeaKeepers Society and guest speakers soon to be announced. The discussion will include real cases where boats have lingered for long periods of time, are difficult to sell, or where the owner has a tax liability that may benefit from a donation to offset short-term income. The webinar will cover topics that will allow you to understand:

  • · The yacht donation process and the benefits donors, end-users and brokers experience along the way.
  • · How donations go toward scientific expeditions, citizen science, educational outreach events, and community engagement.
  • · The importance of yacht appraisals, the steps to take and market versus replacement value.
  • · Tax, domestic and international considerations to take when partaking in yacht donations.


Steve Rizzone

West Coast Director

A life-long yachtsman recently retired after a 50-year career in high-tech, having served the last 25 years as President and CEO of multiple successful public and private ventures. Steve supports our Yacht Donation efforts with first-hand knowledge of the program as a result of multiple, personal boat donations.

Dick Seidenspinner

Chief Fleet Operations

Dick is a creative team leader with proven success driving brand visibility and market share for companies in multiple industries, including motorsports, boating, and aviation. With a solid career track with 28 years plus in the management of domestic and international clients, Dick is key to expanding the vessel donation program and promoting the mission of SeaKeepers to the yachting community.



Wednesday, June 7th , 2023
1 PM EST / 10 AM PDT




Introduction to the Yacht Donation Program

By participating in the webinar’s Q & A at the end of the session, you also have a chance to win an Amazon gift card from the SeaKeepers Team. Be sure to prepare your questions for a discussion and direct any inquiries to [email protected].