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Gil-Ric Marine and Gilman Yachts has been involved in Community Service for over two decades. In the early 2000's we worked with Susan G. Komen foundation to create the "Sea Of Pink" (a support fleet of boats and yachts dressed in pink banners to coincide with the Race For The Cure in West Palm Beach, FL. Our fleet not only donated to the cause but also carried cancer survivors as onboard guests to observe the race from the Intracoastal Waterway.
We have been supporting the annual Boca Raton Boating & Beach Bash For People With Disabilities. Since 2012 we have volunteered our captain services assisting the fleet of boats that provide a "day on the water" to the disabled. Up to 900 children and adults get a high speed joy ride on the ICW capped off with a "jungle cruise" through Boca's Sanctuary estuary. In 2016 we will be donating our 40' Legacy "Killer Bee" to participate in the May event.
Sea Of Pink
Boca Boat Bash
Every year we donate a number of cruises on our charter boat (the Killer Bee) for auction at fundraisers for worthy causes. Organizations in the past have included:
- Wounded Warriors Veterans
- Pediatric Oncology Support
- Vita Nova Fresh Start for Youth
- Rosarian Academy
- Family Promise
- Cancer Alliance
- Children's Healing Institute
We support and help fund "Kid's Fishing Day". Each year, hundreds of less fortunate, at-risk and special needs children from throughout PB County experience what most of us take for granted, a day of boating and fishing on the ocean. It takes three days and 12 separate drift boat trips to get all the kids on the water. More importantly, because of this program’s strong educational component, the kids learn all about our marine environment and why we need to protect it. This is accomplished through a variety of hands-on educational stations based on land, which includes the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Marine Touch Tank.