Exclusive Updates from the Desk of CEO Christian Bent

I have just returned from another fantastic trip to Europe for the international dealer meetings of Jeanneau and Fountaine Pajot. Both offered a look at some exciting new products, important developments on production and outlook for 2019 and 2020, and exciting awards for the Atlantic Cruising Yachts team.  

Jeanneau International Dealer Meeting: Port Bourgenay, France.  

Our East Coast of Florida Regional Manager, Josef Buxton, and I joined approximately 300 other dealer representatives in Port Bourgenay, located in the Vendee region of France. The location is the perfect backdrop for idyllic summer cruising.

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The Latest from Fountaine Pajot: ACY President’s Take on the Dufour Acquisition and the New Astréa 42

I traveled to La Rochelle, France the first week of May to visit the Fountaine Pajot factory. I met with Fountaine Pajot executives Romain Motteau and Steven Guedeu and previewed the new Astréa 42. There have been so many exciting developments with this company over the last year, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with them. Spending quality time together to plan for the future was a welcomed opportunity.  

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MY 37 Special Purchase Opportunity – Only 1 Left

We are pleased to announce a special opportunity for a new Fountaine Pajot MY 37 for delivery in early 2019  Here are the details:
  • We have just ONE MY 37 production slot left for delivery in spring 2019, which ACY has committed to purchase from Fountaine Pajot.
  • As a result of this commitment, we are able to negotiate special pricing which we are able to pass through to our clients in the form of a 3% discount on the base price and factory options.
  • Because these production slots are close together, we can coordinate shipping and obtain further savings of $8,600 per boat to pass along to our clients.

The total discount for our ACY sample package is over $26,000 off with this program, bringing the total price down from over $633,000 to under $607,000 for a very well equipped boat, landed in Annapolis or Fort Lauderdale with U.S. Duty paid.

Please contact us for complete details and a sample quote

Exclusive — Fountaine Pajot Unveils Two New Models! ACY’s President Weighs In on FP’s Continuing Evolution

I just returned from the Fountaine Pajot mid-year dealer meeting at ‘Boot Dusseldorf,’ Europe’s largest boat show. My good friends at Fountaine Pajot have certainly been busy, expanding production capacity to meet ever-increasing worldwide demand, continually designing and introducing innovative new models, all the while rolling out a steady flow of quality hulls for our existing clients. The hard work of this talented team is certainly not going unnoticed in the international yachting world.

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Introducing Waypoints® – A Network of Independent Yacht Charter Companies Connected by Commitment to Quality

After four decades of helping yacht owners find the ideal location to place their yacht into charter management, Atlantic Cruising Yachts has announced the formation of Waypoints® — a network of affiliated, independently-owned, boutique charter bases.

The sailing public will experience the Waypoints® network for the first time at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis on October 5. Affiliated locations include Cruise Annapolis in the Chesapeake, Cruise Abaco in the Bahamas, Virgin Islands Yacht Charters in the U.S. Virgin Islands, BVI Yacht Charters in the British Virgin Islands,  and Sailing Florida on Florida’s Gulf Coast.Continue Reading…

Hurricane Irma Resource Page


Updated 10/6/17

We will continue to update this page as we receive updates from all of our affiliated charter locations. We are happy to report that all of our charter affiliates’ staff are safe and accounted for, and life is beginning to return to normal in the Virgin Islands and Key West. We do know that in time, these beautiful places will recover as they have in the past.  There are many ways to help these wonderful places recover from the storm through donations or simply planning a sailing trip and continuing to support the local economy.Continue Reading…

2017 Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show – Events and Boats on Display

Celebrate sailing and fall and spend your weekend with fellow cruisers at the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show!

Catch the Atlantic Cruising Yachts team at Dock B with the Fountaine Pajot Helia 44, Jeanneau 54, 519, and 389 on display.

We will also be hosting live Business Yacht Ownership® seminars, where you can learn how to offset 80-100% of the costs of a new yacht with tax advantages and income.

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Kick Off at Our Spring Open House

Atlantic Cruising Yachts will be hosting a Spring Open House on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 11am to 2pm. Stop by our Annapolis office at 312 Third Street to see the latest Jeanneau models.

Our team will be on hand to answer all your questions and take you on a tour of one of our fabulous yachts. You can even find out more about our Business Yacht Ownership® program, where you can use tax advantages and income to cover 80% to 100% of your ownership costs.


Where: 312 Third Street, Suite 102 Annapolis, Maryland 21403

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time: 11 AM – 2 PM

Contact us for more information! Hope to see you there!

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Thinking of Setting Your Boat Up as a Business? 5 Questions You Need to Ask

Bill Lahr, an independent accredited fiduciary, tax strategist, and certified financial planner, with Archetype Advisors.

As more and more clients are reaping the benefits of our Business Yacht Ownership® program, and interest at the boat shows has skyrocketed, we’ve seen some imitators springing up with less comprehensive programs. We asked Bill Lahr, an independent accredited fiduciary, tax strategist, and certified financial planner, with Archetype Advisors, what questions should clients be asking about the Boat as a Business® program? Bill advises many of our clients on the BYO program and has seen imitation programs, which he found lack the experience, independent oversight, and flexibility of the Atlantic Cruising Yachts program. Continue Reading…