6 Reasons to Own a Yacht

Life is just a little sweeter on a boat. Buying a yacht is a life-changing investment and soon after your purchase, you’ll start to experience the positive benefits. When you own a luxury yacht, you will always be able to experience somewhere new. Below, we explore 6 great reasons to own a boat:

1. Boating Reduces Stress

It’s no secret that our daily lives can be stressful. Modern life is full of demands coming from our phones, computers, and all the other electronic devices designed to keep us busy. Now there’s more research than ever about how breaking away from our routines for a moment of self-care is crucial to avoid burning out. The “blue mind” phenomenon refers to the relaxed and meditative state our brains experience when we are in, on, or near water¹. Unplugging will be easy to do on your own yacht.
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Tips for Attending The U.S. Powerboat Show

It’s that special time of year in Annapolis when boating enthusiasts and prospective buyers fill the docks to see the latest fleet of powerboats. The U.S. Powerboat Show is cruising into Annapolis from October 3-6. People from across the globe will be traveling to see one of the largest in-water boat expos in the nation. Here are some fast facts to know if you’re attending this year:

1. Location & Time:


The show takes place at Annapolis City Dock (1 Dock Street, Annapolis, MD 21401) and Atlantic Cruising Yachts will be at Dock C. See the full show layout here.Continue Reading…

5 Essential Tips for Attending The U.S. Sailboat Show

The leaves are starting to change colors and we are entering into October which means one thing – it’s boat show season! 

Boat and yacht enthusiasts and experts will be gathered around the docks in Annapolis for the 50th United States Sailboat Show on October 10-14. This is the world’s largest and most prestigious sailboat show and it’s all happening right by Atlantic Cruising Yachts. Want to get the best boat show experience? Follow these tips to ensure your trip is smooth sailing:Continue Reading…

Yacht Spotlight: The Efficient and Spacious Fountaine Pajot MY 44

Designed by internationally renowned naval architects and designers Daniel Andreiu and Pierangelo Andreani, the MY 44 has an incredible design, abundance of space, and excellent fuel efficiency. 

A True Motor Yacht

Featuring dynamic and sporty lines, the MY 44 has semi-displacement hulls built specifically to deliver outstanding performance and stability in all sea conditions. Unlike many other power catamarans, the MY 44 was designed as a motor yacht from the ground up, which is evident in its performance and layout. Additionally, she has a well-organized engine room with soundproofing installed for a quiet ride.

Spacious Areas Filled with Natural Light

Double sliding doors lead you into the salon area with a full kitchen inside. The natural light and visibility are exceptional with a generous amount of space. Over at the helm, there is a bench seat large enough for two people.Continue Reading…

Come See Atlantic Cruising Yachts At The Tampa Boat Show

The 2019 Tampa Boat show is happening on September 6-8,2019 at the Tampa Convention Center from 10 AM – 8 PM (closing at 6 PM on Sunday). This is Tampa’s largest and longest-running boat show. There will be hundreds of boats from the top brands to see on and off the water – including the Fountaine Pajot MY 37 and MY 44. This show is a great way to kick off the fall boating season at the area’s largest in-water display of yachts and boats. Continue Reading…

CYOA Yacht Charters & Atlantic Cruising Yachts Join Forces

ANNAPOLIS, MD, July 30, 2019 — CYOA Yacht Charters, the Virgin Islands charter company with nearly 40 years of operations and Atlantic Cruising Yachts, North America’s largest Fountaine Pajot and Jeanneau dealership (“ACY”), have joined forces to expand their operations and offerings.  Christian Bent, President of ACY, will acquire a partnership interest in CYOA, along with John Jacob, the President and current sole owner of CYOA.  The new ownership group will contribute investment and working capital to expand the marketing and service operations and significantly increase the fleet capacity of CYOA.

“CYOA has built an impeccable reputation serving yacht owners and charter customers in the Virgin Islands charter market,” said Christian Bent.  “We are excited to partner with a team that we consider to be the best in the business, to provide the highest standard of charter management and maintenance services in the Caribbean to our clients.  CYOA will continue to raise the bar for the charter industry.”Continue Reading…

Welcoming Denise Hanna to the ACY Family

Introducing Our Newest Addition to the Team!

Atlantic Cruising Yachts is excited to announce that Denise Hanna is now a part of our Annapolis sales team.

Denise has been in the sailing industry for over 25 years. She is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) and a Board Member for YBAA. She has represented many new brands over the years including Valiant, Taswell, Sabre, Tartan, Beneteau, Lagoon, Jeanneau and Fountaine Pajot.Continue Reading…

Make An Investment in Your Quality of Life by Owning a Boat

Research has confirmed what many boaters have already known – people feel happier on the water. It’s been shown that we experience increased serotonin at the mere sight of water. Now imagine the benefits when you have a 360-degree view of the blue from your very own yacht! Here are 4 ways owning a boat is good for your mental health:

1. Experience Nature 

On a boat, you get to feel the sun on your skin and breathe the fresh air, escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life. When you are one with your surroundings and truly experience the beauty of nature, everything else seems to melt away. Dr. Paul Piff, assistant professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, says that water is the number-one source of awe – that feeling of being connected to something larger than ourselves (Source: Greater Good Magazine). Awe is one of the few emotions that plants us in the present and increases emotional well-being and positive social behavior. So let yourself be immersed in nature as often as possible on a boat. Continue Reading…

Spotted in Portugal: The Fountaine Pajot New 45

The Atlantic Cruising Yachts team got an exclusive look at the highly anticipated Fountaine Pajot New 45 in Portugal this past week. One of our clients, Chris Braden, took a sea trial on the New 45 with us and recounted his experience:

“If I had to summarize the New 45 in one word it would be spacious (but not in a wide-hull-below-the-waterline kind of way).  From the increase in storage compartments all over the boat, the open salon layout, to the expansive lounge deck – it’s easy to see this boat is designed with the concept of space throughout. 

Having owned a Helia 44 Evolution, I can honestly say Fountaine Pajot has surpassed the Helia in every way with the New 45. The owner’s hull is very well thought out with compartments and lockers everywhere you turn. The new salon/galley layout really opens the space up and makes the interior feel like a much bigger boat!  Continue Reading…