New 45 and MY 40 Sea Trials in Portugal

Fountaine Pajot, a leader in cruising catamaran technology and design for over 42 years, has raised the bar with another new mid-size blue-water sailing catamaran, the New 45, and a new mid-size power catamaran, the MY 40.  Both will be available to sea trial for the first time for qualified buyers during the Annual Fountaine Pajot Dealer’s Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.  Captain James has limited sea trial slots available by appointment only on June 28 and 29. Prospective buyers should email James to request a slot: james@atlantic-cruising.com.

New 45

LIGHT, SPACE, AND ELEGANCE OF DESIGN

Climb aboard the New 45

Behold the boldly modern, luminous, and spacious world of Fountaine Pajot. The New 45 boasts energetic lines and inverted bows, with incredible interior living spaces that make her truly astonishing. This elegant catamaran also has a newly designed helm station to improve handling and promise incomparable performance.

The New 45 delivers harmony with an abundance of light, an extensive cockpit opening onto an innovative saloon, the largest lounge space of her category, and extensive storage discreetly hidden from view. The owner’s suite and guest cabins are also bathed in natural light and offer a quiet, stylish haven in which to relax, each with an ensuite (depending on version). The New 45 by Fountaine Pajot is enhanced by incredibly generous relaxation spaces on the foredeck, lounge deck, and in the cockpit, not to mention the remarkable Beach Club electric platform available as an additional option.

MY 40

CONTEMPORARY STYLE, SPACE, AND PLEASURE

A Boldly Modern Yacht

The MY 40 is the latest addition to the Motor Yacht range and has a flybridge and owner’s suite of unprecedented size for a boat in her class. She makes a sleek impression on the water with her outstanding performance, energetic lines, contemporary design, and distinctive bows.

Unrivaled Living Spaces

The MY 40 presents expansive comfort, a luminescent interior and is incredibly spacious for her length. All of her onboard spaces are designed to deliver a luxurious and carefree lifestyle with a lounge saloon, comprehensive galley, and driving station all opening onto the capacious cockpit. She has spacious cabins including a generous owner suite and a resplendent flybridge with sunbathing beds.

All the Delights of the Sea

The MY 40 is incredibly stable and offers complete freedom of movement on your trips, both underway and at anchor. Her optional aft platform creates an even greater opportunity for enjoyment at sea. Her two driving stations, on the Flybridge and to the fore of the saloon with panoramic views, truly expand your horizons.

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Local Florida FP Dealer, Atlantic Cruising Yachts, and Captain James Fachtmann are now taking expressions of interest in New Fountaine Pajot Catamarans and Motor Yacht Production Slots

Limited Availability for 2019 Tax Year!

Atlantic Cruising Yachts has been consistently awarded by Jeanneau and Fountaine Pajot for top sales and service, winning the 2018 Fountaine Pajot Best Dealer Award and 2018 Jeanneau Dealer of the Year Award. With over 40 years of commissioning experience, we offer the most inventory, the best value pricing, and priority delivery for our clients. We provide innovative programs that can help reduce the costs of ownership, supported by Waypoints®, our network of independent charter bases from Annapolis to the Caribbean.

Talk with a yacht consultant & discover the ACY difference.

Call Captain James: 954-732-5825 or email: james@atlantic-cruising.com for a personal viewing today!

Delivering Excellent Service At Every Stage of Delivery

We are Atlantic Cruising Yachts, the largest, worldwide Fountaine Pajot Dealer and largest North American Jeanneau Dealer. From our streamlined commissioning process with staff on the ground in La Rochelle to priority pricing for our clients, we are making the dream of ownership a reality sooner and smoother.

Don’t just take our word for it, here is a list of all of our current yachts in various stages of delivery:

  • Two Saona 47s and an Astrea 42 loading on a ship in Southampton UK. This ship will drop one of the Saona 47s off at the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show and then head to Palm Beach to place the other Saona 47 and Astrea 42.
  • A Saona 47 and Saba 50 just left La Rochelle and are sailing to Annapolis.
  • A Saona 47 is sailing to the British Virgin Islands.
  • A Saona 47 finishing up commissioning in La Rochelle and then heading to Baltimore to finish up commissioning in Annapolis
  • An MY 44 that just arrived in Palm Beach and is making her way to Ft. Lauderdale for local commissioning.
  • Two MY 44’s that are finishing up commissioning in Ft. Lauderdale – one of which will be heading to Annapolis
  • An MY44 and MY 37 will start commissioning in La Rochelle and then will be loaded in Southampton UK.  This ship will drop the MY37 in Baltimore and then sail to Florida.
  • A Saba 50 leaving by sea for Annapolis at the end of April

We pride ourselves on providing our clients with highly personalized buying experiences at each stage of the ownership process. The above list of in-progress yachts is just a few examples of different models and stages we are walking our clients through. We are fortunate to have such incredible clients who have great things to say about their experience with us – feel free to explore our client testimonials.

Get to Know the New Jeanneau Sun Odyssey Lines

Special Pricing Available in 2019!

8th Generation Jeanneau – Sailing Redesigned for Performance & Comfort

Yes, Jeanneau did it again!  From the design table of PHILLIPPE BRIAND, this NEW generation brings significant improvements in both performance and comfort in cruising.  Jeanneau proves you can have it all!  Debut at the 2018 Cannes Show, Captain James interviewed the President of Jeanneau America, Mr. Nick Harvey, while walking through the NEW model.  Mr. Harvey highlighted the new innovations of this NextGen Jeanneau:

  • Innovative “Walk-Around Decks”
  • New Hull Design for Performance & Comfort
  • “Full-Length Hard Chine” Starting at the Bow for Better Stability
  • Moved the Beam of the Boat Forward for Speed & More Cabin Volume
  • Bow Comes Out of the Water when Flat for Faster Tacks
  • Lower Goose Neck for Larger Sail Area and Lower Center of Gravity
  • New Interior – Increasing Comfort, Increased Storage, Better Acoustics


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Captain James spoke with the CEO of Atlantic Cruising Yachts – Chris Bent (#1 North American Jeanneau Dealer) after he vacationed with his family in the BVI’s onboard a new Jeanneau 490. Mr. Bent revealed how much fun the new 8th Generation Sun Odyssey 490 was to sail!  Here are some of his comments:

“My wife Dawn and I just finished an amazing week in the Virgin Islands, sailing the new Jeanneau 490 with our children. We had our pick of Waypoints yachts but we were most excited about the new 490.  Why the 490? The excitement of true sailing performance on a very comfortable and safe platform.  The 490 definitely exceeded our expectations!  The walk around decks are incredible.  The ability to go forward or send the kids forward with dock-lines, or bring provisions into the cockpit, all without climbing over combings, made for easy circulation around the boat for everyone. The FWD master cabin was a real treat with completely separate shower and head areas with their own entrances gave us plenty of privacy and convenience.

The best feature of this boat is the sailing performance which was the highlight of the trip for me. We sailed past every other boat out there, leaving them in our wake.  We were the fastest boat that day, it felt great and the boat handled beautifully.  The new hull shape allows much more stability while carrying more sail area, and it pays off big time with speed, comfort, and fun.  When Dawn and I met 18 years ago, we enjoyed sailing the Virgin Islands on the old Jeanneau 45.2.  It was great for us to rediscover the thrill of sailing and share it with our kids with this new 8th generation of the Jeanneau.”

Jeanneau has been a leading innovator in designing leading edge cruising boats for over 60 years. With the new Sun Odyssey series, kicking off with the 410440 and 490, Jeanneau raises the bar. This is a total redesign from the keel up!

Inside the Buyer’s Journey: The Jacobsons (Fountaine Pajot Owners)

Purchasing a yacht requires a decent amount of research. Each buyer has specific, personal and logistical requirements for their yacht based on their sailing or motor experience. Working with a trusted yacht company, such as Atlantic Cruising Yachts, is the best way to ensure a smooth and enjoyable buying experience.

For Jake and Nancy Jacobson, their journey to new yacht ownership with us began in 2014. The Jacobsons met our team during the Annapolis Boat Show and from there decided to attend one of our Open House events. They ultimately decided to partner with us for their purchase because of our “supporting services and product”.

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New Power 67 from Fountaine Pajot Announced

Fountaine Pajot recently announced the new Power 67, a version of the Alegria 67 sailing yacht that made its North American debut during the 2019 Miami International Boat Show in February. This highly anticipated power version will likewise make its North American debut at the 2020 Miami International Boat Show. 

What to Expect from the Design
If you adore the Alegria 67 but are more intrigued by motor yachts, then the New Power 67 is for you. This stunning Flagship motor yacht combines all the power of Fountaine Pajot’s rich design history and award-winning lines. The luxurious amenities, space, and elegance of the Alegria 67 will be transferred to the new Power 67 as well. Notable updates and changes include:

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Waypoints® Offer: Jeanneau Walk-Around Decks in High Demand

Jeanneau is making waves in the charter industry with the new walk-around decks on the Sun Odyssey line. With a lack of obstruction between the cockpit and the deck, there is more space for the captain and charter guests than ever before. The side decks slope down aft to the cockpit floor to eliminate the need to navigate coamings and biminis.

Because of the demands of these models in the charter industry, we are offering an exclusive special on the Sun Odyssey 410, 440, and 490* in partnership with our Waypoints® affiliate bases. For any of the three aforementioned yachts purchased for placement in the Business Yacht Ownership® program, Atlantic Cruising Yachts will advance and pre-pay 8 weeks of your charter income at settlement. This will be in the form of a check paid at settlement.

If you are looking to purchase a new yacht and offset 80-100% of the costs through our Business Yacht Ownership® program, this is your best opportunity. With 8 weeks pre-paid charter income, you can rest assured that you’re taking the most fiscally responsible approach to ownership. In addition, our list of approved Waypoints® bases are inspected regularly to ensure that your boat stays in pristine condition throughout the life of your charter business.

For more information, and to take advantage of this incredible yacht ownership opportunity, contact a yacht consultant today!

*Boat available for this program are as follows: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410 (2 or 3 cabins), 440 (3 cabins) and 490 (3 or 4 cabins).

Commissioning Elevated to New Heights

Purchasing a new Fountaine Pajot catamaran can be a highly complex project requiring orchestration of diverse groups and interests including the factory and its personnel, foreign contractors, shipwrights and suppliers, delivery crew, cargo shippers, insurers, lenders and governmental authorities. Our Commissioning Project Coordinator role is unique in the yacht industry, and allows us to better serve new Fountaine Pajot owners through this complex process of build, commissioning, delivery, and final handover.

Working on the ground in La Rochelle, France, the Commissioning Project Coordinator helps facilitate timely and effective communication between the factory, our French contractors and suppliers, our North American support teams, and of course our clients. Whether you’re seeking an updated timeline, photos of your new hull, or a guided tour through the factory, he makes the process simpler than ever by acting as your direct liaison. 

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The Abacos Islands: The Perfect Home For Motor Yachts

As a particularly frigid winter in North America gives way to spring, people are planning summer vacations to tropical places such as The Abacos, Bahamas. This 120 miles-long chain of islands are home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, quaint anchorages, and exceptional leisure activities. As the Boating Capital of the World, the islands are the perfect location for placing your new yacht into charter!

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Fountaine Pajot’s NEW Astréa 42 & Alegria 67 at the 2019 Miami International Boat Show

The Miami International Boat Show is right around the corner! The event kicks off at the Miami Marine Stadium on Thursday, February 14. As the largest Fountaine Pajot dealer worldwide, our team is thrilled to be presenting the Astréa 42 and Alegria 67 at the show. These award-winning catamarans will be available for sea trials February 19-20 (this opportunity is exclusive to buyers).

Alegria 67 – Flagship Cruising Like Never Before

What People Are Saying:

I recently attended the European Debut of the Astréa 42 and Alegria 67 at the Cannes Boat Show. I personally showed the new yachts to some of my American clients. One such client named Captain Michael Schoettle (Summerland 40) said of the Alegria 67, “Splendid yacht! Perfect for both my large family and for my crewed charter project!”. His favorite features were the optional hot tub, ideally built into the yacht’s foredeck, and the hydraulic swim platform (flush with her line) for sunbathing, relaxing, scuba diving, or launch for his dinghy. Industry critics have echoed similar sentiments – the Alegria 67 is the winner of Best Monohull Sailing Yacht in Asia and the Astréa 42 is the winner of the prestigious European Yacht of the Year award.

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6 Tips for Attending the 2019 Miami Boat Show

The 2019 Miami International Boat Show is quickly approaching! The show kicks off on Thursday, February 14 and runs through Monday, February 18. This incredible four-day event is bursting with exhibitors, on the water training, vendors, and much more!

You can stop by Booth 901 to talk to the Atlantic Cruising Yachts team who will be providing tours of the following Fountaine Pajot and Jeanneau yachts: Alegria 67, Astréa 42, Helia 44, Lucia 40, MY 37, MY 44, Jeanneau 51, Jeanneau 389, Jeanneau 410, Jeanneau 440, and Jeanneau 490. 

Whether this is your first time attending the show or you’re a regular, here are some tips to make the most of your trip:

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