Guaranteed Best Price, Best Service…

This is not a hollow promise. It’s an expression of a sincere commitment based on a 44 year history of success.

As Jeanneau’s largest North American Dealer, and Fountaine Pajot’s largest sailboat dealer worldwide, we have developed a team of professionals that can get your boat commissioned at the lowest possible cost, but more importantly the way you want it.  Learn about commissioning done right, here.Continue Reading…

Sailing the Jeanneau 64 with designer Andrew Winch

Jeanneau 64 interior designer Andrew Winch (left), Jeanneau 64 brainchild Erik Stromberg (middle) and ACY President Christian Bent (right).
Jeanneau 64 interior designer Andrew Winch (left), Jeanneau 64 brainchild Erik Stromberg (middle) and ACY President Christian Bent (right).

I am just back from a quick trip to Vendee’, France for a visit to the Jeanneau 64 production line and  a sail with designer Andrew Winch on his personal Jeanneau 64 “Polar Bear”.  When the designer of a boat steps up to the plate and buys one for himself, you know he has hit the mark.  This was Andrew’s first sail on his new boat, so it was a very exciting time for him.

We motored silently out into the Bay of Biscay from the yachting port of Les Sables d’Olonne, into 10-15 knots of breeze with gentle swells rolling under the keel.  The boat sailed beautifully with her new in-boom furling mainsail, providing an outstanding fully shaped SDL main.  We flew the Code 1 on the way back in and saw over 8 knots in only 10 knots of breeze which I thought was very impressive.Continue Reading…

All New, Jeanneau 54′–Revolutionary!

Jeanneau 54
It’s official–the launch of the beautiful, innovative, all-new Jeanneau 54.

You need to see this. Here’s a first look at the all new, Jeanneau 54′ Yacht. Don’t wait to reserve a production slot–once this information get’s out… Well, you be the judge…

This may be the beginning of a new generation of user-friendly, comfortable Yachts. Layouts available for just two cabins (Owner’s and vIP), or up to 5, with a sure to be popular, 3 cabin, owner’s arrangement that’s sure to please most owners.Continue Reading…

A Revolution is Coming in Catamarans…

Jeanneau 54 - fountaine pajot f40
If I blindfolded you and took you inside, and then revealed the full scale of this boat you would swear she was a 42′ or even a 44′ yacht. But instead, this is our new entry level Fountaine Pajot being introduced to the public June 16–more in this blog. 15 already on order. See what the buzz is about. Go to our website with slide show, videos, specs. pricing and more. Web site has web site link.

Stronger, lighter faster…

It is seldom that a revolutionary model enters the market, but the all-new Fountaine Pajot F40 is definitely one. If I blindfolded you and took you inside, and then revealed the full scale of this boat you would swear she was a 42′ or even a 44′ yacht. But instead, this is our new entry level Fountaine Pajot being introduced to the public June 16. This is a highly anticipated model; more than 15 were sold before the design was even released to the public. Contact us today for complete information!Continue Reading…

Fountaine Pajot Factory Tour and Paris Boat Show, December 5-13 2015

Paris Boat Show
ACY President Chris Bent (far right) celebrating at the Paris Boat Show with Jean Francois Fountaine (center) and three new Fountaine Pajot owners and their families.

I just returned from another fabulous week in France at the Paris Boat Show and the Fountaine Pajot factory in the beautiful port of La Rochelle. This year, we traveled with three new owners, all of whom had the opportunity to see their new boats rolling off the assembly line and being launched at the port. We even got to follow a new Helia 44 on top of a special truck with a tilting bed, as it navigated the tight roads and villages along the route from the factory to the port. We captured this remarkable journey on video.Continue Reading…

Atlantic Cruising Yachts expands…appointed Fountaine Pajot dealers for Florida!

Press Release

ACY Florida Sales Office - Fountaine Pajot dealers for Florida
ACY’s new sales office will overlook Tampa Bay in the Plaza Tower, 9th floor (center office building above)

Atlantic Cruising Yachts is Appointed Fountaine Pajot Authorized Dealership for Florida, Announces Opening of New Sales Office in Saint Petersburg, Florida

Annapolis, May 21, 2015:
Atlantic Cruising Yachts, LLC (“ACY”) announced today its appointment as authorized dealers for Fountaine Pajot Catamarans in Florida. The company is opening a new sales office in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, and plans a second office in Fort Lauderdale in the fall of 2015.Continue Reading…

Visiting Fountaine Pajot in France…What To See, Where to Stay and What to Do

Hostellerie de Plaisance in Saint Emilion
Dining on the terrasse of the Hostellerie de Plaisance in Saint Emilion…one of life’s great pleasures!

A customer of ours is visiting his new Fountaine Pajot at the factory in La Rochelle this summer.  He asked me for some of my recommendations on what to do, where to stay, and where to dine in the area.  Spending time visiting this beautiful area of France is of course, one of my favorite subjects, so here are a few of my “favorite things”… Updated 08/22/2017 with more details about the factory visit part of your trip…

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Monohulls–What Are Your Priorities?

Monohull Boat PrioritiesOur clients all have different priorities and needs, which means they all want a different monohull for different reasons. There are a number of choices for each type of boat, each of which was designed to meet a different set of needs.

To help you clarify your choices, take this survey. It was specifically created to help you understand your wants and priorities related to owning a boat.Continue Reading…