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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Follow the Ipanema 58’s Journey with Atlantic Cruising Yachts

The Flagship model of Fountaine Pajot’s sailing catamaran line, the Ipanema 58 will arrive this summer at our docks. We will be documenting every step of the Ipanema 58’s journey from France to Annapolis and beyond. From the commissioning to our exclusive viewing event, we invite you to be the first to receive updates of its journey by following us on Facebook and Instagram, and by signing up for our newsletters.

Elegant, spacious, and powerful are just a few of the ways this exquisite vessel can be described in terms of design and performance. The Ipanema 58 is aptly named after the distinguished Ipanema beach of Brazil as it is sensationally equipped for adventure and luxury-seekers alike. With a length of 58.3 feet, this vessel is both large in size and in style.

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The Astréa 42: Debuting in America at Atlantic Cruising Yachts

This September, the Astréa 42 will make its North American debut at Atlantic Cruising Yachts headquarters in Annapolis, MD.

Since the Astréa 42 was revealed at the La Grande Motte International Boat Show in April 2018, Fountaine Pajot has released intricate renderings and a 360-degree tour of the sailing catamaran. You can experience the tour and explore the vessel’s dimensions here. As of May 2018, she received her first award: the Best Multihull of the Year juried by French magazines Le Monde de Multicoque and Voile Magazine.

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Meet Atlantic Cruising Yachts’ Intern: Baptiste Bardout

Baptiste Bardout is a new face on the docks of Atlantic Cruising Yachts and comes to us from his home country of France. Baptiste was working as the head of sales for a construction company when he decided to make a change, leave behind his steady job, and follow his passions – sailing and the sea. He was inspired by his fond childhood memories of sailing, scuba diving, and fishing with his family. He grew to love the “sound and energy” of the sea.

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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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Meet the Leader Line: Jeanneau Power

As one of the world’s leading Jeanneau sailing dealers, Atlantic Cruising Yachts is excited to be offering the Leader line of Jeanneau Inboard Powerboats. We now offer the Leader 30, 33, 36, 40, and 46 models. This high-performance, innovate inboard powerboat line is ideal for anyone seeking to embrace luxury and adventure at sea.

The Leader’s distinguished design with a sporty finesse blends together perfectly to offer the exhilaration of high-performance hulls and the comforts of impeccably-crafted layouts. The contemporary style invites relaxation in a luxurious fashion. Each model provides unique features and opportunities:

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Fountaine Pajot MY 37 – The Ideal Mid-Size Motor Yacht with Big Boat Space

Atlantic Cruising Yachts will be delivering four new Fountaine Pajot MY 37s in early 2019. The MY 37 is an elegant, yet powerful motor yacht designed to optimize both interior and exterior entertaining space. It possesses features to please everyone from comfort-lovers to adventure-seekers. From the bow to the teak swim platform, you’ll have trouble deciding where to spend your downtime with so many wonderful options.

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