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.

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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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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. Continue Reading…

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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When Is The Best Time To Order My Catamaran?

Question #1: When Do You Want Your Yacht?

The lead time depends on the model. In terms of delivery – you need to talk to us when you’re about 18-24 months from wanting to take delivery. If you’re placing your boat in our Business Yacht Ownership Program®, tax advantages start from the date you title the boat; typically this is the X-factory date, which is the day your boat exits the factory doors. Here’s what happens before, during, and after your order:

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