Are Electric Boats The Future?

Marine power efficiency has improved greatly over the years. Looking at the different options, steam engines are roughly 10% efficient, gas is about 25% efficient, and diesel hovers around 35% efficient. Any guess where electric falls? More than 90% efficient!

Right now the marine electric motor is a proven concept. Experts have said, “Electric motors are there; in 20 years, 50 years they won’t have changed appreciably.”

So why aren’t they here yet?

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The 40th Annual St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show is Almost Here!

Atlantic Cruising Yachts is gearing up for the largest in-water boat show on the Gulf Coast, taking place November 30 through December 3!

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The annual in-water power and sailboat show will feature an extensive selection of power boats and sailboats, both in water and on land. Show-goers will find hundreds of boats to view including the latest models from Fountaine Pajot! In addition to the large selection of exhibits at this year’s show, there are also several events that will keep the whole family entertained including marine seminars and youth fishing clinics presented by Hook the Future.Continue Reading…

Top 10 Boat Show Secrets

The United States Sailboat Show is right around the corner, where sailors from around the globe gather on miles of docks and attendees can experience the largest selection of Fountaine Pajot and Jeanneau yachts in America, including the brand new Saona 47 and Jeanneau 440.

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Introducing Waypoints® – A Network of Independent Yacht Charter Companies Connected by Commitment to Quality

After four decades of helping yacht owners find the ideal location to place their yacht into charter management, Atlantic Cruising Yachts has announced the formation of Waypoints® — a network of affiliated, independently-owned, boutique charter bases.

The sailing public will experience the Waypoints® network for the first time at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis on October 5. Affiliated locations include Cruise Annapolis in the Chesapeake, Cruise Abaco in the Bahamas, Virgin Islands Yacht Charters in the U.S. Virgin Islands, BVI Yacht Charters in the British Virgin Islands,  and Sailing Florida on Florida’s Gulf Coast.Continue Reading…

Get Prequalified Before the Boat Show for a VIP Experience

Atlantic Cruising Yachts is partnering with expert marine financing solutions provider LH-Finance. This strategic partnership includes not only retail and inventory financing, but also teaming up to offer a VIP experience for pre-qualified buyers at the United States Sailboat Shows in Annapolis. Customers who are pre-qualified will receive free admission for two and a VIP package that includes a parking voucher, Mercedes-exclusive drivers for hotel to boat show transportation, and access to the VIP tent with complimentary drinks and food.Continue Reading…

Hurricane Irma Resource Page

 

Updated 10/6/17

We will continue to update this page as we receive updates from all of our affiliated charter locations. We are happy to report that all of our charter affiliates’ staff are safe and accounted for, and life is beginning to return to normal in the Virgin Islands and Key West. We do know that in time, these beautiful places will recover as they have in the past.  There are many ways to help these wonderful places recover from the storm through donations or simply planning a sailing trip and continuing to support the local economy.Continue Reading…

Top Cruising Destinations: Sanibel & Captiva

Sanibel and Captiva Islands are a perfect southwest Florida cruising destination for those looking for shelling, fishing, bird watching, or just relaxing. It can also be a romantic destination to hold a wedding or other special events with a beautiful landscape. With an east-west orientation, the beaches there are some of the most unique barrier islands in the world, as most have a north-south orientation. Continue Reading…

Hacks for Yacht Living: 4 Tools for Water Use

At home, it’s easy to be apathetic about your water consumption. Water is automatically filtered and heated through a system in your house. When aboard a yacht, water becomes a precious commodity and we need to make adjustments. These four water use tools help make living aboard a little more efficient and easier.

Watermakers

Watermakers not only provide safe, pure drinking water, but also plenty of water for bathing, dish-washing, clothes washers and even for electric freshwater heads – overall making life easier on board. watermakerContinue Reading…