Welcoming Denise Hanna to the ACY Family

Introducing Our Newest Addition to the Team!

Atlantic Cruising Yachts is excited to announce that Denise Hanna is now a part of our Annapolis sales team.

Denise has been in the sailing industry for over 25 years. She is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) and a Board Member for YBAA. She has represented many new brands over the years including Valiant, Taswell, Sabre, Tartan, Beneteau, Lagoon, Jeanneau and Fountaine Pajot.

She has won numerous awards for her sales efforts, especially catamarans, and was the Sales Director for Beneteau North America for several years.

Her extensive knowledge of the industry and products enables her to assist boat enthusiasts on their journey to ownership. whether you are looking for sail, power, monohull, catamaran, charter or private use.

Explore Our New Models

Jeanneau 440
Fountaine Pajot MY 40
Fountaine Pajot New 45

 

 

 

 

In addition to her vast knowledge of our new yacht inventory, if you are looking for a lightly used boat or to sell your current boat, Denise is available to provide a competitive analysis and comps to start you in the right direction.

Feel free to reach out to her for information on our new models or to welcome her to the Atlantic Cruising Team!


Denise Hanna, CPYB
Yacht Sales Consultant
Direct: 410-991-8236

Make An Investment in Your Quality of Life by Owning a Boat

Research has confirmed what many boaters have already known – people feel happier on the water. It’s been shown that we experience increased serotonin at the mere sight of water. Now imagine the benefits when you have a 360-degree view of the blue from your very own yacht! Here are 4 ways owning a boat is good for your mental health:

1. Experience Nature 

On a boat, you get to feel the sun on your skin and breathe the fresh air, escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life. When you are one with your surroundings and truly experience the beauty of nature, everything else seems to melt away. Dr. Paul Piff, assistant professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, says that water is the number-one source of awe – that feeling of being connected to something larger than ourselves (Source: Greater Good Magazine). Awe is one of the few emotions that plants us in the present and increases emotional well-being and positive social behavior. So let yourself be immersed in nature as often as possible on a boat. Continue Reading…

Spotted in Portugal: The Fountaine Pajot New 45

The Atlantic Cruising Yachts team got an exclusive look at the highly anticipated Fountaine Pajot New 45 in Portugal this past week. One of our clients, Chris Braden, took a sea trial on the New 45 with us and recounted his experience:

“If I had to summarize the New 45 in one word it would be spacious (but not in a wide-hull-below-the-waterline kind of way).  From the increase in storage compartments all over the boat, the open salon layout, to the expansive lounge deck – it’s easy to see this boat is designed with the concept of space throughout. 

Having owned a Helia 44 Evolution, I can honestly say Fountaine Pajot has surpassed the Helia in every way with the New 45. The owner’s hull is very well thought out with compartments and lockers everywhere you turn. The new salon/galley layout really opens the space up and makes the interior feel like a much bigger boat!  Continue Reading…

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.Continue Reading…

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.

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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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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