Captain James Fachtmann, has been sailing boats since he was 10 years old. After growing up sailing/racing various boats from Lasers, Zumas, O’day Daysailors, Snipes, and hobies to J24, J29, J30, S2, Catalina, Harmony, Ranger, Hunter, Beneteau, Jeanneau (the list goes on and on and on) in and around the Tampa Bay area, James sailed competitively in New England as a member of the Norwich sailing team. After years of sailing with his twin brother, Richard and his father Bob Fachtmann (Winner of the Boat of the Year Dunedin Yacht Club 4 years), James learned Navigation/ Celestial , Seamanship, and Ship Systems as a US Navy Mid-shipman. James raced on various sailboats that took him to Cuba, Mexico, the Bahamas, and the BVI’s. Mr. Fachtmann crewed and captained for various companies to include the Sea Scouts, The Moorings, Marina’s International, and Yacht Sales Florida. James is currently a USGC Licensed Master Captain 50/100 Ton and a Licensed and Bonded Yacht Broker. While not sailing the Deep Blue, James is either piloting Boeing aircraft for Southwest Airlines as an airline pilot, helping clients find their dream yachts, or spending time with family and friends.
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I just wanted to drop a note to say “Thank You” to you and your entire team.
I wanted to single out James Fachtmann who became a great friend since I decided to look into this dream seriously. I was very uncertain of the process and had a large dose of skepticism after initially dealing with [another yacht dealer].
James’ straight talk and unwavering honesty and integrity is what carried the deal through. If my “radar” sensed anything that “didn’t smell right,” I would have dropped out completely. James’s steady hand, honesty, and constant contact carried the day and allowed me to live that sailing dream. I always really appreciated his quick answers to my questions. He made the process with ACY much more bearable, even enjoyable.
Thank You So Much!!!
James and Josie Aron
We absolutely love our Jeanneau. The 519 is a real pleasure, providing an exhilarating sailing experience and also a high level of comfort in blue water. She is well designed with clean architectural lines and a spacious layout, making her very livable. We love pampering our yacht charter guests while visiting exotic islands aboard Sail Dauntless! www.saildauntless.com
Thank you for all that you have done to see us off on our dream. You’ve both been awesome! James, you’re the best broker anywhere, you’ve gone above and beyond what any other broker should or would do. Thank you. Cheers
I have recently had the pleasure of selling my yacht with the help of James Fachtmann. The service, enthusiasm and professionalism he demonstrated during the transaction was beyond my expectations and I would, in fact already have, recommended his services to some of my best friends. The ease of the selling process was in large part due to his diligence in communicating clearly and concisely with all parties involved in the transaction. In my particular case he managed to have a signed contract within approximately 10 hours of us first speaking on the phone, This is a record for me and I am sure it will be hard to beat for him. My thanks and recommendations go to James and I hope that we may have the pleasure of doing business in the future.
I wanted to thank you for your help in finding the right vessel for me. We have enjoyed the yacht so much and I know that it was a fast and furious search and purchase. You and your team made it possible for me to get this and to then get my business going on this.