ACY Yachts to Bring Fountaine Pajot Catamarans to the West Coast

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ACY Yachts Expands to the West Coast

Annapolis, MD – June 5, 2024 – Atlantic Cruising Yachts is thrilled to announce its appointment as the official Fountaine Pajot sailing and power catamarans dealer for California, with three sales locations in San Diego, Dana Point, and Newport Beach. This territory expansion is the logical continuation of the growth strategy undertaken by Atlantic Cruising Yachts in January with the announcement of two new offices in the Great Lakes region. 

Atlantic Cruising Yachts is taking the opportunity of its broader reach to rebrand under the name ACY Yachts. Its exclusive distribution of Fountaine Pajot – the fastest-growing catamaran brand on the market – now stretches across North America with 8 offices and 18 Yacht Consultants. 

In production since 1976, Fountaine Pajot catamarans are celebrated for their innovative design, spacious interiors, unmatched comfort, and outstanding performance. These luxurious vessels offer the ultimate cruising experience, combining elegance and functionality to ensure memorable journeys on the water. With models that cater to various needs and preferences including 8 models in sailing catamarans and 5 models in power catamarans ranging from 40 to 80 ft, Fountaine Pajot stands out as a leader in the world of catamarans. 

“We’re thrilled about the ACY Yachts expansion in California through our partnership with Luke Brown Yachts West,” commented Christian Bent, President of ACY Yachts. “Not only do we have the opportunity to introduce Fountaine Pajot catamarans to new customers on the West Coast, but we can also present yacht buyers with more options on their ownership journey, including the Business Yacht Ownership approach,” Bent added.  

Thanks to ACY Yachts’ partnership with its affiliate company Waypoints Yacht Charters and other premiere charter operators, there is a smarter way to own and manage yachts. One that meets the needs of the most discerning customers: a better yachting experience, less hassle, and robust support with maintenance and charter management. To learn more about Business Yacht Ownership, visit:  

ACY Yachts looks forward to sharing the extraordinary world of Fountaine Pajot catamarans during the upcoming San Diego boat show, June 20-23 with the Fountaine Pajot Elba 45 on display. Or during its ACY Yachts California Launch Event & Open House on July 9 at its new San Diego office. 

Contact for more info:  Maryline O’Shea, Chief Marketing Officer.   

About ACY Yachts 

ACY Yachts, originally known as Atlantic Cruising Yachts, is one of the largest sailing yacht dealerships in North America with exclusive distribution of new Fountaine Pajot Sailing and Power Catamarans, as well as Dufour Yachts. The dealership counts 8 offices in North America, in Annapolis (MD), St. Petersburg and Fort Lauderdale (FL), Kemah (TX), Toronto (ON), Sandusky (OH), San Diego (CA) and St Thomas (USVI). 

 ACY Yachts also founded Waypoints Yacht Charters®, a network of boutique charter operators. Waypoints offers professional management and maintenance to yacht owners who wish to offset their cost of ownership by placing their boat in a charter fleet. Waypoints locations span from the East Coast of the US to Caribbean locations, including Annapolis (MD), St Petersburg (FL) the Bahamas, the US Virgin Islands, and the British Virgin Islands. 


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