Atlantic Cruising Yachts expands… appointed Fountaine Pajot dealers for Florida

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ACY’s new sales office will overlook Tampa Bay in the Plaza Tower, 9th floor (center office building above)

Atlantic Cruising Yachts is Appointed Fountaine Pajot Authorized Dealership for Florida, Announces Opening of New Sales Office in Saint Petersburg, Florida

Annapolis, May 21, 2015:
Atlantic Cruising Yachts, LLC (“ACY”) announced today its appointment as authorized dealers for Fountaine Pajot Catamarans in Florida. The company is opening a new sales office in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, and plans a second office in Fort Lauderdale in the fall of 2015.

The Company has also announced that Sailing Florida Charters and Sailing School, an institution in Saint Petersburg for 15 years, will join ACY’s network of affiliated independent, yacht management companies. This expanding network offers yacht owners and charter clients the best sailing and cruising destinations of the Atlantic and Caribbean, from Newport, Annapolis, the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, and now Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Atlantic Cruising Yachts is currently the largest and most successful Fountaine Pajot Catamaran dealership in the world, and an innovator in programs designed to reduce the cost of ownership for new yacht owners. The company also represents Jeanneau Yachts in the Chesapeake and mid-Atlantic.

“We are very excited about our expansion into Florida. We believe Florida is an incredibly important market both for Fountaine Pajot and for ACY, and a natural expansion of our ‘Follow-the Sun’ yacht ownership programs,” said Chris Bent, President of Atlantic Cruising Yachts.   “Yacht owners can now enjoy the best of both worlds, basing their boats in the Northeast during the summer and Florida and the Bahamas in the winter.” The Company has already contracted three new Fountaine Pajot catamarans, including two new Helia 44 and one new Saba 50, to be based in Saint Petersburg, with charters and management by Sailing Florida Charters.

The company’s new offices in Saint Petersburg, located at the Plaza Tower complex in the heart of downtown, offer expansive views of the Saint Petersburg waterfront and Tampa Bay. The location is in close proximity to the growing fleet of Fountaine Pajot charter yachts managed by Sailing Florida and based at the beautiful Marriott Renaissance Vinoy Hotel and marina complex.   The Company plans a celebration and grand opening party in late June/early July after its June dealer meetings in France.

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