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Commissioning Elevated to New Heights

Client ExperienceFountaine-Pajot

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. 

Additional benefits of having a Commissioning Project Coordinator located in France include:

Travel arrangements assistance:

One of the greatest joys of purchasing a new yacht is traveling to the factory for a tour and seeing your hull in person for the very first time! While visiting France for the first time may seem both exciting but also somewhat daunting, the Commissioning Project Coordinator is your personal concierge from the moment you land. Using the official Atlantic Cruising Yachts you will be escorted from the airport or train station to your hotel – no need to hire a local cab service or rideshare! As your go-to point of contact in La Rochelle, he will provide you with trustworthy recommendations for dining and shopping that help you avoid tourist traps. Additionally, he can suggest alternate forms of domestic travel that are budget-friendly.

Thank you Team ACY! The boat beat me to La Rochelle by a couple of hours! Baptiste met me, let’s me know my boundaries. I am super pleased with the boat! Super good looking boat… they are eating it up on facebook! ACY is convincingly the standout dealer!!! Thank you one and all… exciting day!!!

– Jim A, Pompano, FL

Expert industry insight:

The Commissioning Project Coordinator is first and foremost an expert in the ACY commissioning process of Fountaine Pajot yachts. When you visit the factory in La Rochelle, you can be confident that your questions about your boat and the production process will be answered with clarity. This Atlantic Cruising Yachts team member monitors the production of each of our clients’ hulls and is involved in the final stages of commissioning, including modifications and customizations that you may request.

Peace of mind:

Regardless if you’re purchasing your first yacht or your fifth, you’ll be confident partnering with us for your purchase. Our teams in the United States work in conjunction with our Commissioning Project Coordinator in France to ensure your questions, concerns, and thoughts are quickly relayed and addressed. Having a reliable source of information onsite at the factory helps relieve some of the inevitable stress that comes with such a grand purchase.

We pride ourselves on ensuring your buying experience exceeds expectations and makes you ecstatic to be an Atlantic Cruising Yachts Fountaine Pajot owner. If you’re interested in exploring yacht ownership and understanding what to expect from the buying journey, please connect with our team.