North American Debut of the Astréa 42 and the Annapolis Debut of the Ipanema 58: 2018 United States Sailboat Show

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It’s that time of year again! The 2018 United States Sailboat Show kicks off on October 4 and runs through October 8 in our hometown of Annapolis, Maryland. Internationally recognized as the world’s “largest and most prestigious sailboat show,” the United States Sailboat Show features an extensive array of exhibitors, vendors, and educational events.¹ The Atlantic Cruising Yachts team is gearing up for the show where we will be exhibiting the North American debut of the Astréa 42 and the Annapolis debut of the Ipanema 58.

Astréa 42

The Fountaine Pajot Astréa 42 is an exceptional sailing catamaran that incorporates elegance and performance in every aspect of its dynamic design. The expansive living and lounging areas coupled with the yacht’s ease of handling makes it ideal for family cruising or for placing into charter within our exclusive Waypoints® destinations network. We are proud to bring this distinctive yacht to North America for the very first time!

Ipanema 58

The Fountaine Pajot Ipanema 58 recently arrived at our docks in Annapolis after an exciting journey across the Atlantic Ocean from the factory in La Rochelle, France. We documented her progress on our Facebook and Instagram pages where you can find exclusive travel tracking imagery and first-look photos. As a Flagship yacht, the 58 does not disappoint. With a 270 square-foot cockpit, 6 cabins/heads, and more, its extensive luxuries are perfect for placing into our Crewed Yacht Charter program.

Business Yacht Ownership®

Along with these magnificent sailing yachts we will be hosting live Business Yacht Ownership® seminars at Dock F1. The seminars will teach you how it’s possible to offset 80-100% of new yacht costs. An independent, certified financial planner will be on hand to explain the program and answer questions.

Boat Show Preview Open House

For those who just can’t wait for the United States Sailboat Show we are hosting the Boat Show Preview Open House on Saturday, September 22 from 10 am – 4 pm. This is a remarkable opportunity to receive personal tours of the Astréa 42 and the Ipanema 58. A tour of the 58 requires sending an RSVP to If you are interested in learning about our Business Yacht Ownership® program, watch a live webinar before attending our Boat Show Preview Open House and come to have your specific questions answered in-person without the show crowds.

We have an exciting season of boat shows and industry events ahead of us! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest news. Be prepared for your visit to the United States Sailboat Show with these tips for parking, accommodations, and tickets.