ACY Yachts Expands to the West Coast

Atlantic Cruising Yachts has become the official Fountaine Pajot sailing and power catamaran dealer for California.
Elba 45 on the water
Fountaine Pajot Elba 45 Courtesy ACY Yachts

Atlantic Cruising Yachts has been named the official Fountaine Pajot sailing and power catamarans dealer for California, with three sales locations in San Diego, Dana Point, and Newport Beach. The territory expansion follows the recent announcement of two new offices in the Great Lakes region. 

Atlantic Cruising Yachts has also recently rebranded under the name ACY Yachts. Its exclusive distribution of the popular catamaran brand Fountaine Pajot now stretches across North America with 8 offices and 18 regional yacht consultants.

Elba 45 galley
Fountaine Pajot Elba 45 Courtesy ACY Yachts

In production since 1976, Fountaine Pajot catamarans have become highly regarded for their innovative design, spacious interiors, onboard comfort and noteworthy performance. With models that cater to various needs and preferences including eight models of sailing catamarans and five models of power catamarans ranging from 40 to 80 feet, Fountaine Pajot is a longtime pillar of the production catamaran scene. 

“We’re thrilled about the ACY Yachts expansion in California through our partnership with Luke Brown Yachts West,” said 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.

Rear of the Elba 45 on the water
Fountaine Pajot Elba 45 Courtesy ACY Yachts

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 ACY Yachts’ Business Yacht Ownership, visit:

Elba 45 stateroom bathroom
Fountaine Pajot Elba 45 Courtesy ACY Yachts

ACY Yachts will represent Fountaine Pajot catamarans during the San Diego boat show, June 20-23, with the Fountaine Pajot Elba 45 on display, as well as during its ACY Yachts California Launch Event & Open House on July 9 at its new San Diego office.

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.