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ACY Newsletter, Volume 52 CoverIn the latest issue of American Patriot Press, see the latest progress on the two new hulls under construction and meet new affiliates Westport and Venture by American. You'll also read about the latest service and refit projects taking place, including the restoration of a classic 74′ Lyman-Morse commuter yacht and a total vessel refit on a 72′ Viking.

You'll also experience the latest in cutting-edge installations by affiliated companies Bausch-American Towers, IMS American and American Canvas and Interiors, as well as valuable information on the latest marine products and services from our marketing partners: Awlgrip, Eco Strip, Florida Bow Thrusters, Furuno, Garmin, Glacier Corporation, Icom, KVH, Lumishore, Marine Exhaust Systems, Sea Hawk and Seakeeper. Every page is loaded with valuable information and tips on what works best on your boat. Enjoy!

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New Venture a Success

American Custom Yachts has aquired Venture

Under the guidance of American Custom Yachts, the acclaimed Venture brand has re-emerged as a proven and highly sought after fishing machine for the discriminating blue water enthusiast. Taking over production in 2012, ACY modernized the Venture line, introducing a number of innovative improvements and exciting custom options allowing owners to create the perfect boat to meet their needs. In 2014, ACY acquired the Venture name and company assets, bringing the entire operation under the American family of companies.

Today's Venture has been thoughtfully redesigned for comfort, convenience and improved fishability. The new Venture console features a larger screen display area, optional built-in rod storage and a fully sealed dry door. Forward seating has been ergonomically redesigned for added comfort. An improved gutter and drainage system around the hatches ensures dryer storage. Topping off the new Venture is an eye-catching new tower created by Bausch-American Towers offering a choice of three different hard tops. Additional customization options include a single-level deck, extra fuel capacity, several live well configurations and a side door with a pocket fold-out ladder, perfect for boating a big one or enjoying a day at the sand bar. Every Venture built receives the same unmatched craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into ACY's world-famous custom yachts. And when it comes to service, ACY offers Venture customers a full range of expert marine services under one roof.

Florida's Premier Custom Yacht Builder and Marine Service Facility

More than just a boatyard, American Custom Yachts' 63-acre marine facility accommodates the construction of ACY's world-famous custom sportfishermen and provides a full range of marine services on site, including yacht repair, repowering and refitting, complete painting services and storage for over 300 vessels. Our reputation is built on long-lasting relationships with our customers and business associates. Our customers know they can come to us anytime with any problem, just like family. Whatever your marine service needs are, big or small, let us know. We'll treat you right at home.

Affiliated companies Bausch-American Towers, IMS American and American Canvas and Interiors operate on site, as well as Detroit Diesel, transmission experts ZF Marine and a host of associated marine specialists. ACY is the one-stop shop for all your marine service needs.

ACY is conveniently located at mile marker 46 on the Okeechobee Waterway with easy access from the Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico via Lake Okeechobee. We are also just minutes from I-95 and the Florida Turnpike.

Make ACY Your First Choice for Expert Service and Storage

  • Full range of marine services available under one roof
  • Boat storage for over 300 vessels
  • 150-, 75- and 35-ton marine travelifts
  • Three haul-out bays
  • Covered yacht port
  • Fully enclosed paint bay and paint prep facility
  • 24-hour access and guarded security
  • Gas and diesel service
  • Minutes from public boat ramps
  • Easy access from the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico via Lake Okeechobee
  • Minutes from I-95 and the Florida Turnpike – click here for directions

ACY Welcomes Westport as New Affiliate

ACY welcomes Westport as a new affiliate

American Custom Yachts is proud to welcome Westport as a new affiliate and member of the Edison Chouest Offshore family of companies.

Recently celebrating its 50th year on the water, Westport is one of North America's largest luxury yacht builders, maintaining three locations in Washington State, as well as a marina and sales office in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Employing over 400 skilled employees, Westport has completed more than 120 yachts since 2000. Known worldwide for their excellence in design, quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, Westport yachts range from 85 to 164 feet in length, incorporating advanced composite construction and state-of-the-art technology with a focus on performance and comfort.

"We are very excited about the possibilities this new relationship brings to the table," said ACY president Dominick LaCombe. "Westport is a dynamic operation that builds beautiful yachts. We're looking forward to teaming up to discuss common goals."

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TINA Receives Makeover from ACY and Friends

ACY and affiliates BAT, IMS and ACI teamed up to give the 37′ Gamefisherman express TINA an eye-catching makeover at the discretion of its Singer Island, Florida, owner seeking the perfect vessel for strategic strikes out of Lake Worth Inlet when the sails are biting. Work included a complete hull strip by Eco Strip, a full bottom job and a hull repaint with Awlcraft 2000 custom blue. TINA was refitted with a custom Bausch-American full tower and hard top package with a molded radar pod and tower box. The helm was also modified to increase the viewing angle of new electronics provided by IMS American. The result is a magnificently functional vessel that looks as beautiful as it performs. Visit our custom refit gallery for more.

Restoring an Original Beauty

The new owner of this unique 74″ Lyman-Morse motoryacht selected ACY to restore this classic commuter yacht to its original splendor with a dramatic hull color change, a new teak deck and a number of additional technology and systems upgrades. Recipient of a 2003 International Superyachts Society design award for "Best Power," the vessel was designed by the renowned Setzer Yacht Architects studio and built at the Lyman-Morse shipyard in Thomaston, Maine – a celebrated builder of custom motor and sailing yachts with a rich New England history dating back to the 1920s. Visit our project showcase for more on the RESILIENT.

ROWDY Recharged!

ACY recently performed a complete repower, along with a number of upgrades on the 63′ Hines Farley ROWDY, a vessel with a great and lengthy relationship with the American Family. New MAN 1550 HP engines were installed, along with new transmissions. Visit our custom refit gallery for more.

Current Fuel Prices

Diesel = $2.658

(plus 6% tax per gallon)

Gas = $3.577 per gallon

(tax included)