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In this exciting interactive issue of American Patriot Press, take an inside tour of ACY's latest launch, the 90′ C'EST LA VIE, and watch a video of this eye-catching dream machine reach an impressive speed of 48.3 knots. You'll also get a sneak peak at two innovative new builds under under construction. Read about the latest service and refit projects, including a video and the story behind the 1937 Purdy commuter yacht APHRODITE used by President Roosevelt during WWII, which is sure to take you back in time.
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, Classic Marine, Eco Strip, Furuno, Icom, KVH, 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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When the recently restored 1937 Purdy commuter boat APHRODITE was relocated to its new winter home in Palm Beach, American Custom Yachts was asked to perform the finishing touches with a full repaint, varnish and new gold-leaf name application. This was quite an honor, considering the boat's illustrious history.
APHRODITE was built by the Purdy Boat Company for Wall Street financier, John Hay "Jock" Whitney, who became the executive producer of one of Hollywood's most memorable movies – Gone with the Wind. The 74′ commuter boat's guests over the years read like a "Who's Who" in the world of government, business and entertainment with such luminaries as Fred Astaire, Sir Laurence Olivier, Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Henry Ford II and Nelson Rockefeller joining Whitney for summer jaunts down Long Island Sound. Download the latest issue of ACY's newsletter to read the full story.
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.
Nils brings over 25 years of domestic and international marine experience, including marine electronics sales and distribution, wholesale and retail marine product development, application engineering and project management. A third-generation maritime professional and licensed captain, Nils has extensive knowledge of marine systems for vessels ranging from sportfishermen to megayachts to commercial vessels.
As director of sales, Nils will oversee all IMS sales and customer relations activities in the U.S. and overseas.
Bringing a keen knowledge of the smaller boat market to IMS American, Alan's career in the marine industry began right out of high school when he took a position as an electronics installer. He went on to open a mobile marine service, repair and electronics installation business with an affiliated retail marine supply store. Alan then accepted a job with a yacht management company overseeing high-end electronics installations.
In his new role with IMS, Alan will work closely with owners of center consoles, walk-around and express boats to determine their precise needs and outfit their vessels with the perfect electronics packages.
For more information, call 772-219-4460 or visit www.imsamerican.com.
Congratulations to the ACY70 QUE MAS for winning the 2014 Bermuda Big Game Classic, making them the tournament's first-ever repeat winner! In addition, the team won the Marlin Magazine Manufacturer's Cup for American Custom Yachts, Atlantic Water Development Day One Release Jackpot, Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. Overall Release Points Jackpot and the Garmin Grand Giveaway for total cash winnings of $141,600. A big congratulations to everyone on board: owner Wally Whitley, Captain Travis Butters, Mate Robert Helms, Chad Ford, Blake Ford, Donny Lange and Tyler Helms. Combined with their sixth place finish in this year's Bermuda Billfish Blast, the QUE MAS took third place in the 2014 Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship. Visit the Bermuda Big Game Classic's Facebook page to watch some of the action on board the Que Mas!
The major refit on the 72′ Viking BYTE ME is heading toward the home stretch. Marine Exhaust Systems is fitting a custom exhaust system to accommodate the new Caterpillar C-32 ACERT power package. Trim tabs have been fitted on the custom transom extension fabricated by ACY, and Lumishore underwater lights have been installed. Visit our project showcase to view more pictures.
Diesel = $3.651
(plus 6% tax per gallon)
Gas = $4.265 per gallon