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In 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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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.
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.
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."
Check out this video of the recent ACY68 hull flip.
The 72′ American Custom Yacht YELLOWBIRD is available for the first time. Handcrafted for a modern art collector, the vessel is in itself a work of art. The YELLOWBIRD features a striking traditional profile and contemporary interior with a focus on practicality.
Featuring four staterooms, an expansive salon and galley, the vessel is outfitted with all the amenities for long-rang travel. Visit the YELLOWBIRD's listing on Yachtworld.com for more information.
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 = $3.378
(plus 6% tax per gallon)
Gas = $3.621 per gallon