Meet the Legendary ACY Vessel Fleet
Designed for unmatched speed, performance and comfort, every American Custom Yacht is meticulously handcrafted to exceed all expectations. The result is a one-of-a-kind custom showpiece built on a legacy of raising fish worldwide. Some say it's the perfect boat … We say perfect isn't good enough.
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ACY90 C'EST LA VIE
Powered by twin MTU V-drive engines at 4,600 HP each, the 90′ C'EST LA VIE, launched in 2012, has the muscle to move at 48 knots while providing exceptional comfort. Amenities include six staterooms and five heads, accommodating a full crew during extended open-ocean adventures. Add a unique stern-facing galley, a beautifully-finished teak mezzanine and a state-of-the art electronics package and you have the ultimate dream machine designed to keep anglers on the action at all times.
ACY72 DON TEO
The first ACY to sport a fully-enclosed flybridge, the 72′ DON TEO, launched in 2002, was designed to meet the owner's need for a larger boat that would offer the same outstanding performance as ACY's famous 65-footers. DON TEO was crafted on a custom steel jig that duplicating the lines of a 65-footer with an adjusted shear and the engines spread apart to reduce draft and increase maneuverability. The result is a high-performance showpiece that raises fish and turns heads everywhere it goes.
Handcrafted for a world-renowned modern art collector, the 70′ YELLOWBIRD, launched in 2005, is in itself a work of art. Designed in concert with its owners, YELLOWBIRD portrays a striking traditional profile coupled with a minimalist interior design imbued with subtle artistic accents and a focus on practicality. The vessel features an expansive salon and generous galley, and is outfitted with all the amenities for long-range travel. The vessel is truly a masterpiece.
ACY70 QUE MAS
World-famous for its outstanding tournament results, QUE MAS, launched in 2005, was meticulously handcrafted to meet the exacting specification of its owner. Designed to fish hard without sacrificing comfort, every feature of QUE MAS is laid out in practical fashion with virtually no wasted space. This one-of-a-kind vessel offers exquisite interior detailing, a state-of-the-art cockpit and a myriad of custom appointments to accommodate long-range travel. This eye-catching vessel continues to make its mark on the tournament circuit throughout the Florida Keys, the islands of the Bahamas and Bermuda.
ACY68 SILVER ARROW
The first ACY to sport MTU Series 2000, 2,400-HP engines and an electro-hydraulic steering system, the 68′ SILVER ARROW, launched in 2010, is built to perform on the water. SILVER ARROW features ACY's traditional profile and exceptional interior detailing, including a beautiful hand-selected teak interior with honeycomb-cored granite counter tops. This magnificent vessel truly exemplifies the American boat building legacy.
ACY65 BLUEWATER CAT
A standout in the Gulf Coast tournament circuit, the 65′ BLUEWATER CAT, launched in 2000, was outfitted with a new mezzanine in 2006 and refitted for its original owners again in 2012 with new engines and number of significant interior and exterior modifications. The new power package features a pair of CAT C32 Acert engines, new transmissions and a modified exhaust system. Upgrades included the refinishing of all teak veneer with the addition of handcrafted Carpathian Elm burl inlays, along with the installation of a new audio-video system, teak cockpit deck and covering boards and a full repaint. The result is a boat that looks and performs like new ten years after its launch.
ACY65 Free Enterprise
Launched in 1999, the 65′ FREE ENTERPRISE came out of the gate blazing with 141 blue marlin catches recorded over the summer and fall of 2000 in St. Thomas and Venezuela. FREE ENTERPRISE also posted 14 grand slams out of La Guaira, Venezuela, that year. This well-known vessel has since become a mainstay in the waters of Miami and the Bahamas.
ACY65 SNEAK ATTACK
The original owner of the 65′ SNEAK ATTACK was looking for an extra-sleek profile, so ACY shortened the deckhouse making the boat appear longer while keeping in proportion with the traditional American outline. Launched in 2003, SNEAK ATTACK is the first ACY to feature an aft mezzanine with built-in deck seating. The vessel is appointed with a myriad of custom features including etched glass panels with airbrushed highlights and interior soles fabricated from naturally-aged restoration wood. Spending most of its time in the abundant waters of Central America, SNEAK ATTACK is as beautiful today as the moment it touched the water.
Launched in 2000, the 65′ BANDIT was the first ACY to sport a traditional profile signified by softer lines and a recessed bridge. After making its mark on the waters of Florida and the Bahamas, the vessel was fully refitted in 2009 and shipped to its new owner in Dubai. Upgrades included converting a storage area into an additional crew's quarters, retrofitting the full tower into a half tower and installing new upholstery, new electronics and a new audio-video system. Wherever it goes, BANDIT is certain to steal the show.
ACY65 BLACK GOLD
Launched in 2003, the 65′ BLACK GOLD sports ACY's sleek contemporary profile, offering three staterooms and an island bar galley, powered by MTU 16V Series 2000 engines. The interior is finished in beautifully grained Burma Teak. The quiet hero of the ACY fleet, BLACK GOLD is famous for its legendary catches in St. Thomas and surrounding islands of the Caribbean, most recently taking top honors in the 2012 British Virgin Islands Billfish Tournament fished out of Virgin Gorda.
The first in a line of famous ACY 65-footers, FREEDOM is as busy now as the day it was launched in 1998. Serving as the ACY company flagship for over 15 years and a consistent standout in Southern U.S. and Caribbean tournaments, FREEDOM is famous for its fishing exploits worldwide. Team FREEDOM earned international acclaim competing in the televised ESPN2 Billfishing Xtreme Release League tournament series from 2003 to 2005. The vessel's abilities have yet to waiver with 2012 victories in the Bacardi Rum Billfish Tournament, Cajun Canyons Billfish Classic and the Fourchon Oilman's Tournament.
In 1996, angler Damon Chouest set a new Atlantic blue marlin world record aboard ACY's second hull, a 63-footer, releasing 168 fish during the vessel's first year on the water. FEARLESS has continued to post impressive catches and tournament results over the years from Florida to Costa Rica. The recipient of a complete refit at ACY in 2011, there is no doubt FEARLESS will wave the American flag for many years to come.
ACY58 FLOW CONTROL
ACY's first hull, launched 1994, is a legend throughout the Palm Beaches and the Bahamas. Highly visible at its home at the south dock of Sailfish Marina in Palm Beach Shores, FLOW CONTROL keeps busy with local tournaments and fishing trips and knows the waters of the Gulf Stream like no other.
ACY's first walkaround sportfisherman, the 42′ INDEPENDENCE, was launched in 2009 for a long-time customer looking for a unique, low-maintenance fishing machine that could accommodate variety of fishing techniques – including fly, live bait, kite, trolling and deep drop – and be at the ready to fish tournaments and make strategic Bahamas runs. Powered by triple 300-HP Mercury Verado outboard motors, INDEPENDENCE offers unmatched flexibility and performance in its class.