An Owner’s Experience: “Clarity” – Lucia 40 Charters from Abaco, Bahamas
Captain Paul Valentic is no stranger to high performance and depending on his vessel when conditions are extreme. Whether in the cockpit of his USAF F-15 or Southwest Airline’s Boeing 737, or his newly-keeled 2017 Fountaine Pajot LUCIA 40, Captain Paul is happiest at the controls. He and his loving wife, Terry, fell in love with the dream of sailing the deep blue sea and with Fountain Pajot’s newest addition to their fleet of ocean cruising catamarans – the LUCIA 40.
Paul and Terry’s model is the 40th model from the prestigious, award-winning French yacht (ISO9001) manufacturer of power and sailing catamarans on the company’s 40th anniversary. They have fulfilled that dream thanks to the assistance of their yacht broker — Captain James Fachtmann (CPYB) — and the award-winning team at Atlantic Cruising Yachts, the #1 Worldwide Dealer for Fountaine Pajot catamarans.
While flying in a Boeing 737 together, James and Paul met and began building a path toward “CLARITY”. Utilizing the Business Yacht Ownership® (BYO) exclusively offered through Atlantic Cruising Yachts, Paul and Terry were able to start actively participating in their own bareboat charter business with the perfect catamaran. With many BYO bases to choose from, (Newport, RI, Annapolis, MD, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Key West, FL, St. Pete, FL, Exumas and Abacos, Bahamas, and the USVI and BVI) Paul and Terry began their adventure in the Abacos using CRUISE ABACOS as a base for “CLARITY.”
James, Katy, Richard, the ACY TEAM and CRUISE ABACO
First, I want to thank you, Capt. James and Richard, for being the best yacht brokers we have ever dealt with. You have been by our side since we purchased our boat. Always there to answer questions and provide expert advice on any issues that arise. We would have to say, James, you fall into the “best in the business” category. We really enjoy sailing our Lucia 40 and look forward to many years of the partnership that has been formed between us.
Second, you (Capt James Fachtmann), Ken Krasco, Chris Bent, and the entire Atlantic Cruising Yachts Team have been very accommodating and helpful throughout the purchase process and continue to support our Fountaine Pajot ownership experience.
As you know, Capt. James, our boat, using ACY’s Business Yacht Ownership® Program, was placed in service with Cruise Abaco in late December 2016. Since then, we have made two trips to the Bahamas to enjoy our Lucia 40 – CLARITY. Both times, the boat was spotless, inside and out. We experienced, firsthand, how Cruise Abaco goes out of their way to make our charter guests’ experience an exceptional one. From meeting the guests upon arrival, through their departure, every detail is tended to with a personal touch.”
— Paul Valentic
Want to charter their brand new 2017 Fountaine Pajot LUCIA 40 (Maestro Version) catamaran? You can find her in the Bahamans! “Clarity” is the perfect CAT to explore the Abacos.
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