Our first one was so successful, we’re going to do it again. We’re planning on providing four boats for viewing and sailing in beautiful Jamestown, Rhode Island: Fountaine Pajot Isla 40 Dufour 390 Grand Large Fountaine Pajot Astréa 42 Dufour 360 Grand Large We’re still planning on a COVID-sensitive event with plenty of masks and social distancing, so spots will fill up quickly. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.
Here’s the shakedown of Paire de Jacques, a 2021 Isla 40 delivered to St. Thomas, USVI on December 8th, 2020. As far as we know, that makes her the first Isla 40 in North America. She’s loping along at about 6 knots (on 12 apparent) in Pillsbury Sound on her way to Salt Pond in St John. We have two more in route – One due in April, 2021 and the other in July, 2021. Let us know if you want to learn more – Just contact me at email@example.com -or- 978-495-2520
We all will miss the Newport Boat Show but we’re going to replace it as best we can with our Test Sail and Mini Boat Show event displaying three of the best brands in the business! On the weekend the boat show was originally scheduled we will be showing boats and offering test sails by appointment at scheduled times. If you are serious about a boat purchase in the next year please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-463-3663 x704 When: Saturday, September 19 & Sunday September 20, 2020Where: Cove Haven Marina, 101 Narragansett Ave, Barrington, RI Boat Showings: 9:00-4:30, all day, each day Test Sails: 9:00-4:30, every hour, each day Food: Chili, Coffee, Drinks, Snacks To make a reservation for a showing or a test sail contact us via: email@example.com or call 978-463-3663 x704
Seems like everyone asked us that at both the Newport and Annapolis shows. Now that we’ve sailed her from Newport to Newburyport and then back to Narragansett Bay we finally have an answer: Plenty fast. On the trip up, we were able to put the 50 hp Volvos through their paces. With a steady 20 knots (true) headwind, we scooted along at a steady 7.5+ knots at around 2200 RPM. We periodically vary the RPMs during break-in, but we never got below 7 as far as I can remember. The trip back down was glorious, with two days of broad and beam reaches. We we were consistently over 11 kts and where 50% vs wind speed. Even with me steering. Jack took over just before the turn into Newport, and said he saw 13.7 kts more than once as he surfed the faces of…
It’s the biggest sailboat show in the western hemisphere. With seminars, gear, services and boats. So. Many. Boats. We’ll be there in force with Ryan and Matt working the Fountaine Pajot booth, Mike and Alfred working the Dufour booth. And Jack working to make sure everyone is actually working. And the real winners? Diane and Will who will have some quiet time to get some real work done. Are YOU going? Email Jack at jack@advantageyachtsales and we’ll see if we can put some tickets out for you.
We’re inviting serious boat buyers to join us for a test sail on October 19th in Barrington, Rhode Island. We’re planning three trips of about 90 minutes each, departing at 10 am, noon and 2 pm. While it’s no offshore adventure, it does give you a chance to take the wheel of the only Astréa 42 available until November of 2021. Interested? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Advantage will be presenting at the Newport International Boat Show, representing Beneteau Sailboats and Fountaine Pajot Catamrans. This is a great opportunity to view not only these boats, but others you may be considering. Compare them side-by-side and make your decision! BENETEAU SAILBOATS ON DISPLAY: Oceanis 41.1 Oceanis 46.1 New! Oceanis 51.1 Figaro 3 New! FOUNTAINE PAJOT CATS ON DISPLAY: Lucia 40 Helia 44 Buy any Beneteau sailboat or Fountaine Pajot catamaran 35′ or larger from AYS at either the Newport or Annapolis boat show and we’ll include a free AB Inflatables aluminum RIB dinghy appropriate to the size of the boat purchased, 9′ – 13′, a $5,300 – $10,200 value! Also learn about our new partnership with Navigare Yachting, one of the leading charter operators in the world. Through this partnership you can place your new boat purchased through AYS into one of…
We are extremely excited to announce that AYS is now a dealer for Beneteau sailboats, covering northern New England including Boston Harbor. We have found in Beneteau’s product lines the perfect complement to our current portfolio of new boats. The Oceanis, Sense, and First brands differentiate themselves in many unique ways from more traditional sailboats, offering a variety of cruising sailboat choices for any sailor. Advantage now offers the most extensive selection of sailboats and catamarans on the East Coast.
Advantage Yacht Sales has been named one of the Top 100 Dealers in North America by “Boating Industry” magazine, for the fourth consecutive year. “Out of the thousands of boat dealers in North America, only the very best make the Top 100 list,” said Boating Industry Editor in Chief Jonathan Sweet. “These companies are the elite of the marine industry, excelling at all aspects of their business.” The Top 100 is an annual list of dealerships that are unsurpassed in business operations, professionalism, marketing tactics, customer service and more.
American-made Cruising Catamaran brings Space and Stability to Sailors in the Northeast Advantage Yacht Sales, a dealer of new and used sail and power boats in New England, will now offer Gemini Catamarans to their expanding list of brands. Advantage is the first dealer of cruising sailboat catamarans in Massachusetts, and will also serve Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. Gemini has been building catamarans for 27 years and has delivered over 1000 boats, more than any other single-model catamaran ever built. The popularity of multihull sailboats has increased dramatically over the last few years. This growth has been most visible in the Caribbean charter fleets, where catamarans have grown to make up 22% of all charter boats. As sailors have enjoyed their experiences on a fast sailboat that doesn’t heel while on vacation, they have gravitated toward catamarans for their own vessels…