September 13, 2013

New Model: American Custom Yachts ACY90

American Custom Yachts new ACY90 flagship, finally touches the water, and this one has been a most waited model not only from the Florida based builder, but from sportfishing boat fans all over the world.  With other production builders catching the bigger bug, it seems sportfish builders have to see how to make space for producing larger, and most importantly faster yachts, as this is what the high end customer is asking in recent times.  The ACY 90 with its length is definitely American Custom Yachts most important build to date, and the company created a really low profile sweet looking sportfish, which from a distance might allude to what its size really is. Construction wise the ACY90 continues the fashion of an advanced custom build, here in jig method cold moulded way, mixed with kevlar and fiberglass, and featuring PVC core use for the deck areas. This model which have been a long time coming is also a testament to American Custom Yachts pedigree of launching on average a new build every two years, showing the Florida company is not following any numbers of sort but just to deliver a special Sportfish yacht to a lucky owner who is looking for the best.  Titled C'est La Vie, ACY 90 features a lower deck which offers a six cabin five head accommodation plan, and a single level saloon with uninterrupted views outside.  A stand out feature in the ACY90 is also its saloon having an aft facing galley, located at the aft end, and serving the cockpit deck. Sportfishing fans will surely be impressed for the super large aft cockpit deck which shows the game nature of the ACY90 complemented by some luxurious comforts as the very stately looking raised central mezzanine.  The ACY90 is powered by twin MTU 4613hp engines, which gave top end speeds up to 48 knots in light load, and about four nautical miles less in loaded conditions.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 27.4 m (90ft)
Waterline Length - 24.1 m
Beam - 6.78 m
Draft - 2.03 m
Displacement - 95,254 kg
Fuel Capacity - 23413 l
Water Capacity - 1714 l
Accommodation - 6 double cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 16v4000 M93L 4613hp 
Propulsion - line shaft with ZF gearbox
Speed - 48 knots max, 40 knots cruise
Hull Shape - Vee planning with moderate 13.5 degrees deadrise aft
Construction - cold molded wood fiberglass jig method; Five layers 12mm of Okume plywood, Kevlar and fiberglass inside and out, Divinycell core in the deck, Nida-Core for deck hatches.