Take a Tour of Service and Repair Projects
Click the images below to view a sampling of service projects completed at ACY.
74′ Lyman-Morse RESILIENT
The new owner of this unique 74′ Lyman-Morse motoryacht selected ACY to restore this classic commuter yacht to its original splendor with a dramatic hull color change, a new teak deck and a number of additional technology and systems upgrades. Recipient of a 2003 International Superyachts Society design award for "Best Power," the vessel was designed by the renowned Setzer Yacht Architects studio and built at the Lyman-Morse shipyard in Thomaston, Maine – a celebrated builder of custom motor and sailing yachts with a rich New England history dating back to the 1920s. Overseeing the vessel's restoration as project manager was none other than its original designer, Ward Setzer.
Under Setzer's careful direction, ACY mapped out a plan to bring the vessel back to top form with a new paint job and a series of needed repairs and sensible improvements. The hull color was changed from red to Awlcraft Flag Blue and the bottom from black to green. The vessel also received a complete topside paint with Awlcraft 2000 White. All exterior brightwork received new Awlspar varnish and Awlcraft 2000 Clear. Interior brightwork was repaired and refinished. New teak decking was installed, including the cockpit, fore and side decks, cockpit steps and swim platform. All forward-facing windows were replaced and re-bedded. The vessel underwent engine service and exhaust system repairs, and all ship’s systems were thoroughly checked and repaired as needed. The port and starboard drive shafts were removed, serviced by the manufacturer and re-installed. All deck gear, ground tackle and mooring equipment was repaired or replaced as needed. A 12″ stern thruster was installed beneath the swim platform.
Vessel upgrades included the installation of all new galley appliances and the replacement of the existing trash compactor with a wine cooler. The existing cockpit propane grill was removed and replaced with a new Kenyon Texan electric grill. Interior lighting was upgraded to LED. All exterior lighting was also replaced and upgraded. A number of audio-video system upgrades were also performed. Upon completion, the proud name "Resilient" was applied in silver leaf to the transom.
112′ Westport SEA BEAR
The 112′ Westport SEA BEAR returned to ACY for routine maintenance including a complete bottom job and full bottom paint. ACY also repainted the running gear and bow thruster prop and applied PropSpeed coating to all components. Additional work included minor paint touch ups and blends to the port and starboard side doors. ACY is honored to help keep this elegant, meticulously maintained yacht on the water for a long time friend.
72′ Viking BYTE ME
American Custom Yachts fabricated a custom foam-core encapsulated transom extension the 72′ Viking BYTE ME that was showcased on in the April issue of InTheBite magazine's widely read digital newsletter. The project is part of a major vessel refit underway at ACY that includes a full repower, new transmissions and a new exhaust system. Performed under the attentive eye of Captain Tim Bright, the transom extension, which fits neatly below the swim platform, is designed to enhance the vessel's performance by providing added lift and buoyancy, while also accommodating the relocation of the exhaust from the stern to the hull. Final touches will include the relocation of the trim tabs and the installation of underwater lights and an HD cam. An access door will be cut into the extension to service these components.
Utilizing a 150-ton Travelift and steel girders to counter balance the engine weight, the ACY mechanical crew delicately guided a pair of 1925 hp CAT Acert engines through the enlarged deckhouse entry and lowered them carefully onto the engine beds.
Marine Exhaust Systems fit 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.
70′ American QUE MAS
The world-renowned ACY70 QUE MAS took a well deserved break in the billfish action for a full hull repaint, including a three-color boot stripe, cockpit varnish and a bottom job using Sea Hawk Tropikote Biocide Plus.
98′ Burger LADY CATEE
The 98′ Burger LADY CATEE returned to ACY for a complete topside, hull and bottom paint job. ACY removed, polished and re-installed the stainless steel anchor pockets, stem guard and rub rail, and re-beaded the vessel's windows.
108′ Burger SARAH BETH
SARAH BETH, a one-of-a-kind 108′ Burger aluminum sportfisherman, came to ACY for a complete Eco Strip and new bottom paint using a three-step system developed by Sea Hawk specifically for metal hulls. Additional work included repairing the exhaust pipes, re-bedding the sheer water and anchor pockets, re-fairing the bow and blending the paint to match.
69′ Cheoy Lee LIONESSE
The 69′ Cheoy Lee ocean-going trawler LIONESSE came to ACY for a complete bottom job and hull repair, along with numerous maintenance items and vessel service. Work included repairing the lazarette sea doors, modifying the pilothouse table, maintenance of the plumbing and sanitation systems, along with the stabilizer, running gear and anchor locker, and inspection and recertification of the fire suppression system. Additional work included the fabrication of a custom paddleboard rack mounted on the crane boom to conveniently carry boards on their sides without removing the fins.
71′ Custom Motoryacht NIKITA
Making ready for its extended European voyage, ACY added a three-foot transom extension with a stern thruster on the NIKITA, a 71′ custom motoryacht built in New Zealand. Watertight Freeman hatches were installed in the extension to provide access to the steering system. The new extension creates an impressive 110-square-foot recreation platform when combined with the existing swim platform. ACY also added an anti-bacterial filter to the watermaker system, switched out all interior lighting to LED, and gave the vessel a full paint job. All that's left to do is say "bon voyage!"
61′ Custom Sportfish HADENUFF
In addition to sanding and re-caulking the teak cockpit of the 61′ custom sportfisherman HADENUFF, ACY reconfigured the master stateroom cabinets to fit a new TV and refinished the fighting chair. The fighting chair and helm seats also received new cushions.
72′ Donzi GUARIMBA
ACY performed significant mechanical and interior upgrades on the 72′ Donzi GUARMIMBA. Work included the installation of new main engine mufflers to accept new 6″ exhaust bypasses. ACY also replaced all fuel lines, fabricated and installed a new generator mounting base, upgraded the engine room lighting and crafted new salon entertainment center doors.
60′ Hatteras MANGO MOON
The 60′ Hatteras MANGO MOON departed ACY sporting a new Awlcraft 2000 Matterhorn White paint job. Additional work included running gear maintenance, a bottom job, hatch repairs and stainless steel polishing.
70′ Hatteras WILLOWAY
The 70′ Hatteras WILLOWAY visited ACY for full topside paint jop and running gear reconditioning.
112′ Hatteras FAR NIENTE
The 112′ Hatteras tri-deck motoryacht FAR NIENTE came to ACY for a full paint and bottom job, along with interior modifications, including new teak steps and a refitted spiral staircase. ACY also installed underwater lights and modified the vessel's mast to accommodate new lights and a sat com upgrade.
66′ Hines Farley TRIPLE CROWN
ACY created an innovative new exhaust system on the 66′ Hines Farley TRIPLE CROWN. Instead of dropping the exhaust at the transom, this unique system takes the exhaust through the hull just aft of the engines with built-in bypasses at the waterline for low speed operation and generator exhaust.
52′ Hunt GODSPEED
GODSPEED, a 52′ motoryacht built by Hunt Yachts, received a complete hull paint, along with minor teak repairs, running gear maintenance and new rudder seals.
85′ Jim Smith PATSEA VII
ACY restored the 85′ Jim Smith custom sportfisherman PATSEA VII to its original luster with a complete hull and topside repaint with Awlcraft 2000 matching the vessel's original colors, along with the re-varnish of all bright work with Awlcraft 2000 clear. Additional work included replacing the fuel vents, re-caulking the bridge and salon side windows, and changing the props.
37′ Legend LIGHTLY SALTED
ACY refitted the 37′ Legend Express LIGHTLY SALTED with a new Yamaha triple 300 HP outboard power package, along with a complete electrical system upgrade, including an E-Flex electrical command module. The cockpit and non-skid areas were repainted, along with the swim platform, transom and engine mounts.
45′ Lissen VIVACE
ACY performed a number of noteworthy upgrades on VIVACE, a unique 45′ Linssen motoryacht built in the Netherlands. Work included the installation of a new teak and holly cockpit sole, along with new interior headliners and gas shock replacement on all hatches. Additional services included the installation of an Arid eco-friendly dry bilge discharge system, a complete Awlgrip hull paint and new gold leaf lettering.
90′ Mares FIRST BOAT
The "doctors" at ACY gave the 90′ Mares motoryacht FIRST BOAT a facelift and a bottom job. The deck and house sides received a color change from blue to white courtesy of Awlgrip, and the bottom was recoated with Sea Hawk Biocop TF anti-fouling paint.
46′ Markley REEL MCCOY
The popular Islamorada charter boat REEL MCCOY came to ACY for a full paint job and new generators in preparation for the winter sailfish season.
53′ Monterey SUPER CREW
Sporting new camo transom lettering along with matching mezzanine cushions, the 53′ Monterey SUPER CREW is ready to hunt! ACY also installed new covering boards and a new hawse-pipe, and provided a hull and top side paint job with Awlcraft 2000.
38′ Pursuit DIRTY FIN
The 38′ Pursuit DIRTY FIN came to American for various upgrades and service work and an Awlgrip paint job with a two-color boot stripe. Upgrades included modifying the helm for a new electronics package and the installation of new cockpit lighting. Service work included removing and repainting the generator, installing a new sound shield, building new engine mounts and realigning the engines.
55′ Ricky Scarborough MUCHO MAS
American performed a number of significant upgrades on the 55′ Ricky Scarborough MUCHO MAS, including bottom modifications that entailed a complete hull strip by ECO Strip, cutting down the keel, renewing the through-hulls and re-glassing the chines. Additional work included repairing the trim tabs, replacing the power steering system, modifying the engine room entry, refitting the bridge console to accommodate a new electronics package, and installing a new interior headliner.
68′ Trumpy LIBERTY
The 68′ Trumpy motoryacht LIBERTY, built in 1954, is undergoing a major exterior retrofit at ACY to return this classic vessel to its original condition.
56′ Viking SUMMIT
ACY and Bausch-American Towers (BAT) joined forces to complete an extreme marine makeover on the 56′ Viking SUMMIT. Following a new teak mezzanine, BAT worked their magic to create a custom full tower integrating the existing hard top and electronics.