Atlas Yacht Sales LLC, owned and operated by Jim Veiga, is now the exclusive distributor of Jeanneau sailboats and yachts for the entire East Coast of Florida. Jeanneau believes the expansion will be a major benefit to its clients as Jim Veiga’s complete offering will appeal to a wide audience.
The brand already has a strong foothold in Florida. “With existing and successful offices in St. Augustine, FL and Puerto Rico, as well as, SailTime bases in St. Augustine, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami, it was a natural choice,” says Nick Harvey, President of Jeanneau America. “With over 20 years of experience in new yacht sales, yacht management, charter management, and boat membership programs, Atlas Yacht’s expertise has added value for our current and future owners that we could not pass up,” Harvey added.
“Staying in step with the preferences of today’s sailors and sailing enthusiasts, while offering top-level service along with the top sailboat brand in the world is our mission and something that at Atlas we are all passionate about,” said Jim Veiga.
Atlas began in Fajardo Puerto Rico in 1995 as a sailboat brokerage also offering sail training and charters. The area of Fajardo PR and Marina Puerto Del Rey, known as the “Gateway to the Caribbean” with close proximity to the island municipalities of Culebra and Vieques, the Spanish Virgin Islands, was and remains the perfect place for Atlas to grow a successful dealership offering new Jeanneau’s for private owners as well as for those placing vessels into our Charter Management Program, SailCaribe Yacht Charters. Atlas opened a sales office in St Augustine FL in 2012 to serve the North East Florida market. The relationship between the Florida market and the Caribbean market has existed for centuries and now Atlas is honored to offer Jeanneau Sailboats to those seeking to experience the best that the lifestyle and sport of sailing can offer in some of the most sought out locations on the planet.