SWF Yachts Adds 43-Foot
Mainship to Charter Fleet
Life is sweet on “Sweetness II” for comfortably
Florida’s barrier island paradise
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla., April 13, 2010 –
Southwest Florida Yacht has added a third
43-footer to its charter fleet so up to six adults
can comfortably experience the Sunshine State’s
celebrated barrier island paradise from Sanibel
Island to Boca Grande.
The newest vessel is Sweetness II, a twin-engine
Mainship 43 trawler-style cruiser with sleeping
for six adults, a nicely-equipped chef’s galley,
and stand-up-straight headroom in the big salon,
two staterooms and two heads with showers, all
with a 6’ 6” ceiling.
Sweetness II is the second Mainship 43 to join the
Southwest Florida Yachts power fleet in recent
weeks. Earlier this year the company announced the
addition of …and Everywhere, borrowed from the
title of a famous Beatle’s tune, Here, There and
Everywhere. It’s the third 43-footer in the fleet,
which also includes a Silverton 43.
Sweetness II joins a fleet of 11 other power
cruisers at Marinatown Marina in N. Fort Myers.
The power fleet also includes three Grand Banks 42
trawlers and other vessels down to 28 feet in
length. The company also has a sailing charter
fleet at Burnt Store Marina in Punta Gorda.
Sweetness II distinquishes itself in several
categories, including flooring (teak, holly),
central air conditioning, hot/cold water system,
washer/dryer, color TV, a stereo on the bridge and
a nicely-appointed galley capable of whipping up
fast food for a hungry crew or a full-course menu
for special people at the end of the day.
Appliances includes a three-burner stove and oven,
a microwave oven and large refrigerator. The
dining table seats four. The breakfast bar has two
Barb Hansen, owner and manager, said Sweetness II
has the comfort and speed to be one the best
vessels in the fleet for “six-at-a-time to
experience the best sailing and cruising area in
the world.” Visitors have scored the barrier
islands of Sanibel and Captiva as the best islands
to visit for their ambiance, beaches,
friendliness, restaurants and scenery. Charters
also have member privileges at exclusive Useppa
Island near Boca Grande.
Twin 300-hp Caterpillar diesels give Sweetness II
a very economical but quick cruising speed of 10
knots using only about 12 gallons per hour. For
exploring the backcountry or visiting the beaches,
the vessel also has a dinghy, a Walker Bay Apex
A-9 powered by a Mercury 8 hp outboard.
An array of modern navigation tools are available
to the skipper from one or both of two helms, one
in the salon and one on the flybridge.
Instrumentation includes a Raytheon 600 R
autopilot, engine and system monitors, three VHF
marine radios and Garmin 3210 radar/GPS.
Extra Cruising Days
Sweetness II charters for $3,789 for five days in
the high season and $3,030 in summer. Through
2010, as part of the company's 25th anniversary,
charters of three days or more get two free days
of cruising between May 1 and Dec. 14.
Southwest Florida has been ranked among the top
ten yacht sailing and cruising areas in the world
and the barrier islands of Sanibel and Captiva
have scored as the best islands to visit for their
ambiance, beaches, friendliness, restaurants and
For more information about Southwest Florida
Yachts and Florida Sailing & Cruising School visit
www.swfyachtsales.com Mailing Address:
3444 Marinatown Lane, N.W., N. Fort Myers, FL
33903. Telephone: 800-262-7939 or 239-656-1339, or