Lane N.W. * North Fort Myers FL 33903
1-800-262-7939 * 239-656-1339 * Email:
All of us at Southwest Florida
Yachts wish you
fair winds this Holiday season and
calm seas in the New Year!
LAST-MINUTE CHARTER “GIFT”
TO YOU FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
We still have a few boats available for the upcoming
Holiday week. We are offering a one-time 20% Discount on any
charter booked between 12/20 and 12/30/06 for a charter that also
starts before the end of the year!
Take 20% Off Any Charter of 3 Days or Longer if you can
start your charter before 12/31/06.
call and reserve your dates and mention our “Holiday Special” and then
clip and send this coupon after you make your reservation.
Don’t delay! Call today!
New to Our Fleet
Type of Vessel: Carver 356 Motor Yacht
Length at Berth: 41 feet
Weight at Berth: 21,300 lbs.
Twin Cummins 330 HP diesels, generator, air conditioning and heat,
refrigerator, electric stove, stereo with CD player, Color TV
with DVD, autopilot, and GPS.
This vessel’s accommodations include two cabins, two heads, with
the salon up and galley down.
Rate Per Week: Winter $3597 Summer $2877
New owners, Marlene and
Madison Groves christen "Joy @ Sea"
JOY @ SEA,
a Grand Banks 42 Motor Yacht that joined
our fleet in September is now charter ready!
September 21, 2006
Type of Vessel:
Grand Banks Motor Yacht
Length at Berth: 42 feet
Weight at Berth: 40,700 lbs.
Twin Caterpillar 3208TA 375hp diesels,Autopilot, Onan 8kw
generator, Laundry room/ pantry with washer and dryer, Marine Air
conditioning, Garmin GPS, duel Grunert refrigerators, (3) burner
electric stove with oven, microwave, new Avon Rover RIB 310 with
outboard on davits, and much more!
Per Week: Winter $4170 Summer $3334
Announcing . . .
a 2003 Mainship 390 has just
been added to our fleet! “SNAP’M” will be ready for charter
in January. We’ll have photos and more information on this
vessel in our next E-YARDARM!
Special Offer to Kick-off the New Year!
Save 10% in 2007!
Off Any Charter of 3 Days or Longer
in January and February, 2007.
and reserve your dates and mention our “New Year’s Special” or clip
and send this coupon after you make your reservation.
We’ll take 10% off your charter rate!
CALL 1-800-262-7939 to reserve your dates today!
* Charter must begin on or after 1/1/07 and end on or before
**If you have already booked a charter that qualifies for the
E-Special, give us a call.
November Power Cruising
article reprints are now available.
Power Cruising Editor,
Pierce Hoover cruised with us in August aboard our Grand Banks
42 trawler to get a first-hand look at our beautiful cruising
area. In his article, “Surveying the Sound,” Pierce gives a
complete overview of the anchorages, marinas, restaurants and
marine facilities awaiting you in Southwest Florida. Come and
see for yourself why everyone loves cruising Sanibel, Captiva,
Cayo Costa, Gasparilla and all of our beautiful barrier
islands. The article appeared in the November issue of Power
Call us at
1-800-262-7939 if you would like a copy of this article.
Ring in the New
Year with a sail or power charter or instructional cruise. Give us a
call today and we’ll help you plan your winter getaway!
been more than two years since a hurricane named Charley raced over
Southwest Florida’s beautiful barrier islands and the picturesque waterfront communities
around Charlotte Harbor.
I’ll remember Charley as
the storm that made me proud of my fellow citizens who leaped to help
their friends, neighbors and strangers in a jam.
I’d say it took about one
day, maybe two, for everybody here to dedicate themselves to restoring
their homes, businesses, and municipalities. Insurance helped, as it was
supposed to. Governments, too. But in my opinion the collective can-do
human spirit here made all the difference.
Southwest Florida has a
lot of that can-do spirit, as well as water, sunsets, scenery and
exceptionally good weather (with exceptions like Charley). It all fuels
our number one claim to fame – tourism.
Boaters get the best view
in my opinion. So it is with pleasure that we announce that proprietors of
the waterfront services for our visitors – restaurants, marinas, resorts,
inns, parks, tackle and bait shops – have put their places back into shape
(and then some) and have reopened for business with a smile.
the numbers of dolphins, manatees, and birds I judge that the natural
areas are fully restored as well. I’m told that a storm like Charley
actually helps rebuild wildlife habitats.
Don’t take my word for
it. Power Cruising
magazine’s editors cruised our paradise recently and have proclaimed that
all is very well and good along our sheltered cruising corridors. Editor
Pierce Hoover’s article, Surveying the Sound – A Return Visit to One of
America’s Coastal Cruising Grounds, is in the November issue. The article
actually confirms what we have been saying all along. The marine
facilities are even better and more beautiful than before the storm.
Pierce puts his “A-OK”
stamp on all of our favorite ports of call -- Burnt Store Marina, Useppa
Island Club, Boca Grande Marina, Cabbage Key, Cayo Costa State Park, South
Seas Island Resort and Yacht Harbor, ‘Tween Waters Inn.
Google spent $1.6 billion
on YouTube, an investment in the future of the Internet. They’re betting
that millions of pairs of demographically desirable eyeballs will stay
glued to videos on the World Wide Web. Maybe. Or will Google’s desirable
demographic of a certain age get bug-eyed staring at a computer screen and
decide they prefer real world views, not simulated views?
people of Southwest Florida invested in the future too and have spent many times over what Google
spent. We’re betting that demographically desirable human bodies (not just
their eyeballs) will return for real life scenes like dolphins surfing
their bow wave, a family of manatees coming by their boat to say hello,
and glowing Gulf of Mexico sunsets.
Wall Street talks about
companies reinventing themselves. Well Southwest Florida does not need to reinvent itself. It is what it is, what it was, and what
it will be -- a blessed intersection of earth, water, and climate. Our
waterfront reconstruction renaissance just makes it that much easier to
We receive lots of nice emails and letters from both our charter and
school clients. Here is one that we wanted to share with you. Thanks to
all our great customers!
First of all, Patty and I want to thank you and all the staff
there for the courteous help and guidance before, during and after our
charter experience. Please pass our appreciation on to everyone there.
Jim and Patty- Minnesota
Jefferson 42 Charter
1983 Grand Banks
36 Single Engine Trawler
with Stern Thruster –
underwent a mechanical refit that included a NEW engine, NEW transmission
and NEW stainless steel fuel tanks! If you are in the market for an older
GB that is both a sound cruising vessel and a great value you will want to
consider this yacht.
139 hp diesel with just over 200 hours, Westerbeke 7.7 kw generator,
Furuno GPS, Lofrans windlass, 3 anchors with rode and chain, 3-zone
marine airconditioning, new bridge canvas, dinghy and much more.
Pilot 34 Express Cruiser -
accommodations aboard Peachy Keen II include a private forward
stateroom, spacious head with shower, fully-equipped galley, convertible
leatherette dinette and roomy cockpit with bench seating.
Single Yanmar 370 hp. diesel with bow thruster, Generator, 3.5 kw, Air
conditioning with reverse cycle heat, GPS, 2-burner electric
stove, Refrigerator/ Freezer, Stereo with CD player & Color TV.
popular “picnic” style boat is perfect for a long weekend getaway afloat,
or an extended cruise! This vessel cruises easily at 15 knots with
approximate fuel consumption of 10 gph. Peachy Keen II is
available for Private ownership or Charter fleet placement.
or Barb Hansen to make an appointment to see any of these lovely yachts.
WE NEED LISTINGS, TOO!
We have recently sold several of our listed vessels! We have buyers
looking for nice, clean sail and power yachts.
We can help you sell your boat or find you the boat of your dreams.
Give us a call!
International Airport Makes it Easy to Get to
It’s now easier than ever to get to Southwest Florida!
Southwest Airlines began serving Fort Myers for the first time last
year. Other airlines serving our area include Air Tran, Continental,
Delta, Frontier, Jet Blue, Northwest, Spirit, US Airways and many
Check your local airport guide for the airline that will serve you
best. For more information go to:
NEED A LAST-MINUTE GIFT IDEA?
CHARTER OR CLASS CERTIFICATES
MAKE THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT!
Looking for a special gift for that special someone? Let us suggest a
gift certificate from Southwest Florida Yachts or The Florida Sailing
and Cruising School! Purchase a day sail, a week-long charter, or a
live-aboard sail or power course and your gift will be remembered for
years to come.
Give us a call today and we will get a gift
certificate out to you right away!
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For more information on
charters, classes, charter yacht ownership, or brokerage yachts for sale,
please call us at 1-800-262-7939 or 239-656-1339.
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