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Our 2007 Summer & Fall Specials!
SAIL AND POWER YACHT CHARTERS
July 1 - October 31, 2007
2 FREE days with a 3-day or longer charter!*
begin on or after 7/1/07 and end on or before 10/31/07.
For example, pay the 3-day low season rte and take a
5-day cruise or pay for5 and cruise for 7 days.
SAIL & POWER BOATING SCHOOL
July 1 - October 31, 2007
Pay for 3 students and the 4th is
Take any sail or power class and pay for full course rate for
three (3) student snad the 4th student is free.*
*Class must begin on or after 7/1/07 and end on or before 10/31/07.
Max. 4 students per vessel.
Bring the kids! Bring the grandkids! Plan to take the family to "Summer
School" on the water!
New to Our Fleet
Type of Vessel: Mainship 390 Trawler - Twin Engine
Length at Berth: 39 feet
Weight at Berth: 22,000 lbs.
240 HP diesels, Kohler 8 kw generator, air conditioning and
heat, refrigerator, electric stove, stereo with CD player, Color
TV with VCR, autopilot, Radar, and GPS plotter.
This vessel’s accommodations include two cabins, one head, with
the salon up and galley down
Rate Per Week: Winter $3597 Summer $2877
New to Our Fleet -
Berth Date: January 15, 2007
Type of Vessel: Island Gypsy 32 Trawler - Twin Engines
Length at Berth: 32 feet
Weight at Berth: 16,500 lbs.
Volvo 130 HP diesels, Westerbeke 5 kw generator,
Air conditioning and heat, refrigerator/ freezer, electric stove,
stereo with CD player, Color TV with VCR, autopilot, Radar and
Garmin GPS Map.
The accommodations include one cabin and one head
forward with the galley and salon up.
The dinette also converts to a double berth.
Per Week: Winter $2391
KON TIKI is also offered FOR
SALE at $129,900
Call for details
New to Our Fleet - FIRENZE
February 15, 2007
Type of Vessel: Island Packet Cat 35 Twin Engine
Length at Berth: 35 feet
Weight at Berth: 12,900 lbs.
Twin Yanmar 27 HP diesels,Kohler, Inverter, air conditioning,
refrigeration, propane stove, CD player, Color TV, autopilot,Wind
instruments, and GPS.
This vessel’s accommodations include two cabins and two heads.
Per Week: Winter $2638
Freeman Family from Wisconsin enjoy their new Carver 356, SCHATZI
in the SFY Fleet!
Joe Barbieri of Indiana christens his new Mainship 390, SNAP’M.
He proudly named the yacht
after his five daughters – Susan, Nancy, Ann,
Peggy and Mary!
Sorry, sons Joe and Brian will have to get their own boat!
Introducing our Passport to Cruising Alaska!
are invited to join Southwest Florida Yachts for the cruising experience
of a lifetime in beautiful Alaska.
You will cruise aboard the 65 foot Malahide trawler, “Ursa Major.” The
boat will cruise from Sitka to Petersburg (July 9-15) and back to
Sitka (July 17-23) in Southeast Alaska.
There are two double cabins available on each trip - one couple or
two singles per cabin with a lower double and upper single berth in
each. The two cabins will share a large head with shower.
may join us for one or both weeks! (Boarding will be on July 9th
Sitka or July 17th in Petersburg.)
You’ll marvel at the natural beauty of Southeast Alaska at the height of
the whale and bear season. You’ll dine on gourmet food from “Ursa’s”
galley, including homemade bread, soups and desserts each day!
Cost - $3500 per person per week for the yacht and crew, including
all meals. “Ursa Major” has a full-time Captain, Crew and Cook on
board. You can sit back and enjoy the scenery or navigate alongside the
Captain in the pilothouse.
Southeast Alaska is serviced by Alaska Airlines from Seattle. Give Barb
Hansen a call if you are interested in this cruising adventure. Vic and
Barb have cruised aboard the “Ursa” and have seen, first hand, the awesome
beauty of Alaska – up close and personal. As the owner of “Ursa Major”
says, “friends don’t let friends see Alaska from a Cruise Ship!” Consider
Vic and Barb your friends! They promise that if you love cruising and
you love trawlers and you love nature and you love good food and making
new friends, you’ll love this cruise!
Give us a call for our Alaska cruise flyer. We hope you will plan to see
Alaska this summer aboard the “Ursa Major!”
Summertime... and the cruising is great!
Special Offer to Kick-off the Summer!
Save 10% in June 2007!
Off Any Charter of 3 Days or Longer
in June 2007.
and reserve your dates and mention our “Summer Vacation”
and send this coupon after you make your reservation.
We’ll take 10% off your charter rate!
to reserve your dates today!
*Charter must begin on or after 6/1/07 and end on or before 6/30/07
March Cruising World article spotlights Southwest Florida!
Editor, Pierce Hoover recently sailed with
us aboard our Catalina 34 . In his article, “Passing Through,”
Pierce introduces his young son, Nash to the adventure and joy
of cruising Southwest Florida.
Why not plan a family cruise aboard a sail or power yacht and
take some family time in paradise. Sanibel, Captiva, Cayo Costa,
Gasparilla and all of our beautiful barrier islands await you
with everything from dolphins shows to dinghy adventures. Pick
up a copy of the March Cruising World today!
Adventures in Retirement
to medical science we are living longer. Thanks to ibuprofen, we’re also
are beneficiaries. With time and a bottle of friendly caplets on their
side they can do things earlier generations of retirees could not. Instead
of sitting in a rocker and watching re-runs of Golden Girls, retirees
today are sitting in a catbird seat and self-directing their lives into
new and exciting adventures.
I know this because
in my job as proprietor of a yacht school and chartering enterprise I have
been privileged to talk to some of these adventurers and I am watching the
first wave of boomers plan and take action for the best years of their
Bruce and Margaret
Ellen have chartered with us many times. When Bruce retired they cruised
from Myrtle Beach on the East Coast to Fort Myers then back again. In two
years they put 270 hours and 3,000 miles on their boat.
I put Richard and
Suzy Koths of Michigan in this category. Though some years away from
retirement, the Koths own a 42-foot motoryacht which they put into our
charter fleet. It helps pay for the boat, upgrades and upkeep. When they
retire, they’ll already have their winter home in Florida adjacent to one
of the great cruising destinations in the world.
Many people who
attend our liveaboard yacht school are finishing up their careers and soon
will have the time to do what they really want to do. Cruising is a big
part of their retirement plan. More than once I have heard talk about
cruising “The Great Loop.” Sometimes called the Great Circle Route, this
is the continuous waterway that takes cruisers up the Atlantic Seaboard,
across the Great Lakes, down the Mississippi, and along the Gulf of
Mexico. They even have their own association.
Cruising the Great
Loop seems somehow appropriate for our goal-setting culture. Buried in our
careers we seek to build a nest egg and to provide for the future. Once
security is in our sights, we look to fulfill another basic instinct --
adventure. An ambitious plan like cruising the Great Circle Route does
Cruising also is a
civilized way to fulfill the deep-seated desire we all have to return to
the basics. I call this satisfying our “call of the wild” instinct.
Instead of a closet full of clothes and shoes, we bring onboard a duffel
bag’s worth of basics and boat shoes. Cruisers know that so long as their
clothes suit the weather their outfit is probably perfect for every
Once upon a time
Dinah Shore sang about seeing the USA in your Chevrolet. Today, she could
be singing about seeing the USA in your cruising boat. Cruising is a great
way to see the USA without having to pull your wheeled vehicle into a gas
station every few hours and an interstate motel every night. When you’re
cruising, you don’t have to pack and unpack every night. With cruising,
your castle is also your mode of transport. It’s fun. It’s scenic. It’s
very economical. It’s romantic.
generation of retirees are redefining “sailing into the sunset.”
1987 Grand Banks 42 Twin Engine Trawler –
of you have cruised aboard this beautiful yacht. Now Maretta
Rose can be yours! This yacht combines the quality and class of
Grand Banks styling.
Twin Ford 135 HP diesels, Onan 8 kw generator, 3-zone air
conditioning with reverse-cycle heat, Grunert cold plate
refrigeration with separate freezer and a Frigid Rigid freezer on
the bridge, Icemaker, Electric stove with oven, GPS, new Furuno
Radar, Inverter, Autopilot, full canvas, electric windlass, 9’
Boston Whaler on cabin chocks and a new Avon 10’ Rover RIB on
transom davits! The boat comes fully equipped with linens, galley
gear, tools, extensive spare parts inventory, charcoal grill, Igloo
cooler and much more! Maretta Rose is available for private
ownership or charter fleet placement.
1983 Grand Banks 36 Single with Stern Thruster –
recently underwent a mechanical refit that included a NEW engine,
NEW transmission and NEW stainless steel fuel tanks!
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.
2003 Mainship 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
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 &
This 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
Vic Hansen to make an appointment to see any of these lovely yachts.
WE NEED LISTINGS,
TOO! We have recently sold many of our listed vessels! We have
buyers looking for nice, clean sail and power yachts.
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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