Southwest Florida Yachts


SWF Yachts Announces 2011 Charter and School Specials
“Everything is at least 11 percent less in 2011 and double in the summer”

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla., August 18, 2010 – Southwest Florida Yachts announced deep discounts for 2011 for sail or power yacht charters and for students taking live-aboard courses at Florida Sailing & Cruising School.

“Chartering is at least 11-percent less in twenty-eleven,” said owner-manager Barb Hansen, announcing that all charters of three days or more in 2011 will receive an 11-percent discount in the nine prime-weather cruising months – January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December.

The discount doubles to 22 percent in the warmer months -- July, August and September.

“Our motto is ‘See the USA – Charter our Way,’ ” said Hansen, whose yacht chartering company will celebrate anniversary 27 in 2011. “And for the record, the only oil in our cruising area is what’s in our engines.”

Southwest Florida Yachts charters power yachts from 28 to 43 feet and sailing yachts from 29 to 42 feet long for cruising and sailing the nearshore Gulf of Mexico and the inland waters between the Florida barrier islands of Sanibel/Captiva and the village of Punta Gorda on Charlotte Harbor.

Applying the 11 percent discount to a three-day charter aboard SWFY’s twin-engine Grand Banks 36 saves $283, reducing the cost of the three-day high-season charter to only $2,297. In the summer, the 22-percent discount on a three-day charter equals a substantial $454 and brings down the charter cost from the low season rate of $2,063 to only $1,609.

Yacht School Discounts
Hansen said discounts also go into effect for students taking liveaboard power and sailing courses in 2011 at Florida Sailing and Cruising School. Yacht courses, for up to four students at a time, will be discounted by 11 percent for the first two students all year long. Third and fourth students may take the same course with a 50 percent discount.

Florida Sailing & Cruising School is a unique liveaboard yacht school – power or sail -- for up to four students at time. Without the discount, power course tuitions range from $995 up to $3,495 for an eight-day offshore expedition.

Sailing school tuitions, also before discounts, range from $595 per person for a two-day course up to $3,195 for a 12-day offshore adventure. That includes the cabin, the instructor, the course materials and the vessel’s fuel. Non-students accompanying students can stay on the vessel for half-price. All the students have to do is buy their food and step aboard for a great learning experience afloat.

Courses in powerboat safety, handling and cruising are held at company headquarters at Marinatown Marina on the Caloosahatchee in N. Fort Myers just across the Caloosahatchee from the city of Fort Myers. Sailing courses are held at sailing fleet headquarters—Burnt Store Marina in Punta Gorda.

Since 1985 Florida Sailing and Cruising School has been certified as an approved teaching facility by the American Sailing Association (ASA).

For more information about Southwest Florida Yachts and Florida Sailing & Cruising School visit , ,  Mailing Address: 3444 Marinatown Lane, N.W., N. Fort Myers, FL 33903. Telephone: 800-262-7939 or 239-656-1339, or email

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Southwest Florida Yachts
3444 Marinatown Lane N.W. • North Fort Myers • Florida 33903
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Marinatown Marina 26° 38.5'N 81° 53.0'W
Burnt Store Marina 26° 45.71' N 82° 04.20'W

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