Southwest Florida Yachts


SWF Yachts Adds Carver 404 to Charter Fleet

INORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. March 17, 2004 – Southwest Florida Yachts has announced it is now booking charters for the newest vessel in its charter fleet, a Carver 404 Cockpit Motor Yacht, for cruises starting May 1 or thereafter.

Based at Marinatown Marina in North Fort Myers, La Niña features a master stateroom, forward stateroom, large salon, a dinette/sleeper, galley, and control stations in the cockpit and flybridge. Each stateroom has a queen-sized bed, a variety of storage options, and two portholes. Installed electronics include radar, GPS, depth sounder/fish finder, autopilot, marine VHF radio and, in the salon, a color television and AM/FM stereo with CD player. Galley features include refrigerator, 3-burner stove and oven, microwave and coffee maker.

Powered by twin 330-hp. Cummins diesel engines, La Niña cruises at approximately 15 knots and boasts a long-range fuel capacity of 380 gallons.

La Niña, available for crewed or bareboat cruises of three days or longer, is the only Carver in Southwest Florida Yacht’s fleet of 12 power vessels. The fleet also includes seven Grand Banks trawlers and motoryachts from 32 to 42 feet, a Bayliner 39 motoryacht, a Jefferson 42 motoryacht, and two Krogen trawlers, 36 and 42 feet long.

“Chartering is back and it’s back big time,” said Barb Hansen of Southwest Florida Yachts, who also issued an appeal for prospective boat owners, sail and power, to consider purchasing a vessel for charter fleet placement in the SWFY charter program. The firm, now in its 20th year, charters sailing vessels out of Burnt Store Marina, Punta Gorda.  Another division, Florida Sailing and Cruising School, offers 25 sailing and power courses for beginning, intermediate and advanced mariners.

For more information about charters and courses, contact Barb Hansen at or by phone, calling 800-262-7939 or 239-656-1339. The mailing address is 3444 Marinatown Lane N.W., North Fort Myers, FL 33903. Web site addresses are and

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Southwest Florida Yachts
3444 Marinatown Lane N.W. • North Fort Myers • Florida 33903
(239) 656-1339 (800) 262-7939 Fax (239) 656-2628

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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