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
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
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.
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
SWFYACHTS@aol.com 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