Southwest Florida Yachts
 
 

 

FACTS AT A GLANCE


Chartering

Charter fleet of pleasure trawlers from 32 to 49 feet long. Power vessels are docked at Marinatown Marina, North Fort Myers.
. Charter fleet of sailing vessels from 24 to 44 feet. Most sailing vessels are docked at Burnt Store Marina, Punta Gorda.
Charters are from one day to several weeks or more, with or without captains, depending on qualifications. Price range example: one day on Cal 24 sailboat, about $175; one week aboard 36-foot Grand Banks twin engine, $2,787. Fleet and prices subject to change.
Concierge services include reservations for dock space and/or resort accommodations along Florida's Southwest Gulf Coast.

Courses - Offered by Florida Sailing & Cruising School, a division of Southwest Florida Yachts, Inc.
Powerboat courses including classroom and on the water instruction. One day, two-day, three-day, six-day and eight-day advanced power boating courses from $40 to $2,395 per person. Most courses include live-aboard privileges.
Sailing courses including classroom and on the water instruction. Thirteen live-aboard courses include Basic Sailing, Bareboat Chartering, Coastal Navigation and Advanced Coastal Cruising. Prices from $395 for the two-day basic sailing course to $2,795 for a 12-day "Offshore Adventure." Courses certified by American Sailing Association (ASA).

Year founded 1984

Founders/owners/operators Barbara Hansen and Vic Hansen
Licensed captains. Certified scuba divers. Sportfishing enthusiasts. Year 'round Florida residents.

Hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST, 7 days a week.

Philosophy
"We are hands-on owners doing what we enjoy. We take an intensely personal interest and delight in the success of our friends and customers. We try to give them more than they expect. We're celebrating our 15th anniversary as owner-operators in 1999 and we look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries in the years to come."

Sailing fleet
Cal 24 sloop, Island Packet 31 sloop, Island Packet 32 cutter, Nightwind 35 sloop, Hunter Vision 36, Island Packet 38 cutter, Catalina 42 sloop. Vessels are subject to change.

Power fleet
Grand Banks 32 Single, Grand Banks 36 Single, Grand Banks 36 Twin, Southern Star 40 Twin, Grand Banks 42 Twin (4), Krogan 42 Trawler, Grand Banks 49 Classic. Vessels subject to change.

Cruising area
Nearshore Gulf of Mexico and inland waters of Southwest Florida, ranked number one cruising area in the U.S. by Cruising World magazine.

Wildlife
Bald eagles, loons, herons, egrets, ibis, cormorants, brown and white pelicans, ospreys. In freshwater cruising areas, wildlife includes alligators and the Florida panther (rare) in remote areas.

Sportfishing
Inshore and offshore fishing. Depending on tackle, location and level of angling expertise, anglers may catch tarpon, snook, redfish, spotted weakfish, snapper, grouper, dolphinfish, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, flounder, sheepshead.

Swimming, scuba
Saltwater temperatures are generally suitable for swimming winter and summer. Water clarity in the Gulf of Mexico is good, especially in the winter, subject to recent storm activity.






 
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Southwest Florida Yachts
3444 Marinatown Lane N.W. • North Fort Myers • Florida 33903
(941) 656-1339 (800) 262-7939 Fax (941) 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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