Southwest Florida Yachts

Southwest Florida Yachts Adds "Downeast" Charter Yacht

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. Southwest Florida Yachts has added an Albin 28 Tournament Express yacht to its charter fleet for customers who may want to include pleasure fishing with their cruising.

Cruising comfort features for Sea Shell II include sleeping accommodations for four persons, enclosed shower and head, air conditioning, stove, refrigerator and microwave. For anglers, the Albin 28 has a live well for bait, rod holders, plus radar and a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit for dead-aim navigation to productive fishing spots.

Barb Hansen, owner-manager of the yacht charter company, said the yacht is powered by an economical diesel engine with a fuel tank that holds a generous 162 gallons. It's semi-displacement "Downeast" design helps guarantee a smooth trip even in sizeable waves.

Sea Shell II charters for only $395 the first day during the high season and $300 a day for each additional day. Summer charter rates are $315 for the first day and only $250 a day thereafter.

With a 28-foot length, Sea Shell II is the shortest power vessel in the fleet, most of which are luxury trawler designs from 32 to 42 feet in length. Founded in 1984, Southwest Florida Yachts charters power yachts from Marinatown Marina in N. Fort Myers and sailing yachts from 24 to 35 feet out of Burnt Store Marina in Punta Gorda.

Magazine articles have ranked Southwest Florida among the top ten yacht sailing and cruising areas in the world and the barrier islands of Sanibel and Captiva among the best islands to visit for their ambiance, beaches, friendliness, restaurants and scenery. 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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