Southwest Florida Yachts


Southwest Florida Yachts Adds 31 Sloop to Sail Fleet
Fast and comfortable, an Island Packet 31 sloop is
now chartering from Punta Gorda

NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla., Nov. 23, 2009 Sojourner, an Island Packet 31 sloop praised for its style and comfort, has joined Southwest Florida Yachts (SWFY) charter fleet for sailing and cruising the sunshine state's celebrated waters from Punta Gorda to Captiva Island.

Sojourner joins the SWFY charter fleet at Burnt Store Marina in Punta Gorda, which gives charters quick access to the open water sailing on Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico as well as to deep channel motoring to popular ports of call like Boca Grande, Useppa, Cabbage Key, Pine, Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

Barb Hansen of Southwest Florida Yachts said the wide-beamed vessel is probably the most comfortable of its size making it an ideal sailing vessel for two couples or a family of four. It features a double berth in the forward cabin. A convertible berth in the salon sleeps up to four more. Headroom is 6' 3". The air-conditioned interior is finished in teak and holly. Amenities include AM/FM radio with CD player, Sirius XM radio and TV. The galley is equipped with a refrigerator, two burner propane stove and oven.

For motoring the channels and for marina maneuvering Sojourner has a new three cylinder, 30-hp Yanmar inboard engine. In the cockpit wheel steering is complemented by navigation and plotting tools including compass, marine charts and cruising guides, depth sounder and GPS plotter.

Sojourner is one of five vessels in the company's sail fleet at Burnt Store Marina in Punta Gorda. Southwest Florida Yachts, now celebrating its 25th anniversary, has offices at Marinatown Marina, N. Fort Myers, which is also headquarters for its power fleet of ten luxury trawlers up to 43 feet and a 28' day cruiser.

Amenities aboard Sojourner include air conditioning, galley, dinette, refrigerator/freezer, stove, microwave, stereo, AM/FM Stereo, CD player, flat panel TV, DVD player, teak interior, and teak and holly flooring.

Extra Cruising Days
Sojourner typically charters for only $1,598 for five days in the summer and $1997 in the high season. Through 2010, as part of the company's 25th anniversary, charterers receive one extra cruising day for charters of three days or more when cruising between Dec. 15 and April 30 and two free days when cruising between May 1 and Dec. 14.

Southwest Florida consistently ranks as one of the best sailing and cruising areas in the world. The visitor-oriented barrier islands of Sanibel and Captiva score as 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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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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