E-Yardarm - December 2004 Edition

Happy Hull-idays!

All of us at Southwest Florida yachts wish you a very Merry Christmas and calm seas in the New Year!

The 12 Days of a Southwest Florida Christmas Cruise!

I went to a department store the other day and caught Holiday   Song Syndrome. Now I’ve got turtle doves, calling birds, and French hens on my mind, on my mind, on my mind.

You remember this song, don’t you?   Twelve drummers drumming, eleven pipers piping, ten lords a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids a-milking, seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five golden rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree. Repeat 12 times.

All these birds and whatnots are accompanied by a catchy tune and I can live with it for a time but, really, those lords leaping and maids milking get old fast.

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   Berth announcements!

Name: "Cool Change"
Type of Vessel at Berth: Catalina Sloop
Length at Berth: 34 feet
Weight at Berth: 12,500 lbs
Equipment: Diesel engine, main with Dutchman  and full battens, wing keel, propane stove, refrigeration, air conditioning and heat, T.V., stereo,  handheld GPS, dinghy, and more!

Comments: Are you ready for a change?  A really Cool Change?   Then why not set your sights on a cruise aboard this really cool slop, “Cool Change.”  Escape that winter weather and set sail aboard this roomy, modern sloop.  So, make a change in your vacation plans and book your charter aboard “Cool Change” soon!

Name: "Mañana"
Type of Vessel at Berth: Catalina Sloop
Length at Berth: 32 feet
Weight at Berth: 11,700 lbs
Equipment:  Diesel engine, GPS, Radar, air conditioning and heat, propane stove, microwave, refrigeration,  TV, CD player, dinghy, and much more!

Comments: Don’t wait until Mañana to book a charter aboard this lovely sloop. 

 Mañana may be small in size, but she has a big heart.  She will welcome you on board in comfort and with all the conveniences of home.  Give us a call today to make plans to sail “Mañana.”   We hope to hear from you soon!

For more information, please give us a call at 800-262-7939 or 239-656-1339.
And be sure to check our website at www.swfyachts.com.
And check out the other new additions to our fleet at http://www.swfyachts.com/webpages/whats_new.htm.

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SFY Offers "Cruising Concierge" Service!

SFY has created a special service to help our customers navigate their cruise planning waters with ease!

We can assist our charter and school clients with transportation, docking, dining, sightseeing arrangements, and other special needs.

Let us help put the "ease" back in cruising!  We can . . .

  • recommend airlines that serve our area.

  • recommend car rental or airport limo service to meet your needs.

  • recommend site-seeing trips ashore for the landlubbers in your crew.

  • make docking and dining reservations.

  • arrange a gift basket aboard for a special occasion.

Let us know how we can help make your vacation afloat a relaxing one!  Just give us a call!

We hope to see you soon in beautiful Southwest Florida!

Southwest Florida Yacht Sales and Brokerage

Southwest Florida Yacht Sales is focused on matching boat buyers from around the world with trawlers, motor-yachts and sailing vessels 30-feet or longer. It is a member and abides by the code of ethics of the Yacht Brokers Association of America and the Florida Yacht Brokers Association.  It is also a participating member of Yachtworld.com, the online, universal yacht listing service.

Featuring this month...






Grand Banks 32




For a showing on any of our vessels, just give our office a call and ask for Vic Hansen or Dick Bennett. For complete specs and photos on any of these yachts  go to  www.swfyachtsales.com or call us at 800-262-7939 or 239-656-1339.

If you have a boat to sell, let the professionals at Southwest Florida Yachts assist you!
Give Capt. Vic Hansen or Dick Bennett a call today!  We can help you sell your boat or find the boat of your dreams.
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Immediate opening for a yacht salesman to join our professional yacht brokerage team. Sail and power boat handling and maintenance experience a must. Background in general business, marketing, or finance preferred. This is a commission-only, contracted sales position.

We are looking for two energetic, proven sales people for our expanding yacht brokerage office.  Join a well-established company with a reputation for excellence in the marine industry. Complete office and support provided. For more information call Vic Hansen at 239.656.1339 or E-mail Resume to Barbara Hansen

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Cruising or Class Certificates

Make the Perfect Holiday Gift

Looking for a special gift for that special someone?  Let us suggest a gift certificate from Southwest Florida Yachts or The Florida Sailing and Cruising School!

Purchase a daysail, a week-long charter, or a live-aboard sail or power course and your gift will be remembered for years to come. 

Don't put off your Holiday shopping until it's too late.  Give us a call today!  ...Top of Page

20% Off! All Charters of 5-Days or Longer!

We are celebrating our 20th Anniversary with 20% off all charters of  5-days or longer between July 13, 2003 and July 13, 2005!  Now there are only 9 months left to take advantage of our Anniversary “sale.”

Our Sail and Power Boating School is also celebrating with a FREE Weems and Plath Navigation Kit given to all students who graduate from our school between now and July 13, 2005!  (The Gift does not apply to the 2-day S101 and First Mate Classes.)

The first year of our 2-year Sail-a-bration is history!  Don't wait any longer!  Call to reserve your charter or class dates today!  1-800-262-7939 Or go to our website at http://www.swfyachts.com/webpages/whats_new.htm

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Check out our websites! 

For complete charter, school, and yacht sales information, try our websites:

You will find complete charter and class rates, specs on all the boats, copies of many newspaper and magazine articles about our company, the latest news, boats for sale, and special offers!

SFY offers free video on VHS or CD-ROM!

For a copy of our free video, "Sailing and Cruising- Passport to Excellence" give us a call at 800-262-7939 or visit our Website and click on the video request form!  Watch our video and you will see why we love beautiful Southwest Florida! ...Top of Page

For more information on charters, classes, charter yacht ownership, or brokerage yachts for sale, please call us a 1-800-262-7939 or 239-656-1339.


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