Lane N.W. * North Fort Myers FL 33903
1-800-262-7939 * 239-656-1339 * Email:
There’s still time
to enjoy a great summer or fall cruise or class!
And the Cruising is Great!!!
our 2006 Summer Charter Specials
September and October, 2006
FREE Days with a 3-day or longer charter!*
Sail or Power
For example, pay the
3-day low season rate and take a 5-day cruise or pay for 5 and take
*charter must begin on
or after 8/1/06 and end on or before 0/31/06.
our "Summer School" Special!
your family “back to summer school” and save on any sail or power
boating course this summer.
for 3 students and the 4th is FREE
From June 1-September 30, 2006.
Take any sail or
power class and pay the full course rate for three (3) students and
the 4th student is free.*
*class must begin on
or after 6/1/06 and end on or before 9/30/06.
*maximum 4 students per vessel.
Bring the kids!
Bring the grandkids!
This is one
Summer School the kids will WANT to attend!
Summer is a great
time to go boating. Plan to take the family to Power Boating or
Sailing School this summer and save some money, too!
We have a critical need for additional late-model Sail and Power
yachts to join our fleet! We especially need sailboats from
35-40 feet and trawlers and motoryachts between 35 and 45 feet.
If you currently own a diesel-powered sail or power yacht that you
may not have the time to use, or wish to purchase a boat now
as your "floating retirement plan", give Vic or Barb Hansen a
With our sail and power courses, and sail and power charters, the
demand for yachts exceeds our supply.
If you would like some income to help offset the cost of boat
ownership, or wish to have your investment in a yacht protected by
having regular usage and proper maintenance, you might want to
consider charter yacht ownership. In addition, your boat would be
located in one of the finest year-round cruising areas in the world!
For more information on our charter yacht ownership program, please
give us call at 800.262.7939 or email us at
Anytime, is a
Great Time to Cruise with Kids
by Barb Hansen
psychologists say we should spend quality time with our children and
grandchildren. I agree with the experts. Furthermore, I cannot
think of any time that has more built-in quality than the
time you can spend with a child on a boat cruise.
don't mean the kind of cruise you take on a cruise ship. I mean a
cruise on a vessel with two, maybe three cabins and a small galley.
Almost by definition a cruise on this vessel will mean you will
spend quality time with the young ones onboard. (Nobody can escape
to the casino or to the game room.) We tell our charter customers
that a cruise with young ones is a memory-building opportunity as
well as a character-building opportunity for them and for the kids.
When a pod of
dolphins selects your bow wave to ride, and your young charges get
to watch this magnificent animal from just a few feet away, the
thrilling memory will stay with them (and you) a very long time.
thrill by all of the close-to-nature things they will see and do.
Then, imagine how much better this vacation can be compared to
previous vacations that always seemed to involve an expensive
attraction with high-priced junk food and mechanical and stage drop
imitations of nature's magnificence.
Vic and I have
some experience here -- with the boats and with the kids. Every year
we cruise for a week or more with our nieces – and the dog!
have learned that the best cruises are those with "to do" lists that
follow a pretty regular schedule every day. This heads off all
manner of unpleasantness. "Are we there yet," is one of the milder
because cruising through our tropical island paradise offers so
much, as you'll infer from the items on the list we use to
keep young ones happy, occupied and, by the end of the day,
pleasantly exhausted. Here are the activities we draw on for our
watching. We set up "watches' on the bow.
launch the dinghy and motor or paddle in to a deserted beach so
everyone can look for special shells and other treasures.
Swimming. A swim
in the surf is terrific fun but we also try to arrange a swim in
the pool at a marina where, conveniently, all aboard can shower
afterwards with plenty of fresh water.
Fishing. A piece
of shrimp on a little hook does the job almost every time in our
area. Fishing is a great activity to schedule before dinner. The
young anglers might catch something fresh for the grill. By the
way, bring lots of good food and interesting snacks but avoid the
kinds that produce a sugar-rush, if you catch my drift.
encourage this after lunch and, if a nap should happen, that's
just fine. When you're underway, the rumble of the engine almost
guarantees sleep. After dinner, we often read pirate stories.
gazing. Away from the city lights, the stars put on a show better
than any planetarium. Bone up on some astronomical factoids so you
can help the young ones understand what they're looking at. Or,
challenge each of them to teach the rest about a star, planet or
constellation. A cruise planned around a full moon is a special
In this era of cell phones and email, a personal letter home or to
a friend becomes something really special for the recipient.
Encourage this before it becomes a lost art. On Useppa Island, one
of our favorite stops, kids can visit "Mister T,” the Tortoise
and drop off a letter in his mailbox.
Do teachers still ask for a what-I-did-on-my-summer-vacation
essay? Even if they do not, bring paper and pens and assign it
anyway, allowing a little time for this toward the end of each
day. Be sure to have them include drawings to accompany their
Cruising with kids
makes for a special cruise. It brings out the "kid' in all of us.
Mainship Pilot 34 Express Cruiser - $178,400
The accommodations aboard this vessel include a private
forward stateroom, spacious head with shower, fully-equipped galley,
convertible leatherette dinette and roomy cockpit with bench seating.
Peachy Keen II
Single Yanmar 370 hp. diesel with bow thruster
Generator, 3.5 kw
Air conditioning with reverse cycle heat
Stove, 2-burner electric
Refrigerator/ Freezer, Norcold 12 VDC and 110 VAC
Stereo with CD player
Color TV with VCR . . . and much more!
This popular “picnic” style boat is perfect for a long
weekend getaway afloat, or an extended cruise! This vessel cruises easily
at 15 knots with approximate fuel consumption of 10 gph. She is
completely equipped with safety gear, linens, galley gear, and the charts
and cruising guide to get you underway!
Keen II is
available for Private ownership or Charter fleet placement.
1978 Grand Banks 42 – Completely refitted in 2002-2003! $199,900.
Available for charter fleet
placement or private ownership.
You have to see this one to believe it!
This classic Grand Banks is a steal at $199,900!
Compare this price to similar 2002-2003 models. You would pay at
Twin Ford Lehman 120 hp diesels
Onan 8 kw Generator
NEW Tundra Refrigeration w/ Freezer
NEW Electric Stove w/ Oven
NEW Raritan Icemaker
NEW Cruise Air Reverse Cycle A/C
NEW Stainless Water Heater
NEW Aluminum mast and boom
NEW Transmission Controls
NEW Engine Mounts (8)
vessel has been meticulously refitted inside and out. Half Moon has
Corian counter tops, a Bose Wave Radio, an LCD TV, Autopilot, Radar,
GPS, and more. The cabin sides, side decks and flybridge have a new
Awlgrip paint job. And you could eat off the floor of the engine
room, newly painted in white Awlgrip with shiny dark red engines!
is at our docks. Call us today for an appointment to see Half Moon!
GRAND BANKS 42 – Was Asking $345,900
PRICE REDUCED BY $50,000!! NOW ASKING
This is a gorgeous yacht!
Available for charter fleet placement or private ownership.
yacht is a “must see.” Owner is motivated to sell! Reasonable offers
considered. Call Vic Hansen today for more information.!
Twin Caterpillar 3208TA 375hp diesels, Onan 8kw generator, Marine Air
conditioning, Bow thruster, Niad stabilizers, windlass, trim tabs, oil
change system, Grunert refrigeration, (3) burner electric stove with oven,
microwave, custom manual dinghy hoist, and much more!
Garmin 2010C GPS at both stations, Furuno 1940 10” 4kw Radar, Furuno RP200
Radar Plotter, Autohelm ST-50 Speed/ Depth, Robertson 300 DL Autopilot,
If you are in
the market for a GB42, you won’t want to miss seeing this special yacht.
2003 Rinker 31’ Fiesta Vee
312 – REDUCED to
Similar boat (same model and year) sold in
March for $97,000!
Twin Merc Cruiser I/O’s (Gas)
new” vessel sleeps two, four or six in cruising comfort! And powered
by twin 260 hp MerCruisers (with only 160 hours,) you’ll be one of the
fastest cruisers on the water! This yacht has excellent headroom,
comfortable furnishings, and lots of “extras,” including Air
conditioning, Generator, windlass, stereo, VHF, remote spotlight, and
This boat is priced to
sell. It is one of the best of its kind on the market today, but
is priced less than the others.
1986 Krogen 42 - $225,000
Single diesel with bow thruster
Want to liveaboard? This is the
A classic and comfortable double-cabin
Lehman 135 hp. Diesel, Westerbeke 12.5 kw generator, holding plate
refrigeration, freezer, Garmin GPS, propane stove with oven, heat and
air conditioning, Avon 3.1 RIB (2003) and Honda 15 hp. Outboard (2002)
and much more! Make an offer on this classic yacht!
Beneteau Oceanis 321 – REDUCED TO $59,900!
fast, fun to sail and fully equipped for cruising. This is a great boat
at a super price! For less than $60,000 you can own this modern, clean
and comfortable vessel.
Equipment includes: New main
on roller furling (2002) and new 155% genoa (2003), dodger, bimini, GPS,
air conditioning, refrigeration, new Achilles inflatable dinghy (2005)
and much more!
Vic or Barb Hansen to make an appointment to see any of these lovely
FOR COMPLETE SPECS AND PHOTOS ON ANY OF OUR YACHTS, PLEASE
CALL US AT 800-262-7939 OR 239-656-1339.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. SFY is also a participating
member of Yachtworld.com, the online, universal yacht listing service.
||WE NEED LISTINGS, TOO!
Give Vic Hansen a call today! We can help you sell your boat or
find you the boat of your dreams!
We receive lots of nice emails and letters from both our charter and
school clients. Here is just one that we wanted to share with you.
Thanks to our great customers for taking the time to write to us. We
appreciate your comments!
course. Good Captain. Please pass my remarks up to the boss. [done]
Hopefully we can do another round of courses later this year.
S101-103 Sailing Class
complete charter, school, and yacht sales information, try our websites:
copy of our free video on CD-ROM, "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!
For more information on
charters, classes, charter yacht ownership, or brokerage yachts for sale,
please call us at 1-800-262-7939 or 239-656-1339.
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