Entries in Southwest Florida Yacht charters (2)


New Trawler To SWFYC In Florida

New to the fleet at Southwest Florida Yacht Charters is this sweet Mainship 34 trawler, Quarter Moon.  She’ll be based at their North Ft Myers charter base, which opens the southwest Florida Gulf coast, including the scenic Pine Island-Captiva-Sanibel area to exploration. 

Barb Hansen of SWFYC says “Quarter Moon is the perfect cruiser for two to four people”, and says she is shippy and well-equipped.  The Mainship features a master stateroom forward with large berth plus a salon convertible that also sleeps two.  Headroom is a remarkable 6’4”, the galley has all the amenities, and she has everything from twin color TVs to air conditioning and a dinghy with outboard. 

Power is a single Yanmar 315hp diesel and, to simplify handling, she has a SidePower bow thruster. Electronics are Raymarine, including GPS, chartplotter and autopilot. 

Rates for Quarter Moon are $3165 a week in the summer and $3957 in the winter.  And, as SWFYC celebrates their 30th anniversary, winter charters of three days or more get an extra day, while similar charters in summer get two free days of cruising.

Contact SWFYC at (800) 262-7939, .


New Power Cat In Florida

New to the power fleet of Southwest Florida Yacht Charters is a PDQ 34 Power Cat.  Based at Marinatown Marina in North Fort Myers, the comfy cat features two equally sized private staterooms with queen-sized berths, plus a large dinette with convertible settee for added sleeping space. 

From Fort Myers, the boat is ideal for exploring the Pine Island Sound and the islands of Captiva and Sanibel.  Fuel stingy with a pair of Yanmar diesels, the cat has a full collection of amenities including generator, color TV, washer/dryer, and both GPS and autopilot.

Charter fees range from $3273 per week in the summer to $4090 in the winter and, as part of SWFYC’s 50th anniversary celebration, all summer charters of three days or longer get two free days.

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