Charter Company Celebrates Milestone

Southwest Florida Yachts offers birthday deals to cruisers. "Chartering" from our July 11, 2008, CW Reckonings

To celebrate its upcoming 25th year in business, in 2009 Southwest Florida Yachts will offer dockage discounts for its clients at selected marinas along the Intracoastal Waterway, including Sanibel, Captiva, Useppa, and Gasparilla islands as well as Cabbage Key and Punta Gorda. Discounts range from 12- to 25-percent and apply to both new and repeat clients.

For its "Happy Berth-Day to Us" celebration, the company is also offering free cruising days. Now through December 13, 2008, clients receive two free days for charters of three days or more. During high season, one free cruising day is offered. The free-days special extends through 2010.

The company charters sailboats from 24 to 35 feet out of Burnt Store Marina in Punta Gorda. For information about Southwest Florida Yachts and Florida Sailing & Cruising School, visit the company's websites ( and