Florida Yacht Charters & Sales Inc., a charter company and boat dealership headquartered in southeast Florida, recently expanded with a base opening on the state’s west coast.
Situated at the Regatta Pointe Marina in Palmetto, the base is just a short hop from St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Bradenton, and Tampa.
The new location complements the company’s operations in Miami’s South Beach; Key West, in the Florida Keys; historic Amelia Island, in northeast Florida; and Marsh Harbour, at Abaco Island in the Bahamas. Started in 1983 in Miami Beach, the company celebrates its 25th year in the charter and yacht-brokerage industry in 2008.
Besides serving as a dealer for Hunter Marine, the company is also the authorized dealer for a full line of Jeanneau sailboats, and it plans to offer new Jeanneau models from 32 to 54 feet for charter-fleet placement in its charter-ownership program.
“I’m thrilled to be given this opportunity to introduce Florida Yacht’s products and services to Florida’s west-coast boating community,” says Jan Henry, base general manager. “As a liveaboard boater myself for the past 12 years, I look forward to meeting local sailors and to providing excellent customer service. Our future plans also include offering American Sailing Association sailing-certification courses.”
For more details, contact the company (941-721-7296, www.floridayacht.com).
Tail-End Low-Season Deals
Save 10 percent off bareboat charters from The Moorings’ eastern-Caribbean bases (Tortola, St. Martin, St. Lucia, and Canouan), its Central American base (Belize), and its North American bases (Baja California and Abaco Island, in the Bahamas) from January 6 to February 16, 2008. Book by November 16, 2007. Contact the company (888-703-3176, www.moorings.com) for details; restrictions apply. Sail a crewed 62-foot catamaran from November 29 to December 14 in the Caribbean for the all-inclusive price of $24,000. For details, contact Sunreef Yachts (+33-3-89311474, www.sunreef-yachts.com). Save 15 percent off all crewed and bareboat trips with Voyage Charters during select weeks in November 2007 in the British Virgin Islands. Restrictions apply; for details, contact Voyage (888-869-2436, www.voyagecharters.com). Kiriacoulis Mediterranean offers discounts of from 10 to 15 percent off charters from its bases throughout the Mediterranean and the Caribbean for the rest of 2007. The company also offers discounts for early 2008 trips (booked by December 31, 2007) from those bases, and from all bases it offers 25-percent discounts on last-minute charters that start within 15 days of the booking date. For details, contact the company (800-714-3411, www.kiriacoulis.com).
Barefoot Yacht Charters, on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, offers 10 days for the price of seven through November 15, 2007, and nine days for the price of seven from November 16 to December 17, 2007. Book four weeks or less before the start of the charter and get up to a 15-percent discount; all repeat customers get a 10-percent discount in addition to free days. For details, contact Barefoot (784-456-9526, www.