Where do you sail from?
The Summer Wind’s home dock is in Fort Lauderdale at Commercial Boulevard and the Intracoastal next to Blue Moon Fish Company. With advanced notice, we can schedule your departure from a number of private and public dock locations from West Palm Beach to the Florida Keys. Depending on the tides and dock accommodations, we can even pick up from your home.
Where do you sail to?
The Summer Wind Yacht typically sails the calm protected Intracoastal waterways, but dependant on weather conditions is also an ocean cruising vessel. On a typical chartered event, our captain will navigate both north and south before returning to the dock to allow our guests a diversity of views. The Summer Wind can also be used to transport guests one-way, and our staff can make arrangements for return transportation if required.
How many guests can you accommodate?
The Summer Wind is coast guard certified for up to 65 guests plus crew, although we can accommodate larger groups for dockside affairs. How many guests can you seat for dinner? Weather permitting; The Summer Wind can host 40 guests for a sit-down meal on the open-air top deck, while smaller seating areas are available in the temperature controlled Main Salon, or covered deck.
How long is the typical charter?
Typically, a chartered event will run 3 – 4 hours, with the yacht remaining dockside for the first and last half hour to allow ample time for guests to board and depart. However, The Summer Wind is available for shorter and longer charters based on your special requirements.
What type of events is The Summer Wind best suited for?
The Summer Wind is one of the few private luxury yachts which has been converted to a US Coast Guard certified vessel on the charter market. She is most often chartered for social and corporate entertaining, small weddings, family reunions, and corporate business meetings, retreats, and other team building events.
Is The Summer Wind available for overnight charters?
While The Summer Wind is one of the few private yachts available, we do not provide overnight charter service. The staterooms are however available for guests to use during the charter, as are all the amenities including the built in BOSE stereo system, color television, and fully equipped galley.
Are there other water activities you can provide on The Summer Wind?
The Summer Wind’ sweeping aft deck, cockpit, and swim platform allow for a number of activities including snorkeling, jet skiing, fishing, and swimming.