WE SURVIVED HURRICANE CHARLEY!
So many friends and customers from all across the country have called or Emailed us to see how we are doing after Hurricane Charley. We are fine. Our boats made it through as well. Some vessels were damaged, but all are floating and all the damage is relatively minor and can be repaired. We thank you all for your kindness and concern.We were lucky. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the thousands of people who lost their homes and businesses just to the north of us in Charlotte County. Like many of you, we have watched the aftermath of natural disasters on our TV screens. Now we are seeing it first hand. Many people, including some of our employees, are still without power and water. However, power and water should be completely restored in our immediate area this week.Progress is being made each day to clean up and rebuild. People are ready to pick up the pieces of their daily lives and move on. Many of the phone calls and e-mails we received have asked, "What can we do?" Of course, the Red Cross and other such agencies need financial contributions directed toward the victims. Southwest Florida also needs you to come and visit, and bring your friends and family. Sure, there will be a period of clean up and recovery. However, don't stay away. The best thing that you can do is to make plans now to visit this fall and winter! Eat in our restaurants, shop at our stores, and . . . call SFY to buy your new boat, take a boating course, or charter a yacht! Come and enjoy the beauty that is still Southwest Florida.
Barb and Vic Hansen