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Catamaran Rubicon, 44ft, 6 guests based in Great Exuma Island, Bahamas

Weekly Charter Rates

From
$8,500 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To
$11,250 (6 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and seasons. Best price guarantee: We endeavor to offer the lowest prices available and will always match lowest rates. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX, no fees.

Specifications

Guests Cabins Length
6 3 44ft
Guest cabin configuration:
2 Double, 1 Single en-suite cabins
Designer St. Francis
Built 1997
Children Allowed Yes
Children Min. Age Any
Home port George Town, Great Exuma Island, Bahamas
Scuba Rendezvous only

Special Offer

Child discount $500 per week
Details:
Save $500 on a 7 night charter for parties with at least one child under 12 at the time of sailing.
Dates:
Available for charters starting now through 31 July 2018
Reservations need to be confirmed before 7 July 2018
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Catamaran Rubicon Overview

Come explore the vacation paradise of the Bahamas Exumas and Out Islands! The crewed sailing yacht Rubicon offers the perfect way to enjoy your Bahamas vacation. This spacious 44ft catamaran offers the best of everything that makes a yacht charter vacation great: beautiful, comfortable accommodations, an expert and enjoyable crew, fabulous food, and so many fun things to see and experience.

Rubicon's interior decor is casual elegance with shiny wood paneling. Photographs shot from the owner's family world cruise enhance the staterooms, creating a wanderlust feeling to sail to remote regions of the globe. There are many enjoyable places on board to enjoy! The main salon, cockpit, and forward trampolines are the main gathering areas for meals and activities. The trampoline area is the optimum place to hang out while underway, enjoying the salt breeze and luscious scenery of the islands.

Catamaran Rubicon is run by a professional captain and chef. It is the perfect yacht for a group or family vacation. Among her many possible activities are kiteboarding and surfing. You may also participate in eco adventures including feeding swimming pigs, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking nature trails, sailing and enjoying remote beaches.

Ports and Available Cruising Areas

Home port: George Town, Great Exuma Island, Bahamas
Winter cruising area: Bahamas
Summer cruising area: Bahamas

Accommodation

She accommodates up to 6 guests in three private cabins described below. Each stateroom is equipped with ensuite bath and electric fans in each cabin, as well as A/C.

CABIN 1: Port side forward, featuring a queen-sized berth, large opening hatch overhead, 2 large closets, 2 bedside shelves. (Cabins 1 & 2 are equivalent in layout.) A private bath and shower adjoins.

CABIN 2: Starboard side forward, featuring a queen-sized berth, large opening hatch overhead, 2 large closets and 2 beside shelves. (Cabins 1 & 2 are equivalent in layout.) A private bath and shower adjoins.

CABIN 3: Port side aft, a small double bed 42"x78", ideal for 2 children or small couple, large opening hatch overhead, dresser and vanity. Adjoining, is a private bath.

If you have ever wanted to sleep under the stars, Rubicon's trampolines also offer spacious star-spangled sleeping quarters.

Dimensions of queen beds: 73"x57"

Headroom in Cabins: 73"

Headroom in Salon: 75.5"

RUBICON has a new Honda 2000 watt generator that runs the A/C all night at anchor! However, it really only sufficiently cools the two fwd cabins OR the salon, so we can only offer A/C for two cabins. RUBICON also has a 2kw inverter and a 15 gph watermaker

The main salon seats 10 guests and crew. The cockpit table seats 8 guests and crew.

Rubicon also has trampoline awnings for the fore deck.

Amenities

Air Conditioning: Partial
Salon Stereo
Salon TV
Deck Shower
BBQ
Board Games
Sun Awning
Hammock
Water Maker
Other entertainment: Satellite Radio for music & news
Surround Sound in main salon & cockpit speakers


Communications: VHF
Cell phone

Guests can invest in $30/week for international wifi on their smartphones and iPads. Works great when 4 miles away from a repeater in the Exuma Cays. Each island has a repeater so sailing by or anchored there ensures a good connection.

Water toys

1-Man Kayak
Snorkel Gear
Underwater Camera
Fishing Gear
Fishing Type: 2 Yoyos
Fishing Rods: 2
Dinghy: 11 ft
Dinghy Outboard HP: 25 hp
Other equipment includes:

2 x Jimmy Lewis Stand up Paddle boards, Kite board, Surf board, Eco-Adventures including feeding swimming pigs, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking nature trails, sailing and enjoying remote beaches, Beach volleyball, A spinning rod, casting rod, and 2 trolling rods, plus hand lines for fishing., new BBQ grill June 2015, One 14 ft kayak. It's technically a single person but often accommodates 2 pax.


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Meet the Crew

Adam Dreffin

CAPTAIN: ADAM DREFFIN

Adam Dreffin holds an MCA Master of Yachts 200 Tons. Adam was born in the Exumas aboard the boat of his parent's, Peter and Tina Dreffin. At a young age, Adam disappeared into hidden coves with his brother, trolling for fish while handling a sailing dinghy, so he knows the Bahamas islands very well. He shot his first lobster at age 6. His passion for the islands is evident in his very presence.

Adam's parents, along with his younger brother Warren, all set off for a world cruise on their sailing boat once the boys reached teenage years, so Adam is also very widely travelled to many exotic parts of the world. When they reached Australia the boys went to school and college there, whilst their parents continued their cruise back home to the Bahamas.

Summers during school, Adam captained catamarans for Broadreach Sailing School in the French West Indies with high school kids aboard. He's also captained large yachts in New England and delivered vessels from the Mediterranean. He has run charters aboard Rubicon for several years in Exuma.

Adam's specialty is as an avid sportsman on the water. He kite-surfs, windsurfs and relishes catching game fish while trolling between islands. He is also certified as a Sivananda yoga instructor.

The Dreffin family now has three catamarans in the Exumas, as the parents charter with one boat, Adam has Rubicon, and his younger brother has just added the third catamaran to the fleet.....so this family are true sailors with over 35 years experience at sea!

CHEF: TORY REDINGER

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Availability for Rubicon:

Listed below are any confirmed reservations or unavailability, as well as current holds / options. Note: this calendar is not always 100% current. Please contact us for more information about available dates aboard this yacht.

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:

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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:

Booked: Wednesday, 29 March 2017 to Sunday, 2 April 2017: Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to Staniel Cay, Bahamas*
Booked: Friday, 21 April 2017 to Friday, 28 April 2017: Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Booked: Sunday, 30 April 2017 to Saturday, 6 May 2017: Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Booked: Sunday, 7 May 2017 to Monday, 15 May 2017: Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Booked: Thursday, 18 May 2017 to Monday, 22 May 2017: Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Booked: Thursday, 25 May 2017 to Friday, 2 June 2017: Booked: Bahamas - George Town to Bahamas - George Town
Booked: Wednesday, 7 June 2017 to Monday, 12 June 2017: Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Booked: Wednesday, 14 June 2017 to Monday, 19 June 2017: Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*

Hours required between charters: 48 hours or TBD

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Reviews for Rubicon with Adam Dreffin:

The crew was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating. I cannot sing my praises high enough for Adam and Tina. Adam was a highly skilled captain with excellent knowledge of the area we cruised. He knew when and where to go for drift snorkeling, and as a result our snorkeling experience was better than any previous trip. Tina was a friendly and joyful host.

The Rubicon was comfortable, clean and well ventilated. I liked the fact that each cabin had its own head. The Rubicon was the perfect mix of performance and comfort.

Tina was a great hostess and cook. I ate better on the boat than I eat at home. Tina manages the difficult mix of preparing food the tastes, great but is healthy as well. I usually put on weight during vacation and did not on this one, but I ate like a king. Fresh baked bread,muffins and much more.

The Exumas this time of year is just amazing. I have traveled the Caribbean for many years and the best beaches and water is in the Exumas. The crew has cruised these waters for many years and they have extensive knowledge of where to go and what to do. Adams was well connected with the local people and this made for a great experience. A real bonus of going this time of year (July) is that no one is there. We had all the beaches and anchorages to ourselves.

Very happy with Sailing Directions’ service.

Ernie L, aboard Catamaran Rubicon sailing the Bahamas

Additional reviews:

 July 24 - 31, 2016 ~ Extraordinary Adventure!
Guestbook entry: Many thanks to Adam and Tina for a fabulous week in paradise!! The food was extraordinary as was the snorkeling, sailing, adventures, and the weather! We loved hearing their stories of sailing the world and getting to know their whole wonderful family! Their adventures may leave a small footprint behind, but they left a large footprint on our hearts! Happy sailing! Love, Jill and Ernie❤️

Feedback to Broker: The crew was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating. I cannot sing my praises high enough for Adam and Tina. Adam was a highly skilled captain with excellent knowledge of the area we cruised. He knew when and where to go for drift snorkeling, and as a result our snorkeling experience was better than any previous trip. Tina was a friendly and joyful host.

The Rubicon was comfortable, clean and well ventilated. I liked the fact that each cabin had its own head. The Rubicon was the perfect mix of performance and comfort.

Tina was a great hostess and cook. I ate better on the boat than I eat at home. Tina manages the difficult mix of preparing food the tastes, great but is healthy as well. I usually put on weight during vacation and did not on this one, but I ate like a king. Fresh baked bread,muffins and much more.

The Exumas this time of year is just amazing. I have traveled the Caribbean for many years and the best beaches and water is in the Exumas. The crew has cruised these waters for many years and they have extensive knowledge of where to go and what to do. Adams was well connected with the local people and this made for a great experience. A real bonus of going this time of year (July) is that no one is there. We had all the beaches and anchorages to ourselves.

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 July 15 19, 2016- Bahamas Amazing & Wonderful!
Bahamas Days at Rubicon: It was amazing and wonderful because we felt the nature experience. We loved swimming and exploring the islands.

Adam was a wonderful captain and Tina...oh, Tina!!!! Super Tina. We loved her. She cooks so well and made us feel comfortable. She was so sweet with us, and funny too. Both made us remember this trip...

This was the best vacation we had all year! Thanks for all!

Josephina

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 May 1-9 2016, Exumas - A Great Time!
We had a great time. Adam's great local knowledge is a major advantage in finding snorkeling spots. I'm happy to say that we have never had a bad snorkel on Rubicon. His mate, Val, is lovely and a very good cook. They were very accommodating with our desire for a late dinner hour.

Overall a great week in the Exumas. Adam was even able to procure some additional Conch for us so we had several opportunities to enjoy it during the cruise.

Mike and Kathy

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 April 10-17, 2016 Best Ever
Best ever Bahama boat trip. Thanks for so many memories (and sand dollars). Jackie

This was such a blast, couldnt have been a better time. Thanks for making it into one of my top vacations! Fun drinks, fun yoga, fun everything. K

I cant really put into words how enjoyable this trip has been. Thank you for making it so special (and for all the delicious food especially the fish! Stan

A perfect trip for us than you both for putting together an outstanding experience for our family. Bryan

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 New Year charter 2015
Great start to the New Year on Rubicon
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 Xmas charter 2014
Chilling out on Rubicon over Xmas 2014
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 12-19 December 2014 Staniel Cay
Was the yacht ready at the appointed time & place? YES

Was the yacht clean and well maintained throughout your stay? YES

Were the cabins comfortable & well stocked with linens/bedding? YES

Were the crew friendly & personable hosts? YES, EXTRA

How would you rate the meals/beverages? VERY GOOD

Were the listed watersport toys in good condition & available? YES

Did you enjoy the area you cruised? VERY MUCH

What ONE THING stands out as the most memorable part of your charter? ADAM KNOWS THE BEST SPOTS WHETHER ON OR OFF SHORE. PERIOD. ONE OF THE BEST CAPTAINS I HAVE SAILED WITH.

How would you rate your crew? VERY GOOD

Would you charter this boat again or recommend it to friends? YES

Any suggestions on how to improve your charter experience? NONE

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 12-19 December 2014 Staniel Cay
The beach with the swimming pigs was an amazing experience.
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 November 2014 in the Exumas
A great time with Captain Adam on Rubicon in the Bahamas.
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 12 November 2014
Awesome time in Stocking Island on Rubicon and beach.
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 May, 2013
We had never been to the Bahamas before, so we were astounded at the abundant sealife and beauty of the Exumas. The remote anchorages were calm and scenic, and nature walks ashore introduced us to the incredible bird life. Our favorite adventure was taking the dinghy ride through the mangrove creeks. I never knew there could be so many turtles up there. The clarity of the water was just amazing. The best part was feeling the enthusiasm and love that Captain Adam had for the Exumas. We loved hearing island stories over some fantastic meals in the cockpit at night. Everything was wonderful, clean and more than we expected. Thanks for sharing your world with us!

Ed, UK

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 April, 2013
When you said we might be able to swim with dolphins, turtles, sharks and rays, I wasnt sure you could pull it off. But wo! Watch out what you ask for! Good thing I have the photos you took with your underwater camera to show jy family and friends back home. They didnt believe me until I pulled out the one with the big turtle. What a wild day that was! The snorkeling was our favorite part of the trip, next to excellent meals on Rubicon. The reefs were colorful, fish were in good numbers and the anchorages pristine. When they say Bahamians are some of the friendliest people in the world, its true! We really liked the bar and food at Staniel and Chat n Chill.

Greg

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 Feb. 2012
The crew on Rubicon were engaging & interesting. Adams life experience aboard boats was impressive. Everything on the boat worked perfectly. Though we arrived with no particular agenda, we appreciated the suggestions of Capt. Adam. We hadnt taken much time to research the endless possibilities of destinations in the Exumas and Out Islands. We were lucky to come upon Rubicon. The opportunity really feel the islands seemed personal and passionate to Capt. Adam. His knowledge and kindness was especially appreciated. The crews good sense of humor was grand in all ways too! Overall, such a fantastic week! Thanks for the fun times!

J.&D.

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 Nov. 2011
My wife petting a shark. Thought Id never see the day for that to happen! So, thanks for all the wild and fun adventures aboard Rubicon. Capt. Adams knowledge of the Exumas made our charter week very special. His enthusiasm was evident. We liked his flexibility and sweet disposition. The crew kept us laughing at our hesitation to get out there and really play with sharks, stingrays. Were pasting the photo in our office cubicle at work. Just to remind us where we want to go next year. Take us to another Out Island! We want to see more of the Bahamas!

Cheers, A.J.

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 April 2014
Great vacation on Rubicon!!!
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On charter on Rubicon you will experience some amazing sunsets..time for a chilled beer or cocktail.
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