|Guest cabin configuration:|
|2 Double, 1 Single en-suite cabins|
|Children Min. Age||Any|
|Home port||George Town, Great Exuma Island, Bahamas|
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.
Home port: George Town, Great Exuma Island, Bahamas
Winter cruising area: Bahamas
Summer cruising area: Bahamas
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: 73x57
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.
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.
CAPTAIN: ADAM DREFFIN
Adam Dreffin holds an MCA Master of Yachts 200 Tons. Adam was born in the Exumas aboard the boat of his parents, 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.
Adams 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!..read more
CHEF: TORY REDINGER
It is no wonder that Toris motto is Be solar powered. She was born and raised in The Sunshine State of Florida, in the town of Jupiter, at the mouth of the Loxahatchee river. Free time was spent with her twin and younger sisters, splashing in the water or scrambling up the backyard banyan tree. Tori took a hiatus from the water while earning Bachelors degrees in Communications and Fine Arts with concentrations in Journalism and Photography.
But she was soon immersed again. An internship from Perry Institute for Marine Science brought her to a small island in the Exuma Cays. For the next seven seven years she maintained a home there, often hosting graduate students and scientists. She discovered that preparing meals for people with an array of different dietary restrictions in a remote location was a challenge she loved to tackle. Cooking quickly became her passion.
Returning to Jupiter, she joined the team at Little Moir's Food Shack. Their beloved menu of comfort foods using only the freshest ingredients inspired her cooking style. Then she got the call from Captain Adam. She came aboard Rubicon as charter chef, then there was a charter aboard Swish. Next she spent a year and a half as stew/cook on a 106' Westship. But for Tori, being back in the Exumas is being home. As chef aboard Rubicon, she specializes in raw, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. She still loves a challenge. Her other motto: The tighter the diet restrictions, the more fun and creative it becomes in the galley!
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.
Hours required between charters: 48 hours or TBD
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Rubicon!
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