Catamaran Rubicon

44ft · 6 guests · Great Exuma Island, Bahamas
Rubicon Crewed Catamaran Charter
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7-Night Rates

From $6,400 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $75,000 (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. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Yacht Details

Guests Up to 6
Guest Cabins 3
Length 44ft
Guest Cabin Configuration 2 Double, 1 Single en-suite cabins
Designer St. Francis
Launched 1997 (Refit 2013 and Nov. 2015 when her sides, deck and cockpit sprayed with Awlgrip. )
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: Any)
Home Port George Town, Great Exuma Island, Bahamas
Scuba Rendezvous only
Winter Cruising Area Bahamas
Summer Cruising Area Bahamas

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.

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Green Initiative

Rubicon has charcoal filtered Reverse Osmosis water which is high quality and avoids all those plastic bottles. Rubicon has re-usable Tervis tumblers instead of bottles. If you wish to "go green" and help the environment, you are welcome to turn off the A/C and experience the breezes from the tradewinds as with open hatches and electric fans they are usually quite sufficient to keep you cool.

Meet the Crew

Crew photo
Adam & Jen

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 Exumas, Bahamas...read more

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/HOSTESS JENNIFER ANNE AEMILIA ICEBERG

Jen grew up in her grandparents' farmhouse with her brother and four cousins in New Rochelle, NY, a small waterfront community located on the WNW coast of Long Island Sound. Sharing and caring are instinctive in an extended family. This Kincaid-esque setting was naturally blessed with the freshest seafood and seasonal produce. Jen lives by the yogi adage:  "Be good, do good, be kind, be compassionate." This is in part why Jen receives such glowing testimonials. But it’s even more for her amazing cuisine.

 

Jen’s childhood was idyllic. She recalls, “At home my grandmother taught me to cook and garden at an early age, pursuits I still love to this day. Fruits, vegetables, herbs and plants are my passion, especially growing them. At school, I volunteered to help other kids a lot; team manager, field day coordinator and subject tutor. I found greater pleasure serving quietly than being in the spotlight, but I did win a trophy in a national billiards competition and a youth modeling competition.”

In addition to being kind-hearted and a natural beauty, Jen also achieved a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, majoring in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management. Education and talent was rewarded with cooking/management positions at several posh hotels. She specializes in vegan/GF/paleo/raw food and her most popular recipes include zucchini pasta with avocado alfredo sauce, conch fritters and burgers, red snapper, Mahi fish stew, gluten free protein pancakes, and "bullet coffee". She is also a meditation, mantra, pranayama, dance/fitness, yoga and yoga therapy instructor with two 200-hr RYT certifications, and she is certified in adult and infant CPR. 

Jen’s motto:” Life, love, laugh and be happy! Enjoy each moment just as it comes.” Which, she admits, is not a hard thing to do aboard Rubicon in the Exumas, Bahamas.

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.

Hours required between charters: 48 hours or TBD

Upcoming 12 Months Reservation Calendar:
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Reservation Calendar with Port Locations:
Booked: Thursday, 27 December 2018 to Thursday, 3 January 2019: Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Booked: Monday, 7 January 2019 to Saturday, 12 January 2019: Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Booked: Wednesday, 16 January 2019 to Sunday, 20 January 2019: Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Booked: Monday, 4 February 2019 to Monday, 11 February 2019: Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to Staniel Cay, Bahamas*
Booked: Saturday, 16 February 2019 to Saturday, 23 February 2019: Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Booked: Thursday, 14 March 2019 to Friday, 22 March 2019: Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
On Hold: Monday, 1 April 2019 to Saturday, 6 April 2019: Hold: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Unavailable: Friday, 12 April 2019 to Sunday, 21 April 2019: Unavailable: Bahama Islands* to Bahama Islands*
Booked: Saturday, 11 May 2019 to Saturday, 18 May 2019: Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Booked: Wednesday, 22 May 2019 to Sunday, 26 May 2019: Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Booked: Tuesday, 16 July 2019 to Thursday, 1 August 2019: Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*

7-night Charter Rates by Group Size

Passengers: 2 3 4 5 6
Winter 2018 to 2019 $10,250 $11,250 $12,250 $13,250 $14,250
Summer 2019 $10,250 $11,250 $12,250 $13,250 $14,250
Winter 2019 to 2020 $10,250 $11,250 $12,250 $13,250 $14,250
*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. We accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX

Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard Rubicon!

Full Specifications for Rubicon

Rubicon Layout
Length 44ft
Beam 23.6
Draft 3.0
Designer St. Francis
Launched 1997 (Refit 2013 and Nov. 2015 when her sides, deck and cockpit sprayed with Awlgrip. )
Guests Up to 6
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: Any)
Air Conditioning Partial
Flag USA
Max. Speed 11 knots
Dinghy/Tender 11 ft (25HP)
Dingy Max. Passengers 8
Guest Cabins 3
Guest Cabin Configuration 2 Double, 1 Single en-suite cabins
Accommodation Description:
She accommodates up to 6 guests in three private cabins described below. Each stateroom is equipped with ensuite bathroom, electric fans in each cabin, and A/C in two forward cabins.

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 the layout.) A private bathroom and shower/small tub adjoin.

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 the layout.) A private bathroom and shower/small tub adjoin.

CABIN 3: starboard side aft, a queen size berth, large opening hatch overhead, dresser, and vanity. Adjoining, is a private bathroom.

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 foredeck.
Home Port George Town, Great Exuma Island, Bahamas
Winter Cruising Area Bahamas
Summer Cruising Area Bahamas
Preferred Port Georgetown, Great Exuma (GGT)
Other Port Stanley Cay or Norman Cay +$75
Hours Between Charters 48 hours or TBD
Sun Awning Yes
Hammock Yes
Deck Shower Yes
Hair Dryer No
Water Maker Yes
Ice Maker No
BBQ Yes
Other Satellite Radio for music & news
Surround Sound in main salon & cockpit speakers

Adult Waterskis No
Kids Waterskis No
Wave Runner No
Knee Board No
Snorkeling Gear Yes
Tow Tube No
Wake Board No
1-Person Kayak 1
2-Person Kayak No
Float Mats No
Beach Games Yes
Underwater Camera Yes
Other Water Toys 2 x Jimmy Lewis Stand up Paddleboards
Kiteboard - There are 3-4 sets of gear on board.
Extra can be rented: kite, bar, and board: $950 for the week p person.
Helpful if each person brings their own harness.
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.
Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
Satellite TV No
DVD Player Yes
Board Games Yes
Books Yes
Captain Nationality US
Captain License MCA Master of Yachts 200 Tons
Captain Years Sailing 20
Crew Smokes No
Crew Pets No
Caters to Special Diets Yes

Reviews for Rubicon with Adam & Jen:

We had an amazing time. Adam and Jen were exceptional - super friendly, attentive, and very accommodating. They made sure my family and I had the best time.

Rubicon was clean and well-ventilated; beds were okay in terms of comfort. We loved hanging out on the back part of the Rubicon and also the front on the trampoline.

For the most part food was delicious. My sons are picky eaters so Jen did a good job of making things for them that they would eat. They really liked the chocolate pancakes and gluten free biscuits.

Our sailing itinerary was perfect! Adam took us around to some of the most beautiful places I've ever seen and made sure the boys were engaged early in the day to keep them busy; he also did a great job of finding good places to go spear-fishing as that was the highlight of the trip for my husband.

We had the best time sailing the Exumas on the Rubicon - the trip exceeded our expectations. We will definitely remember this trip as it has made a lasting impression on my sons - they loved every minute of it! Captain Adam the best - he was great with the kids - couldn't have asked for a better captain!

Kristen L, aboard Catamaran Rubicon March 2018  sailing the Bahamas

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 July 2016  sailing the Bahamas

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