Catamaran Swish

50ft · 7 guests · Great Exuma Island, Bahamas
Swish Crewed Catamaran Charter
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7-Night Rates

From $13,000 (2 passengers 7 nights)
To $17,000 (7 passengers 7 nights)*
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and Christmas & New Year weeks. 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 7
Guest Cabins 4
Length 50ft
Guest Cabin Configuration 3 double en-suite cabins, 1 single berth with A/C at dock only
Designer Voyage
Launched 1996 (Refit 2018: New Sails, New Engine, New galley appliances, New faux wood paneling main salon floor.)
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: n/a - usual parental control)
Home Port George Town, Great Exuma Island, Bahamas
Scuba Rendezvous only
Winter Cruising Area Bahamas
Summer Cruising Area Bahamas

Catamaran Swish Overview

Enter the realm of peace and tranquility... on board this luxury catamaran Swish, where the main objective of the professional crew is to ensure your idyllic vacation. Sail away to adventures untold... at a relaxed pace - the stability of the twin hulls offers the highest degree of comfort while underway, or while at anchor. An exhilarating sailing experience for novice and professionals - especially when enjoyed between the pontoons - on the oversized trampolines!.. Attention to detail is obvious in the custom designed interior. Elegant appointments in the airy saloon - a room with beautiful views.

Main Salon Main Salon Galley (Kitchen) area This could be you on Swish! Port Forward Guest Cabin Starboard Forward Guest Cabin Starboard Aft Guest Cabin Single Guest Center Cabin Foredeck & Trampolines At anchor from the water Cockpit Under Sail Bar and Coffee station Swim Platform and water toys Aft deck Foredeck Guests chilling in the Turquoise waters Aft platform and swim step Swish Layout

Meet the Crew

Crew photo
Peter Dreffin

CAPTAIN PETER DREFFIN

Captain Peter’s love of sailing is not surprising. Yachting is central to the posh resort town of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where he spent his youth. He describes himself as the wayward son”, wedged in the middle of five siblings. Summers were spent sailing past storied beaches, bucolic parks and Gilded Age mansions, or racking up awards racing catamarans. After college and a short career in psychology, he bought a little monohull and set out for new horizons. Eventually, he was crewing on ocean going vessels and absorbing the fundamentals of passage making in the Mediterranean and Atlantic oceans.

Four decades and a million wonderful memories later, Peter hasn’t lost an ounce of zeal. He has raised and educated two sons, mostly at sea, spending winters in the Bahamas and summers on the U.S. East coast, or in Venezuela. When the boys were capable as helpful crew, the whole family set off on a remarkable circumnavigation. Today, both sons are highly accomplished and among their many talents, experienced captains...read more

To date, Peter has sailed across the Atlantic Ocean four times, and has been licensed by the US Coast Guard as a Captain since 1982. He has owned eight boats. He has cruised the Bahamas for 35 years, anchoring in every hidden nook and cranny amongst the 2,000 cays and islands. He very much enjoys showing folks the Bahamas, above and below the sea. He is an expert at free-diving and spearfishing, and knows the most amazing reefs and wrecks to snorkel. He says, My favorite yachting destination is the next one. Truly every place has something that makes it unique and special.”

CHEF/HOSTESS REBECCA "BECKY" GARCIA

Rebecca Garcia’s friends call her Becky, and describe her as good fun, lively and a tireless worker. She’s also an extraordinary cook with an extensive repertoire of recipes. She has run many kitchens, large and small, worked in five-star restaurants and cooked aboard yachts for some 25 years. It all began in the kitchens of her two Grandmothers, one English and one Spanish, when she was so small she couldn’t reach the table without a stool.

Becky spent her childhood in London, her teens and early 20s in Donegal, on Ireland’s rugged, northwest coast, and summers with Dad and his family in Spain. She did a lot of amazing things. Her very hardy life” on a small Irish island in the North Atlantic required commuting by row boat in very cold, rough water. She worked with the Irish Civil Defense ambulance emergency team. She helped a master boat builder construct a Viking ship. She achieved diplomas in holistic massage, anatomy and physiology, reflexology and courses in Reiki.

Becky says, I love fresh, healthy food, especially colorful vegetarian dishes with delicious sauces, and Mediterranean cuisine. Guests rave about my homemade bread, tasty pastas, fresh fruit salads, cakes and puddings.” In addition to cooking great meals aboard SWISH, Becky might find time to chat about her family’s 1911 50-foot Norwegian gaff-rigged ketch, or her three Atlantic crossings, or the big posh yacht in Guatemala with an owner who accidentally threw himself overboard. With Becky as your chef and hostess, your charter adventure in the Bahamas could include delightful ingredients you never even imagined.

Guests enjoy sharing time with little Bella (a Schipperke dog), especially with the dolphin swimming or walks or games on the beach, but equally for clients that are not doggy lovers. In the 1690s, the Schipperke became popular watchdogs on the barges in Belgium and earned its name schipperke, meaning "little captain" in Flemish.

Availability for Swish:

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: Friday, 19 July 2019 to Friday, 26 July 2019: Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Unavailable: Friday, 10 January 2020 to Sunday, 10 January 2021: Unavailable: TBA to TBA

7-night Charter Rates by Group Size

Guests: 2 guests 3 guests 4 guests 5 guests 6 guests 7 guests
Summer 2019 $13,000 $13,750 $14,500 $15,250 $16,000 $17,000
Winter 2019 to 2020 $13,000 $13,750 $14,500 $15,250 $16,000 $17,000
Summer 2020 $13,000 $13,750 $14,500 $15,250 $16,000 $17,000
Winter 2020 to 2021 $13,000 $13,750 $14,500 $15,250 $16,000 $17,000
*Price range is subject to change. Please Contact Us for pricing for various party sizes, number of nights and Christmas & New Year weeks. 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 Swish!

Full Specifications for Swish

Swish Layout
Length 50ft
Beam 28
Draft 3
Designer Voyage
Launched 1996 (Refit 2018: New Sails, New Engine, New galley appliances, New faux wood paneling main salon floor.)
Guests Up to 7
Children Allowed Yes (Min. age: n/a - usual parental control)
Air Conditioning None
Flag US
Max. Speed 14 knots
Dinghy/Tender 11.5 Achilles Rib Dinghy (20HP)
Dingy Max. Passengers 6
Guest Cabins 4
Guest Cabin Configuration 3 double en-suite cabins, 1 single berth with A/C at dock only
Guest Electric Heads 3
Accommodation Description:

SWISH can accommodate 7 guests in 4 cabins. 3 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower, and toilet. A midship center starboard Guest cabin has a single berth (shared head with the starboard forward cabin) which is 1 foot high for easy access.

SWISH has two electric fans in each cabin. Guests find these are quite sufficient to sleep comfortably, along with open hatches to feel the fresh air breezes from the trade winds, and it's environmentally friendly! There's also shades for hatches and windows plus two large sun awnings.

The Crew has a separate head and shower.

Swish has a light, airy, spacious salon with comfortable upholstery. The rigid cockpit bimini has side and rear sun/weather screens. Swish has trampoline awnings for the extensive foredeck and large trampolines. Covered cockpit cushions. Icemaker. Dive Platform with a transom shower.

Home Port George Town, Great Exuma Island, Bahamas
Winter Cruising Area Bahamas
Summer Cruising Area Bahamas
Preferred Port Georgetown, Great Exuma (GGT)
Other Port Staniel Cay
Hours Between Charters 48 hours or TBD
Sun Awning Yes
Hammock No
Deck Shower Yes
Hair Dryer No
Water Maker Yes
Ice Maker Yes
BBQ No
Voltage 110
Other Fusion Radio.
Adult Waterskis No
Kids Waterskis No
Stand Up Paddle Board No
Snorkeling Gear Yes
Tow Tube No
Wake Board No
Knee Board No
1-Person Kayak 2
2-Person Kayak No
Float Mats 1
Sailing Dinghy no
Beach Games Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
Fishing Gear Type spin & troll
Number of Rods 2
Other Water Toys 12' Tender with 30 HP, 4 Stroke Yamaha engine
2 kayaks
Fusion Radio
Stereo system, saloon and cockpit
iPod Hook up available
Fishing Equipment
Extensive Snorkel Equipment
Board & Card Games :
Monopoly, Pictionary, Scattergories, Yahtzee, Scrabble, chess, dominoes and cards.
Stereo System Yes
iPod Hookup Yes
DVD Player No
DVD Player No
Board Games Yes
Books yes
Captain Nationality American
Captain License USCG Captain, Bahamian Boatmaster license
Captain Years Sailing 25
Crew Smokes No
Crew Pets Yes
Caters to Special Diets Inq
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