Weekly from

$8,000

RUBICON

13.4 m

/ 44 ft

| St. Francis

| 1997

| 2015

Weekly from

$8000

+ all expenses

Daily from

$100,000

+ all expenses

There is no charge or implied commitment

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6 Guests

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3 Cabins

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2 Crew

Come explore the vacation paradise of the Bahamas Exumas and Out Islands! The luxury sailing yacht Rubicon offers the perfect way to enjoy your Bahamas vacation. This spacious 44’ 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 spot to hang out while underway, enjoying the salt breeze and luscious scenery of the islands.
 
Cat Rubicon carries a crew of 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.
 
Please note, the video shows the beautiful Bahamas scenery above and below water as seen from Rubicon, as well as lots of great kite-surfing.
 

Specifications

BUILT | REFIT

1997

| 2015

BEAM

7.3 m

FLAG

United States

EXTERIOR DESIGN

DRAFT

0.9 m

CRUISING SPEED

12.9 kph

STABILISERS

None

ENGINES

2x 27hp Yanmar 3GM30

Amenities

BBQ

Book library

Deck shower

Fishing gear - light

Hammocks

Special diets

Swim platform

Water maker

Camcorder

CD library

Cell phone

DVD library

DVD player saloon

Indoor audio system

iPod dock

Local TV

Satellite phone

Satellite radio

Wi-Fi

Assorted water toys

Beach games

Board games

Kayak

Kite board equipment

Paddleboards multiple

Surf board

Volley ball

Diving by arrangement

Snorkelling gear

Underwater still camera

Accommodation and Layout

Accommodations for up to 6 guests in three private cabins described below.  Each stateroom is equipped with ensuite bath, electric fans in each cabin and AC 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 bath and shower/small tub adjoin.
 
CABIN 3: Port side aft, a small double berth 78" x 42"  large opening hatch overhead, dresser, and vanity. Adjoining, is a private bathroom.
 
Dimensions of queen beds: 73”x57”
Headroom in Cabins:  73”
Headroom in Salon:  75.5”
 
The main salon seats 10 guests and crew. The cockpit table seats 8 guests and crew.


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.

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.


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.

 
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Captain
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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/Hostess
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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.

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