RUBICON Yacht Charter Catamaran

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RUBICON Yacht Charter Catamaran

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St. Francis 44.0 Ft Sleeps 5 guests in 3 Cabins
Specifications
Type Catamaran
Builder St. Francis
Year Built 1997
Refit 2013 and Nov. 2015 when her sides, deck and cockpit sprayed with Awlgrip.
Size 44.0 Ft
Beam 23.6 Feet
Draft 3.0 Feet
Max Guests 5
Number of Crew: 2
3 Cabins 2 Queen(s), 1 Double(s)
Speed Cruise Speed 7 knots, Max Speed 11 knots
Winter Area Bahamas
Summer Area Bahamas

Accommodations

She accommodates up to 5 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 double 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.

Cabins:
3
Queen(s):
2
Double(s):
1
Showers:
2
Wash Basins:
3
Heads:
3

Layout

Yacht Charter RUBICON Layout

Ammenities

Helipad:
No
Jacuzzi:
No
A/C:
Partial
Sun Awning:
Yes
Hammock:
Yes
Wind Scoops:
No
Deck Shower:
Yes
Bimini:
Yes
Hair Dryer:
No
Num Hatch:
20

Technical Details

Cruise Speed:
7 knots
Max Speed:
11 knots
Generator:
Yes
Inverter:
Yes
Voltages:
2000 watts
Water Maker:
Yes
Communicate:
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.

Charter Types

Special Diets:
Yes
Kosher Diets:
No
Bbq:
Yes
Gay Charters:
No
Nude Charters:
No
Guest Smoke:
Cockpit & Outside
Crew Smoke:
No
Crew Pets:
No
Children Allowed:
Yes
Min Child Age:
Any

Green Initiatives

Water maker:
Yes
Reusable Bottles:
Yes
Other:
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) with a different marine animal on each one so easily identifiable. 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.

Crew Profile

Captain Name:
Adam Dreffin
Captain Birthday:
1986
Captain License:
MCA Master of Yachts 200 Tons
Number of Crew:
2
Nationality/ies:
US
Language/s:
English and conversational Spanish (Adam)
Crew Details:
Captain Adam
Sophie Chef/Stewardess
Adam - admiring the view!
Adam with his catch of the day
Sophie Difilippo Chef / Mate / Captain too!
Time to chill out and watch the sunset
Adam joined by friendly parrot in local bar

CAPTAIN: ADAM DREFFIN
Adam was born in the Exumas aboard the boat of his parents. He was a real water baby. He shot his first lobster at age 6. As a youth, Adam would disappear into hidden coves with his brother, trolling for fish while handling a sailing dinghy. He explored everywhere and is familiar with every island. His passion for the Bahamas is evident.

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.

Adam holds an MCA Master of Yachts 200 Tons. In addition to being a highly skilled captain, he is 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.

CHEF/HOSTESS SOPHIE DIFILIPPO
Sophie is highly skilled , both as a chef and a captain holding a USCG Master license. She has a magnetic smile, an endearing personality and radiates the kind of happy that rubs off on everyone around her. Maybe that’s because she grew up on a small farm outside of Philadelphia with three, doting older brothers. Loving, fun yet challenging, a lot like yachting.

Sophie says, “Growing up I always had a strong passion for the ocean. I always waited with excitement for Friday after school to race down to the beach so I could go sailing. I was always outside, snowboarding in winter and in summer fishing and playing in the creek behind our house. On summer weekends my Dad and I would head to the beach to sail, racing most Wednesday nights on the Chesapeake.”

It was also thanks to Dad that Sophie became such an excellent chef. He taught her his Great Grandmother’s Italian recipes and she grew up cooking for the family. When she was just 14 years old she began working in an Italian restaurant and by 17 she was working on sailboats as a chef/mate. She quickly achieved her captain's license and worked as a delivery skipper. For the last two years she’s been delighting guests as chef/mate aboard a charter yacht in the Exumas, Bahamas.

Favorites meals to prepare: Italian dishes, fresh fish, and Greek dishes. Friends and guests especially rave about her sauces. Sophie is also adept at special meals, kids’ menus and restricted diets. Her motto: “Do what you love and love what you do.” Cooking and eating well top the charts!!

Water Entertainment

Dinghy:
11 ft
Dinghy Hp:
25 hp
Dinghy Pax:
8
Adult Wskis:
No
Kids Skis:
No
Jet Skis:
No
Wave Run:
No
Knee Board:
No
Wind Surf:
No
Gear Snorkel:
Yes
Tube:
No
Scurfer:
No
Wake Board:
No
One Man Kayak:
1
Two Man Kayak:
No
Float Mats:
No
Swim Platform:
Yes
Boarding Ladder:
Yes, extension port sugarscoop
Dinghy Sailing:
No
Games Beach:
Yes
Fishing Gear:
Yes
Fish Gear Type:
2 Yoyos
Num Fish Rods:
2
Under Water Cam:
Yes
Deep Sea Fishing:
Yes
Sail Instructor:
Yes
Other 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.

Scuba Diving

Scuba:
Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
License Info:
-
Compressor:
Not Onboard
Dive Info:
Two dive centers in Exuma and one in Staniel Cay

Onboard Entertainment

Vcr Dvd:
Yes
Salon Stereo:
Yes
Num Dvd:
Yes
Num Cds:
Library
Board Games:
Yes
Num Books:
Yes
Sat TV:
No
iPod:
Yes
Other Entertain:
Satellite Radio for music & news
Surround Sound in main salon & cockpit speakers

3 Yacht Reviews

4.5 Average rating

Review 1

Starting on

Staniel Cay, The Bahamas

at 2017-10-13

Finishing on

Georgetown

at 2017-10-20

5

How would you qualify skipper:
Adam was terrific. Very accommodating and friendly. Quite knowledgeable about the area and secluded spots to go.

5

How would you qualify rest of the crew:
Jen was awesome. Gifted at creating unique food combinations using common ingredients.

3

How would you qualify the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc):
Older boat, but very comfortable and functional.

5


How would you qualify the itinerary:
A great combination of remote, secluded spots and a couple of stops in 'civilization'.

5

How would you qualify the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board:
Kayak and paddle boards were excellent. Snorkel and spearfish gear fine as well. Loved being able to troll for fish off the stern while under sail (caught four fish, one was delicious!).

5

How would you qualify the food and drinks:
Adam makes a great gombay smash. Jen's appetizers were fantastic.

5

How would you qualify the entire experience of your trip:
We are now officially hooked on sail chartering! Thanks!
Review 2

Starting on

Georgetown, Great Exuma, Bahamas

at 2016-09-16

Finishing on

Georgetown, Great Exuma, Bahamas

at 2016-09-21

5

How would you qualify skipper:
Worked hard and tried to make the cruise enjoyable

5

How would you qualify rest of the crew:
Ashly was great both as a chef and who helped out on all activities. A real pleasure to deal with.

4

How would you qualify the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc):
Yacht was well set out. Beds were cramped and there was limited mosquito netting on portholes and windows

5


How would you qualify the itinerary:
really enjoyed the itinerary and the coves and bays we visited as well a the sights.

5

How would you qualify the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board:
good

3

How would you qualify the food and drinks:
Felt let down here. Food was nicely prepared by Ashly who did a wonderful job but not of a very high quality. Asked for lobsters and received small tails (illegal actually in a place where boats were all over the place selling lobsters), ordered 5 bottles of pinot noir wine and were told it was too expensive so we had to drink some cheap stuff which was not we asked for. Also only 6 tins of beer on the boat. Preference sheet set out that we liked healthy food but ended up having, cheap granola and yogurt, simple canned salmon and tuna salads and 3 times we had tortillas which again were nicely prepared but not much quality. Over all the food and drink was disappointing and no where near the calibre that we were led to believe would be served.

5

How would you qualify the entire experience of your trip:
Really enjoyed the trip. The weather was perfect, the water was wonderful and the sights were just great. Well worth the trip.
Review 3

Starting on

Georgetown, Gran Exuma, Bahamas

at 2019-05-11

Finishing on

Georgetown, Gran Exuma, Bahamas

at 2019-05-18

4

How would you qualify skipper:
Adam was very accommodating with our requests and very knowledgeable. He worked very hard to ensure our trip was special and memorable.

4

How would you qualify rest of the crew:
Sophie is an incredible baker. Her daily fresh breads were a treat! Her chicken was a little overcooked but overall great cook. Her fish dishes were also wonderful even the cracked conch which I had my doubts about.

4

How would you qualify the yacht (comfort, features, general maintenance, etc):
Not answered

5


How would you qualify the itinerary:
We missed a couple things due to the weather so it could not be helped.

4

How would you qualify the sports and leisure activities/equipment on board:
They need some additional floating devices.

4

How would you qualify the food and drinks:
See comments above regarding food. Adam could come up with a couple more daily drink specials. We are mostly a beer and wine group so we were happy.

4

How would you qualify the entire experience of your trip:
We had some rainy weather that put a damper on a couple days but it was of no fault to the crew.

Rates

2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax
Winter 2018 to 2019 $10,250 $11,250 $12,250 $13,250
Summer 2019 $10,250 $11,250 $12,250 $13,250
Winter 2019 to 2020 $10,250 $11,250 $12,250 $13,250
Rates are per week

Rate Terms:

All Inclusive.Cruising Permit: Paid by Boat. Licenses: Paid by Client

The inclusions and exclusion are not standard across different yachts. In order to get a detailed proposal with pricing, availability and a list of inclusions and exclusions, please contact us.

Usually Includes: Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners. Water, Beverages, Ship's Bar (alcoholic beverages) and Snacks. Fuel for Boat and Dinghy. Onboard Equipment. Captain and Chef Services.
Not included: Airport Transfers. Onshore excursions. Crew Gratuity.

Important:

We do our best effort to maintain all the information on the website up to date, including the rates and calendar. Please note, in some destinations certain dates may have premium rates than the ones shown on this brochure. For example, Christmas and New Years in the Caribbean or July and August in the Mediterranean. However, to get a final rate and confirmed availability, please contact us.

Calendar

We do our best effort to maintain all the information on the website up to date, including the rates and calendar. Please note, in some destinations certain dates may have premium rates than the ones shown on this brochure. For example, Christmas and New Years in the Caribbean or July and August in the Mediterranean. However, to get a final rate and confirmed availability, please contact us.

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