42 ft / 12.8 m Grainger - Sleeps 5 guests

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Chartering in the Bahamas


Operating in the Bahamas

Come join us for a fabulous sailing vacation in the islands of the Bahamas! The 42’ sailing catamaran, Freebird, offers luxury accommodations in the Exumas and outlying islands, where you will find much to explore.

Freebird's interior decor is casual elegance with an exotic flair. Wooden masks, Zulu African beaded belts, molas and photographs taken from the family's world cruise adorn the walls. 

She accommodates up to 5 guests in two comfortable private cabins and one child berth (attached to the port stateroom). The port hull is equipped with a double room bath suite, large enough for two people.

The main salon seats 8 guests and crew. The cockpit table and extension seat 8 guests and crew, as well. The forward trampoline area is where everyone usually hangs out while underway, enjoying the salt breeze and luscious scenery of the islands.

Cat Freebird carries a crew of captain and chef. It is the perfect boat for a family or small group on vacation. Besides free-diving for your dinner, you may participate in many eco adventures including feeding iguanas and swimming pigs, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking nature trails, sailing and enjoying remote beaches.

Main Salon

Dining on Aft Deck


Lounging on Trampoline

Port Queen Stateroom

Port Queen Stateroom alt view

Starboard Queen Room

Starboard Queen Stateroom alt view

Artifacts Disply

Entrance to Starboard Berth

Child Berth

Large Port Head (shower separate)

Spacious Port Shower Area (twin sinks)

Spacious Main Salaon - Table seats 10


Freebird with Spinnaker

Freebird at anchor for the evening

Sailing with Freebird



42 ft / 12.8 m

Year Built


Sleeping Guests


Cruising Speeds

8 kts / 14.8 km/h


2x 27hp Yanmar 3GM30 eng…


22 ft 11 in / 6.7 m




Captain: Peter Dreffin + 1



VAT Registered



4 ft 11 in / 1.2 m





United States

US Duty Paid




  • BBQ
  • Book library
  • Deck shower
  • Fishing gear - light
  • Swim platform


  • Camcorder
  • DVD library
  • DVD player saloon
  • Indoor audio system
  • iPod dock
  • Local TV
  • Satellite phone
  • Wi-Fi


  • Beach games
  • Board games
  • Boogie board
  • Kayaks multiple
  • Paddleboard
  • Swimming noodles


  • RIB tender 11ft / 3.40m - 15hp engine


  • Diving by arrangement
  • Snorkelling gear
  • Underwater still camera

Crew Profile

Luxury charter yacht crew for FREEBIRD
Captain: Peter Dreffin
Captain: Peter Dreffin

Captain Peter has always lived near the water and first started sailing as a teenager, racking up awards and experience in racing catamarans. He has sailed across the Atlantic Ocean four times and has been licensed by the US Coast Guard as a Captain since 1982.

Captain Peter has cruised the Bahamas for 35 years, anchoring in every hidden nook and cranny amongst the 2,000 cays and islands. His island specialty is free-diving and spearfishing. You are bound to have an amazing experience in his hands!

Freebird is available all inclusive with freelance chef or captain only.

Chef/Hostess: Jennifer 'Jen' Anne Aemilia Iceberg
Chef/Hostess: Jennifer 'Jen' 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.

Jennifer alternates as Chef / Mate between Freebird and Rubicon, so occasionally a Freelance Chef/Mate will be hired.


Freebird accommodates 2 adults in one queen cabin, featuring a low (for easy access) queen-sized berth, over-sized opening hatch over the berth, windows all along one side, 2 private vanities, a bookshelf, and 2 closets. 

A door located inside the cabin opens into a single berth in the forepeak. This cabin is suitable for a child only since entrance is through the queen cabin. Berth size is 8' long x 37" wide. An opening port allows ample fresh air. A fan and light are located overhead. A large space at the head of the berth allows room for personal belongings on the floor, and a large silver hook on the wall is available for hanging clothes.

A large head is also located on the port side and is comprised of two rooms: a stand-up fresh-water shower, shower seat and utility sink in one room; and an electric toilet, sink and mirror in the 2nd room.

Captain only charters: Freebird can accommodate up to 5 guests, 4 adults and one child, with an additional cabin located starboard side, featuring a queen-sized berth, over-sized opening hatch over the berth, windows all along one side, 2 private vanities, a bookshelf, and 2 closets. A door opens into a half-head: a compost toilet and sink.

Crew use the external transom shower.

FREEBIRD has electric fans in all staterooms and main salon.

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.

Luxury charter yacht layout diagram for FREEBIRD


29th March - 2nd April, 2017 ~ The Most Beautiful Place!
Dear Peter,
Thank you so much for a wonderful birthday/anniversary celebration. This is the most beautiful place we have ever seen. Ya'll have been the most gracious hosts. Thank you for turning your boat over to us. We have made so many memories: from the slow ride on the water, relaxing, to the entertaining people at the Flip Flop beach. The food was absolutely amazing! We will be back, anxiously awaiting a cook book! Maybe one day we will meet you on our own boats and sail together! Lots of love to you!
Jere and Laurie, Clay and Judy

February 18-25, 2017 ~ Honeymoon Dreams!

Dear Peter, 

We have had a most wonderful time with you and Bella and your Freebird.  Our honeymoon could not have been more fitting to our dreams and desires. The sailing, the snorkeling, the amazing waters!  Who knew that there were so many shades of blue?  What incredible creatures we have seen!  The sea turtles, the lobster, the conch, the rays, the iguanas, and swimming pigs!?! And way too many fishes to keep count.  And amazing little Bella on board!

We had every confidence in Peter's captaining skills.  And he always had us anchored in the right place for each new adventure.  What a great dive guide!

What fantastic meals we have had!! Fresh caught lobster and conch, ribs, lamb, and seafood quesadillas.  And always a glass of wine, a cold beer, or a Dark and Stormy at the right moment.

What a dream come true for us!  Thank you for sharing your life stories. Thank you for introducing us to the spirit of the Bahamas and the cruising way of life.

We will be back! No doubts! We will be back!

Michelle & Bob , Canandaigua, New York

August 6-12, 2016 ~ Exumas ~ Amazing Adventures!

Our daughter's fascination with the swimming pigs brought us to the Exumas. From the moment we set foot on Freebird, it was like we were staying with family.  Our kids were entertained the entire week from sting rays to exciting drift dives to afternoon naps on the trampoline. We had a week full of amazing adventures and much-needed family time. Your knowledge of the area is second to none! We loved eating fresh caught conch and lobster. And the swimming pigs were SO MUCH FUN!

Thank you for a week full of adventure and fun!

Steve, Wendy, Talya, and Landon

Our adventures and itinerary:
Day 1, Fed tame stingrays and free-dived the blue hole in Georgetown.
Day 2: Feeding of the swimming pigs at Glass Cay, free-dived 2 blue holes at Sugar Cay, cast-line fishing off stern of Freebird.
Day 3: Caught a big fish while trolling en route offshore. Drift-dived Rat Cay, collected conch and sea biscuits off the bottom, Williams Cay paddle-boarding.
Day 4: Rudder Cut drift-dived grotto (3 turtles, 2 sharks, 1 cuda sighting!), speared 2 lobsters, and free-dived underwater piano with mermaid at David Copperfield's island.
Day 5: Lee Stocking drift dive, speared 2 lobsters, fed wild iguanas, snorkeled reef.
Day 6: Children's Bay overnight, beach time at Boysey Cay geyser, snorkeled wreck in shallow water and Square Rock (1 turtle, 3 stingrays)

June 28 - July 5, 2016 ~ Educational Dive research in remote Exumas
Dear Peter,
I want to formally thank you for your can-do enthusiasm, excellent meals, and for your calm.
We hope to be able to complete essential parts of Clay's thesis project at some future date.
Thanks and best wishes,
Paul and Co.

March 30 - April 6, 2016

Words cannot express how wonderful this week has been. You are truly beautiful people in every sense. The knowledge you have of sailing is so very impressive. We have felt safe and comfortable the entire time. I am a drift diver for the rest of my life! I really could get used to this. So many things will be in our minds for years to come. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Love, Ray, Tammie and Bensyn

 March 20-26, 2016
Dear Peter,
Thank you for a wonderful week of adventure and relaxation aboard Freebird! You all made us feel welcome, at home and completely spoiled. We enjoyed too many thrilling and unique experiences to fully recount - one drift dive after another over glorious fish filled reefs, snorkeling in caves, watching the nurse sharks at Staniel Cay Yacht club, feeding the wild pigs and iguanas, walking isolated beaches, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, quiet anchorages, delicious cooking, watching Bella balance atop the bow of the dinghy as we sped across the water and hearing of your inspiring excursions around the globe.

Spending this week with you has changed our definition of what is possible to expect from 'quality of life'. What a beautiful life you have here. Thank you so very much for sharing it and yourselves with us!
Love, Heidi, Peter and PD

 Jan. 27 - Feb. 5, 2016 - Exumas
To Peter,

Relaxing, carefree, adventurous, fun, interesting, so many positive words are needed to describe our fantastic week aboard Freebird with Peter.

Peter's attention to safety and knowledge of his boat & seas made us feel at ease and without concern the whole trip. The healthy and yummie food was a real surprise .. cracked conch, coconut cream pie, salads galore ...

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for sharing passion and enthusiasm for the life on the seas and a little glimpse of how the Happy People live!

Warm Hugs, 
Janine and Dave

Sept. 2014
Was the yacht clean and ready to go upon your arrival? YES
Were all the advertised “toys” available? YES
Did the crew live up to your expectations? YES
How would you describe the food and drinks? VERY GOOD
Were you involved in planning the day’s itinerary? YES
What did you like most about your charter? THE CREW
On a scale using 1-10: How would you rate 
-Captain 10
-Chef 10
-Overall Satisfaction 10
Would you charter this yacht again? Yes
Would you recommend this yacht to your friends? Yes
Brett & Zuzana

Sept. 2014 - Amazing Honeymoon
We had such an amazing time honeymooning aboard the Freebird! Captain Peter was such a great host and planned unforgettable excursions for us on a daily basis, which we preferred being an active couple. The sea life in the Exuma’s is so beautiful and they knew the perfect spots to take us to ensure we got the most out of our trip.  We could not have had a more perfect honeymoon! Thank you, we can’t wait to return in the coming years!!!
Xavier & Shelly
July 2014

June 2014 - Thank you again for richly contributing to our memorable 25th Anniversary
Sheri and I had a good time with Captain Peter. We took in a lots of sites, drift diving, spear fishing and some hiking at 2 vistas. The food was great and only second to their hospitality. The yacht was functional and cozy for us and just right. We even look in the amazing starlit sky on our last night and slept out on the trampoline (comfy as well). The itinerary was perfect and Captain Peter improvised with us. We utilized their kayaks and explored several beaches where we were a crowd for the sea shells and shore line fish! A key take away for us si that there is far more to see in the water than on the land when visiting the Bahamas! Thank you again for richly contributing to our 25th anniversary! We had an unmatched experience with you both, taking in all the sights and meeting your family / friends – absolutely amazing! Sheri and I will cherish this experience for a long time!
Mark & Sheri,

7 April, 2014
Traveling with Peter through the Bahamas was one of the best decisions we made. A full week where your only problem is to decide where to you want to dive, or what marvelous beach to you want to relax. Once you are tired, just like work, from having such a great day on a completely deserted island you have to face another big problem, have an incredibly delicious meal prepared with such love and care. Deserted beaches, incredible sea, great food, and wonderful conversations. What else could you expect for? Stefan and family.

March, 2014 - Best Vacation of our Lives!
Spending a week in Freebird with Peter was the highlight of our vacation. The sights were simply amazing, but even better than visiting incredible places, was spending time with Pete. They were wonderful hosts. Well to sum it all up, it was one of the best vacations of our lives!
Stefan, Brazil

Jan 2014
We had great fun on this unforgettable journey on Freebird. Sailing, sea, water sports, snorkeling, new places, and especially because of the great atmosphere and our heartfelt hosts we are returning to Exuma to adventure with Freebird as soon as it becomes possible. Sailing and experiencing the Exuma Cays with such intensity as on the Freebird is an amazing adventure with countless possibilities, where every day is full of constant choices and great a variety of surprises.
Olli & Sanni

July, 2012 - Marvelous Meals
I want to say how impressed I was with the great meals prepared onboard Freebird. Being vegetarians, we were thrilled when you presented exotic dishes from around the world. The meals were healthy and many, new to us. Thanks for taking such extra care and attention! The cheerful countenance onboard was delightful. The beach bonfires were our favorite. Nothing like grilling a lobster over a peaceful fire at night on a tropical island where no one lives! Thanks for the amazing adventures!
Ciao! Linda & C.

July 2011 - Sorority Group
Our group of gals want to personally thank Freebird for her kindness and great food. Her keen spirit made our charter week the best ever! Though our college sorority is splitting up, we know we separate with bigger, better hearts after a week on Freebird!  Thanks to Capt. Peter for his significant knowledge of the Bahamas.
All the best, Janet & Friends

FREEBIRD running shot
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42 ft / 12.8 m
Guests 5
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