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RUBICON

44 ft / 13.4 m St. Francis - Sleeps 6 guests

From: $6,500 To: $12,950

Chartering in the Bahamas

About RUBICON

Operating in the Bahamas

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.
 

Main Salon

Galley

Starboard Queen Stateroom

Aft Small Double Cabin & Bathroom

Bathroom + tub/shower

Rubicon Sailing

Aerial shot under full sail

Aft Seating and tender

Guests Kiting

Captain Adam

At Anchor

A good catch!

Reeling In!

Rubicon from the Beach

Rubicon in Action!

Crystal clear waters in the Bahamas

Beach Volleyball

Beautiful Beaches

Deserted islands

Exumas

Beautiful Sunset from Rubicon

Sundowners

Ceviche

Specification

Length

44 ft / 13.4 m

Year Built

1997

Sleeping Guests

6

Cruising Speeds

7 kts / 12.9 km/h

Engines

2x 27hp Yanmar 3GM30

Beam

24 ft 11 in / 7.3 m

Builder

St. Francis

Crew

Captain: Adam Dreffin + 1

Stabilisers

None

VAT Registered

No

Draft

3 ft 11 in / 0.9 m

Designer

Refit

2015

Flag

United States

US Duty Paid

No

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

Crew Profile

Captain: Adam Dreffin (30)

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: Kayley Rawlins

CHEF: KAYLEY RAWINS

Stay tuned for full profile of our new chef, Kayley Rawlins, originally from South Africa.

Layout

Accommodations for up to 6 guests in three private cabins described below.  Each stateroom is equipped with ensuite bath and electric fans in each cabin. 
 
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 layout.) A private bath and shower adjoins.
 
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 layout.) A private bath and shower adjoins.
 
CABIN 3: Port side aft, a small double berth 78" x 42"  large opening hatch overhead, dresser and vanity. Adjoining, is a private bath.
 
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.

 

Testimonials

July 15 – 19, 2016- Bahamas – Amazing & Wonderful!
Bahamas Days at Rubicon: It was amazing and wonderful because we felt the nature experience. We loved swimming and exploring the islands.
Adam was a wonderful captain and Tina...oh, Tina!!!! Super Tina. We loved her. She cooks so well and made us feel comfortable. She was so sweet with us, and funny too. Both made us remember this trip...

This was the best vacation we had all year! Thanks for all!
Josephina

May 1 - 9, 2016
We had a great time. Adam's great local knowledge is a major advantage in finding snorkeling spots. I'm happy to say that we have never had a bad snorkel on Rubicon. His mate, Val, is lovely and a very good cook. They were very accommodating with our desire for a late dinner hour. Overall a great week in the Exumas. Adam was even able to procure some additional Conch for us so we had several opportunities to enjoy it during the cruise.Mike and Kathy

April 10 - 18, 2016

Best ever Bahama boat trip. Thanks for so many memories (and sand dollars). Jackie
This was such a blast, couldn’t have been a better time. Thanks for making it into one of my top vacations! Fun drinks, fun yoga, fun everything. K
I can’t really put into words how enjoyable this trip has been. Thank you for making it so special (and for all the delicious food – especially the fish! Stan
A perfect trip for us – than you both for putting together an outstanding experience for our family. Bryan


You were a very intuitive host, we all got to do what we all wanted each day of our trip, be it swim, kayak, flyfish, jog and snorkle. Not to mention, eat gluten free and plenty of fish! 
Susan

Dec 12-19, 2014

Was the yacht ready at the appointed time & place? YES
Was the yacht clean and well maintained throughout your stay? YES
Were the cabins comfortable & well stocked with linens/bedding? YES
Were the crew friendly & personable hosts? YES, EXTRA
How would you rate the meals/beverages? VERY GOOD
Were the listed watersport toys in good condition & available? YES
Did you enjoy the area you cruised? VERY MUCH
What ONE THING stands out as the most memorable part of your charter? ADAM KNOWS THE BEST SPOTS WHETHER ON OR OFF SHORE. PERIOD. ONE OF THE BEST CAPTAINS I HAVE SAILED WITH.
How would you rate your crew? VERY GOOD
Would you charter this boat again or recommend it to friends? YES
Any suggestions on how to improve your charter experience? NONE

April 23-May 4, 2014
We went into the trip a little hesitant to stay on a boat for that long of a time.  I will tell you it was an enjoyable experience.  The sailing, food, conversation were all wonderful.  Adam and Sarah do their best to let you enjoy the views God provides.  One of the best parts was spear fishing in the morning and then having dinner that night.  You talk about fresh fish.  My first statement is blown out of the water (no pun intended) with our trip. 
Matt and G. Family

Aug, 2014
When you said we might be able to swim with dolphins, turtles, sharks and rays, I wasn’t sure you could pull it off. But whoa! Watch out what you ask for! Good thing I have the photos you took with your underwater camera to show jy family and friends back home. They didn’t believe me until I pulled out the one with the big turtle. What a wild day that was! The snorkeling was our favorite part of the trip, next to Sarah’s excellent meals. The reefs were colorful, fish were in good numbers and the anchorages pristine. When they say Bahamians are some of the friendliest people in the world, it’s true! We really liked the bar and food at Staniel and Chat n’ Chill.
Greg

April, 2013
We had never been to the Bahamas before, so we were astounded at the abundant sealife and beauty of the Exumas. The remote anchorages were calm and scenic, and nature walks ashore introduced us to the incredible bird life. Our favorite adventure was taking the dinghy ride through the mangrove creeks. I never knew there could be so many turtles up there. The clarity of the water was just amazing.The best part was feeling the enthusiasm and love that Captain Adam had for the Exumas. We loved hearing island stories over Sarah’s fantastic meals in the cockpit at night. Everything was wonderful, clean and more than we expected. Thanks for sharing your world with us!
Ed, UK

May, 2013
Capt. Adam & Sarah were engaging & interesting. Adam’s life experience aboard boats was impressive. Everything on the boat worked perfectly. Though we arrived with no particular agenda, we appreciated the suggestions of Capt. Adam. We hadn’t taken much time to research the endless possibilities of destinations in the Exumas and Out Islands. We were lucky to come upon Rubicon. The opportunity really feel the islands seemed personal and passionate to Capt. Adam. His knowledge and kindness was especially appreciated. Sarah’s good sense of humor was grand in all ways too! Overall, such a fantastic week! Thanks for the fun times!
J.&D.

Feb. 2012
My wife petting a shark. Thought I’d never see the day for that to happen! So, thanks for all the wild and fun adventures aboard Rubicon. Capt. Adam’s knowledge of the Exumas made our charter week very special. His enthusiasm was evident. We liked his flexibility and sweet disposition. Sarah kept us laughing at our hesitation to get out there and really play with sharks, stingrays. We’re pasting the photo in our office cubicle at work. Just to remind us where we want to go next year. Take us to another Out Island! We want to see more of the Bahamas!
Cheers, A.J.

Nov. 2011

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