Cruising Area of Destiny III

Pref. Pick-upGeorge Town, Exumas
Other Pick-upStaniel Cay, Bahamas
Summer PortIslamorada, Florida
Summer OperationsFlorida
Winter PortGeorgetown, Bahamas
Winter OperationsBahamas

Destiny III Description

DESTINY III is a Leopard 46 luxury sailing catamaran designed for blue-water cruising. This performance cat will get you where you want to go in a hurry. Built in South Africa by Robertson and Caine, she was designed by Gino Morelli and Pete Melvin to cruise in comfort.

The 25’ beam on DESTINY III creates voluminous interior space. In the main saloon, the large banquette table with U-shaped seating comfortably accommodates the entire charter party for snacks, meals and board games. Open the large sliding doors from the salon to the cockpit to create one vast, social space.

A hardtop that extends out over the cockpit from the saloon offers protective, cooling shade. This is where guests enjoy dining al fresco at the large table with seating for eight, cool sea breezes and panoramic views. This is also a favorite spot for shade-lovers to relax with a beverage while underway. For sun worshippers, nothing beats riding up front on the huge trampoline.

DESTINY III accommodates six guests in three queen-berth cabins. Each cabin is en suite, with separate shower stall and electric toilet. Cabins are air conditioned and opening hatches and portholes provide good ventilation.

DESTINY III is an excellent option for couples, friends and families who want to experience the Bahamas. Go sailing, swimming snorkeling, diving and exploring. Let the professional crew on DESTINY III share the best of the best of this island paradise. Launch a cruise to remember!

Specification

Length46 Feet
Beam26 Feet
Draft4.3 Feet
Built2007
Refit2018 to include: new sails, watermaker, solar panels, inverter, new electronics, dinghy and outboard, new hatches, and many small improvements. Plus new cockpit cushions, interior cushions, detailing and new bottom job. Summer 2019 - new interior cushions, new stove, new larger dinghy and outboard, additional fridge for drinks in the cockpit and many more improvements.
A/CFull
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Nude ChartersInq
HairdryerYes
Num Hatch30
Guest SmokeYes, aft deck
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Age4+
InverterYes
Voltages110v and 220v
Water MakerYes
Water Capacity1000 Galls
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessNone-Hot Spots
GeneratorYes
Max Speed10 kt
Cruising Speed8 kt
Fuel Consumption1.5 US Gall/Hr
Turnaround24 / 48 hours

Accommodations

Guests7
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen3
Single1
Showers3
Wash Basins3
Electric Heads3
Accommodation Details
We can accommodate up to 7 guests for overnight charters and up to 12 guests for day sails. 7 pax - using the forepeak on the port starboard side.
The layout includes one single and four queen-sized cabins with en suite heads; each with separate shower stalls and electric toilets. One cabin is reserved for the captain.

All cabins, as well as the main saloon, are fully air conditioned.

With a 25ft. beam, Destiny III has a large and comfortable cockpit.

Queen Fwd starboard 80” X 58”
Lg. Queen aft port 80” X 67”
Queen Fwd port 80” X 58”
Single Fwd port 80” X 30”
Cabin Headroom 6’6”
Salon Headroom 6’8”

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDs40+
CDs100+
Board GamesYes

Cuisine

Din-inYes
Special DietsInq
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)11.5 ft
Dinghy Hp20
Dinghy Pax6
Snorkel GearYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes, drop down
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear TypeTrolling, casting
Fishing Rods5
Deep Sea FishingYes
Under Water VideoYes
Other Toys
Boogie Board
6 Flotation Noodles
Can supply Windsurfer if required
For fishing, Destiny III offers both offshore fishing rods and reels, also spinning rods and reels with various lures. Can do offshore trolling for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo while sailing from island to island. Also, reef fishing when moving or and fishing off the boat when at anchor.

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard

Destiny III Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainScott Higginbotham
NationalityUSA
SpeaksEnglish
LicenseU.S.C.G. Captain
Crew
CrewCara Higginbotham
NationalityUSA
LicenseU.S.C.G. Captain


Scott and Cara hail from the Miami area.
While always enjoying the pleasures of the sea, they have been boating the waters of Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean for over 40 years. Scott´s part time job while in high school was as a mate on a fishing boat on Miami Beach.
They both fled from their successful corporate jobs 16 years ago to move to the Virgin Islands and sail the Caribbean. After five years of chartering in the Caribbean, they returned to their home state of Florida. They have spent the last 11 years cruising and running charters in the waters of the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.
They are happy to show you the Bahamas. Their personal experience and knowledge - including the top water play and party spots - are a bonus for any guest. They have run hundreds of charters over their years of being professional captains and are well known in the charter business. They ran a very successful marketing campaign as the Captain/Crew of the Heineken yacht and have also captained larger motoryachts on trips from Maine to the Caribbean.
In their off time, they are either traveling around the country in their antique Airstream trailer or riding their motorcycles. They also own a Bed & Breakfast in the North Carolina mountains.
Scott and Cara are both U.S.C.G. Captains. They make for a dynamic team whose fun-loving strengths will ensure that you have the most memorable vacation of your life. They look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Alternate Captain and Chef - Dave & Trish Calvert:

Captain Dave Calvert has been sailing for more than 40 years. Over this time he has logged over 60,000 miles of ocean sailing on boats he has owned. In addition to this, Dave has been a world-class racer, winning over 14 National Championships on catamarans and trimarans. Dave also was crew of Steve Fossett´s 125 ft. mega-catamaran, PlayStation. During 2001 and 2002, as a driver onboard, he helped to set five world records including both Trans Atlantic records and the 24-hour speed record.

Dave has owned and operated Calvert Sails for over 37 years and continues to design and manufacturer world-class multihull and monohull sails. So, if you want to feel confidence in a skipper, Dave is your man. He is a current holder of a US Coast Guard captain´s license with all Bahamas charter permits.

Also, if interested in learning how to sail or cruise, Dave is always willing to let you help trim the sails and take the helm. With years of sailing the Bahamas islands, Dave and his wife Trish know these islands intimately and will make your Bahamas cruise one to remember.

Trish Calvert is the first mate and chef aboard Destiny III. She has been sailing with Dave for three decades. During this time, she has also logged many thousands of miles along the US east coast, Florida Keys, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, Dominican Republic and Caribbean Islands to Trinidad. She was a sailing instructor for windsurfing and Hobie Cats, running one of the largest water sports companies in the Florida Keys. She has a love of cooking and is well-known for her culinary creations.

Scott & Cara - October to May each year
Dave & Trish - June to September each year

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Destiny III Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jul 27, 2019Aug 31, 2019Unavailable: Bahama Islands* to Florida Keys, Florida*

Destiny III Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $13,250

High price: $16,500


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6-7 Pax
2019 Summer$13,250$14,000$15,000$15,750$16,500
2019/20 Winter$13,250$14,000$15,000$15,750$16,500
2020 Summer$13,250$14,000$15,000$15,750$16,500
2020/21 Winter$13,250$14,000$15,000$15,750$16,500

Yacht terms: All Inclusive

An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Destiny III.

Destiny III Guest Reviews

November 2018 - So Much Fun!!

We have traveled by personal airplane to all the major Islands in the Bahamas and even rented power cats in the Abacos but we always wanted to go to Conception Island. It is just south of Cat Island but is only accessible by boat. Dave and Trish were great, they even let us bring our small dog along that played well with their dog Gigi. It was an unforgettable excursion into a large creek full of turtles, fish and conch in beautiful clear blue waters. Not to mention the multiple beaches, the birds, and the walks in this uninhabited natural reserve we even saw a cool fresh water well. Dave parked the boat so we could snorkel right off the back of it which we did multiple times. It’s a protected marine and land park which might be the reason I saw some of the largest fish I have ever seen in the Bahamas grouper, trigger fish, even a large black fin tuna plus a few harmless nurse sharks. We also got to snorkel another spot by dingy that had some of the largest and most colorful coral fans I have ever seen. Dave is an expert sailer and sail-maker of beautiful carbon fiber sails and has intriguing stories to tell. I must have asked a thousand questions about sailing and he really enjoyed explaining it all. He will even let you help out as much as you like. Sailing a power at was way cool. Trish his wife is fun and entertaining . The boat was super roomy and very clean. The meals were great. If you have a chance it is a trip of a lifetime

Family trip in Bahamas 25-29 October 2018

What a wonderful time we had with you aboard Destiny II. It was planned as a research trip but turned into so much more - a fabulous vacation that allowed us all to reconnect as a family. It is clear that you worked super hard before the charter to pull everything together, which is greatly appreciated. Thank-you for doing such a great job of showing us the Islands, we really packed so much in during the five days with multiple stops per day, (but still plenty of beach time) - thank-you Matthew for your endless patience with all my questions. You clearly have a great depth of knowledge of the Bahamas.

You were both so kind with the children and gracious in your hospitality. And although I understand provisioning is difficult in the Exumas (and you didn’t have much notice for our trip) every meal was delicious and the menu was well planned. The beach bonfire on the last night topped it all off - the kids have not stopped talking about the ‘Smores’ - what a lovely finish to the trip.

Truly Magical!

Dear Jennica & Matthew, From the sailing and snorkelling, to the exploring and wonderful meals, you thought of everything. We loved getting to know both of you. You made our vacation truly magical! Thank You so much for everything! – XO, Valerie, Greg, Katie and Blake

A Peak Experience!

Captain Matthew and Chef Jennica are amazing hosts! My husband and I felt so welcomed and all our needs and wants were anticipated by our hosts. We were so comfortable and well fed! Chef Jennica really knows how to put out a lovely melt-in-your-mouth meal! All in all we had a fabulous time on beautiful yacht with wonderful hosts in one of the most beautiful locations on the planet, Exuma Bahamas. Highly recommended!!! – Taj

Spectacular!!

I have to tell you this was an awesome trip!!! The boat is spectacular, clean and luxurious, with all the added modern needs, like your own ensuite ,wifi and surround sound, while cruising in the Bahamas. The fresh food was delicious and healthy. The Vitamix makes great pina colada and juices too! Thank You!! Jennica and Matthew for being such great hosts, that made us feel safe and relaxed on such a great big Ocean Adventure! If you have never been on a boat in the Caribbean then you should try it!
– Michelle

Far Exceeded Our Expectations!

Dear Captain Matt and Jennica, Thank you for an amazing stay aboard. We fell in love with Exuma Islands during our stay, many thanks to you for showing us the treasures and gorgeous secrets these islands hold. The adventures and togetherness our families experienced far exceeded our expectations. Thank you for keeping our families safe during our travels. Jennica, your cooking is spectacular! All six of us ranging from ages 8 to 52 loved your creations you created from scratch. You spoiled us and we loved it! We will surely miss your lasagna, as well as the two of you! We hope to sail with you again!
– Sincerely, Holly and family

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