Cruising Area of Rubicon

Pref. Pick-upGeorgetown, Great Exuma (GGT)
Other Pick-upStanley Cay or Norman Cay
Summer PortGeorgetown, Exumas
Summer OperationsBahamas
Winter PortGeorgetown, Exumas
Winter OperationsBahamas

Rubicon Specification

Length44 Feet
Beam23.6 Feet
Draft3.0 Feet
Built1997
Refit2013 and Nov. 2015 when her sides, deck and cockpit sprayed with Awlgrip.
A/CPartial
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
HammockYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Num Hatch20
Guest SmokeCockpit & Outside
Children AllowedYes
Min Child AgeAny
InverterYes
Voltages2000 watts
Water MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Max Speed11 knots
Cruising Speed7 knots
Turnaround48 hours or TBD
EnginesBrand New Honda 2000 watt generator and a 2kw inverter
Communications
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.

Accomodations

Guests5
Cabins3
Crew2
Queen2
Double1
Showers2
Tubs2
Wash Basins3
Heads3
Accomodation Details
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.

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
DVDsYes
CDsLibrary
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
CamcorderYes
Other Entertainment
Satellite Radio for music & news
Surround Sound in main salon & cockpit speakers

Cuisine

Special DietsYes
BBQYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)11 ft
Dinghy Hp25 hp
Dinghy Pax8
Snorkel GearYes
1-Man Kayak1
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes, extension port sugarscoop
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Gear Type2 Yoyos
Fishing Rods2
Deep Sea FishingYes
Under Water CamYes
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 Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Diving Info
Two dive centers in Exuma and one in Staniel Cay

Rubicon Crew Profile

Crew Number2
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainAdam Dreffin
NationalityUS
Born1986
SpeaksEnglish and conversational Spanish (Adam)
Years Sailing20
Years Chartering5
LicenseMCA Master of Yachts 200 Tons
Crew
CrewRebecca Garcia
NationalityUS
Years Sailing3
Years Chartering3


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 REBECCA ´BECKY´ GARCIA

Rebecca Garcia’s friends call her Becky and describe her as good fun, lively and a tireless worker. She’s also an extraordinary cook with an extensive repertoire of recipes. She has run many kitchens, large and small, worked in five-star restaurants and cooked aboard yachts for some 25 years. It all began in the kitchens of her two Grandmothers, one English and one Spanish, when she was so small she couldn’t reach the table without a stool.

Becky spent her childhood in London, her teens and early 20s in Donegal, on Ireland’s rugged, northwest coast, and summers with Dad and his family in Spain. She did a lot of amazing things. Her “very hardy life” on a small Irish island in the North Atlantic required commuting by rowboat in very cold, rough water. She worked with the Irish Civil Defense ambulance emergency team. She helped a master boat builder construct a Viking ship. She achieved diplomas in holistic massage, anatomy, and physiology, reflexology and courses in Reiki.

Becky says, “I love fresh, healthy food, especially colorful vegetarian dishes with delicious sauces, and Mediterranean cuisine. Guests rave about my homemade bread, tasty pastas, fresh fruit salads, cakes, and puddings.” In addition to cooking great meals aboard SWISH, Becky might find time to chat about her family’s 1911 50-foot Norwegian gaff-rigged ketch, or her three Atlantic crossings, or the big posh yacht in Guatemala with an owner who accidentally threw himself overboard. With Becky as your chef and hostess, your charter adventure in the Bahamas could include delightful ingredients you never even imagined.

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Rubicon Bookings

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Feb 16, 2019Feb 23, 2019Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Feb 27, 2019Feb 28, 2019Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Mar 14, 2019Mar 22, 2019Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Apr 01, 2019Apr 06, 2019Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Apr 12, 2019Apr 21, 2019Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Apr 22, 2019Apr 27, 2019Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Apr 28, 2019May 10, 2019Unavailable: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
May 11, 2019May 18, 2019Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
May 22, 2019May 26, 2019Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
May 30, 2019Jun 03, 2019Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*
Jul 16, 2019Aug 01, 2019Booked: George Town, Bahamas* to George Town, Bahamas*

Rubicon Rates / week


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax
2018/19 Winter$10,250$11,250$12,250$13,250
2019 Summer$10,250$11,250$12,250$13,250
2019/20 Winter$10,250$11,250$12,250$13,250

Yacht terms: All Inclusive

Rubicon Special Offer!
Fam. Special!
Offer: One Child $250 Discount per charter- aged 6 and under.

Rubicon Rates / week


Season2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax
2018/19 Winter$10,250$11,250$12,250$13,250
2019 Summer$10,250$11,250$12,250$13,250
2019/20 Winter$10,250$11,250$12,250$13,250

Yacht terms: All Inclusive

The prices shown are always for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter. 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.

Get more information about All Inclusive or send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Rubicon.

Rubicon Special Offer!
Fam. Special!
Offer: One Child $250 Discount per charter- aged 6 and under.

Rubicon Guest Reviews

11-18 July, 2018 - Enjoyed Every Minute!

We enjoyed every minute right down to sleeping under the stars on the trampoline. The whole trip was very relaxing. The yacht was clean and well maintained. There was plenty of room since we were just two passengers. We used the paddle boards and the snorkeling gear. The diving was amazing. The chef did a wonderful job with the meals and was very keen to our eating habits.

The captain was very experienced with sailing and quite knowledgeable with the area. He seemed to have a real understanding of exactly what we wanted to see and do. The crew also made our trip one to remember with the delicious meals and enjoyable socializing. We enjoyed their interaction and getting to know them. It was hard to say good by at the end of the trip. Just exactly what we were wanting. Relaxed, away from the crowds, quiet, and a real experience with some of the local culture.

We want to just let Captain Adam and his cook Jenn know that we will always treasure the experience we had on Rubicon. It was a special time getting to know them. The Bahamas are beautiful, but their hospitality was the icing on the cake. Thank you again!

The ´T´ Family

1-8 May, 2018 ~ A Memorable Experience!

The cruise was wonderful. The weather was very variable. A lot of squalls with rain, choppy waters and two nights of lightning, thunder, winds and rain. Most of the days had combi­nation of sun and clouds which worked out fine.

Captain and chef were very courteous, knowledgeable and attentive to any request. The captain, Adam Dreffin was extremely knowledgeable about the area. He was able to plan the days according to the weather, currents and times of tourist boats coming to the different sites. Because of this we were able to avoid crowds and enjoy each spot. We hit all the tourist places and more. Because of the planning we were also able to make the most of the sunshine when available.

Our chef, Jen, was enthusiastically health conscious. There was plenty of food and it was flavorful and filling and varied. Adam was very relaxed, friendly and knowledgeable.

The yacht was comfortable, and clean. The itinerary was more than we expected. Adam was able to fit two or three destinations into one day (without seeming rushed). We were able to fit snorkeling into most days. Adam kindly agreed to let Michelle and Mike scuba off the boat and got four tanks for them. They were able to scuba three times while the rest of us snorkeled.

The ´L´ Family

19 - 23 March, 2018 ~ Nice Time!

My clients had a very nice time aboard Rubicon :)
JL Broker

November 21, 2017 ~ Hooked on Sail Chartering!

Adam was terrific. Very accommodating and friendly. Quite knowledgeable about
the area and secluded spots to go. Jen was awesome. Gifted at creating unique food combinations using common ingredients. Crew was 5 Star!

Yacht: Older boat, but very comfortable and functional.
Itinerary: A great combination of remote, secluded spots and a couple of stops in ´civilization´.
Sports & Leisure: 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!).
Food & Drinks: Adam makes a great gombay smash. Jen´s appetizers were fantastic.

We are now officially hooked on sail chartering!

D.


14-20 October 2017 - Great Trip!!

Great trip.
Adam and Jen are such nice people. Scenery unmatched!
Thanks for arranging.

5-12 August, 2017 ~ Fantastic!!

How was your overall experience? Fantastic. Would love to go back.

Did the crew live up to your expectations? I really had no expectations but Adam and Jen were unbelievably welcoming and accommodating. We all made new friends

How would you describe the food and drinks? Fish is good but not at every meal.

Were you involved in planning the itinerary? We just went with the flow, it was great.

What did you like most about your charter? Blue water everywhere and the crew.

Would you recommend this yacht and crew to your friends? Absolutely

Can you give me any hints as to how I can provide my clients with an even better experience? Good sun lotion is a must and a long sleeve shirt is a good idea too. Don’t bring half the clothes you think you need.

Is there anything in particular you wish you had known in advance? August is off season in the Bahamas so restaurants are not well stocked. Georgetown is a rather impoverished area (Friendly people but not much to do)

Is there anything else I should know? Adam was raised on the water and grew up in the Exumas, his knowledge of the area is outstanding.

Would you recommend chartering a yacht or boat to others, now that you have done it yourself? Yes

Brian

5-11 August, 2017 – Life Changing!

My dearest Adam,

To say this trip was AMAZING would be an understatement! It was life changing! Every part of my being has been touched and my life is altered forever. Thank you is not enough. I am forever grateful that we made this trip. You hold a place in my heart forever!

God Bless you always, with love,
Nancy Z
P.S. Thank you for Jennifer.

Dear Adam,
Words can’t express our gratitude for all you did to make this an unforgettable 50th birthday for me. It is on that will be fondly remembered for the rest of my life.

We enjoyed talking, laughing, and learning with and from you. Your knowledge is appreciated as well as your kind demeanor. We are so fortunate to have been able to meet such a wonderful and kind soul.

Sincerely your friends,
Dale & Ed
Bristol, CT

5-11 August, 2017 - Exumas Happy Hour

Guests having fun in Exumas!

Tori\´s creations 2017 on Rubicon

A few of Tori´s delicious culinary dishes on Rubicon.
Breakfast on Rubicon in the Bahamas
Gluten free chick pea pizza crust
Fruit delight

23-29 January, 2017 ~ Fun Times!

Photo from lovely Compass Cay. Guests happy with all the exploring in the Bahamas, catching a Mahi, lobster and eating all their favorite seafood.

July 24 - 31, 2016 ~ Extraordinary Adventure!

Guestbook entry: Many thanks to Adam and Tina for a fabulous week in paradise!! The food was extraordinary as was the snorkeling, sailing, adventures, and the weather! We loved hearing their stories of sailing the world and getting to know their whole wonderful family! Their adventures may leave a small footprint behind, but they left a large footprint on our hearts! Happy sailing! Love, Jill and Ernie❤

Feedback to Broker: The crew was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and accommodating. I cannot sing my praises high enough for Adam and Tina. Adam was a highly skilled captain with excellent knowledge of the area we cruised. He knew when and where to go for drift snorkeling, and as a result our snorkeling experience was better than any previous trip. Tina was a friendly and joyful host.

The Rubicon was comfortable, clean and well ventilated. I liked the fact that each cabin had its own head. The Rubicon was the perfect mix of performance and comfort.

Tina was a great hostess and cook. I ate better on the boat than I eat at home. Tina manages the difficult mix of preparing food the tastes, great but is healthy as well. I usually put on weight during vacation and did not on this one, but I ate like a king. Fresh baked bread,muffins and much more.

The Exumas this time of year is just amazing. I have traveled the Caribbean for many years and the best beaches and water is in the Exumas. The crew has cruised these waters for many years and they have extensive knowledge of where to go and what to do. Adams was well connected with the local people and this made for a great experience. A real bonus of going this time of year (July) is that no one is there. We had all the beaches and anchorages to ourselves.

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, Exumas - A Great Time!

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 10-17, 2016 Best Ever

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, thank you both for putting together an outstanding experience for our family. Bryan

New Year charter 2015

Great start to the New Year on Rubicon

Xmas charter 2014

Chilling out on Rubicon over Xmas 2014

12-19 December 2014 Staniel Cay

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

12-19 December 2014 Staniel Cay

The beach with the swimming pigs was an amazing experience.

November 2014 in the Exumas

A great time with Captain Adam on Rubicon in the Bahamas.

12 November 2014

Awesome time in Stocking Island on Rubicon and beach.

May, 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 some 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

April, 2013

When you said we might be able to swim with dolphins, turtles, sharks and rays, I wasnt sure you could pull it off. But wo! 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 didnt 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 excellent meals on Rubicon. 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, its true! We really liked the bar and food at Staniel and Chat n Chill.
Greg

Feb. 2012

The crew on Rubicon 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. The crew´s good sense of humor was grand in all ways too! Overall, such a fantastic week! Thanks for the fun times!
J.&D.

Nov. 2011

My wife petting a shark. Thought Id never see the day for that to happen! So, thanks for all the wild and fun adventures aboard Rubicon. Capt. Adams knowledge of the Exumas made our charter week very special. His enthusiasm was evident. We liked his flexibility and sweet disposition. The crew kept us laughing at our hesitation to get out there and really play with sharks, stingrays. Were 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.

Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball

Twin Lobsters

Twin Lobsters

April 2014

Great vacation on Rubicon!!!

Twin Kiting

Twin Kiting

Beach Bonfire

Beach Bonfire

Glorious Sunsets

On charter on Rubicon you will experience some amazing sunsets..time for a chilled beer or cocktail.

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