Rule No. 1 Description

This 40 meter (130 foot) Westport with a brand new 2023 refit is the ideal Baja adventure yacht. The charter program for this yacht takes luxury to the most desolate parts of the peninsula so you can enjoy the spoils of fishing, adventure, and much more in total comfort. 5 guest cabins complete the accommodations on board, which can comfortably fit 12 guests for weekend or week long trips. There is plenty of space and many different areas to find a place to relax and enjoy your time at sea. Deck amenities include a hot tub on the sundeck for ideal views and workout equipment to turn the Portuguese deck into your own private gym. There is a bar and dining table on each of the 3 decks so you can enjoy meals and drinks wherever you feel most comfortable. Rule No.1 is accompanied by a 2022 37´ Freeman towed tender, a top of the line fishing boat. Fishing, spearfishing, freediving, and scuba gear are all available on board! The boat also includes a custom inflatable slide for added fun. Rule No.1 is the best kept secret for your next charter adventure.

Cruising Area of Rule No. 1

Summer PortSan Diego, CA
Summer OperationsCalifornia, Mexico
Winter PortTBA
Winter OperationsMexico, Central America


Wash Basins7
TP in HeadsYes
Electric Heads7
Accommodation Details
Main deck:
Master, King

Lower deck:
Port aft VIP, King
Stbd aft VIP, King
Port midship, Twin/Convertible to King (with Pullman)
Stbd midship, Twin/Convertible to King (with Pullman)


Previous NameNina Lu
Length130 Feet
Beam26 Feet
Draft6 Feet
A/C NightYes
Sun AwningYes
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Max Speed20Knots
Cruising Speed12Knots
Fuel Consumption65 US Gall/Hr US Gall/Hr
EnginesEngines: 2x MTU 16V2000 M96L @ 4,000 hp Generators: 2x 99 KW Northern Lights

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)37´ Freeman Tender
Dinghy Hp4x Mercury 400hp engines
Wave Runners2
Sea BobsYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Beach GamesYes
Other Toys
Towed Tender:
2022 37′ Freeman, 4x Mercury 400hp engines
Tournament Style Seeker Fishing Rods
Top Of The Line Avet Reels

Water Sports:
2x Yamaha Jet Skis
2x Seabobs
2x Paddle Boards
Inflatable Slide
Snorkel Gear
2x Sets of Scuba Gear
Dive Compressor
Jet Ski Dock

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard


Sat TvYes
Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes


Special DietsInq

Rule No. 1 Crew Profile

Crew Number7
CaptainChris Fagan

Captain - Chris Fagan
Chris was born in Boston and grew upon the shores of Charleston, SC on Folly Beach. He spent his youth on the ocean and rivers boating, surfing, swimming, fishing, sailing and otherwise exploring the great outdoors. Chris has a blackbelt in Shaolin Kung Fu, and a B.A. in biology from Winthrop University. After college and a professional city-based position at a popular Charlotte radio station, Chris spent nearly 2 years as a performing acoustic musician, doing weekly shows around the southeast US. The ocean life officially “called” in ’07when Chris landed a deckhand position on the expedition yacht Whale Song, circumnavigating the globe. Onboard he explored Japan, the Philippines, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and landed in Australia. He has since served on yachts and expedition vessels all over the Mediterranean, Caribbean, East and West Coast US, and Alaska. Over the last 13 years Chris moved up the ranks by serving on motor yachts Martha Ann, Katya, and Harbour Island all over the Mediterranean and Caribbean. He served as 2nd officer on M/Y Alucia in Alaska and on Big Zip in New England and the Bahamas as First Officer. Chris served as First Officer and Relief Captain on M/Y Serengeti for 2years before being promoted to Captain in 2015 where he in total helped complete 8 busy seasons of adventure-based charter in Alaska as well as transiting up and down the West Coast of the US and Mexico. Chris is ecstatic to be in sunnier skies and warmer seas down here in beautiful Baja California. He can´t wait to share Mexico´s many wonders and adventures with Rule No. 1´s summer guests!

Engineer - Bruno Ferreira
Bruno was born and raised in Brazil always playing sports and dreaming of traveling. He moved to New Zealand after high school and worked on a winery for years. Bruno comes from humble beginnings and loves a challenge. He also truly enjoys starting from zero and creating new chapters, looking back and seeing what he has achieved. He eventually found his way into yachting as an Engineer, but he is a man with a passion for sports and fitness. He has been in this industry for 5 years and it’s easy to say that was one of the best decisions of his life. He enjoys being on the ocean, entertaining guests and making sure that everything is dealt with safely for the well-being of the owners, guests, and crew. He strives to be the best he can be and always improve in his career while motivating others along the way. Last year, he won the Award of Best Engineer & ETO , and this year he will be the judge of the same competition! He has come so far and to a place that he never thought he would be today. Feel free to ask for an engine room tour if you would like to see the heart of the vessel, he´d love to show you around!

Chef - Jimmy Smyth
Jimmy is from Melbourne, Australia and has been cooking since 2001. He lives and breathes food! Jimmy has travelled extensively through Asia, Europe, and America eating his way through everything and building his repertoire. He loves making bread so get ready for some delicious baked goods. So far he is loving his Downtown life in San Diego and can´t wait to head to Mexico. When he´s not whipping up your favorite foods, Jimmy loves to dive, drive fast cars and Aussie rules Football!!!

First mate - Will Orlando
Will grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington. Nestled in the heart of the Puget Sound, so theirs’s no question he was born to be on the water. He started his career commercial fishing in Southeast Alaska and Washington State, until he garnered enough sea time to acquire his 100-Ton master´s license. This led him to captain vessels around Hawaii and Alaska, guiding guests to not only the best locations, but also giving them the true experience of what each place had to offer. Taking all of his knowledge from traveling the world and his experiences in Hawaii and Alaska, he took to the seas via the Yacht industry, eventually leading him to the beautiful M/Y Rule No. 1. Whether it’s fishing/spearfishing, surfing, or seeing the world, Will is going to provide a fun and positive experience, no matter the adventure. So buckle up for a great time on Rule No. 1!

Sport Fish Captain - Josue Marquez
Josue is the sport fishing captain of the 2022 37′Freeman tender that accompanies Rule No. 1. He leads the unforgettable fishing excursions! When you´re with him, you can expect to have many successful catches out at sea. He was born and raised in Cabo San Lucas, where he is still based now. He has worked on fishing boats for 16 years and has been a captain for 13 of those years. Josue joined Rule No. 1 when it was bought two years ago and has since led countless off-shore and on-shore fishing expeditions. While fishing, you can expect to catch all kinds of fish, including Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Yellowtail, Grouper, Snapper, and more. He has won many fishing tournaments, including receiving 1st Place in the Mahi Mahi category at the 2022 Puerto Escondido Fishing Tournament in Loreto, on this tender! When Josue is not fishing, you can find him spending time with his wife and 5-year-old son. Fun fact: him and his wife are expecting a baby girl! He can´t wait to show you the best time out on the water. Fish on!

Chief Stewardess - Michelle Horton
Michelle was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She moved to Santa Barbara after high school where she graduated with a bachelor´s degree in economics from UC Santa Barbara in 2017. While in college, Michelle worked a full-time serving job at the Ritz Carlton, Bacara, where she found her passion for exceeding guest expectations and enjoyed meeting people from all around the world. After graduation, she moved to San Francisco to start her career at UBS as a Client Service Associate. After two years of employment at UBS, Michelle decided to leave her corporate job to pursue her dream working in the yachting industry. She packed her life in a 90-pound suitcase, booked a one-way flight to Florida and never looked back. Michelle enjoys traveling, hiking, exercising and anything water related. She loves the beach, so that is where she can be found in her spare time. Michelle´s bubbly and outgoing personality, combined with her passion for hospitality makes her a very valuable crew member on board Rule No. 1!

Stewardess - Paloma Estrada
Paloma grew up in sunny San Diego spending most of her life being on the water and at the beach and has always dreamed of traveling the world. She ended up attending the University of California, Santa Barbara, and after graduating, made her way up to San Francisco for two years to try out the corporate lifestyle. Her and Michelle realized together that the office environment wasn’t for them, and they packed up her things and moved to sunny Fort Lauderdale together. Since joining the yachting industry, Paloma has completed extensive charters all throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas and beautiful Alaska. She has since learned to cultivate exceptional service and experiences for all guests. One of her main passions onboard is being able tolet her creative side show by designing beautiful table settings and décor along with putting together unique flower arrangements. In her free time, Paloma loves to paint, draw, swim, hike and explore the outdoors. She’s excited to make your experience here in Mexico the most memorable it can be! (Fun fact: her and Michelle have been best friends since collage.

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Rule No. 1 Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Oct 12, 2023Oct 22, 2023Unavailable: San Diego, CA* to Cabo San Lucas

Rule No. 1 Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $175,000

High price: $200,000

The high and low prices of this yacht depend on both the number of guests and the traveling season. Send us an inquiry for exact pricing.
Yacht terms: Plus Expenses
The price includes a professional crew operating your chartered yacht, but all running expenses such as fuel, tax, provisions and any other costs are extra. Calculate between 15-25% for a sailing yacht and 25-35% for a motor yacht on top of the given rate with an APA cash payment made to the ships agent or captain, who will keep an open tap and produce full accounts of all expenditures. Unused APA money will be refunded. Inquire for more information.


$175,000 / week plus all expenses
$200,000 / week plus all expenses - Holiday rate

40% APA

Taxes where applicable

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