Ed Hamilton & Co.

DESTINY III

  • Guests 6
  • Cabins 3
  • Model Cat
  • Year Built 2007

Rates Per Week

Crew Profiles

Specifications

Accommodations

We can accommodate up to 6 guests for overnight charters and up to 12 guests for day sails. 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”

Sample Menu

We strive to bring you the freshest and most delicious fare. Our produce and recipes are hand picked with Love. As you give us your attention, we cater to your tastebuds. A small sample of what we have coming out of the galley. It’s very important to fill out the Preference Sheet completely! So that we can give you the best culinary experience.

Breakfast:

Comes with the Captain’s Espresso, Smoothies, Fresh Juice Shots and a Fruit Plate

– Good Old-fashion Bacon & Eggs any style with Toast and Homemade Jam

– Bacon & Broccoli Quiche

– Belgian Waffles topped with fresh fruits and nuts

– Lobster Benedict with Homemade Hollandaise

– Magical Eggs in a hole

– Breakfast Burrito comes with Salsa

– Fresh Bahamian Coconut bread French toast with fresh fruits and the best selection of local Jams.

Lunch:

– Home-made Pizzas topped with Fresh Herbs.

– Cracked lobster with homemade garlic herb butter comes with Coleslaw Salad

– Smörgåstårta, or like you would call it in English “sandwich cake” it’s a traditional Swedish dish with all kinds of delicious yummies on it.

– Fresh caught Sashimi & Cucumber Salad

– Texas Hill Country On-the-Grill-all-the-way Stuffed Hamburgers  with Coleslaw sallad

– Fish Tacos, Salsa and Guacamole… Yucatan Style…

Appetizers:

– Conch, Fish, Seafood or Coconut ceviche.

– Summery pea soup with turmeric scallops.

– Steamed walnut, spinach and feta cheese dumplings.

– Irish potato cake with smoked salmon and a dill sauce on side.-Broad beans, garlic and feta cheese bruschetta.

– Homemade guacamole and Tex-Mex Salsa with chips.

– Cheese Plate

Entrees:

– Chicken Teriyaki in Peanut Sauce with Stir-fried Vegetables.

– Seared Ginger and Honey Mahi Mahi with mango salsa, creole sauce, Greek salad roasted potatoes topped with dill.

– Lightly Pan-fried Snapper with Bacon wrapped Asparagus

– Bacon wrapped Filet Mignon with Swedish Mashed Potatoes, red wine sauce and three cheese stuffed  beetroots.

-Slow-Cooked Jamaican Ribs with Corn Basted in Sea-Salt Basil Butter and Summery Potato Salad cooked over a Bonfire.

– Texas seasoned bone-in Ribeye with fresh basil and parmesan cheese salad.

– Lobster quesadilla stuffed with peppers, cheese and creamy sauce.

Desserts:

– Fresh Smores from the campfire

– Cream brûlée

– Chocolate Brownies & ice cream a la mode

– Homemade chocolate chip cookies with milk

– Bahamian Guava Duff

– Bonafit Pie & ice cream a la mode

– Key Lime Pie topped with whipped cream

 

Not to mention…

The wine tasting, cheese plate evening & Collect your own Conch Salad Excursion!

We also do a beach bonfire night with dinner cooked over the fire and s’mores for dessert.

Additional Rate Information

Sales tax for Keys (Monroe county) of 7.5% for charters in this area apply.

Rates are plus 4% Bahamas Tax

Winter Bahamas.
Christmas Week: $18,150.00
New Year’s Week: $18,975.00

Nonstop direct flights to GGT George Town, Great Exuma from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Toronto.

Day Sail Cat Island and Long Island- Rate is $1200 for a full day up 6 guests, including drinks, lunch, and snorkel gear.
(up to a maximum of 10 pax at $100 extra per person) Delivery would apply also.

Exumas Day Sail: $1800.00 for 6 guests additional guests up to 12 is $100.00 PP.

Additional Rate Information

Summer Area: USA – Florida

Winter Area: Bahamas

Location Details: Summer Season 2021 Key Largo, Florida. Available for Charter July to early Oct.
Summer rates would include liquor as well as meals prepared by a chef, water toys, snorkel and fishing gear, and a start in Key Largo.

Based in Winter Season Georgetown, Exumas. Mid-Oct to June based in the Bahamas
Georgetown or Staniel Cay pick up/drop-offs
Delivery fees apply:
Staniel to Nassau or vice versa – $1000 each way (75 miles) (Nassau Yacht Haven Marina)
Georgetown to Staniel Cay or vice versa – $800
Cat Island to Staniel Cay or vice versa – $600 (60 miles)

It is also possible to start and finish charters in Cat Island. Here are some options to fly in and out of Cat Island :
Watermaker (Makers Air) now fly direct to Cat Island from Ft Lauderdale Executive Airport on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Silver Airways was to schedule direct flights to Cat island, from Ft Lauderdale, starting May.
Other options are to book an RT to Nassau and take a connection to Cat Island on either Sky Bahamas or Western Air (2 flights a day each) and return from Cat to Nassau or from Long Island to Nassau

For clients who may wish to scuba dive, an example itinerary would include South Cat Island, Conception Island, Rum Cay, North Long island, and back to Cat Island. There would be scuba diving opportunities at the start and finish on Cat Island as there is a Dive Resort on Cat Island, and also on Long Island in the middle of the week.

NOTE – Charters out of Cat Island means the first passage would be in Blue waters for a minimum of 22 miles. (The distance to Conception Island from South Cat Island, normally about 3 hours.)

Destiny III will run trips in all parts of the Bahamas including a great 7 or 8 day minimum from Cat island, or George Town, to Ragged Island. The yacht can also start and finish in Crooked and Acklins Islands, as well as the Abacos.
No kids under 12 while in the Bahamas.
While in Florida kids 6 or older welcome.

CREW CALENDAR:
Scott & Cara – October to May each year
Dave & Trish – June to September each year

Charter Rates Per Week

Rate Period Terms 2 Guests 3 Guests 4 Guests 5 Guests 6 Guests
Winter 2021 to 2022 All Inclusive $13,250 $14,000 $15,000 $15,750 $16,500
Summer 2022 All Inclusive $13,250 $14,000 $15,000 $15,750 $16,500
Winter 2022 to 2023 All Inclusive $13,250 $14,000 $15,000 $15,750 $16,500

Additional Rate Information

Sales tax for Keys (Monroe county) of 7.5% for charters in this area apply.

Rates are plus 4% Bahamas Tax

Winter Bahamas.
Christmas Week: $18,150.00
New Year’s Week: $18,975.00

Nonstop direct flights to GGT George Town, Great Exuma from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Toronto.

Day Sail Cat Island and Long Island- Rate is $1200 for a full day up 6 guests, including drinks, lunch, and snorkel gear.
(up to a maximum of 10 pax at $100 extra per person) Delivery would apply also.

Exumas Day Sail: $1800.00 for 6 guests additional guests up to 12 is $100.00 PP.

Location Details

Summer Area: USA – Florida

Winter Area: Bahamas

Location Details: Summer Season 2021 Key Largo, Florida. Available for Charter July to early Oct.
Summer rates would include liquor as well as meals prepared by a chef, water toys, snorkel and fishing gear, and a start in Key Largo.

Based in Winter Season Georgetown, Exumas. Mid-Oct to June based in the Bahamas
Georgetown or Staniel Cay pick up/drop-offs
Delivery fees apply:
Staniel to Nassau or vice versa – $1000 each way (75 miles) (Nassau Yacht Haven Marina)
Georgetown to Staniel Cay or vice versa – $800
Cat Island to Staniel Cay or vice versa – $600 (60 miles)

It is also possible to start and finish charters in Cat Island. Here are some options to fly in and out of Cat Island :
Watermaker (Makers Air) now fly direct to Cat Island from Ft Lauderdale Executive Airport on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Silver Airways was to schedule direct flights to Cat island, from Ft Lauderdale, starting May.
Other options are to book an RT to Nassau and take a connection to Cat Island on either Sky Bahamas or Western Air (2 flights a day each) and return from Cat to Nassau or from Long Island to Nassau

For clients who may wish to scuba dive, an example itinerary would include South Cat Island, Conception Island, Rum Cay, North Long island, and back to Cat Island. There would be scuba diving opportunities at the start and finish on Cat Island as there is a Dive Resort on Cat Island, and also on Long Island in the middle of the week.

NOTE – Charters out of Cat Island means the first passage would be in Blue waters for a minimum of 22 miles. (The distance to Conception Island from South Cat Island, normally about 3 hours.)

Destiny III will run trips in all parts of the Bahamas including a great 7 or 8 day minimum from Cat island, or George Town, to Ragged Island. The yacht can also start and finish in Crooked and Acklins Islands, as well as the Abacos.
No kids under 12 while in the Bahamas.
While in Florida kids 6 or older welcome.

CREW CALENDAR:
Scott & Cara – October to May each year
Dave & Trish – June to September each year

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

Title Name Nation Born Languages
Captain Scott Higginbotham USA 0 English
Crew Cara Higginbotham USA

Captain

Dave Calvert

Chef

Trish Calvert

Accomodation

Electric Heads 3

Ammenities

Ac Full
Hair Dryer Yes
Generator Yes
Water Maker Yes
Ice Maker Yes
Internet None-Hot Spots

Electronics

Sat Tv No
Ipod Yes

General

Length 46
Pax 6
Cabins 3
Refit 2018 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.
Year Built 2007
Cruise Speed 8 kt
Guest Smoke Yes, aft deck
Guest Pet No
Children Allowed Yes
Min Child Age 4+

Leisure

Dinghy 11.5 ft
Dinghy Hp 20
Adult W Skis No
Jet Skis No
Wave Run No
Knee Board No
Stand Up Paddle 2
Gear Snorkel Yes
Tube No
Scurfer No
Wake Board No
1 Man Kayak No
2 Man Kayak No
Float Mats Yes
Games Beach Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
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.

We can accommodate up to 6 guests for overnight charters and up to 12 guests for day sails. 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”

We strive to bring you the freshest and most delicious fare. Our produce and recipes are hand picked with Love. As you give us your attention, we cater to your tastebuds. A small sample of what we have coming out of the galley. It’s very important to fill out the Preference Sheet completely! So that we can give you the best culinary experience.

Breakfast:

Comes with the Captain’s Espresso, Smoothies, Fresh Juice Shots and a Fruit Plate

– Good Old-fashion Bacon & Eggs any style with Toast and Homemade Jam

– Bacon & Broccoli Quiche

– Belgian Waffles topped with fresh fruits and nuts

– Lobster Benedict with Homemade Hollandaise

– Magical Eggs in a hole

– Breakfast Burrito comes with Salsa

– Fresh Bahamian Coconut bread French toast with fresh fruits and the best selection of local Jams.

Lunch:

– Home-made Pizzas topped with Fresh Herbs.

– Cracked lobster with homemade garlic herb butter comes with Coleslaw Salad

– Smörgåstårta, or like you would call it in English “sandwich cake” it’s a traditional Swedish dish with all kinds of delicious yummies on it.

– Fresh caught Sashimi & Cucumber Salad

– Texas Hill Country On-the-Grill-all-the-way Stuffed Hamburgers  with Coleslaw sallad

– Fish Tacos, Salsa and Guacamole… Yucatan Style…

Appetizers:

– Conch, Fish, Seafood or Coconut ceviche.

– Summery pea soup with turmeric scallops.

– Steamed walnut, spinach and feta cheese dumplings.

– Irish potato cake with smoked salmon and a dill sauce on side.-Broad beans, garlic and feta cheese bruschetta.

– Homemade guacamole and Tex-Mex Salsa with chips.

– Cheese Plate

Entrees:

– Chicken Teriyaki in Peanut Sauce with Stir-fried Vegetables.

– Seared Ginger and Honey Mahi Mahi with mango salsa, creole sauce, Greek salad roasted potatoes topped with dill.

– Lightly Pan-fried Snapper with Bacon wrapped Asparagus

– Bacon wrapped Filet Mignon with Swedish Mashed Potatoes, red wine sauce and three cheese stuffed  beetroots.

-Slow-Cooked Jamaican Ribs with Corn Basted in Sea-Salt Basil Butter and Summery Potato Salad cooked over a Bonfire.

– Texas seasoned bone-in Ribeye with fresh basil and parmesan cheese salad.

– Lobster quesadilla stuffed with peppers, cheese and creamy sauce.

Desserts:

– Fresh Smores from the campfire

– Cream brûlée

– Chocolate Brownies & ice cream a la mode

– Homemade chocolate chip cookies with milk

– Bahamian Guava Duff

– Bonafit Pie & ice cream a la mode

– Key Lime Pie topped with whipped cream

 

Not to mention…

The wine tasting, cheese plate evening & Collect your own Conch Salad Excursion!

We also do a beach bonfire night with dinner cooked over the fire and s’mores for dessert.

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