Ed Hamilton & Co.

RUBICON

  • Guests 5
  • Cabins 3
  • Model Cat
  • Year Built 1997

Rates Per Week

Crew Profiles

Specifications

Accommodations

She accommodates up to 5 guests in three private cabins described below. Each stateroom is equipped with ensuite bathroom 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 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, 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.

Sample Menu

 

Our Bahamas sailing charters include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and alcohol. We will accommodate special diets (diabetics, vegans) with prior notice.  Fresh bread is prepared daily in time for an evening twilight dinner.    

 Menu 1:

Bahamas Breakfast  

All breakfasts served with coffee/tea and juices

Eggs Benedict    

Pancakes and Fruit       

Southwest Frittata

French Toast

Breakfast Burrito           

Muesli and Fruit

 

Bahamas Lunch      

All lunches served with fruit or chips  

Tuna Salad Sandwich    

Cold Cuts on Hoagie Roll           

Gourmet Nachos

Mushroom and Pepper Panini    

Chicken Caesar Salad

Fish Tacos

 

Cocktail Hour Hors D’oeuvres

Hummus with Garlic Chips

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Black Bean and Mango Salad

Conch Fritters

 

Bahamas Dinner

All dinners served with salad, a variety of side dishes and bread   

Asian Stir Fry

Lamb Chops and Grilled Vegetables       

Vegetable Lasagna

Fresh Catch of the Day 

Spicy Clam Pasta         

Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs

Desserts

Variety of pies, cookies, and delicious treats

Menu 2:

BREAKFAST:

  • Banana cornbread pancakes with coconut and chia seeds topped with honey 
  • Omega bowls (chia porridge)
  • Frittata 
  • Bagels with salmon, capers, onions, tomato 
  • Coconut flour crepes with fruit 
  • Soul/smoothie bowls/tarts
  • Avocado toast
  • Fruit salad in papaya
  • Sweet potato biscuits
  • Candied oranges
  • Toasts
  • Frozen bananas with coconut milk and chia seeds

LUNCH:

  • Burritos/tacos/raw taco salad
  • Pesto subs/panini roasted peppers, sun dried tomatoes with cucumber slaw
  • Flat breads with vegetti pasta salad
  • Fish/chicken over Caribbean salad
  • Sweet potato crustini topped with 
  • Deconstructed sushi bowl with stuffed avocado
  • Collard wraps with fall veggies (salad samurai cashew paste)

DINNER:

  • Curry shrimp over black bean pasta
  • Shrimp boil with corn and potatoes
  • Fish with black bean salsa and saffron rice
  • Paella with cornbread 
  • Truffle sweet potatoes, vegetti pasta
  • Jessa’s sweet potato salad

NIBBLES:

  • Caprese salad
  • Cheese and crackers with meat
  • Julianne veggies with hummus
  • Spring rolls with rice paper and edamame 

DESSERTS

  • Raw tartlets 
  • Nice cream

 

Additional Rate Information

Christmas Week: $14,575
New Years Week: $15,240
No Captain only for Christmas or New Years

DAY CHARTER rate is $2,070.00 + 4% tax for 6 pax; or $2,400.00 + 4% tax for 8 pax.
(Please ask for day charter rates up to 12 pax)

Special for weekly charters:
One Child $250 Discount per charter- aged 6 and under.
Repeat clients 5% discount

Please add 4% Port Authority Tax to charter rates
All inclusive Cruises of 7 days require 1 dinner ashore.

All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days. To prorate these rates:
For 6 nights divide weekly rate by 7 and multiply by 6
For 5 nights or less divide weekly rate by 6 then multiply by number of nights.

Bottled waters are not included in the rates, as Rubicon has a charcoal filtered Reverse Osmosis water which is high quality. Rubicon is supporting eco-friendly “green” options by avoiding use of plastic bottles where possible.

REQUIRE 48 HOUR TURNAROUND BETWEEN CHARTERS IN EXUMAS
Yacht Relocation fees:
$2,000 Nassau each way
$1,700 Normans Cay each way
$1,000 Staniel Cay each way

A typical charter starting and finishing in Georgetown would be spending time around different islands each day. Lee Stocking for snorkeling, beach walk at Williams Cay along with SUP in a quiet bay. Snorkeling blue holes, enjoying quiet beaches and anchorages when not sailing.
Other islands to stop at would be Glass Cay, Stocking Island, White Bay Cay, Square Rock Cay.

Kitesurfing charters:
Kitesurfing lessons are additional, with a customized instruction rate ranges between $100 and $175 per person per hour, depending on experience.
For kitesurfing guests who know how to ride, and do not require tuition, the normal charter rate applies.

Locations if clients prefer to be dockside in the evenings: Exuma Yacht club, George Town. Emerald Bay Marina, Exuma, Cave Cay, Farmer’s Cay, Staniel Cay. Clients will need to pay dockage fees.
Captain Only Rates: $8,000 + 4% tax + expenses (usually just fuel as clients would be catering for themselves)

Additional Rate Information

Summer Area: Bahamas

Winter Area: Bahamas

Location Details: Experience the beautiful Exuma Cays and outlying islands of the Bahamas. There are several transportation options to get here:

Option 1: DIRECT FLIGHTS into Georgetown, Great Exuma (GGT) from Miami/Ft Lauderdale:
Bahamasair
Silver Airways
American Airlines
Reggies Air

Option 2: DIRECT FLIGHTS Nassau to Georgetown (GGT):
Jet Blue
Bahamasaire

Option 3: DIRECT FLIGHTS from Nassau into Normans Cay or Staniel Cay, saving a full day to/from Great Exuma:
Sky Bahamas
Bahamasaire
Golden Wings offers private charter flights between Nassau and Normans Cay or Staniel Cay (or reverse) for up to 6 guests. The 20 minute flight is $580 total.

Option 4: Scheduled flights, sold by the seat, ideal for a small group are offered by the following carriers:
Watermakers Air – daily scheduled flights between Ft. Lauderdale and Staniel Cay (+/- $235 each way per person)
Flamingo Air – daily scheduled 40 minute flights between Nassau and Staniel Cay (+/- $110 each way per person)
ROLAND SMITH (PISTACHIO) 242-355-2013 Flights from Staniel Cay to Nassau and Exuma (+/- $100/person from Staniel to Exuma)

Rubicon is based at anchor at Stocking Island, a short dinghy ride across Elizabeth Harbor to Georgetown. Meeting place is Exuma Yachtclub, so guests should take a taxi there and Adam will be there to meet and greet and usually picks up guests in the 15′ second tender.

Charter Rates Per Week

Rate Period Terms 2 Guests 3 Guests 4 Guests 5 Guests
Winter 2021 to 2022 All Inclusive $10,250 $11,250 $12,250 $13,250
Summer 2022 All Inclusive $10,250 $11,250 $12,250 $13,250
Winter 2022 to 2023 All Inclusive $10,250 $11,250 $12,250 $13,250

Additional Rate Information

Christmas Week: $14,575
New Years Week: $15,240
No Captain only for Christmas or New Years

DAY CHARTER rate is $2,070.00 + 4% tax for 6 pax; or $2,400.00 + 4% tax for 8 pax.
(Please ask for day charter rates up to 12 pax)

Special for weekly charters:
One Child $250 Discount per charter- aged 6 and under.
Repeat clients 5% discount

Please add 4% Port Authority Tax to charter rates
All inclusive Cruises of 7 days require 1 dinner ashore.

All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days. To prorate these rates:
For 6 nights divide weekly rate by 7 and multiply by 6
For 5 nights or less divide weekly rate by 6 then multiply by number of nights.

Bottled waters are not included in the rates, as Rubicon has a charcoal filtered Reverse Osmosis water which is high quality. Rubicon is supporting eco-friendly “green” options by avoiding use of plastic bottles where possible.

REQUIRE 48 HOUR TURNAROUND BETWEEN CHARTERS IN EXUMAS
Yacht Relocation fees:
$2,000 Nassau each way
$1,700 Normans Cay each way
$1,000 Staniel Cay each way

A typical charter starting and finishing in Georgetown would be spending time around different islands each day. Lee Stocking for snorkeling, beach walk at Williams Cay along with SUP in a quiet bay. Snorkeling blue holes, enjoying quiet beaches and anchorages when not sailing.
Other islands to stop at would be Glass Cay, Stocking Island, White Bay Cay, Square Rock Cay.

Kitesurfing charters:
Kitesurfing lessons are additional, with a customized instruction rate ranges between $100 and $175 per person per hour, depending on experience.
For kitesurfing guests who know how to ride, and do not require tuition, the normal charter rate applies.

Locations if clients prefer to be dockside in the evenings: Exuma Yacht club, George Town. Emerald Bay Marina, Exuma, Cave Cay, Farmer’s Cay, Staniel Cay. Clients will need to pay dockage fees.
Captain Only Rates: $8,000 + 4% tax + expenses (usually just fuel as clients would be catering for themselves)

Location Details

Summer Area: Bahamas

Winter Area: Bahamas

Location Details: Experience the beautiful Exuma Cays and outlying islands of the Bahamas. There are several transportation options to get here:

Option 1: DIRECT FLIGHTS into Georgetown, Great Exuma (GGT) from Miami/Ft Lauderdale:
Bahamasair
Silver Airways
American Airlines
Reggies Air

Option 2: DIRECT FLIGHTS Nassau to Georgetown (GGT):
Jet Blue
Bahamasaire

Option 3: DIRECT FLIGHTS from Nassau into Normans Cay or Staniel Cay, saving a full day to/from Great Exuma:
Sky Bahamas
Bahamasaire
Golden Wings offers private charter flights between Nassau and Normans Cay or Staniel Cay (or reverse) for up to 6 guests. The 20 minute flight is $580 total.

Option 4: Scheduled flights, sold by the seat, ideal for a small group are offered by the following carriers:
Watermakers Air – daily scheduled flights between Ft. Lauderdale and Staniel Cay (+/- $235 each way per person)
Flamingo Air – daily scheduled 40 minute flights between Nassau and Staniel Cay (+/- $110 each way per person)
ROLAND SMITH (PISTACHIO) 242-355-2013 Flights from Staniel Cay to Nassau and Exuma (+/- $100/person from Staniel to Exuma)

Rubicon is based at anchor at Stocking Island, a short dinghy ride across Elizabeth Harbor to Georgetown. Meeting place is Exuma Yachtclub, so guests should take a taxi there and Adam will be there to meet and greet and usually picks up guests in the 15′ second tender.

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 SOPHIE DIFILIPPO
Sophie is highly skilled , both as a chef and a captain holding a USCG Master license. She has a magnetic smile, an endearing personality and radiates the kind of happy that rubs off on everyone around her. Maybe that’s because she grew up on a small farm outside of Philadelphia with three, doting older brothers. Loving, fun yet challenging, a lot like yachting.

Sophie says, “Growing up I always had a strong passion for the ocean. I always waited with excitement for Friday after school to race down to the beach so I could go sailing. I was always outside, snowboarding in winter and in summer fishing and playing in the creek behind our house. On summer weekends my Dad and I would head to the beach to sail, racing most Wednesday nights on the Chesapeake.”

It was also thanks to Dad that Sophie became such an excellent chef. He taught her his Great Grandmother’s Italian recipes and she grew up cooking for the family. When she was just 14 years old she began working in an Italian restaurant and by 17 she was working on sailboats as a chef/mate. She quickly achieved her captain’s license and worked as a delivery skipper. For the last two years she’s been delighting guests as chef/mate aboard a charter yacht in the Exumas, Bahamas.

Favorites meals to prepare: Italian dishes, fresh fish, and Greek dishes. Friends and guests especially rave about her sauces. Sophie is also adept at special meals, kids’ menus and restricted diets. Her motto: “Do what you love and love what you do.” Cooking and eating well top the charts!!

Title Name Nation Born Languages
Captain Adam Dreffin US 1986 English and conversational Spanish (Adam)
Crew Sophie Difilippo US

Captain Adam

Chef/Stewardess

Sophie

Adam - admiring the view!

Adam with his catch of the day

Chef / Mate / Captain too!

Sophie Difilippo

Time to chill out and watch the sunset

Adam joined by friendly parrot in local bar

Ammenities

Ac None
Hair Dryer No
Generator Yes
Water Maker Yes
Ice Maker No
Internet Onboard WIFI

Electronics

Sat Tv No
Ipod Yes

General

Length 44
Pax 5
Cabins 3
Refit 2013 and Nov. 2015 when her sides, deck and cockpit sprayed with Awlgrip. partial refit January 2020 to include new hard floors throughout.
Year Built 1997
Cruise Speed 7 knots
Guest Smoke Cockpit & Outside
Children Allowed Yes
Min Child Age Any

Leisure

Dinghy 11 ft
Dinghy Hp 25 hp
Adult W Skis No
Jet Skis No
Wave Run No
Knee Board No
Wind Surf No
Gear Snorkel Yes
Tube No
Scurfer No
Wake Board No
1 Man Kayak 1
2 Man Kayak No
Float Mats No
Games Beach Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
Dive Info Two dive centers in Exuma and one in Staniel Cay
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.

She accommodates up to 5 guests in three private cabins described below. Each stateroom is equipped with ensuite bathroom 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 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, 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.

 

Our Bahamas sailing charters include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and alcohol. We will accommodate special diets (diabetics, vegans) with prior notice.  Fresh bread is prepared daily in time for an evening twilight dinner.    

 Menu 1:

Bahamas Breakfast  

All breakfasts served with coffee/tea and juices

Eggs Benedict    

Pancakes and Fruit       

Southwest Frittata

French Toast

Breakfast Burrito           

Muesli and Fruit

 

Bahamas Lunch      

All lunches served with fruit or chips  

Tuna Salad Sandwich    

Cold Cuts on Hoagie Roll           

Gourmet Nachos

Mushroom and Pepper Panini    

Chicken Caesar Salad

Fish Tacos

 

Cocktail Hour Hors D’oeuvres

Hummus with Garlic Chips

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Black Bean and Mango Salad

Conch Fritters

 

Bahamas Dinner

All dinners served with salad, a variety of side dishes and bread   

Asian Stir Fry

Lamb Chops and Grilled Vegetables       

Vegetable Lasagna

Fresh Catch of the Day 

Spicy Clam Pasta         

Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs

Desserts

Variety of pies, cookies, and delicious treats

Menu 2:

BREAKFAST:

  • Banana cornbread pancakes with coconut and chia seeds topped with honey 
  • Omega bowls (chia porridge)
  • Frittata 
  • Bagels with salmon, capers, onions, tomato 
  • Coconut flour crepes with fruit 
  • Soul/smoothie bowls/tarts
  • Avocado toast
  • Fruit salad in papaya
  • Sweet potato biscuits
  • Candied oranges
  • Toasts
  • Frozen bananas with coconut milk and chia seeds

LUNCH:

  • Burritos/tacos/raw taco salad
  • Pesto subs/panini roasted peppers, sun dried tomatoes with cucumber slaw
  • Flat breads with vegetti pasta salad
  • Fish/chicken over Caribbean salad
  • Sweet potato crustini topped with 
  • Deconstructed sushi bowl with stuffed avocado
  • Collard wraps with fall veggies (salad samurai cashew paste)

DINNER:

  • Curry shrimp over black bean pasta
  • Shrimp boil with corn and potatoes
  • Fish with black bean salsa and saffron rice
  • Paella with cornbread 
  • Truffle sweet potatoes, vegetti pasta
  • Jessa’s sweet potato salad

NIBBLES:

  • Caprese salad
  • Cheese and crackers with meat
  • Julianne veggies with hummus
  • Spring rolls with rice paper and edamame 

DESSERTS

  • Raw tartlets 
  • Nice cream

 

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