SWISH

SWISH

BUILT/REFITYEAR 2018: New Sails, New Engine, New galley appliances, New faux wood paneling main salon floor.
YACHTLENGTH 50.00 Ft
NUMBER OFCABINS 4
NUMBER OFGUESTS 7
TOTALCREW 2
RATESFROM $10,000

CAPTAIN PETER DREFFIN

Captain Peter’s love of sailing is not surprising. Yachting is central to the posh resort town of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where he spent his youth. He describes himself as “the wayward son”, wedged in the middle of five siblings. Summers were spent sailing past storied beaches, bucolic parks and Gilded Age mansions, or racking up awards racing catamarans. After college and a short career in psychology, he bought a little monohull and set out for new horizons. Eventually, he was crewing on ocean going vessels and absorbing the fundamentals of passage making in the Mediterranean and Atlantic oceans.

Four decades and a million wonderful memories later, Peter hasn’t lost an ounce of zeal. He has raised and educated two sons, mostly at sea, spending winters in the Bahamas and summers on the U.S. East coast, or in Venezuela. When the boys were capable as helpful crew, the whole family set off on a remarkable circumnavigation. Today, both sons are highly accomplished and among their many talents, experienced captains.

To date, Peter has sailed across the Atlantic Ocean four times, and has been licensed by the US Coast Guard as a Captain since 1982. He has owned eight boats. He has cruised the Bahamas for 35 years, anchoring in every hidden nook and cranny amongst the 2,000 cays and islands. He very much enjoys showing folks the Bahamas, above and below the sea. He is an expert at free-diving and spearfishing, and knows the most amazing reefs and wrecks to snorkel. He says, “My favorite yachting destination is the next one. Truly every place has something that makes it unique and special.”

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 row boat 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.

Guests enjoy sharing time with little Bella (a Schipperke dog), especially with the dolphin swimming or walks or games on the beach, but equally for clients that are not doggy lovers. In the 1690s, the Schipperke became popular watchdogs on the barges in Belgium and earned its name schipperke, meaning "little captain" in Flemish.






Specifications

Type Catamaran
BuilderVOYAGE yacht
Year Built1996
Size50.00 Ft
Beam28 Feet
Draft3 Feet
Guests7

Boat Details

Cabins: 4
Queen: 3
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 3
Wash Basins: 3
Heads: -
Electric Heads: 3

Pick Up Locations

Pref. Pick-up: Georgetown, Great Exuma (GGT)
Other Pick-up: Staniel Cay

Details

Refit: 2018: New Sails, New Engine, New galley appliances, New faux wood paneling main salon floor.
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: None

Engine Details

2 x 38 hp Yanmar
Fuel Consumption: 1.2
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Max Speed: 14 knots US Gall/Hr

Locations

Winter Area: Bahamas
Summer Area: Bahamas

Amenities

Salon Tv/VCR: No
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: High Speed WIFI wireless

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.

# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: no
# CD's: 100s
Camcorder: No
Books: yes
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Water Maker: Yes
Special Diets: Inq
Kosher: No
BBQ: No
# Dine In: 7
Minimum Age: n/a - usual parental control
Generator: 1kw
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 110
Water Maker: Yes
Water Cap: 250
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: no
Internet Access: -
Gay Charters: No
Nude: Inq
Hairdryers: No
# Port Hatches: lots
Guests Smokes: aft deck only
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: Yes
Pet Type: Small friendly dog Bella, a Schipperke (Belguim Water Dog, boarded upon request)
Guest Pets: Yes
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: No
Windscoops: Yes

Water Sports

Dinghy size: 11.5 Achilles Rib Dinghy
Dinghy hp: 20HP Suzuki outboard
Dinghy # pax: 6
Water Skis Adult: No
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: No
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: No
Kayaks 1 Pax: 2
Kayaks (2 Pax): No
Floating Mats: 1
Swim Platform: 2
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): stern
Sailing Dinghy: no
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: spin & troll
Rods: 2

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.  Fresh homemade New Zealand yogurt is prepared everyday in time for morning breakfast.  

Bahamas Breakfast:

Bacon/Sausage & Eggs, Toast & Jam

Assorted Yogurts, Granola or Muesli

Pancakes & Fresh Fruit

Omelets, Toast & Juice

Eggs Benedict & Fresh Fruit

Fresh Muffins & Fresh Fruit

Bahamas Lunch:

Seared fish/chicken Caesar Salad with Garlic Bread

Tuna Salad/Chicken Salad Wrap with Chips & Coleslaw     

Spinach Quiche & Salad

Conch Salad, Chips & Mango Salsa

Lobster/Crab Quesadilla with Mango Salsa

Pasta Salad with Salami & Provolone

Cold Cuts and Cheese on Fresh Bread

Hamburger, Coleslaw & Chips    

Roast Beef Sandwich, Chips, Coleslaw & Pickles              

Cocktail Hour Hors D’oeuvres:

Hummus with Garlic Chips                      

Brie & Roasted Garlic

Smoked Mussels on Veggie Dip

Garden Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce

Lettuce Roll-ups Stuffed with Chinese Vegs, dipped in Peanut Sauce

Conch Fritters with Bahamian Sauce

Bahamas Dinner:

Grouper or Dolphin, Rice, Salad, Fresh Bread

Grilled/Stuffed Lobster, Rice, Veg, Fresh Bread         

Roasted Eggplant & Zucchini with Italian Sausage over Spinach Pasta

Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp over Jasmine Rice with Chepatis         

Grilled Lamb Marinated in Red Wine with Veg, Salad, Fresh Bread             

Beef Kabobs, Rice, Vegetables

Grilled BBQ Ribs, Wild Rice/Baked Potato, Salad, Fresh Bread       

Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Salad      

Grilled Shrimp over Spinach Fettuccini with Salad & Fresh Bread

Desserts:

Key Lime Pie

Sweet Potato Pie

NY Cheesecake with Blue Berries

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Black Forest Cake

Tiramisu and Strawberries

2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax 7 Pax
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(15 December -30 April)
Bahamas
(1 May - 14 December)
Bahamas


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