SWISH

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SWISH
Length: 50 Max. Guests: 7 Cabins: 4 Per Week: $10,000 - $17,000
  • Overview
  • Boat Specs
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  • Crew Profile
  • Amenities

Accommodations

SWISH can accommodate 7 guests in 4 cabins. 3 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, shower, and toilet. A midship center starboard Guest cabin has a single berth (shared head with the starboard forward cabin) which is 1 foot high for easy access.

SWISH has two electric fans in each cabin. Guests find these are quite sufficient to sleep comfortably, along with open hatches to feel the fresh air breezes from the trade winds, and it's environmentally friendly! There's also shades for hatches and windows plus two large sun awnings.

The Crew has a separate head and shower.

Swish has a light, airy, spacious salon with comfortable upholstery. The rigid cockpit bimini has side and rear sun/weather screens. Swish has trampoline awnings for the extensive foredeck and large trampolines. Covered cockpit cushions. Icemaker. Dive Platform with a transom shower.

Price Details

DAY CHARTER rate is $2,250 + 4% tax, up to max 7 pax

Special for weekly charters:
One Child $500 Discount per charter- aged 6 and under.

Rates are ALL INCLUSIVE, plus bar (suggest APA of 5%), and subject to 4% Port Authority Tax.

THE BOAT MAY REQUIRE A 48 HOUR TURNAROUND BETWEEN CHARTERS IN EXUMAS

Cruises of 7 days require 1 dinner ashore.

Minimum 6 pax rate plus 10% for Christmas
Minimum 6 pax rate plus 15% for New Years

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.

Yacht Relocation fees:
$1,700 Normans Cay each way
$1,000 Staniel Cay each way

NO Nassau pick ups/drop offs

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 the number of nights.

Locations

Winter Operations Bahamas
Summer Operations Bahamas
Layout

Specifications - aa

Type Cat Other Pick-up Staniel Cay
Deck Shower Yes Year Built 1996
Length 50 Turn-around 48 hours or TBD
Tube No Cabins 4
Guests 7 King
A/C None Queen 3
Beam 28 Double
Pref. Pick-up Georgetown, Great Exuma (GGT) Single 1
Draft 3 Twin
Cruising Speed 8 knots Pullman
Helipad No Showers 3
Max Speed 14 knots Heads
Pref. Pick-up Georgetown, Great Exuma (GGT) Eletric Heads 3
Draft 3 Jacuzzi No

Additional Specs

Resort Course Full Course
License - Air Compressor Not Onboard
Tanks BCs
Wet Suits Weight Sets
# of Dives # of Divers
Night Dives Dive Lights
Dive Info Dive Costs
Regulators Scuba On Board Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Communication 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.

Other Toys 12' Tender with 30 HP, 4 Stroke Yamaha engine
2 kayaks
Fusion Radio
Stereo system, saloon and cockpit
iPod Hook up available
Fishing Equipment
Extensive Snorkel Equipment
Board & Card Games :
Monopoly, Pictionary, Scattergories, Yahtzee, Scrabble, chess, dominoes and cards.
Other Entertainment Fusion Radio.

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Crew Size: 2
Captain Name: Peter Dreffin
Captain Nation: American

Crew Profile

Captain Name: 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. Peter will arrange to board Bella for the duration of the charter if required.

Amenities

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

Water Sports

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