The Drag N Fly is a 2000 Hunter 38 sailboat located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. It weighs over 16,000 pounds and is very stable. It is built for safety and comfort. There is a full galley including microwave oven, hot and cold running water, and a full head with shower. Safety features include a Personal Locator Beacon, which is registered with the US Coast Guard. The sound system is powered with a subwoofer with speakers in the cockpit as well as the cabin. The large oval cockpit provides plenty of room for a party atmosphere. The Drag N Fly is a beautiful boat and is a great backdrop for taking photographs.
The Drag N Fly is owned and operated by USCG Captain Rob Barker, who is a Certified Sailing Instructor with the American Sailing Association. A native Floridian, Captain Rob has been sailing in Florida for over 50 years. Having completed The Coastal Nodule of the Florida Naturalist Program provided by the Marine Discovery Center, passengers can enjoy identification of the wide variety of wildlife to be seen along the way. He has also been a narrator with the New Smyrna Museum River of History (www.nsbhistory.org), and is a surf contest announcer for the Smyrna Surfari Club. Rob’s wife Nancy and other volunteers insure the satisfaction and safety of the guest crew.
As you can see in some of the photographs, the sails are curved like an airplane wing, only vertical. When sailing, the wind pulls the boat forward in the same way that an airplane wing lifts a plane. Sailing under the power of nature can be exhilarating; it’s like magic flying across the ocean. Passengers are welcome to man the helm under the direction of the captain. When the wind is right this can be a life enhancing experience. Lessons of a typical nature include setting and dowsing the sails, sail trim, basic sailing and general navigation. Many guests prefer to sit quietly and soak in the surroundings, resonating with the rhythm of the wind and sea.