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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 a sloop rig with two roller reefing sails, and all control lines are led to the cockpit. There is a complement of electronics including an autopilot, chartplotter, dept gauge, VHF marine radio and associated items. Safety features include a Personal Locator Beacon, which is registered with the US Coast Guard. The high quality sound system is enhanced with a powered subwoofer, with speakers in the cockpit as well as the cabin. Below is a full galley with hot/cold running water and a head.

The Drag N Fly is owned and operated by Captain Robert L. (Rob) Barker, U.S. Merchant Marine Officer Serial Number 1107669, who is also a Certified Sailing Instructor with the American Sailing Association (although these qualifications are not directly associated with this program). Rob’s wife Nancy and other volunteers insure the satisfaction and safety of the guest crew.

Sailing instruction in safety, steering, navigation, and sail handling make for an enjoyable learning experience. Snacks and drinks can be provided at your request. Please accept our invitation to register for a daysail via our email address of This is often a life enhancing experience for everyone. Photos shown are a few of our satisfied sailors.


  • Dean Fratt January 24, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    I have sailed with Captain Barker from time to time over the years and I can say that he is one learning experience! If you really want to learn how to sail and have a lot of fun doing it, then I would highly recommend this opportunity! The areas where you sail have such facts and history that only Captain Rob can explain with his great sense of humor & knowledge of this beautiful waterway and inlet.


  • Mary Crawford January 24, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    I have sailed with Captain Rob several times over the years. Each time was an awesome adventure. i felt totally safe and protected in the Drag N Fly and Captain Rob proves to be a very capable Captain handling everything while we all sat and listed to tales and great tunes…Great time…Rusty and I highly recommend a cruise with Captain Rob any time!


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