Book now for Winter Season 2017/2018 on catamaran ZINGARA and keep last Winter’s rates – Book before the end of August, 2017

s/v Zingara

s/v Zingara under sail in the Virgin Islands! s/v Zingara under sail in the Virgin Islands!

“We welcome you aboard the fabulous yacht Zingara where the enchanting spirit of the lovely Contessa Zingara lives on, through the decadent delights that await you and the passion that is woven through every hidden corner. You are invited to leave your cares ashore and be seduced by the legacy.”

Your Crew

Your crew for s/v Zingara! Your crew for s/v Zingara!

Lee’s interest in the Maritime Industry was installed in him from the earliest age possible, owing to his grandfather being Admiral Tom Hardiman of the Port Elizabeth Navy.
While at a young age he took part in bay racing and lending a hand at the local yacht club. His passion for sailing grew and after school and much thought, Lee took to the oceans on a recreational professional side as opposed to the Navy.
He joined a crew and raced across the Atlantic, where he took part in regattas in Antigua and St Maarten. In the USA he was able to establish himself as a valuable crew member aboard a classic Schooner that circumnavigated the globe, and after completing his maritime studies he was fortunate to take over as skipper and gained more experience in the engineering department.

CHEF – Tyron “TJ” Truscott
Growing up in my late father’s restaurant , it was inevitable to start cooking from a young age. Living by the sea and cooking was more than just a routine. Pursuing a career as a chef straight after school, this combined with my love for sport was a good start.

Mate and stewardess
Kieran originally from the UK is your deckhand onboard Zingara, his experience comes from previous jobs world wide working as a dive instructor in many 5 Star resorts and live aboard vessels. Starting from a young age Kieran sailed, kayaked and dived throughout Europe growing his passion for the ocean as well as learning valuable skills key to the successful running of a sailing charter.

Michelle is your stewardess onboard Zingara – She is an ocean girl coming from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. A place where her passion for the ocean and underwater life grew throughout her upbringing. Working in 5 Star resorts in Puerto Vallarta as a dive master and photographer has allowed Michelle to follow her dreams of working by the ocean whilst working in a service industry.

Additions and Upgrades


New audio & visual system throughout the yacht. Guests have the ability to select individual zones where they play either their music or select from an extensive song library (several thousand). Guests will also have access to a centralized media center movie library to select individual movies in each stateroom and salon.
New interior design which includes:
New linens, bedding, cushions
New interior powered blinds in main saloon
New carpeting throughout
New interior ceiling boards
Updated A/C system throughout (upgraded compressors and all new air-handler units)


“She looks like she just came out of the mold” – Professional wet sand, buff and polished hull
New awning on the fly-bridge to provide more shade while at anchor
New teak side decks
New Sunbrella canvas ceilings in cockpit
New Sunbrella side awnings
Exterior seating … and much more

New toys for our guests including:

Updated dive equipment
Floating Island lounges
New crew uniforms

Although they are not visible upgrades, our owners decided to service many of the “behind the scenes” areas to lessen the workload for the crew, which allows my crew to concentrate more on our guests.
These areas included:

Galley extractor
New washer and dryer
New main refrigeration
New A/C dedicated to the galley for Chef TJ
Complete service of our main engines – from top to bottom
New generator (two on board for redundancy)
New primary electronics
All seacocks replaced
New rigging enhancements
All hydraulics serviced
Upgraded in-boom furling system
Rebuilt water-maker and upgrading where required
Props, shafts, bearings all replaced, rebuilt or serviced

Call 734-716-0678