The 96ft /29.26m Jongert 2900M 'AZZURA' was built by Jongert in 1998. This luxury vessel's sophisticated exterior design and engineering are the work of Doug Peterson. The yacht's interior has been designed by Peter Sijm and her exterior styling is by Doug Peterson.
Azzura's interior layout sleeps up to 6 guests in 3 staterooms, including a master suite, and 2 twin cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 4 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience. Timeless styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating feature throughout her living areas to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere.
Azzura's impressive leisure and entertainment facilities make her the ideal charter yacht for socializing and entertaining with family and friends.
Captain JamesHubs Hubbard hails from Panama City Beach, Florida, USA. Hubs bought his first sailboat when he was 12 years old and has been cruising and racing ever since. A 1981 graduate of the US Naval Academy, he was on the Varsity Sailing Team for all four years and was helmsman on a Frers46 and Swan 48 race boats. He did his first single handed offshore delivery from Bermuda to Newport at age 20. Upon graduation he helped establish the standardized Navy recreational sail training program to introduce Sailors and their families to the joys of sailing.
A career Naval Aviator and qualified deck officer on Aircraft Carriers, he deployed extensively throughout the Mediterranean, Middle East and Pacific Theaters,logging over half a million sea miles, 4500 flight hours and over 900 carrier arrested landings. He commanded an aircraft squadron, served as a carrier Air Boss, and commanded a naval air base ashore, in addition to various assignments as an instructor and staff officer. Attending the National Defense University in Washington, DC, he graduated in 2003 with a masters degree in National Strategy Resourcing. But his true passion has always been sailing;owning boats throughout his career; and racing, cruising and chartering at every opportunity!
After 28 years of active duty, Hubs retired in 2009 at the rank of Captain and moved to Delray Beach, FL. Since then, he and Diana have logged over 30,000 offshore sailing miles, including two Trans-Atlantic crossings, a Pacific passage from Galapagos to Tahiti (with the owners 8 and 10 year old children), and multiple trips throughout the Caribbean and up and down the US east coast. They did deliveries, instructional cruises and ran numerous charters in the Caribbean,specializing in the BVI. Most recently,they served as full time professional crew on a Hylas 54, taking the boat from Bali, Indonesia to Brisbane, Australia, and on a 64 Swan, cruising New England, Bermuda and the Caribbean.
An avid windsurfer, SCUBA diver, stand-up paddle boarder, and reformed skydiver; he is an excellent and patient instructor, a master griller and bartender, a below average dishwasher and an abysmal singer! He holds a 200T RYA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate (Commercially Endorsed) as well as a US Navy Sailing E-MS, Master Skipper rating (Qualified to command and race large sailing vessels offshore under all conditions.)
His extensive knowledge and experience coupled with unbridled enthusiasm for sailing and water sports mesh perfectly with his passion for teaching and sharing to ensure you have the perfect vacation.
Chef Diana Carida grew up amidst the yachting culture of South Florida. She attended Pine Crest Preparatory School, was a Palm Beach Debutante, and in 1990 graduated from Cornell University. With a degree in design, she immediately started her own company doing interior design for mega yachts and small passenger ships. In 1996, she expanded her business and opened a showroom in the prestigious Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA) in Delray Beach, FL, specializing in fine art and accessories. She also ran her fathers cardiology practice for several years and collaborated with her sister to produce an award winning satirical short film. An avid SCUBAdiver, voracious reader and keen traveler, she met Hubs in 2007 and began her offshore sailing career in earnest. In addition to managing the finances and interior of the yacht, she is a superb deckhand, gracious hostess and a meticulous watch stander.
A long time connoisseur of fine food and wine, she naturally developed a passion for gourmet cooking, garnering myriad accolades on every charter. She consistently attends cooking seminars inall parts of the world to expand her horizons with a focus on creative use of fresh, local ingredients. Her cooking passion led to the creation of a side business named Tipsy Tarts, specializing in cocktail infused desserts. You may even want an extra rum cake to take home at the end of your charter!
Prior to your charter, she will send a detailed questionnaire to ascertain your culinary preferences or special requirements, then will develop the perfect menu to suit your desires. Dianas infectious enthusiasm, coupled with her love of life,sailing, and cooking will guarantee the perfect holiday.
Hubs and Diana are happy to take care of all the sailing and boat handling while you sit back and relax, or they will teach you the ropes and allow you as much hands on sailing/training as desired. You can be pampered or engaged as the mood strikes you!
Whether youre looking for a high octane adventure tour with performance sailing, skiing,diving, stand-up paddle boards, windsurfing and hiking; or you want to party like a rock star at some of the Caribbeans most sublime beach bars; or you simply want an idyllic cruise through paradise, exploring remote beaches while relaxing, swimming and enjoying gourmet cuisine; this crew has the dedication,creativity and imagination to make the dream happen!
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