As Decadent and Gorgeous as her Gypsy namesake, Yacht Zingara offers unparalleled spaciousness & comfort. Yacht Zingara's luxurious salon, 5 en-suite staterooms and superior service yield a yachting experience unmatched throughout the Caribbean. Exclusively yours from bow to stern. Contact us today to plan your custom Caribbean itinerary.
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ZINGARA Crew Profile
Your professional crew of 4 aboard catamaran ZINGARA, Capt. Lee Adams with Chef TJ Truscott, and Mate & Stewardess Kieran and Michelle
CAPTAIN – LEE ADAMS
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. Lee is an active and enthusiastic person, he enjoys all water sports. The experiences he has gained through his travels along with a jovial personality creates a pleasant atmosphere which is enough to make any guest aboard feel right at home, ready to relax and enjoy themselves.
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.
Trained in a French restaurant , where my inspiration of making people smile with foodled me to becoming a yacht chef.
After a year in Spain, home once again, I entered into a position as a private chef for a high profile family of many different cultures.
Missing the sailing and exploring, the position urged me once again to return to furthering my career in the maritime industry.
My big passion for food, culture and people never stops growing.
My dream of opening my own restaurant is on hold, but traveling and experiencing as many tastes world wide as possible and perfect my cooking to the best of my ability is where my heart is.
After working in some of the best restaurants in Cape Town, South Africa, as a Master Butcher and Chef, cooking at the highest standard on the ocean is my ultimate goal.
KIERAN & MICHELLE
Kieran originally from the UK is your deckhand on board 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. Running conservation camps in Fiji also taught Kieran the importance of a balanced marine ecosystem and he is happy to share with you his knowledge of corals, fish and other marine life.
Michelle is your stewardess on board 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.
Kieran and Michelle began working together in Mexico as Dive instructors and underwater photographers. It was here that a great working relationship was forged and they have continued to work successfully together in a variety of roles. Conducting a research project in the Turks & Caicos on a Humpback Whales which resulted in record breaking encounters and unbelievable new data collected again showcased their talent. Once the whales left the Turks and Caicos Kieran and Michelle decided to head south and begin a new adventure in the British Virgin Islands.
They joined Zingara in April and now they combine their experience, passions and enthusiasm for water sports and diving aboard Zingara. Underwater photography is one of their main interests and in their free time they love to spend it capturing underwater life in photos and videos. Join them diving on Zingara to share the underwater world with them. They are both fluent in English and Spanish and are happy to converse in either and aspire to one day run they own yacht but in the meantime they’re working and gaining experience on their dream boat. Zingara is a great opportunity for them to serve to a high standard of hospitality as well as allowing them to sail, dive and be on the ocean.
A Crazy Quilt of comments from Guests aboard ZINGARA in mid April, 2016:
Guests aboard ZINGARA in late February, 2016, said:
Guests with catamaran ZINGARA this past week said:What a fantastic week in a fantastic location, spent with fantastic friends, and a FANTASTIC crew. The crew made this trip absolutely wonderful from start to finish! They were always there for anything and everything!! Phenomenal food, drinks, and snorkeling sites every day. Our sincere thanks to Captain Lee, his lovely bride of one year, Nadine, Kieran and Michelle!!Great job by all!!
Mike and Cathy Stewart
Guests aboard ZINGARA in February, 2016
We are back in Naples and missing the Zingara and crew. I am doing laundry and yes I must cook dinner tonight! Such a shock to my system after being pampered for a week! Mark and I had the best time last week!
You all treated us as royalty! Your attentiveness and professionalism was accomplished in such a warm and friendly manner. Thank you to each of you!
And thank YOU for the 5 extra pounds! Haha! The food was amazing! You are such a talented chef!
Our crew has anointed me the "author" of the Zingara 2016 Cruise Cookbook! So if you would not mind sharing some of your amazing recipes, it would be greatly appreciated! Of course whenever it is convenient for you!
Thank you for a perfect week and for the recipes!
Pina Colada Cheesecake
Focaccia Bread - the 1st day and also the variation of the focaccia served with bar b q chicken
Pina Colada CheesecakeFocaccia Bread - the 1st day and also the variation of the focaccia served with bar b q chicken
Puff Pastry Tarts with cheese, sundried tomatoes and balsamic reduction
Crab Money Bags
Duck and the delicious sauce you served with the duck
Slaw and the dressing
Seared Tuna and the sauce that you served for lunch
Chocolate Mousse Cake
Chocolate Chile for the beef tenderloin
Shrimp served atop Tenderloin.
EVERYTHING WAS WONDERFUL and we would love all of the recipes, but have chosen these so as to not totally overwhelm you and your kindness!
|LENGTH||76ft (23.2m)||BEAM||38ft (11.6m)||DRAFT||4ft 7in (1.4m)|
|YEAR BUILT||2006||BUILDER||Matrix Yachts (Pty) Ltd||DESIGNER||Matrix Yachts|
|GUESTS||10||CREW||Captain Lee Adams + 3||REFIT|
|SPEED||13kts / 18kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Virgin Islands (British)|
|ENGINES||2 x Yanmar 240 hp|
All cabins have storage cupboards, en-suite bath rooms,separate showers, wash hand basin,
electronically operated venturi type discharge toilets and vanity cupboards.
Owner’s suite: 1x King, lounge, spa bath, walk in clothes cupboard
Guest cabins: 4x Queen size beds
Captain’s cabin: 1x Queen, office, couch
Crew quarters: 1 x single, 2 x Queen
Day visitor’s bath room
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