ZINGARA Yacht Charter Catamaran
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.
Size / Year Built / Builder
76.0 Ft / 2006 / Silhouette
We have a Queen cabin that can be changed to 2 Twin Beds.
All sheets and blankets are new, and we have luxurious comforters and bathrobes on order.
All toilets are electric fresh water flush.
Apple TV in each cabin
TV/DVD in each cabin.
Extra Water Sports equipment can be obtained - just let us know your requirements.
All resort courses included too.
Referral O/W Certifications available
Practical included in charter fee, PADI e-learning theory paid by guests and preferably completed before boarding.
|Winter 2023 to 2024|
|2 Pax||4 Pax||6 Pax||8 Pax||10 Pax|
Our team endeavors to provide up to date and accurate information regarding each yacht in our listing, however, the availability displayed in the calendars and rates, are indicative only and subject to confirmation at the time of your inquiry. With this in mind, please note that premium rates may apply to certain destinations and dates, such as Christmas and New Years in the Caribbean or July and August in the Mediterranean. Kindly contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s final rate and availability.
Your professional crew aboard catamaran ZINGARA
Hugh White, Captain
Growing up in Pretoria, South Africa Hugh spent his youth on the water where his passion for water sports and sailing emerged at an early age. He is an avid fisherman and is passionate about life on the water.
Upon graduating, Hugh went straight into yachting and completed a Mediterranean season in France where his interest in the industry grew.
Followed by a 12,000 nm delivery which included two Atlantic crossings and sailing up the east coast of Africa, Hugh’s enthusiasm for sailing, fishing and diving only increased, and flourished.
Hugh spent two years sailing through Caribbean as the first mate where he worked on a catamaran that spent most of its time chartering in the British Virgin Islands, with this experience he is extremely knowledgeable on the best locations for making your charter unforgettable.
He looks forward to welcoming you on board and creating the trip of a lifetime.
Maxime Hughes, Chef
Born and raised along the coast in the Eastern Cape of South Africa - Maxime thrived as she came to realize her love of the sea.
After completing a Hospitality Management degree and working a further 3 years in various luxury environments, she finally combined her passion for the ocean with experience gained and grew her skillset to work in yachting and explore the rest of the world.
She started her career as sole stewardess on a sailing yacht in Monaco and began her first circumnavigation, embarking on an extraordinary adventure sailing the world. Following which she joined the Oyster World Rally, also participating in the Oyster Antigua Regatta which really ignited her passion and love for sailing.
Having done a circumnavigation while first working as a stewardess and then becoming chef, she has prepared food in various parts of the world and therefore her cuisine is beautifully diverse and influenced by global flavours.
During her career she has sailed over 50 000 nm thus far, sailing through the North and South Atlantic, the South Pacific, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean and Caribbean Sea. Maxime is a vibrant and positive individual, whose caring attitude shines even while working under pressure. She strives to create a guest-centred environment, catering to your needs and specific tastes.
She looks forward to having you onboard and satisfying all your culinary needs.
Deckhand & Dive instructor Kyle Lello
Kyle was born in South Africa and while growing up along the South coast he grew a passion for the ocean. During this time Kyle took up lifesaving where he learnt valuable skills and became competent with many water toys such as jet skis, stand up paddle boards and kayaks. If Kyle wasn’t busy with lifesaving he would be at the docks growing a keen interest in sailing and water sports. Kyle attended a prestigious boarding school for high school which moulded him into a well mannered, respectful young man always willing to lend a helping hand.
After completing school he studied marketing and ventured into the business world. He then moved up the coast of South Africa to Sodwana Bay, which is where he started his career in the scuba diving industry. He grew a passion for working with guests and being able to show them the beauty of the underwater world. He worked his way up to become an instructor at a 5 star PADI center. After gaining ample experience as an instructor, he was invited to qualify as a PADI staff instructor where he trained and assisted Divemasters to become qualified instructors.
Kyle also loves fishing and is also a keen spear fishermen, which has come from his free diving experience. He is keen and always willing to take guests out to enjoy any water sports and experience the beauty of the open ocean.
Kyle’s goal is to gain experience in the industry and to one day become a captain, but for now, he enjoys his time on the water with his crew and the guests that come onboard. He is always ready for adventure, loves a challenge and is never shy to try something new.
Stewardess and dive instructor Gabi Cox
Gabriella was born and raised in a small town on the coast of South Africa called Knysna . Growing up by the sea, her love for the ocean is unmatched. Almost every moment of her free time was spent surfing, swimming, paddle boarding or kayaking. Gabriella has always loved the sailing world and feeling the freedom the wind brings while being on the water. While in school Gabriella played water polo, further strengthening her swimming skills. After school, Gabriella went on to become an Au Pair, living in several countries including, England, the United States and France. In 2019 Gabriella won Au Pair of the Year while caring for four children in New Jersey. This is national award where she was recognized by both her host family and Au Pair International.
Gabriella has a knack for building relationships and making everyone in her presence feel as though you know her your whole life. Her ability to assimilate into families, juggle responsibilities and always being two steps ahead propelled her into setting goals and conquering them. In 2021
Gabriella returned to South Africa to pursue her ultimate dream of becoming a professional scuba diver. She went on to complete her diving courses in Sodwana Bay, KwaZulu Natal where she became a PADI Scuba Instructor. This where she gained ample experience while having many great life experiences. Later on she furthered her qualifications and obtained her PADI staff instructor, one of the highest level of certification in diving. In this role she is qualified to teach students to become instructors which has only expanded her knowledge and experience in the ocean and diving world. Additionally, she is an Emergency First Response Instructor putting safety at the forefront, always vigilant and always making sure her guests are happy and safe. All of this had lead to her dream job of combining diving and the yachting industry.
Gabriella is tenacious, hardworking and is always up for an adventure. She has a fun loving and kind nature, loves working with people and makes a great cocktail, always making sure you have a refreshing drink in hand. Gabriella loves to lend a hand making unforgettable experiences for guests in and out of the water whether it be taking them on an unforgettable dive or making them a cocktail while the sun sets. Gabriella can’t wait to share the beautiful Zingara experience with her crew and the guests doing her utmost best to make the experience an incredible and unforgettable memory.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability, individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party and particular dates, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This yacht offers an “All Inclusive” Rate:
Typically this includes all your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. Standard Ship's Bar which includes your alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Fuel for the yacht and its tender, and the necessary water for the onboard facilities. Use of the Yacht’s onboard equipment and the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any food or beverages purchased ashore. Although optional, crew gratuity is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability and individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This Yacht offers a “Plus Expenses” Rate:
Included are the Yacht and its onboard equipment as well as the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are food and beverages, fuel for the yacht and its tender, any dockage, airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any cruising permits, licenses and other charter related expenses. Crew gratuity, although optional is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Advanced Provisioning Allowance:
For "Plus Expenses" charters, yachts request an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which is generally estimated at 20% - 25% of the base charter fee for sailing yachts (catamarans and monohulls) and at 30%-35% for motor yachts. The APA essentially creates a bank account for the Captain to purchase provisions, fuel, dockage, food, beverages, bar, and other consumables on the charterer's behalf. The Captain will keep all receipts and manage a running balance of the account, so that expenditures can be checked at any time. Any amount not used will be refunded at the end of the charter. If during the charter the costs have exceeded the collected APA, then additional funds will be required for the outstanding bills. All purchases are transparent and nothing is marked up. The APA is used purely for the charterer's provisions and charter-related expenses.