AZURIA

$16,500 - $19,950 / WEEK

AZURIA is a beautiful Lagoon 50, refit in 2018/19, offering 3 queen cabins each with private bath. The master cabin is larger and includes a private sofa and lounge area. Master cabin also has own ensuite head with a separate shower stall, electric head and vanity. The other two spacious guest cabins each have a queen size berth, ensuite bathroom with electric toilet and semi-wet shower area. There is plenty of deck space for alfresco dining, lounging and sunbathing. All cabins have individually controlled air conditioning units for client comfort . 2019 Award Winning Yacht & Crew: BVI Annual Charter Yacht Show - 1st Place for Best Multi-Hull Under 56ft

Three guest cabins with queen size berths. The Master Cabin has a separate shower stall, the remaining 2 guest showers are semi-wet showers. Spacious main salon and cockpit for lounging, dining, socializing and watching the sunsets.

BERTH MEASUREMENTS:
All 78"L x 66"W

Azuria carries an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) onboard.

BUILT/REFIT
YEAR
2019
YACHT
LENGTH
50 Ft
NUMBER OF
CABINS
3
NUMBER OF
GUESTS
6
TOTAL
CREW
2
CHARGES
FROM
$16,500
Accommodations
Cabins: 3
Queen: 3
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 3
Electric Heads: 3
Engine Details
2 X Yanmar 75hp Diesel 12Kv Norther Lights Generator
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: -
Max Speed: -
Details
Type: Cat
Beam: 28 Feet
Draft: 5 Feet
Pax: 6
Refit: 2019
YearBuilt: 2011
Builder: Lagoon
Engines: 2 X Yanmar 75hp Diesel 12Kv Norther Lights Generator
JetSkis: No
Flag: BVI
SatTv: No
RegNum: ON 743141
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: SatPhone
Camcorder: Yes
Books: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Water Maker: Yes, 1,800
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
BBQ: Yes
Minimum Age: None
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 110v
Water Maker: Yes, 1,800
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Hairdryers: Yes
Guests Smokes: No smoking on yacht
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Hammock: Yes
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 13' Center console NEW 2019
Dinghy hp: 50hp NEW 2019
Water Skis Adult: 1
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Kneeboard: 1
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: 2
Kayaks 1 Pax: 1
Kayaks (2 Pax): 1
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Scoop steps
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Off scoops
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: 3 trolling, 2 casting
Rods: 5
Captain
Mark Duncan/ Michael Vaugan
Nation: UK / USA
License: RYA Ocean Master/USCG 100T Master
Languages: English.
Chef/First Mate
Sally Duncan / Brittany Kiley
Nation: UK / USA
License: RYA Ocean Master/USCG 25T Master
To maximize year round bookings, Azuria now has two crews; Michael & Brittany are on from Dec 2020 to Oct 2021 & Mark & Sally are on Oct 2021 to end March 2022.


Welcome aboard AZURIA and truly have your DREAM VACATION OF A LIFETIME, on our immaculately maintained catamaran.

(December 2020 though October 2021) Captain Michael Vaughan and Brittany Kiley
CAPTAIN MICHAEL

-USCG 100T Master + Sailing Endorsement
-PADI Dive Master
-Radar Observer Unlimited
-STCW + Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
-Strong Engineering Background
-Adult Sailing Instructor
-Avid Fisherman
-Passionate about Photography + Videography
-Good Mechanical troubleshooting skills – small diesel engines, rigging

While working as a Day Charter Captain and Sailing Instructor in Chicago, Michael met Brittany as she was pursuing her goal of learning how to sail. The two of them soon realized their mutual dream of living and working on the water in the Caribbean, fell in love, and started planning to make their dream a reality.

Together they’ve sailed over 10,000 nautical miles in the Mediterranean, along the East Coast, Lake Michigan, and in the Caribbean. One of their favorite passages was sailing from Faro Portugal to Valletta Malta to deliver a sailing yacht for the Rolex Middle Sea Race. They have also worked on private super yachts, honing their hospitality skills and learning the finer points of yacht service and care.

The two of them take great pride in providing 5-star service while ensuring their guests have an unforgettable experience. When not sailing or entertaining, you’ll find Michael and Brittany scuba diving, practicing yoga, riding bikes, or enjoying a day at the beach.

Michael’s love for sailing started at a young age, when on vacation in Mexico his family charted a sailboat for a day. It was on this trip that Michael knew he had found his dream career.

Michael spent many years learning how to sail in Chicago, eventually becoming the Fleet Manager and Lead Instructor for the school that taught him so much. To this day, his passion for teaching others how to sail shows whenever he meets someone eager to learn. Many of his students have gone on to a career in sailing, including several currently working on their own circumnavigations.

Along this path, Michael has found great joy in scuba diving and focused on becoming a leader both above and below the water. As a PADI Dive Master, Michael enjoys leading certified guests of all skill levels under the waves. While diving, guests will experience a world far different than the one they leave behind when they come on vacation.

Whether fishing, free diving, snorkeling or scuba diving, Michael is a natural leader and enjoys sharing these activities with his guests. His warm, welcoming personality will make you feel right at home while relaxing in paradise.

CHEF/FIRST MATE BRITTANY

-Professional Cook Certificate
-USCG 25T Master + Sailing Mate Endorsement
-Yacht Service Professional Level I
- Food Safety Level II
-STCW + Proficiency in Designated Security Duties o PADI Open Water Diver
-Passionate about Food + Wine Pairing
- Aspiring Sommelier and Mixologist
-Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sustainability

Brittany became a professional yacht Chef through the marriage of her main passions in life: food, travel, and the great outdoors. She’s worked as a Private Chef for high profile clients and is comfortable cooking you a wide variety of cuisines.

Brittany’s love for being on the water was instilled in her from a young age where she spent her summers boating, waterskiing, and tubing on lakes in the Midwest. Thanks to the help of her handsome sailing instructor, she now holds a 25T Master USCG License with a Sailing Mate endorsement. This, coupled with her experience in the galley makes her a well rounded 1st Mate.

Brittany was blessed to be raised in a family full of good cooks, and has enjoyed cooking for friends and family from a young age. While pursuing a Bachelors degree in Environmental Sustainability, she immersed herself in the Farm-to-Table movement by working in both restaurants and on many of Chicago’s urban farms, growing specialty produce for top-tier restaurants in the Windy City. After graduation, she went on to complete an internship with one of Sonoma County’s oldest wineries, teaching her the basics of viticulture and igniting her interest in food and wine pairing.

Brittany loves bringing people together through food and looks forward to providing you with a unique culinary experience.

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December 2021 - March 2022) Mark and Sally have an extensive reputation for been a fun loving, highly knowledgeable, as some of the most experienced crew in the BVI!

This is demonstrated by the high number of repeat guests who come back again and again, for more relaxation, pampering and fun.
Please read our guest comments! Mark and Sally chartered for many years on their own catamaran, VIKING DREAM until she was sadly lost in Hurricane Irma in 2017.

When Mark and Sally first considered the life of the sailing couple, they were on a year's leave from their corporate jobs in the UK, trying to find some balance in their until-then crazy lives. Sally had been Training and HR manager with a major British retail group, sorting out employees' problems, whilst Mark had been on the other side of retail, setting up high-end malls in airports. He had 250 staff and 25 managers reporting to him and, when he wasn't travelling for business, he was dealing with the inevitable headaches of management.

Throughout their many years together, sailing, travel and outdoor pursuits have been the hub of their relationship. So in 2001 they embarked on an invigorating world tour for 12 months. They travelled extensively through America, Canada, Alaska, Peru, Australia & New Zealand, returning over Asia and Europe. Their yachting experience includes cruising in Croatia, Greece, Turkey, the Caribbean, the Whitsundays, Malaysia and Thailand. Not to mention UK waters, and a TransAtlantic Crossing! On returning from travelling, they decided to turn a leisure activity they love into a lifestyle.

Cruising the islands and seeking out that idyllic palm fringed bay, where the sea, the sky and the sand invoke that feeling of total tranquility, and being at one with nature, is what they love to share with their guests. If you would like to learn about sailing they are both qualified instructors and love to impart their knowledge, but are equally happy to pass you a cushion and bring you an iced drink while they sail the yacht!

They are also very passionate about food and presenting their guests with fine cuisine, wines and cocktails. Sally's dishes are an exceptional variety of styles, reflecting her extensive travels and experience of different cultures. Marks cocktails are legendary, both self styled and classics. They are also known as Captain Cocktail and Sally in the Galley!

Mark - You'll find me in the water as much as on it, and I love to lead guided snorkeling safaris. Pointing out the amazing richness and variety of fish and wildlife the Caribbean Islands have to offer. I also love to fish and delight in helping you tempt a nice Tuna or Mahi-Mahi to your lure, or a Bonefish to your fly. When at anchor you may like to take some tuition from me on learning to Windsurf. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to assist a total novice in getting up and sailing with a little guidance and encouragement.

Sally - Having sailed with my Father from before I could walk and having helped my Mother in the kitchen from an early age I've always had a passion for sailing and food. Graduating from University in Food Technology I have loved creating dinner parties and varied social events or taking part in competitive sailing. I aspire to ensure our guests are able to relax, enjoy good cuisine, and have fun experiencing The Caribbean on their dream vacation.

We have always gelled as a team. Guests enthuse about our attention to detail, professionalism, hospitality, good humour and desire to live life to the full. We have many guests return again and again and refer us to their friends and family.

We are now in our 15th year of chartering and excel at creating very individual, personalized, unforgettable Holidays.






Chef Brittany's Sample Menu

Breakfast

[always served with a beautiful assortment of fresh tropical fruit]

Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast | Berry Compote | Sage Sausage
Coconut Rum Banana Pancakes | Thick-Cut Smokey Bacon
Huevos Rancheros
Eggs Florentine | Freshly Baked Biscuit | Hollandaise
Chai Spiced Donuts with Maple Dressing | Yogurt Parfaits
Southwest Frittata | Chipotle Crema | Breakfast Potatoes

Lunch

Chicken Curry Salad (or Sandwiches) + Cranberry Chutney
Grass-fed Burgers | Brie | Proscuitto | Fig Jam | Brioche Bun
Grilled Shrimp over Spicy Thai Salad | Orange Miso Dressing
Steak Fajitas | Pico | Guacamole | Fresh Watermelon
Turkey Avocado BLT Clubs
Spicy Tuna Poké Bowls

Appetizers

Pesto | Burrata | Crostinis | Balsamic
Lobster Lettuce Cups
Charcuterie Board
Tuna Tartare Mini Tacos | Spicy Mayo
Whipped Herb Ricotta | Crudités
Tapenade | Goat Cheese | Freshly Baked Baguette

Craft Cocktails

Spicy Watermelon Margaritas
Blackberry-Thyme Spritz
Coconut Mojitos
Homemade Kombucha

Dinner

Seared Duck Breast | Sweet Potatoes | Sage Pesto | Sautéed Greens
Surf + Turf | Center-cut Filets + Shrimp | Chimmichurri | Steamed Veggies
Seared Scallops | Asparagus Risotto | Beurre Blanc
Roasted Salmon | Mango Salsa | Coconut Rice | Soy-Ginger Greens
Lobster Linguine | Chiles | Watercress | Citrus
Braised Short Ribs + Vegetables | Mashed Potatoes | Red Wine Gravy

Dessert

S'mores Chocolate Mousse
Lemon Posset | Fresh Berries
Key Lime Pie
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Dusted with Shredded Coconut
Creme Brûlée
"Nana's" Apple Crisp + Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

~Specialty Diet Menus available upon request~

November 2015 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
11TH NOVEMBER 2015 Thank you for giving us a very memorable trip. From the time we stepped on board you created a wonderful, fun and family like experience. You led us to the best spots to snorkel, best for overnight and best for seeing the beautiful islands. We cant imagine doing this with any other boat. We cant thank you enough for our wonderful vacation. We wont have another Rum Punch, Painkiller or even a touch of rum without these memories! Kelly & Mark Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Wonderful sailing, snorkeling and friendship in between 3 gourmet meals a day. Plus appetizers that we often mistook for the meal itself! Just a perfect week. We hope to see Captain Cocktail and Admiral Sally next year for another adventure. That gives us about 12 months to work off the excess! Vacations don't get any better than this! We will miss you Mark & Sally. Hank & Ruth Florida, USA
November 2015 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
21st NOVEMBER 2015 If possible, our second visit with you was even better than our first. Cant wait for our next visit. Hopefully not so long between trips! Lots of love Rick USA Thank you for the great time! Cant wait until our next trip and all the fun we will have. Lots of love. DJ & Jim USA Time of my life! You are wonderful hosts. Best time ever and hope to return again some day soon! Thanks for everything. Brett USA Thank you for the best holiday we have had. The food and company were amazing. You offer the best charter in the BVI. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Brian & Baby Kyle USA
April 2016 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
April 23 2016 Its difficult to describe on a page how incredible the experience was that you provided us this week. The boat was beautiful and spotless and extremely cozy and comfortable. The food was so delicious that we cannot fathom how you could create it in a galley. The sights and activities were so much fun that we cant decide what our favourites were.The nature walk with Mark? The Hot Dog? Snorkelling? Cow Wreck Beach? With your indepth knowledge of the area, history, nature and sailing; every experience was that much more meaningful and FUN. Meeting the two of you, and hearing your stories was also a joy. Not only did we feel spoiled beyond words, we also felt incredible safe in your well organised, thoughtful and careful hands. Thank you so very much for everything and please do visit us in Rhode Island Marian, Beatrice, Victoria, Vivenne and Emma
June 2016 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
We had a great time on Viking Dream. The boat was immaculate at all times. Sally's meals were delicious and beautifully plated. Mark was great both in educating all of us with his daily trivia questions and mapping out our daily journey, as well as carting the kids around endlessly for water sports. My mom enjoyed every second of the trip. Thank you for all your help, Laura
November 2016, Multi repeat guests the Ditges wrote a fabulous poem! (previous yacht Viking Dream)
here once was a yacht named Viking In which Mark and Sally took a liking. They escaped from the Swan to the Boat we are on. One day we went sailing, when the winds were prevailing; The spinnaker was raised, to all awe and praise! At nine knots we were cruising, no one got a bruising, as we were all boozing! Captain Mark led us on snorkelling excursions, often in places with real Fat Virgins. Saw lots of coral & pretty fish, however Turtles were amiss. On Saba Rock what a disgrace, when the Tarpon splashed Lauras face. Back to the boat we went, Viking Vibrations were spent! Our palates were teased with all meals we were pleased. Captains poison by Mark, includes stormy and dark. The Admiral in the galley, creating dishes by Sally. The Dreams been visited by Tom and Pete, and other guests that often repeat. Who all try not to spill wine on the seat. The red all soaked in not sure whether Cab or Zin, But Tom and Petes napkins held it all in!:) Pirate jokes were told they never get old! The Trivia flies, Captain Mark is so wise. We remember not one, so when we are back for more fun, booze and sun, Repeating questions will fool everyone! Sally won twice at the game of dice. Captain called foul, saying it wasnt nice. We were all the crew with nothing to do, But to try hard to drink all of the brew. All hail to the Queen, This trip was a DREAM! If you are reading this you know what we mean!! An original poem by: Laura, Jeff, Robin, and Bill
December 2016 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
"Just back from another tremendous vacation on Viking Dream. The difference was this was our first trip with other couples, sans children, making the Captian's poison of the day even more enjoyable and the nights under the stars romantic (trampolines are fun). Mark and Sally's knowledge of bays meant that we not only had a fabulous lunch at Deadman's Beach with a steel drum band one day, a few nights later they found a secluded bay with just one other boat (during the peak of the charter season). We found so many different fish, coral, and fans, all with incredible colors, at the snorkeling spots they took us too we spent cocktail hour going through the books and talking about what we'd seen. I've always loved Sally's cooking and it was particularly delicous not having to limit for child's preferences. I love taking the helm of Viking Dream as we cruise down the channel, all enjoying the spectacular views. A truly enjoyable vacation." - Andrew Z. Dec. 2016 Regards, Andrew
December 2015 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
Dear Mark and Sally Thank you so much for sharing your Dream and islands with our family! You are both totally awesome! Sally in the Galleys gourmet creations in that small space are nothing short of miraculous! Whenever Ben refuses to eat his greens, we will remind him of him eating Sallys. Mark, thank you for your patience in entertaining the boys out on the water. You finally managed to tire out an 11 and 13 year old! Thank you for making this a dream Vacation. We hope to be soon Living the Dream again. Thank you Marjorie, Gaston, Andrew & Ben Ontario,Canada
New Years 2016-2017 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
WATCH NICK'S AMAZING VIDEO ON U TUBE ABOUT THEIR CHARTER: Viking Dream Charter B.V.I. From the first day until the last minute spent with you (Mark and Sally), we enjoyed every minute & could not have imagined how much FUN we could have jam packed all in one week. The catamaran was always kept clean, the cabins were spacious and cosy, the food top notch gourmet; and Sally & Mark you were THE MOST WONDERFUL HOSTS! Some of our favouites. Viking Games Barb Trivia of the Day Rick Drink of the Day All!! Marks Boat skills and getting us to the front of the line ALWAYS All Bar in the Water All Snorkeling All Gourmet Food All We truly THANK YOU for making everything so special Barb, Rick, Cassie, Nick, Meagan & Mitch Swabby!
January 2017, 3rd visit!
Our second sail with Mark & Sally, and just as wonderful as we remember. The BVI is Great, but would not be the same without them. Thanks for such Great Care; Gourmet Food; Custom Cocktails; & your Expertise. Its as if we are sailing with old friends. SO . NOT GOODBYE, BUT . SEE YOU LATER! Jim and Marysue Friday January 20th 2017 As our children still define this sailing trip BVI BEST VACATION EVER! Thank you again for your hospitality, lovely wine and spirits, awesome food, and allowing us to come this week. (changing your own travel plans!). You have a wonderful home on the sea, and have made it a VERY SPECIAL PLACE. Hope we can do this again. Kelli & Eric (Rick) Friday January 20th 2017
Mid February 2017 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
Dear Mark and Sally We had a WONDERFUL WEEK! We have been pampered beyond our expectations. The three meals each day, and everything else have been fabulous. The presentation of the food was outstanding. We appreciated and admire the work you do for your guests. Having sailed ourselves before, we know what effort it takes to make everything work. Anneliese and Erich
February 2017 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
Mark & Sally What a way to ring in my 50th year! This trip has EXCEEDED our expectations in every way. We knew whichever port was around the corner or what delicious food would be put on the table, it was all nothing less than perfect. We couldnt have asked for better hosts and company. We hope to set sail with you both and the Viking Dream again! Thanks again for the PERFECT FAMILY VACATION Joe, Christie, Bennett and Hannah PS: Diet starts on Monday we have NEVER feasted on such amazing food!
March 1-8, 2017 - on previous yacht Viking Dream
I am following the questions on your Post Charter Review to provide you feedback on our recent charter on the Viking Dream. Let me preface my review by saying this sailing adventure was one of, or maybe the best vacation I've ever taken. Sailing on the Viking Dream was beyond all my expectations. The Viking Dream is an exquisite boat. Every inch of it is immaculate. It is Mark and Sally's home and they take great pride in it and it shows. The boat is spacious and extremely comfortable. I loved swinging in the hammock chair or lounging in the bean bag chairs and of course sunning on the deck. The state rooms are very good size (for boat living) and are appointed with plenty of cabinets, lockers and shelves to accommodate all of your gear.You want for nothing on the Viking Dream. Sally and Mark make sure you have everything and are always comfortable. Truly, we were treated like royalty. It was the most wonderful experience. On board the Viking Dream are all the water toys and equipment as advertised. My sisters, mom and I had a ball kayaking and snorkeling and tubing and paddle boarding. (There was even more to do like fishing and windsurfing, but we opted for more relaxing!) Mark was great with making suggestions for activities and getting us to the best places to do them. He was always ready and willing to get our equipment ready for us. Mark is a captain extraordinaire. Besides catering to his guests, he sails the Viking Dream with amazing skill and ease. Sally is his first mate. Together they work like a fine tuned machine, in tandem, seamlessly sailing and managing the boat.With Sally and Mark at the helm, you don't have a care in the world. Sally is a chef beyond compare. She treated us to 3 meals a day ( and appetizers at cocktail hour) that dazzled both my taste buds and my eyes. Each was an exquisite masterpiece worthy of a photo in a cookbook. Day in and day out we were awed by Sally's decadent creations. Additionally, Sally considered all of our food preferences. I LOVED every dish she prepared (and was stuffed at the end of each meal.) With 100% confidence I would recommend sailing with Mark and Sally on the Viking Dream. ( I already have!) If I ever have the opportunity to charter a boat again I would only sail on the Viking Dream. Very truly yours, Linda T.
March 2018
How do you improve on Paradise? ADD MARK AND SALLY!! Thank you both for the best vacation of our lives. See you SOON!! Love Ron, Jen, Ronnie, Natalie and Sam (and they will as they rebooked within 24hrs of returning home!)
March 2018
A huge thank you to Captain Mark and Chef Sally, the amazing crew of #sailazuria, for the incredible week we just spent in the BVI’s. The meals prepared by chef Sally were outstandingly delicious! The service was impeccable! Captain Mark and Sally made the entire trip entertaining, relaxing, and fun for all. It was as truly the best vacation we’ve ever had! If you’re looking for an all inclusive family or adult get away I highly recommend this crew and yacht! #bvi #bluewater #bestvacationever Mark and Sally, "God Bless you---you are going to die" My new favorite quote. Can't thank you enough for everything! Keith Mark and Sally, Oh my frick this trip has been speechless. Thank you for sharing stories that seriously intrigued me and keeping us safe and full of food. Please never change because you guys are the best! -Lauren P.S. You have also inspired me to travel and really make the most of life Mark and Sally, you two have given us a memory that tops our adventures! What a CLASS ACT with you - from island to island you have given us knowledge, experience, friendship, good drink, fantastic meals, and the respect of love for people. Love, Steph
March 2018
Dear Sally & Mark This has truly been one of the best vacations we have ever taken! The food, the weather, the hospitality have all been unsurpassed. We loved getting to know your beautiful islands, and getting to know you! Now, as we head home to our 4th Nor’easter blizzard this March, we appreciate more than ever what a paradise you have shown us and we are determined to come back again soon! Fair seas and good winds to you both The B. family
April 2018
To hate is an easy lazy thing, BUT, to love takes strength that everyone has, but not all are willing to practice ……….. and both of your strength to love and care for us has made this trip UNFORGETTABLE!!!! From Karl, Stephanie and Lauren
April 2018
Mark & Sally Where to begin? ANOTHER incredible, wonderful, delicious week! It went too quickly. We will take home our clothes, extra pounds, and so many WONDERFUL MEMORIES, but leave behind a part of our hearts here. You both are very special to us all, and we’ll never forget you. MANY MANY THANKS FOR EVERYTHING – we love you! Mark and Karen
April 2018
Mark & Sally – Talking with Jeff and Laura about this trip – we have very high expectations. You’ve exceeded them all!! Thank you so much for a wonderful trip. We loved EVERYTHING. If you ever make it to Colorado – we’d love to share our mountains with you! Jean and Tim Colorado
May 2018
Mark & Sally People often ask me why we always seem to return year after year to the BVI. Is it the Sun, the Water, the Beaches, or the Sailing. But the truth is it’s THE TWO OF YOU. You have become friends, GOOD FRIENDS and we totally enjoy your company. We love the way you make us ffel so comfortable. We were both glad we were able to bring our family, to understand why we just love to be with YOU TWO, now they know Jeff Colorado
June 2018
HOW DID YOU ENJOY YOUR CHARTER? It was outstanding. Just the right amount of activity and relaxation. Food was fantastic DID YOU FIND THE CREW FRIENDLY AND ACCOMMODATING? PLEASE COMMENT. They were exceptionally accommodating. WAS THE YACHT CLEAN, WELL-MAINTAINED AND COMFORTABLE FOR YOUR GROUP? Very clean and lots of water sports. Great size for the four of us. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE QUALITY OF MEALS SERVED ON BOARD? Outstanding. Sally and Mark create fantastic meals. Three great meals a day, fresh fruit, terrific desserts and great cocktails. MAY WE USE YOUR NAME AS A REFERENCE? YES __XX_____
June 2018
I have been very lucky and have spent over a dozen weeks sailing on Catamarans over the last several years. One of my best experiences was spending three weeks this season (2018) on a Cat called Azuria. From the moment I boarded, I could tell this was going to be one of the best experiences I have had sailing. The yacht was so clean and Mark and Sally our crew had paid attention to every detail prior to us even coming on board. Once on board we learned all our safety things and the fun began instantly. Every anchorage to every cocktail to every snack and even every meal was incredible and we could not have needed anything more. Mark and Sally run an amazing operation. They make your vacation relaxing, fun and you learn something new each and every day. I would highly recommend sailing with them for the ultimate sailing charter experience. I will be back in 2019 and if you are considering a crewed Yacht vacation get on Azuria with Mark and Sally, it's superb!! - Jeff -----
November 2018
This was a bucket list trip with high expectations. It wildly exceeded all of them! The itinerary they put together perfectly matched our interests (secluded anchorages - snorkeling - fruity rum drinks). What really surprised me were the meals. That is not why we went on this trip - but WOW - everyday something else that was incredible - and every meal. The rhythm of each day was perfect - and Mark & Sally were always upbeat, cheerful, helpful, attentive, and busy. I cannot recommend them and the Sail Azuria experience more highly. When we pulled into Nanny Cay at the end of the week - the comradarie they had with other crews - and the high regard other crews have of them - was evident. Who better than that to know that with Mark and Sally - you're sailing with the best! Oh, and the boat was spotless, maintained, ship-shape, and spacious. They are both licensed captains and they know what they're doing. ~Kendall
Christmas 2018
Dear Mark & Sally This was a Chess vacation not to be topped! From the beautifully appointed vessel, masterfully charted course ( accommodating lost luggage!), activities-o-plenty ( you know its a good trip if you can tucker out Connor!), a cocktail speciality each night, to the most truly amazing meals, dancing the night away with you at The Wonky Dog, the perfect Christmas day in Anegada completed with Christmas Crackers and Sally's beef tenderloin treat - YUM! You have quickly found your way into out hearts most of all. All of your efforts, grace and hard work are so appreciated and never to be forgotten. Celebrating Christmas and our 25th Anniversary with you on AZURIA was so special. Thank you, thank you! A toast to you for a happy and safe future ahead- "If you can't clink then wink" ;) All our love. Taylor,Charlotte, Connor, Catie, Phoebe and Bennett
9 to 16 March 2019
Our family just returned from another fantastic week sailing on the Azuria with Captain Mark and Sally. This trip was better than last years, and we were blow away by last years trip. Captain Mark and Sally are very experienced sailors and very knowledgeable about the BVI’s. Our family enjoys the daily “chart chat” with Captain Mark and the history/ trivia about the island we are located at or will be sailing to. Everyday was a new adventure and Captain Mark took us to new areas of the BVI’s we had not seen on our previous trip. The food to say the least, was amazing. Sally is a talented chef and each delicious meal was thoughtfully prepared and artfully presented. The Azuria is comfortable and very well maintained. Simply put, It was the best family vacation we’ve ever been on, and Mark and Sally’s hospitality has a lot to do with that. We are already looking forward to our next sail in 2020! Ferris family,
Early April
Clark and I are back in Houston; Katia and Austin are in Atlanta. Before I jump into the rat race of life, I wanted to thank you for a beautiful time. You certainly went overboard in your efforts to make sure everyone was happy aboard the Azuria. The special attention to individual tastes at meals, the work you did to tow the children around on the tube, the fantastic birthday celebration, the emphasis on safety did not go unnoticed. All four of us appreciated the chart talks and the meal planning sessions. While we were in the total relaxation mode, you were working hard behind the scenes. Thank you. My most precious memories of the trip were the intimate discussions we were able to have with the grandkids. We had lots of time. It was a joy. Austin’s mother reported that the last thing he said when he went to bed on Friday night was, “I wish I was still on the catamaran.” Best wishes, Anne
Schlax charter 16th to 22nd November 2019
"We just got back from a week long charter aboard the Azuria with Captains Mark and Sally and it was amazing! We don’t have the words to adequately describe how fantastic the experience was. The Azuria is a beautiful boat and a great place to call home for a week. She is comfortable and pristine with plenty of space and toys to spread out, relax and enjoy the surroundings. Surroundings which include sun filled days, white sand beaches, and beautiful blue waters- in other words a picture post card. That is just the backdrop for Mark and Sally to work their magic! They are warm and welcoming hosts that put us at ease from day one. Their hospitality, attention to detail and mixology and culinary skills have to be experienced to be believed. They had us spoiled. It was like eating in the best restaurants in town every night!! This was meant to be a once in a lifetime trip for us, but this was such an amazing adventure, we can’t imagine not doing it again!!" 😍
Johnson 4th charter with us at Thanksgiving 2019
Mark and Sally, Thank you for yet another amazing week. Every week surpasses our expectations, the two of you are the secret ingredient to make any charter amazing. WE Love you!! Our hearts are full. The Johnsons;
Gross Family 21st to 28th December 2019 Recommendation from FaceBook
What an amazing week with our boys on Azuria!! Mark and Sally are truly awesome at welcoming you to your home on the sea. They are so warm, and knowledgeable!! The boat is immaculate, spacious and a wonderful place to be for your trip of a lifetime. The craft cocktails flow and the food is so delicious....plentiful is an understatement.... I highly recommend Azuria to anyone wanting a first class vacation! What an amazing week with our boys on Azuria!! Mark and Sally are truly awesome at welcoming you to your home on the sea. They are so warm, and knowledgeable!! The boat is immaculate, spacious and a wonderful place to be for your trip of a lifetime. The craft cocktails flow and the food is so delicious....plentiful is an understatement.... I highly recommend Azuria to anyone wanting a first class vacation! What an amazing week with our boys on Azuria!! Mark and Sally are truly awesome at welcoming you to your home on the sea. They are so warm, and knowledgeable!! The boat is immaculate, spacious and a wonderful place to be for your trip of a lifetime. The Craft Cocktails flow and the food is so delicious … plentiful is an understatement … I highly recommend Azuria to anyone wanting a first class vacation! Kim Gross
Ferris Family March 7-14 2020
Ferris Family 7 to 14th March 2020 The 3rd time is a charm. Fantastic time on Azuria. Flamboyance of Flamingos, Mexican Train Dominoes. A Brilliant time AGAIN!!! Admiral Sally the food was fantastic, and Captain Mark Cocktails and Chart Chat are memories to remember! Love this place, this crew, this boat! See you next year! Love the Fabulous Ferris Family
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX
Winter 2020 to 2021 $16,500 $17,750 $18,500 $19,200 $19,950
Summer 2021 $16,500 $17,750 $18,500 $19,200 $19,950
Winter 2021 to 2022 $16,500 $17,750 $18,500 $19,200 $19,950

Unless otherwise specified-Caribbean Standard All-Inclusive Charters include the following:

  • Standard check-in/check-out of 12pm
  • Light daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast, lunch, canapés/afternoon tea, dinner and snacks
  • Standard ship’s bar: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, triple sec, mixers, local beers, table wine and water/coffee/tea and soft drinks
  • Stereo with MP3/iPhone connection with indoor/outdoor speakers; 3G/4G Wi-Fi access point
  • Snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks, dingy tender with outboard motors
  • Water toys such as floating islands, and air mattresses
  • Separate bathroom and living quarters for crew
  • Reputable and licensed crew who have local knowledge of waters and are able to adjust menus based on guest’s preferences and dietary restrictions
  • Operating expenses including: air conditioning, fuel, water, sailing permits/taxes, local taxes and crew wages

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
PLEASE NOTE:
Azuria has a tag team crew!
Michael & Brittany will be onboard December 12, 2020 - July 31, 2021.
Mark & Sally will be onboard October 15, 2021 - March 31, 2022



<b>GENERAL NOTES:</b>
USVI pick up and drop off at Yacht Haven Grande for the months of December, 2020 - April, 2021 is preferred with USVI or BVI pick up and drop off thereafter. The BVI option is contingent on BVI entry protocols. Please contact the Azuria crew for further details and approval.

BVI pick up and drop off at Nanny Cay for the months of October 15, 2021 - March 31, 2022 is preferred. If a USVI pick up during these months, Red Hook port only please with a 48 hour turn around.


HALF-BOARD OPTION: Includes all breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners, standard ships bar, snacks, canapes, all other meals ashore at client expense.
2/16,200 - 3/$17,000 - 4/$17,900 - 5/$18,450 - 6/$19,050

LOCAL FARE OPTION: Includes all breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners, standard ships bar, snacks, canapes, all other meals ashore at client expense.
2/$16,350 - 3/$17,500 - 4/$18,200 - 5/$18,825- 6/$19,500

<b>CHRISTMAS 2021:</b>
1-6 guests <b>NOW</b> $24,000 - Charter must end by December 26th. 7 night minimum applies
<b>NEW YEARS 2021/22:</b>
1-6 guests @ $26,000 - Charter must start December 27th or later. 7 night minimum applies






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  • : Cat
  • : 28 Feet
  • : 5 Feet
  • : 6
  • : 2019
  • : 2011
  • : Lagoon
  • : 2 X Yanmar 75hp Diesel 12Kv Norther Lights Generator
  • : No
  • : No
  • : Yacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
  • : Mark Duncan/ Michael Vaugan
  • : BVI
  • : No
  • : ON 743141
Accommodations
Cabins: 3
Queen: 3
Single Cabins: 1
Showers: 3
Wash Basins: 3
Heads: 3
Electric Heads: 3
Engine Details
2 X Yanmar 75hp Diesel 12Kv Norther Lights Generator
Fuel Consumption: -
Cruising Speed: -
Max Speed: -
Details
Refit: 2019
Helipad: No
Jacuzzi: No
A/C: Full
Locations
Winter Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Pick Up Locations
Pref. Pick-up: -
Other Pick-up: -


Amenities
Salon Tv/VCR: Yes
Salon Stereo: Yes
Sat Tv: SatPhone
# of Videos: -
# DVDs/Movies: Yes
# CD's: -
Camcorder: Yes
Books: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Sun Awning: Yes
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Water Maker: Yes, 1,800
Special Diets: Yes
Kosher: No
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In: 6
Minimum Age: None
Generator: Yes
Inverter: Yes
Voltages: 110v
Water Maker: Yes, 1,800
Water Cap: 250 Gal
Ice Maker: Yes
Sailing Instructions: No
Internet Access: Onboard WIFI
Gay Charters: Yes
Nude: No
Hairdryers: Yes
# Port Hatches: Lots
Guests Smokes: No smoking on yacht
Crew Smokes: No
Pets Aboard: No
Pet Type: N/A
Guest Pets: No
Children Ok: Yes
Hammock: Yes
Windscoops: No
Water Sports
Dinghy size: 13' Center console NEW 2019
Dinghy hp: 50hp NEW 2019
Dinghy # pax: 8
Water Skis Adult: 1
Water Skis Kids: No
Jet Skis: No
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: 1
Windsurfer: No
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: Yes
Scurfer: No
Wake Board: 2
Kayaks 1 Pax: 1
Kayaks (2 Pax): 1
Floating Mats: Yes
Swim Platform: Scoop steps
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type): Off scoops
Sailing Dinghy: No
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Gear Type: 3 trolling, 2 casting
Rods: 5
Captain
Mark Duncan/ Michael Vaugan
Nation: UK / USA
License: RYA Ocean Master/USCG 100T Master
Languages: English.
Chef/First Mate
Sally Duncan / Brittany Kiley
Nation: UK / USA
License: RYA Ocean Master/USCG 25T Master
To maximize year round bookings, Azuria now has two crews; Michael & Brittany are on from Dec 2020 to Oct 2021 & Mark & Sally are on Oct 2021 to end March 2022.


Welcome aboard AZURIA and truly have your DREAM VACATION OF A LIFETIME, on our immaculately maintained catamaran.

(December 2020 though October 2021) Captain Michael Vaughan and Brittany Kiley
CAPTAIN MICHAEL

-USCG 100T Master + Sailing Endorsement
-PADI Dive Master
-Radar Observer Unlimited
-STCW + Proficiency in Designated Security Duties
-Strong Engineering Background
-Adult Sailing Instructor
-Avid Fisherman
-Passionate about Photography + Videography
-Good Mechanical troubleshooting skills – small diesel engines, rigging

While working as a Day Charter Captain and Sailing Instructor in Chicago, Michael met Brittany as she was pursuing her goal of learning how to sail. The two of them soon realized their mutual dream of living and working on the water in the Caribbean, fell in love, and started planning to make their dream a reality.

Together they’ve sailed over 10,000 nautical miles in the Mediterranean, along the East Coast, Lake Michigan, and in the Caribbean. One of their favorite passages was sailing from Faro Portugal to Valletta Malta to deliver a sailing yacht for the Rolex Middle Sea Race. They have also worked on private super yachts, honing their hospitality skills and learning the finer points of yacht service and care.

The two of them take great pride in providing 5-star service while ensuring their guests have an unforgettable experience. When not sailing or entertaining, you’ll find Michael and Brittany scuba diving, practicing yoga, riding bikes, or enjoying a day at the beach.

Michael’s love for sailing started at a young age, when on vacation in Mexico his family charted a sailboat for a day. It was on this trip that Michael knew he had found his dream career.

Michael spent many years learning how to sail in Chicago, eventually becoming the Fleet Manager and Lead Instructor for the school that taught him so much. To this day, his passion for teaching others how to sail shows whenever he meets someone eager to learn. Many of his students have gone on to a career in sailing, including several currently working on their own circumnavigations.

Along this path, Michael has found great joy in scuba diving and focused on becoming a leader both above and below the water. As a PADI Dive Master, Michael enjoys leading certified guests of all skill levels under the waves. While diving, guests will experience a world far different than the one they leave behind when they come on vacation.

Whether fishing, free diving, snorkeling or scuba diving, Michael is a natural leader and enjoys sharing these activities with his guests. His warm, welcoming personality will make you feel right at home while relaxing in paradise.

CHEF/FIRST MATE BRITTANY

-Professional Cook Certificate
-USCG 25T Master + Sailing Mate Endorsement
-Yacht Service Professional Level I
- Food Safety Level II
-STCW + Proficiency in Designated Security Duties o PADI Open Water Diver
-Passionate about Food + Wine Pairing
- Aspiring Sommelier and Mixologist
-Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sustainability

Brittany became a professional yacht Chef through the marriage of her main passions in life: food, travel, and the great outdoors. She’s worked as a Private Chef for high profile clients and is comfortable cooking you a wide variety of cuisines.

Brittany’s love for being on the water was instilled in her from a young age where she spent her summers boating, waterskiing, and tubing on lakes in the Midwest. Thanks to the help of her handsome sailing instructor, she now holds a 25T Master USCG License with a Sailing Mate endorsement. This, coupled with her experience in the galley makes her a well rounded 1st Mate.

Brittany was blessed to be raised in a family full of good cooks, and has enjoyed cooking for friends and family from a young age. While pursuing a Bachelors degree in Environmental Sustainability, she immersed herself in the Farm-to-Table movement by working in both restaurants and on many of Chicago’s urban farms, growing specialty produce for top-tier restaurants in the Windy City. After graduation, she went on to complete an internship with one of Sonoma County’s oldest wineries, teaching her the basics of viticulture and igniting her interest in food and wine pairing.

Brittany loves bringing people together through food and looks forward to providing you with a unique culinary experience.

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December 2021 - March 2022) Mark and Sally have an extensive reputation for been a fun loving, highly knowledgeable, as some of the most experienced crew in the BVI!

This is demonstrated by the high number of repeat guests who come back again and again, for more relaxation, pampering and fun.
Please read our guest comments! Mark and Sally chartered for many years on their own catamaran, VIKING DREAM until she was sadly lost in Hurricane Irma in 2017.

When Mark and Sally first considered the life of the sailing couple, they were on a year's leave from their corporate jobs in the UK, trying to find some balance in their until-then crazy lives. Sally had been Training and HR manager with a major British retail group, sorting out employees' problems, whilst Mark had been on the other side of retail, setting up high-end malls in airports. He had 250 staff and 25 managers reporting to him and, when he wasn't travelling for business, he was dealing with the inevitable headaches of management.

Throughout their many years together, sailing, travel and outdoor pursuits have been the hub of their relationship. So in 2001 they embarked on an invigorating world tour for 12 months. They travelled extensively through America, Canada, Alaska, Peru, Australia & New Zealand, returning over Asia and Europe. Their yachting experience includes cruising in Croatia, Greece, Turkey, the Caribbean, the Whitsundays, Malaysia and Thailand. Not to mention UK waters, and a TransAtlantic Crossing! On returning from travelling, they decided to turn a leisure activity they love into a lifestyle.

Cruising the islands and seeking out that idyllic palm fringed bay, where the sea, the sky and the sand invoke that feeling of total tranquility, and being at one with nature, is what they love to share with their guests. If you would like to learn about sailing they are both qualified instructors and love to impart their knowledge, but are equally happy to pass you a cushion and bring you an iced drink while they sail the yacht!

They are also very passionate about food and presenting their guests with fine cuisine, wines and cocktails. Sally's dishes are an exceptional variety of styles, reflecting her extensive travels and experience of different cultures. Marks cocktails are legendary, both self styled and classics. They are also known as Captain Cocktail and Sally in the Galley!

Mark - You'll find me in the water as much as on it, and I love to lead guided snorkeling safaris. Pointing out the amazing richness and variety of fish and wildlife the Caribbean Islands have to offer. I also love to fish and delight in helping you tempt a nice Tuna or Mahi-Mahi to your lure, or a Bonefish to your fly. When at anchor you may like to take some tuition from me on learning to Windsurf. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to assist a total novice in getting up and sailing with a little guidance and encouragement.

Sally - Having sailed with my Father from before I could walk and having helped my Mother in the kitchen from an early age I've always had a passion for sailing and food. Graduating from University in Food Technology I have loved creating dinner parties and varied social events or taking part in competitive sailing. I aspire to ensure our guests are able to relax, enjoy good cuisine, and have fun experiencing The Caribbean on their dream vacation.

We have always gelled as a team. Guests enthuse about our attention to detail, professionalism, hospitality, good humour and desire to live life to the full. We have many guests return again and again and refer us to their friends and family.

We are now in our 15th year of chartering and excel at creating very individual, personalized, unforgettable Holidays.






Chef Brittany's Sample Menu

Breakfast

[always served with a beautiful assortment of fresh tropical fruit]

Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast | Berry Compote | Sage Sausage
Coconut Rum Banana Pancakes | Thick-Cut Smokey Bacon
Huevos Rancheros
Eggs Florentine | Freshly Baked Biscuit | Hollandaise
Chai Spiced Donuts with Maple Dressing | Yogurt Parfaits
Southwest Frittata | Chipotle Crema | Breakfast Potatoes

Lunch

Chicken Curry Salad (or Sandwiches) + Cranberry Chutney
Grass-fed Burgers | Brie | Proscuitto | Fig Jam | Brioche Bun
Grilled Shrimp over Spicy Thai Salad | Orange Miso Dressing
Steak Fajitas | Pico | Guacamole | Fresh Watermelon
Turkey Avocado BLT Clubs
Spicy Tuna Poké Bowls

Appetizers

Pesto | Burrata | Crostinis | Balsamic
Lobster Lettuce Cups
Charcuterie Board
Tuna Tartare Mini Tacos | Spicy Mayo
Whipped Herb Ricotta | Crudités
Tapenade | Goat Cheese | Freshly Baked Baguette

Craft Cocktails

Spicy Watermelon Margaritas
Blackberry-Thyme Spritz
Coconut Mojitos
Homemade Kombucha

Dinner

Seared Duck Breast | Sweet Potatoes | Sage Pesto | Sautéed Greens
Surf + Turf | Center-cut Filets + Shrimp | Chimmichurri | Steamed Veggies
Seared Scallops | Asparagus Risotto | Beurre Blanc
Roasted Salmon | Mango Salsa | Coconut Rice | Soy-Ginger Greens
Lobster Linguine | Chiles | Watercress | Citrus
Braised Short Ribs + Vegetables | Mashed Potatoes | Red Wine Gravy

Dessert

S'mores Chocolate Mousse
Lemon Posset | Fresh Berries
Key Lime Pie
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Dusted with Shredded Coconut
Creme Brûlée
"Nana's" Apple Crisp + Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

~Specialty Diet Menus available upon request~

November 2015 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
11TH NOVEMBER 2015 Thank you for giving us a very memorable trip. From the time we stepped on board you created a wonderful, fun and family like experience. You led us to the best spots to snorkel, best for overnight and best for seeing the beautiful islands. We cant imagine doing this with any other boat. We cant thank you enough for our wonderful vacation. We wont have another Rum Punch, Painkiller or even a touch of rum without these memories! Kelly & Mark Cincinnati, Ohio, USA Wonderful sailing, snorkeling and friendship in between 3 gourmet meals a day. Plus appetizers that we often mistook for the meal itself! Just a perfect week. We hope to see Captain Cocktail and Admiral Sally next year for another adventure. That gives us about 12 months to work off the excess! Vacations don't get any better than this! We will miss you Mark & Sally. Hank & Ruth Florida, USA
November 2015 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
21st NOVEMBER 2015 If possible, our second visit with you was even better than our first. Cant wait for our next visit. Hopefully not so long between trips! Lots of love Rick USA Thank you for the great time! Cant wait until our next trip and all the fun we will have. Lots of love. DJ & Jim USA Time of my life! You are wonderful hosts. Best time ever and hope to return again some day soon! Thanks for everything. Brett USA Thank you for the best holiday we have had. The food and company were amazing. You offer the best charter in the BVI. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Brian & Baby Kyle USA
April 2016 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
April 23 2016 Its difficult to describe on a page how incredible the experience was that you provided us this week. The boat was beautiful and spotless and extremely cozy and comfortable. The food was so delicious that we cannot fathom how you could create it in a galley. The sights and activities were so much fun that we cant decide what our favourites were.The nature walk with Mark? The Hot Dog? Snorkelling? Cow Wreck Beach? With your indepth knowledge of the area, history, nature and sailing; every experience was that much more meaningful and FUN. Meeting the two of you, and hearing your stories was also a joy. Not only did we feel spoiled beyond words, we also felt incredible safe in your well organised, thoughtful and careful hands. Thank you so very much for everything and please do visit us in Rhode Island Marian, Beatrice, Victoria, Vivenne and Emma
June 2016 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
We had a great time on Viking Dream. The boat was immaculate at all times. Sally's meals were delicious and beautifully plated. Mark was great both in educating all of us with his daily trivia questions and mapping out our daily journey, as well as carting the kids around endlessly for water sports. My mom enjoyed every second of the trip. Thank you for all your help, Laura
November 2016, Multi repeat guests the Ditges wrote a fabulous poem! (previous yacht Viking Dream)
here once was a yacht named Viking In which Mark and Sally took a liking. They escaped from the Swan to the Boat we are on. One day we went sailing, when the winds were prevailing; The spinnaker was raised, to all awe and praise! At nine knots we were cruising, no one got a bruising, as we were all boozing! Captain Mark led us on snorkelling excursions, often in places with real Fat Virgins. Saw lots of coral & pretty fish, however Turtles were amiss. On Saba Rock what a disgrace, when the Tarpon splashed Lauras face. Back to the boat we went, Viking Vibrations were spent! Our palates were teased with all meals we were pleased. Captains poison by Mark, includes stormy and dark. The Admiral in the galley, creating dishes by Sally. The Dreams been visited by Tom and Pete, and other guests that often repeat. Who all try not to spill wine on the seat. The red all soaked in not sure whether Cab or Zin, But Tom and Petes napkins held it all in!:) Pirate jokes were told they never get old! The Trivia flies, Captain Mark is so wise. We remember not one, so when we are back for more fun, booze and sun, Repeating questions will fool everyone! Sally won twice at the game of dice. Captain called foul, saying it wasnt nice. We were all the crew with nothing to do, But to try hard to drink all of the brew. All hail to the Queen, This trip was a DREAM! If you are reading this you know what we mean!! An original poem by: Laura, Jeff, Robin, and Bill
December 2016 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
"Just back from another tremendous vacation on Viking Dream. The difference was this was our first trip with other couples, sans children, making the Captian's poison of the day even more enjoyable and the nights under the stars romantic (trampolines are fun). Mark and Sally's knowledge of bays meant that we not only had a fabulous lunch at Deadman's Beach with a steel drum band one day, a few nights later they found a secluded bay with just one other boat (during the peak of the charter season). We found so many different fish, coral, and fans, all with incredible colors, at the snorkeling spots they took us too we spent cocktail hour going through the books and talking about what we'd seen. I've always loved Sally's cooking and it was particularly delicous not having to limit for child's preferences. I love taking the helm of Viking Dream as we cruise down the channel, all enjoying the spectacular views. A truly enjoyable vacation." - Andrew Z. Dec. 2016 Regards, Andrew
December 2015 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
Dear Mark and Sally Thank you so much for sharing your Dream and islands with our family! You are both totally awesome! Sally in the Galleys gourmet creations in that small space are nothing short of miraculous! Whenever Ben refuses to eat his greens, we will remind him of him eating Sallys. Mark, thank you for your patience in entertaining the boys out on the water. You finally managed to tire out an 11 and 13 year old! Thank you for making this a dream Vacation. We hope to be soon Living the Dream again. Thank you Marjorie, Gaston, Andrew & Ben Ontario,Canada
New Years 2016-2017 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
WATCH NICK'S AMAZING VIDEO ON U TUBE ABOUT THEIR CHARTER: Viking Dream Charter B.V.I. From the first day until the last minute spent with you (Mark and Sally), we enjoyed every minute & could not have imagined how much FUN we could have jam packed all in one week. The catamaran was always kept clean, the cabins were spacious and cosy, the food top notch gourmet; and Sally & Mark you were THE MOST WONDERFUL HOSTS! Some of our favouites. Viking Games Barb Trivia of the Day Rick Drink of the Day All!! Marks Boat skills and getting us to the front of the line ALWAYS All Bar in the Water All Snorkeling All Gourmet Food All We truly THANK YOU for making everything so special Barb, Rick, Cassie, Nick, Meagan & Mitch Swabby!
January 2017, 3rd visit!
Our second sail with Mark & Sally, and just as wonderful as we remember. The BVI is Great, but would not be the same without them. Thanks for such Great Care; Gourmet Food; Custom Cocktails; & your Expertise. Its as if we are sailing with old friends. SO . NOT GOODBYE, BUT . SEE YOU LATER! Jim and Marysue Friday January 20th 2017 As our children still define this sailing trip BVI BEST VACATION EVER! Thank you again for your hospitality, lovely wine and spirits, awesome food, and allowing us to come this week. (changing your own travel plans!). You have a wonderful home on the sea, and have made it a VERY SPECIAL PLACE. Hope we can do this again. Kelli & Eric (Rick) Friday January 20th 2017
Mid February 2017 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
Dear Mark and Sally We had a WONDERFUL WEEK! We have been pampered beyond our expectations. The three meals each day, and everything else have been fabulous. The presentation of the food was outstanding. We appreciated and admire the work you do for your guests. Having sailed ourselves before, we know what effort it takes to make everything work. Anneliese and Erich
February 2017 (previous yacht Viking Dream)
Mark & Sally What a way to ring in my 50th year! This trip has EXCEEDED our expectations in every way. We knew whichever port was around the corner or what delicious food would be put on the table, it was all nothing less than perfect. We couldnt have asked for better hosts and company. We hope to set sail with you both and the Viking Dream again! Thanks again for the PERFECT FAMILY VACATION Joe, Christie, Bennett and Hannah PS: Diet starts on Monday we have NEVER feasted on such amazing food!
March 1-8, 2017 - on previous yacht Viking Dream
I am following the questions on your Post Charter Review to provide you feedback on our recent charter on the Viking Dream. Let me preface my review by saying this sailing adventure was one of, or maybe the best vacation I've ever taken. Sailing on the Viking Dream was beyond all my expectations. The Viking Dream is an exquisite boat. Every inch of it is immaculate. It is Mark and Sally's home and they take great pride in it and it shows. The boat is spacious and extremely comfortable. I loved swinging in the hammock chair or lounging in the bean bag chairs and of course sunning on the deck. The state rooms are very good size (for boat living) and are appointed with plenty of cabinets, lockers and shelves to accommodate all of your gear.You want for nothing on the Viking Dream. Sally and Mark make sure you have everything and are always comfortable. Truly, we were treated like royalty. It was the most wonderful experience. On board the Viking Dream are all the water toys and equipment as advertised. My sisters, mom and I had a ball kayaking and snorkeling and tubing and paddle boarding. (There was even more to do like fishing and windsurfing, but we opted for more relaxing!) Mark was great with making suggestions for activities and getting us to the best places to do them. He was always ready and willing to get our equipment ready for us. Mark is a captain extraordinaire. Besides catering to his guests, he sails the Viking Dream with amazing skill and ease. Sally is his first mate. Together they work like a fine tuned machine, in tandem, seamlessly sailing and managing the boat.With Sally and Mark at the helm, you don't have a care in the world. Sally is a chef beyond compare. She treated us to 3 meals a day ( and appetizers at cocktail hour) that dazzled both my taste buds and my eyes. Each was an exquisite masterpiece worthy of a photo in a cookbook. Day in and day out we were awed by Sally's decadent creations. Additionally, Sally considered all of our food preferences. I LOVED every dish she prepared (and was stuffed at the end of each meal.) With 100% confidence I would recommend sailing with Mark and Sally on the Viking Dream. ( I already have!) If I ever have the opportunity to charter a boat again I would only sail on the Viking Dream. Very truly yours, Linda T.
March 2018
How do you improve on Paradise? ADD MARK AND SALLY!! Thank you both for the best vacation of our lives. See you SOON!! Love Ron, Jen, Ronnie, Natalie and Sam (and they will as they rebooked within 24hrs of returning home!)
March 2018
A huge thank you to Captain Mark and Chef Sally, the amazing crew of #sailazuria, for the incredible week we just spent in the BVI’s. The meals prepared by chef Sally were outstandingly delicious! The service was impeccable! Captain Mark and Sally made the entire trip entertaining, relaxing, and fun for all. It was as truly the best vacation we’ve ever had! If you’re looking for an all inclusive family or adult get away I highly recommend this crew and yacht! #bvi #bluewater #bestvacationever Mark and Sally, "God Bless you---you are going to die" My new favorite quote. Can't thank you enough for everything! Keith Mark and Sally, Oh my frick this trip has been speechless. Thank you for sharing stories that seriously intrigued me and keeping us safe and full of food. Please never change because you guys are the best! -Lauren P.S. You have also inspired me to travel and really make the most of life Mark and Sally, you two have given us a memory that tops our adventures! What a CLASS ACT with you - from island to island you have given us knowledge, experience, friendship, good drink, fantastic meals, and the respect of love for people. Love, Steph
March 2018
Dear Sally & Mark This has truly been one of the best vacations we have ever taken! The food, the weather, the hospitality have all been unsurpassed. We loved getting to know your beautiful islands, and getting to know you! Now, as we head home to our 4th Nor’easter blizzard this March, we appreciate more than ever what a paradise you have shown us and we are determined to come back again soon! Fair seas and good winds to you both The B. family
April 2018
To hate is an easy lazy thing, BUT, to love takes strength that everyone has, but not all are willing to practice ……….. and both of your strength to love and care for us has made this trip UNFORGETTABLE!!!! From Karl, Stephanie and Lauren
April 2018
Mark & Sally Where to begin? ANOTHER incredible, wonderful, delicious week! It went too quickly. We will take home our clothes, extra pounds, and so many WONDERFUL MEMORIES, but leave behind a part of our hearts here. You both are very special to us all, and we’ll never forget you. MANY MANY THANKS FOR EVERYTHING – we love you! Mark and Karen
April 2018
Mark & Sally – Talking with Jeff and Laura about this trip – we have very high expectations. You’ve exceeded them all!! Thank you so much for a wonderful trip. We loved EVERYTHING. If you ever make it to Colorado – we’d love to share our mountains with you! Jean and Tim Colorado
May 2018
Mark & Sally People often ask me why we always seem to return year after year to the BVI. Is it the Sun, the Water, the Beaches, or the Sailing. But the truth is it’s THE TWO OF YOU. You have become friends, GOOD FRIENDS and we totally enjoy your company. We love the way you make us ffel so comfortable. We were both glad we were able to bring our family, to understand why we just love to be with YOU TWO, now they know Jeff Colorado
June 2018
HOW DID YOU ENJOY YOUR CHARTER? It was outstanding. Just the right amount of activity and relaxation. Food was fantastic DID YOU FIND THE CREW FRIENDLY AND ACCOMMODATING? PLEASE COMMENT. They were exceptionally accommodating. WAS THE YACHT CLEAN, WELL-MAINTAINED AND COMFORTABLE FOR YOUR GROUP? Very clean and lots of water sports. Great size for the four of us. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE QUALITY OF MEALS SERVED ON BOARD? Outstanding. Sally and Mark create fantastic meals. Three great meals a day, fresh fruit, terrific desserts and great cocktails. MAY WE USE YOUR NAME AS A REFERENCE? YES __XX_____
June 2018
I have been very lucky and have spent over a dozen weeks sailing on Catamarans over the last several years. One of my best experiences was spending three weeks this season (2018) on a Cat called Azuria. From the moment I boarded, I could tell this was going to be one of the best experiences I have had sailing. The yacht was so clean and Mark and Sally our crew had paid attention to every detail prior to us even coming on board. Once on board we learned all our safety things and the fun began instantly. Every anchorage to every cocktail to every snack and even every meal was incredible and we could not have needed anything more. Mark and Sally run an amazing operation. They make your vacation relaxing, fun and you learn something new each and every day. I would highly recommend sailing with them for the ultimate sailing charter experience. I will be back in 2019 and if you are considering a crewed Yacht vacation get on Azuria with Mark and Sally, it's superb!! - Jeff -----
November 2018
This was a bucket list trip with high expectations. It wildly exceeded all of them! The itinerary they put together perfectly matched our interests (secluded anchorages - snorkeling - fruity rum drinks). What really surprised me were the meals. That is not why we went on this trip - but WOW - everyday something else that was incredible - and every meal. The rhythm of each day was perfect - and Mark & Sally were always upbeat, cheerful, helpful, attentive, and busy. I cannot recommend them and the Sail Azuria experience more highly. When we pulled into Nanny Cay at the end of the week - the comradarie they had with other crews - and the high regard other crews have of them - was evident. Who better than that to know that with Mark and Sally - you're sailing with the best! Oh, and the boat was spotless, maintained, ship-shape, and spacious. They are both licensed captains and they know what they're doing. ~Kendall
Christmas 2018
Dear Mark & Sally This was a Chess vacation not to be topped! From the beautifully appointed vessel, masterfully charted course ( accommodating lost luggage!), activities-o-plenty ( you know its a good trip if you can tucker out Connor!), a cocktail speciality each night, to the most truly amazing meals, dancing the night away with you at The Wonky Dog, the perfect Christmas day in Anegada completed with Christmas Crackers and Sally's beef tenderloin treat - YUM! You have quickly found your way into out hearts most of all. All of your efforts, grace and hard work are so appreciated and never to be forgotten. Celebrating Christmas and our 25th Anniversary with you on AZURIA was so special. Thank you, thank you! A toast to you for a happy and safe future ahead- "If you can't clink then wink" ;) All our love. Taylor,Charlotte, Connor, Catie, Phoebe and Bennett
9 to 16 March 2019
Our family just returned from another fantastic week sailing on the Azuria with Captain Mark and Sally. This trip was better than last years, and we were blow away by last years trip. Captain Mark and Sally are very experienced sailors and very knowledgeable about the BVI’s. Our family enjoys the daily “chart chat” with Captain Mark and the history/ trivia about the island we are located at or will be sailing to. Everyday was a new adventure and Captain Mark took us to new areas of the BVI’s we had not seen on our previous trip. The food to say the least, was amazing. Sally is a talented chef and each delicious meal was thoughtfully prepared and artfully presented. The Azuria is comfortable and very well maintained. Simply put, It was the best family vacation we’ve ever been on, and Mark and Sally’s hospitality has a lot to do with that. We are already looking forward to our next sail in 2020! Ferris family,
Early April
Clark and I are back in Houston; Katia and Austin are in Atlanta. Before I jump into the rat race of life, I wanted to thank you for a beautiful time. You certainly went overboard in your efforts to make sure everyone was happy aboard the Azuria. The special attention to individual tastes at meals, the work you did to tow the children around on the tube, the fantastic birthday celebration, the emphasis on safety did not go unnoticed. All four of us appreciated the chart talks and the meal planning sessions. While we were in the total relaxation mode, you were working hard behind the scenes. Thank you. My most precious memories of the trip were the intimate discussions we were able to have with the grandkids. We had lots of time. It was a joy. Austin’s mother reported that the last thing he said when he went to bed on Friday night was, “I wish I was still on the catamaran.” Best wishes, Anne
Schlax charter 16th to 22nd November 2019
"We just got back from a week long charter aboard the Azuria with Captains Mark and Sally and it was amazing! We don’t have the words to adequately describe how fantastic the experience was. The Azuria is a beautiful boat and a great place to call home for a week. She is comfortable and pristine with plenty of space and toys to spread out, relax and enjoy the surroundings. Surroundings which include sun filled days, white sand beaches, and beautiful blue waters- in other words a picture post card. That is just the backdrop for Mark and Sally to work their magic! They are warm and welcoming hosts that put us at ease from day one. Their hospitality, attention to detail and mixology and culinary skills have to be experienced to be believed. They had us spoiled. It was like eating in the best restaurants in town every night!! This was meant to be a once in a lifetime trip for us, but this was such an amazing adventure, we can’t imagine not doing it again!!" 😍
Johnson 4th charter with us at Thanksgiving 2019
Mark and Sally, Thank you for yet another amazing week. Every week surpasses our expectations, the two of you are the secret ingredient to make any charter amazing. WE Love you!! Our hearts are full. The Johnsons;
Gross Family 21st to 28th December 2019 Recommendation from FaceBook
What an amazing week with our boys on Azuria!! Mark and Sally are truly awesome at welcoming you to your home on the sea. They are so warm, and knowledgeable!! The boat is immaculate, spacious and a wonderful place to be for your trip of a lifetime. The craft cocktails flow and the food is so delicious....plentiful is an understatement.... I highly recommend Azuria to anyone wanting a first class vacation! What an amazing week with our boys on Azuria!! Mark and Sally are truly awesome at welcoming you to your home on the sea. They are so warm, and knowledgeable!! The boat is immaculate, spacious and a wonderful place to be for your trip of a lifetime. The craft cocktails flow and the food is so delicious....plentiful is an understatement.... I highly recommend Azuria to anyone wanting a first class vacation! What an amazing week with our boys on Azuria!! Mark and Sally are truly awesome at welcoming you to your home on the sea. They are so warm, and knowledgeable!! The boat is immaculate, spacious and a wonderful place to be for your trip of a lifetime. The Craft Cocktails flow and the food is so delicious … plentiful is an understatement … I highly recommend Azuria to anyone wanting a first class vacation! Kim Gross
Ferris Family March 7-14 2020
Ferris Family 7 to 14th March 2020 The 3rd time is a charm. Fantastic time on Azuria. Flamboyance of Flamingos, Mexican Train Dominoes. A Brilliant time AGAIN!!! Admiral Sally the food was fantastic, and Captain Mark Cocktails and Chart Chat are memories to remember! Love this place, this crew, this boat! See you next year! Love the Fabulous Ferris Family
Rates are All Inclusive
Season 2 PAX 3 PAX 4 PAX 5 PAX 6 PAX
Winter 2020 to 2021 $16,500 $17,750 $18,500 $19,200 $19,950
Summer 2021 $16,500 $17,750 $18,500 $19,200 $19,950
Winter 2021 to 2022 $16,500 $17,750 $18,500 $19,200 $19,950

Unless otherwise specified-Caribbean Standard All-Inclusive Charters include the following:

  • Standard check-in/check-out of 12pm
  • Light daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast, lunch, canapés/afternoon tea, dinner and snacks
  • Standard ship’s bar: vodka, gin, rum, whiskey, tequila, triple sec, mixers, local beers, table wine and water/coffee/tea and soft drinks
  • Stereo with MP3/iPhone connection with indoor/outdoor speakers; 3G/4G Wi-Fi access point
  • Snorkeling equipment, fishing gear, kayaks, dingy tender with outboard motors
  • Water toys such as floating islands, and air mattresses
  • Separate bathroom and living quarters for crew
  • Reputable and licensed crew who have local knowledge of waters and are able to adjust menus based on guest’s preferences and dietary restrictions
  • Operating expenses including: air conditioning, fuel, water, sailing permits/taxes, local taxes and crew wages

What Is Not Included in Standard All-Inclusive Charters:

  • Gratuity for crew. Gratuity is at guest discretion and is typically between 15-20%
  • Meals and beverages at restaurants and bars
  • Rendezvous diving, ASA sailing certification courses and any other offshore excursions
  • Premium wines and spirits
PLEASE NOTE:
Azuria has a tag team crew!
Michael & Brittany will be onboard December 12, 2020 - July 31, 2021.
Mark & Sally will be onboard October 15, 2021 - March 31, 2022



<b>GENERAL NOTES:</b>
USVI pick up and drop off at Yacht Haven Grande for the months of December, 2020 - April, 2021 is preferred with USVI or BVI pick up and drop off thereafter. The BVI option is contingent on BVI entry protocols. Please contact the Azuria crew for further details and approval.

BVI pick up and drop off at Nanny Cay for the months of October 15, 2021 - March 31, 2022 is preferred. If a USVI pick up during these months, Red Hook port only please with a 48 hour turn around.


HALF-BOARD OPTION: Includes all breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners, standard ships bar, snacks, canapes, all other meals ashore at client expense.
2/16,200 - 3/$17,000 - 4/$17,900 - 5/$18,450 - 6/$19,050

LOCAL FARE OPTION: Includes all breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners, standard ships bar, snacks, canapes, all other meals ashore at client expense.
2/$16,350 - 3/$17,500 - 4/$18,200 - 5/$18,825- 6/$19,500

<b>CHRISTMAS 2021:</b>
1-6 guests <b>NOW</b> $24,000 - Charter must end by December 26th. 7 night minimum applies
<b>NEW YEARS 2021/22:</b>
1-6 guests @ $26,000 - Charter must start December 27th or later. 7 night minimum applies






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