Life on Board Zuza

Relax in style and comfort aboard this custom-built expedition yacht. Perfect for all abilities and ages, Zuza offers the perfect base for your sailing and wildlife adventure.

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Life aboard Zuza is one of comfort; with spacious communal areas, private cabins and a covered wheelhouse with 360-degree windows. Unlike most modern yachts, Zuza has sturdy handrails around the entire deck providing safe walking and lots of places to sit comfortably while wildlife spotting.

If you fancy a swim, there’s a diving platform which is also used for boarding the tender for daily shore excursions. Three steps downstairs bring you to our large saloon where breakfast, lunch and dinner can be served. The saloon also has wrap-around windows so if the weather takes a turn you can still enjoy the view in pure comfort. Here you can also help yourself to fruit and biscuits and drinks throughout your trip.

On the saloon level, Zuza has two double ensuite cabins, where you can lay with the hatch open to watch the stars at night. Down another three steps is a corridor onto two twin cabins that share a toilet with a shower.

Zuza has a completely enclosed cockpit with 360-degree windows, so no matter what the weather, you’re right in the hot-seat, warm and dry. This is where the helm is, so you are welcome to steer Zuza and learn about all the navigation or simply sit back with tea and cake and watch the world go by.

Zuza’s crew endeavour to plan comfortable voyages visiting new places off the beaten track. The itinerary will be entirely dependant on the weather and the crew will have updated forecasts as the week goes and will sit with guests daily to plan different routes.

Breakfast is usually served with cereals, toast, porridge, fresh fruit, and yoghurt followed by a cooked option. This is also where the plan for the day is discussed, along with the latest weather forecast. You’ll have lunch whilst sailing; the menu varies but you can guarantee there’s always lots of it! Soup and homemade bread, cold meats, salad, quiche and baked potatoes are just some of the options. Some days may be a packed lunch if you’re ashore walking and always followed by afternoon tea or cake.

Dinner is usually at anchor, having returned from a shore excursion to a hearty meal of local produce perfectly cooked by Zuza’s onboard chef. A dessert or deluxe cheeseboard with drinks and coffee while you discuss the day winds up another VentureSail experience.

Skipper profile

Helen Walker

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