• 96'
  • 1998
  • Newport , Rhode Island, United States
  • $1,850,000


AZZURA is a remarkable yacht in every respect, from her performance underbody and easily managed powerful rig designed by Doug Peterson, to her elegantly engineered, retractable and patented Jongert keel that gives her access to ports unavailable to most yachts of her size and performance.  Her three owner and guest staterooms, remarkably comfortable entertaining areas on deck and below, gourmet galley and separate crew accommodations have created a magnificent platform for cruising the world’s oceans in absolute comfort and safety.  She has been maintained to the highest yacht standards by her original build captain until November 2015, (and since then by a retired U.S. Navy Captain) including the most comprehensive refit ever undertaken by the Jongert Shipyard in 2007-8, which returned nearly every aspect of the yacht to new condition. To this day, her engine room virtually glistens.  She has been maintained with an open pocketbook – and a lot of pride.  With her extensive spare parts and tool inventory, Azzura is ready now for worldwide cruising.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: JONGERT
  • Category: Cruising Sailboat
  • Model: 1998 Model
  • Model Year: 1998
  • YearBuilt: 1998
  • Year Refit: 2007
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: Yes
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/6 - Crew R/B/S: 2/4/4
  • LOA: 96' 0" (29.26m)
  • LWL: 83' 0" (25.30m)
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 22' 0" (6.71m)
  • Min Draft: 8' 0" (2.44m)
  • Max Draft: 14' 0" (4.27m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: 8 Knots
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: 1,680 Miles
  • Max Speed: 11 Knots
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 116 Short Ton
  • Gross Tonnage: 107 Ton
  • Water Capacity: 3,000 Liters
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 5,280 Liters
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 5
  • Heads: 3
  • Sleeps: 6
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: 4
  • Crew Sleeps: 4
  • Crew Heads: 2
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Deck Material: Teak over Aluminum
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: Doug Peterson
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: Peter Sijm
  • Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: N/A
  • Engine Count: Single
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


 AZZURA is a remarkable yacht in every respect, from her performance underbody and easily managed powerful rig designed by Doug Peterson, to her elegantly engineered, retractable and patented Jongert keel that gives her access to ports unavailable to most yachts of her size and performance.  Her three owner and guest staterooms, remarkably comfortable entertaining areas on deck and below, gourmet galley and separate crew accommodations have created a magnificent platform for cruising the world’s oceans in absolute comfort and safety.  She has been maintained to the highest standards by her original build captain until November 2015, (and since then by a retired U.S. Navy Captain) including the most comprehensive refit ever undertaken by the Jongert Shipyard in 2007-8, which returned nearly every aspect of the yacht to new condition.  To this day, her engine room virtually glistens.  She has been maintained with an open pocketbook – and a lot of pride.  With her extensive spare parts and tool inventory, Azzura is ready now for worldwide cruising.


Deck Layout

 AZZURA’s deck layout is a masterful blend of luxurious living and practical yacht operation.  Fully forward, her Bruce anchor fits perfectly into the stem of the hull.  The foredeck houses a large sail locker, including storage for a backup Avon Tender and 15hp outboard, and private access to the crew area forward. The low-profile cockpit pilothouse is another elegantly engineered Jongert marvel.  The cabin top that covers the protected cockpit area hydraulically retracts to half-size, allowing any amount of sunlight desired.  This protected area houses the interior steering forward to starboard and a navigating station to port, both with unrestricted visibility since the primary tender is stowed in the aft garage instead of the bow. 

Immediately aft of the helm/navigation area, large varnished teak tables port and starboard provide seating for 10 in a truly sumptuous social area that is truly the heart of the yacht. Dining is a delight here, with or without a roof over your head. The cockpit is well protected, extremely safe, and two steps lower than the outside steering cockpit farther aft which offers a clear view to the rig, sailplan and horizon above the coach roof.  

Aft of the upper cockpit, winches are grouped for easy out-of-the-way sail handling allowing for guests to lounge around the helm in complete safety.  A large garage holds the 14’ yacht tender that is easily deployed from the hydraulically opening transom, which provides an enormous “beach” (11’ x 6.5’). A ladder leads into the water and steps lead to deck level.  The hydraulic Passerelle telescopes out from the starboard side of the transom for secure stern boarding at the dock. 


 The main companionway to AZZURA’s interior is accessed by the masterfully crafted, signature Jongert, curved teak door, which electrically retracts out of view.  The MAIN SALON has an elliptical dining area to port, surrounding a custom teak table by Jongert that expands and retracts with interior folding leaves, and two dining chairs inboard. To port of the companionway, the fully equipped wet bar has a refrigerator (new 2016), ice maker (new 2016), sink and stowage for bottles and glasses.  Outboard to starboard, the lounge area has a full-length couch with end table (with wine/liquor storage below) aft, cocktail table inboard and a reclining chair aft, facing the entertainment center on the forward bulkhead, with cabinetry on each side for storage of china, silverware and crystal. The salon has opening ports, port and starboard, which accentuate the area’s already large beam width.  Additional light and natural ventilation is provided via overhead opening hatches and cabin side portlights. The salon is comfortable in all respects and indeed, the social hub of the yacht’s interior.

Owner and Guest accommodations are aft of the salon, down a teak stairway to the centerline passageway. 
The OWNER’S STATEROOM is fully aft and full beam of the yacht, with a Queen size berth on centerline, vanity, settee and bookshelves outboard to starboard, two double-opening full-height closets on the forward bulkhead (one with shelves and drawers) and entertainment center to port. The owner’s large ensuite head is outboard to port with inlaid floors, ample counter and storage space and Jongert’s signature round shower stall with teak seat.

The TWIN GUEST STATEROOMS, have identical accommodations with wide single beds and night table between, drawer storage below the berths, hanging locker, bookshelves, hull ports, TV/Stereo and ensuite head with stall shower.
At the forward end of the passageway is a foyer area with a small office desk and chair with HP Network Printer, Nav computer CPU and SatCom above.  To port, the watertight door to the engine room, complete with custom tool storage pouches, creates a soundproof barrier.  There are two additional lockers in this area including a proper ‘wet locker’ for foul weather gear.

Forward of the main salon to port, an automatic pneumatic sliding door leads to AZZURA’s service and crew area. To port is a full crew dinette, with the Miele washer/dryer below the seating. To starboard, the professionally equipped GALLEY has a full wall of refrigeration forward with four large boxes by Frigoboat that can each serve as either refrigerator or freezers.  The gimballed stainless steel Miele stove and extractor fan is outboard to starboard, surrounded by an abundance of counter and cabinet space.  The Miele Commercial grade dish washer will do a full load in just 14 minutes.  Above the centerline counter is a TV/entertainment area that swivels port or starboard to service the chef or the crew dinette. (See Galley List). 

Forward of the galley are TWO CREW CABINS, each with hanging lockers, drawers and outboard shelves; and ensuite head. The port crew cabin has over/under staggered bunks. To starboard, the captain’s cabin has a lower bed which can be converted to a double and an upper single bed complete with fold down desk and book shelves to accommodate all the original build manuals. Full maintenance records from the original build faxes to the complete 2007 refit list have been cataloged and maintained.

The interior décor by Peter Sijm and Jongert finishwork aboard AZZURA is in a class of its own.  Interior woodwork is crafted of rich varnished teak, book-matched and complemented by cream-colored ultra-suede and azure blue.  Floors are carpeted except for the galley which has a European cork floor (2012) and guest/crew heads which are teak and Holly.  All cabins have individual temperature controls for the air-conditioning/heating system. Fresh air comes into the boat from 98’ (30m) up the mast for the air-conditioning/heating system and forced air ventilation. DC fans and natural ventilation are also an option. Curtains provide privacy.  A variety of lights from activity lights to overhead and courtesy lighting set the mood.  Closets are cedar-lined with automatic lights.  Bathrooms are white Corian, including the floor, with teak and metal accents. Toilets are fresh-water. Custom, round Jongert showers, mirrored medicine cabinets and plenty of counter space at each sink. A hot water circulation pump ensures instant hot water at all locations.

Stove Top / Oven
Miele 4 burner electric stove top with ventilator Hood oven and broiler (New 2007)
Miele (New 2007)
Miele G7856 (New 2007)
Garbage Disposal In-Sinkerator; drains to gray tank
4 x Frigoboat; located in the galley; each can be fridge or freezer depending on temperature set
Customized for better airflow and less condensation which goes to gray tank (new 2007)
1 x Igloo; 24v, under galley floor
1 x Summit located in salon (2016)
1 x Frigoboat; 24v, located in cockpit
Icemaker 1 x Uline 230V,Located Main Salon (2016)
Washer Varig PW6065 professional
Dryer Miele T5206 professional
Floor New galley floor, European cork (2012)
 Salon 1 x 26" Sharp flatscreen, HD-MDMI
1 x Onkyo DVD DVC702; carrousel of 6 DVD/CD
1 x Onkyo AV Receiver TX SR 503
Surround sound with 4 Bose speakers and subwoofer; over 300 DVD's of movies and TV series
 Master Stateroom 1 x 21" Panasonic TV
1 x Mintek DVD-1600

 Guest Stateroom 1 x 13" Trinitron TV
1 x Pioneer CD/radio
2 x Infinity speakers

 Crew Quarters 1 x 21" Insignia flat screen TV (new 2012)
1 x Audiovox MVDVD4 DVD/CD + iPod
1 x alpine radio/CD player (new 2012)
2 Infinity speakers

 Speakers 2 x Infinity speakers in each Stateroom
4 x Bose surround sound in salon
Waterproof speakers in wheelhouse and upper cockpit, individually selectable

  Trimble Sat-Com C
Thrane and Thrane fleet Broadband 150 for voice and internet data
Sailor compact VHF RT2047 w/DSC RM 2042
(2) ICOM VHF handhelds
Sailor RE 2100 VHF
Digital Yacht  AIS w/WiFi (2015)
 Computer(s) 2 x computers; 1 for Transas Nav, 1 laptop for Nav/internet, iPod for Nav
 Printer, Fax, Copy Scanner HP OfficeJet All-in-One, connected to ship's LAN
Electronics & Navigation:  
 Radar Furuno FR1510 MK3 (72m) ARPA (new 2016) Magentron New 2017
 GPS 2 x MS Marine 420; one at each helm; interfaced with navigation computer
 Navigation Computer Transas NS2400 w/world portfolio
Seabrook MZ-RACE, repeater of nav computer for outside helm.  ECDIS compliant software (2014)
 Weatherfax Furuno Navtex NX500
 Wind, Speed, Depth Monitors B&G Hydra 2000; Repeaters; 2 located in captain's cabin, 1 located in master bedroom
Hand held depth sounder
 Compass 1 x Plath
 Autopilot 2 x Simrad electronic fluxgate
Segatron, with Lewmar hydraulic power assist

 Deck & Hull  

Aluminum; built and classed to Lloyds 110A1. In the 2007 refit, the topsides and superstructure were painted Awlgrip Off White.  Rudders were removed and bearings replaced.  The entire retracting keel and assembly were removed, re-conditioned and reinstalled. Underbody sanded, put on barrier coat, primer and Interlux new Micron CF, officially meeting international environmental standards (new paint June 2016).  In June 2016, hull, deck and superstructure were compounded, buffed and treated with I-Shine, nano-tech polymer coatings.

 Steering Whitlock; mechanical or hydraulic power
Rudder dropped and bearings replaced (2011)
 Deck Teak decks by TDS (new 2007).  Aluminum and marine ply sub-decks
 Windlass Lewmar 5000 Hydraulic

 Winches All Lewmar
2 x HST 111 Hydraulic primaries
1 x HST 88 Hydraulic main sheet
2 x ST 88 staysill
2 x ST 66 running backs
3 x ST 64; 2 for lead cars, 1 for traveler
1 x HST 77 Hydraulic with leads for all halyards
3 x ST 66

 Anchor 1 x Bruce, 110 kilos (with new silicon bronze roller) (2016)
1 x Fortress storm anchor 

 Chain 1 x 100m x 16mm
1 x chain lead plus 200 ft rode
Totally serviced by Jongert experts Sept 2012

 Shower Freshwater with hot and cold located on transom
 Hose(s) 1 x Freshwater
1 x Saltwater
 Spigot(s) Freshwater amidships for washdown
Saltwater amidships and forward for fire fighting
 Passarelle 1 x Hydromar hydraulic; telescopes from starboard aft section of transom
 Transom Hydraulically opening with steps at transom.  Swim Ladder aft on the 11’ x 6.5” “beach”.  4m tender easilystows in the ‘tender garage’ below the after deck
 Side Gangway Custom side accommodation ladder, stored in port topsides
 Cockpit Bimiini New 2012, easily folds away with custom cover for max sunshine


 General Electrical systems serviced by Jongert expert 2012 with Annual preventative maintenance by Northern Lights technicians in Savannah
 Generators 2 x Northern Lights ML944; 26kw; 400v / 50 hz, 3-phase; underwater split exhaust, (Both 2007, presently 23,000 hours, running perfectly with fresh oil analyses available)
 AC 110v, 220v, 400v; 50 hz, 60 hz; single and 3 phase
 DC 12v; 24v
 Shore Power 2 x Cord and worldwide adapters
 Converter Atlas Classic; Master Volt Converter M524/3000 (2012)
 Inverter(s) 3 x inverters; 1 for ventilation, 24v to 220v; 1 for outlets, 24v to 110v, and 1 for outlets, 24v to 220v (2007)
 Transformer Master Volt Galvanic Transformer
 Battery Charger(s) 4 x Master volt ;24/100 amp (2007)
 Alternator(s) 1 x 90 amp on main engine
1 x 120 amp on turning shaft to power autopilot
 Battery(s) Master Volt service batteries: 1250 amp hrs  (2015)
Master Volt starting batteries; separate bank for starting engine and generators, can be paralleled w/service bank, (new 2015)
 Sails & Rigging
In the 2007 refit, the mast and boom were pulled from the boat and completely painted; all rigging was re-cold headed and reinstalled or replaced as necessary.  Both headstays are Reckmann roller-furling; all units were reconditioned by Reckmann.  The Nirvana In-mast mainsail furling was also completely serviced.  In August 2013 the mast was removed and the rigging fully inspected with replacements made as necessary. In November 2015 the rig was fully inspected by Rig-Pro of Newport. That inspection is available for review. February 2017, Rig was Fully inspected by SeaHawke Rigging,West Palm Beach.
 Mast / Boom Aluminum; Nirvana, roller-furling in-mast, captive winch for hydraulic outhaul; hydraulic boom vang 
 Main Sail Doyle (new 2011)
 Genoa Doyle, 130% (new 2011)
 Stay Sail Doyle (new 2011)
 MPS Doyle
 Rod Rigging Navtex SS Rod (2012)
 Mechanical Equipment  
 Engine Mercedes Benz MTU 183 Natural 345 hp (rebuilt 2007)
9,100 hours SMOH; water separated exhaust; fully serviced annually
@ 1400 RPM consumption is 6.7 gallons per hour with generator 
 Transmission ZF IRM 310A 2.558 Rebuilt 2013
 Fuel Filtration 2 x Racor 2-micron Primary
2 x 2-micron Secondary
 Bow Thruster Hydromar 42hp, serviced by Manufacturer 2014, retractable
 Stern Thruster Hydromar 35hp, retractable
 Air Conditioning Marine Air; reverse cycle (2 compressors new 2007, 1 compressor new 2012); 3 new condensers 2011, Salon AC handler new 2012.  Stbd guest, new 2015, Air Conditioning water exhaust routed underneath boat (2007)
Every room has thermostat.  System totally rewired Sept 2012
HEM, 1400 gal/d (reconditioned 2007)
Kookur (New heating element 2005)

 Water Maker HEM, 1400 gal/d (reconditioned 2007) 
 Water Heater Kookur (New handling element 2005)
 Waste Harmann Super Mini; Coast Guard and MCA approved (2007)
 Black Water Tank 1 tank forward; connected to Hamann waste treatment system
 Gray Water 2 x tanks 1 forward; 1 aft
 Toilet(s) 5 x Mobi Flush; freshwater
 Deck Pumpout Yes
 Bilges 1 x Sihl electric bilge pump servicing entire bilge
Backup bilge pump belt-drive from engine 
 Alarm System 1 x Located in galley for fire, bilges
1 x Low battery, low air, high water etc
 Fire Hose Located mid-ship and foredeck
 Life Raft 2 x 6 PAX Sea-Safe ISO 9650 (new Nov 2015) 
 MOB Mom-9 Man Overboard Modules repacked 2016 
 Safety Harness  6 SOLAS
 Life Jacket(s)  20 types I or III
 Fire System All fire extinguishers fully serviced, 2017 by Fire Ranger Ft Lauderdale
4 Extinguishers in engine room:
Automatic Fire Boy; activated from outside the engine room; automatically closes off air to engine room
1 x A Merex Purple K 9New 2017)
1 x Ajax
1 x A Merex Haloton
 Fire Extinguishers  11 x handheld found thoughout the yacht
 Fire Pump / Hoses  1 amidships
 Fire Blankets  2
 Fire alarms  Yes
Water Sports & Recreation  
 Tender(s) 1 x 14’ Novurania rigid bottom MX430 with 60hp 2-stroke Yamaha engine (2008); Stored in garage aft.  Complete tender refit 2017.
1 x 10' Avon with 15hp Johnson engine
 Water Toys Waterskis, Wake Board, Snorkel gear, SCUBA gear
Stand-up Paddleboard, Inflatable Party Island, two towing tubes, three mattress-style pool floats
 Scuba Bauer Dive compressor (Full service March 2016
 Recent Service & Upgrades 2015-16  
  Extensive Galley and Interior Accessories inventory fully upgraded to Five Star Charter Level

New 3” ‘Memory Foam’ mattress toppers on all bunks

Complete hull, deck and superstructure polish with I-Shine, nano-tech polymer coatings

New LED Galley strip lighting

Comprehensive out of water service; bottom hard sanded for Micron CF, zincs, thruster & prop service

New storage drawer fabricated above salon ice maker

Complete service to all dive equipment and Bauer compressor

New salon ice maker

New salon bar refrigerator

Replaced chilled water expansion tank

Re-caulked all foredeck hatches

Refinished all pilothouse varnish

Steam clean fuel, black & gray water tanks

Treated, faired & finished all hull blisters

Painted galley bilges

Added Electric fuel priming pump for main engine

Adjusted all valves and pop tested injectors on main engine

Adjusted all valves on both gensets

Full Load Bank on both gensets

Replaced heat exchangers on both gensets

Replaced raw water pump, port genset
Replaced exhaust spray ring, Port Genset

Added navigation laptop and waterproof iPad

New AIS with WiFi

Refurbished Autopilot Power Assist Printed Circuit Board

Added new Airmar depth transducer housing in coffeedam

Re-chromed passarelle hydraulic ram

Replaced tender rubrail

Backup Tender 15hp Johnson fully serviced and tuned

Replaced Traveller control lines

Replaced Jib lead control lines
Replaced Main Outhaul line

Fabricated Custom Side-boarding Jacob’s ladder

Added Antal Rings to Running Back retracts

New large Polyform fenders x 4

Replaced Solenoid Operated Hydraulic Bypass valve on Autopilot

Staysail fully inspected and re-stitched Nov 2015

Jib fully inspected and re-stitched Mar 2016

Replaced Port gray water Sump Pump

Acid Flushed Air Con raw water system

Replaced B&G depth board

Replaced B&G Depth Transducer

Replaced B&G Speed Transducer

Genset oil, filters and zincs changed every 200 hours

Main Engine oil and filters changes every 250 hours

Other Features / Equipment  
 Passerelle Hydraulic Hydromar
 Ladder 1 x Side boarding manual
1 x Swim ladder off aft platform
Aft transom
 Features  Please inquire about the comprehensive list of work done during the refit at the Jongert yard.

Owner’s personal effects.  Please inquire.

 Remarks  The collaboration between Naval Architect Doug Peterson, the Jongert engineers and craftsmen, and Peter Sijm’s interior design, with AZZURA’s experienced original owner and her build captain, was a remarkable confluence of talent that created a very special yacht indeed.  Every detail of her design; from the cabin and A/C air intake at the top of the mast 90’ above the deck, to the book-matched panels of her varnished teak interior, her revolutionary Jongert retractable keel, Doug Peterson thoroughbred performance and elegant living spaces on deck and below, are brought together in this magnificent example of Dutch craftsmanship. Throughout the history of this great yacht, those details have been maintained to near perfection by her owners and crew.  AZZURA is a yacht that must be seen to be appreciated.