Sharing the Love, Team Azulia
Captain: Daniel Brown
Captain Daniel grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and was raised by a family of passionate sailors. After attending college, serving in the military, and pursuing business he naturally gravitated towards his dreams of working and traveling on yachts. “When you learn to do a job well, your work can become extremely rewarding” he says. Dan got his professional start at The Moorings BVI in 2015 and since has worked in the charter yacht industry for private businesses throughout the Caribbean and the Pacific. Having come from Colombian roots, family is something very special for Dan and he hopes to share that environment with the guests of Azulia.
Chef/First Mate: Sarah Rowland
Chef Sarah was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in Cambridge, England where she dedicated herself to academic study and earned her Masters degree in Urban Planning. In her early 20s she had been pursuing a career in property development but found instead a passion for the Ocean that she couldn’t resist. Naturally finding herself in the position of yacht crew, Sarah worked in a variety of positions from deck hand to head chef on some of the biggest and most impressive super-yachts in the world. This brought Sarah’s hospitality experience to over 10 years, including time spent in the high end restaurant environment in England. In 2017 while climbing the ladder, Sarah earned her Yacht Masters Certificate and began to further apply herself in the direction of exploring the world through sailing as well as utilizing her innate passion for the culinary arts.
From the earliest memories of traveling as a family through the Mediterranean regions and on to South East Asia and Australia. Sarah developed a deep interested in cooking high end cuisine. A passion for food was born. She found that different cultures share a common tradition of community and intimacy around the dinner table. In her words “Food is not just about flavors and taste, it’s a memorable experience meant to be enjoyed with wine, laughter, and family.” Sarah adds a great amount of character, and energy to our guests, as we move forward together.
Dan and Sarah have been friends in the industry for many years and together make an incredibly dynamic and professional team with few limits. “We have the ability to relate to and connect with our guests in an authentically real way that people will love. “We love families and the exciting energy that kids of all ages bring with them on charter. We love sharing our passion for food, the ocean, sailing, and water-sports with guests who are interested in the adventures that come with chartering Azulia II. We promote a high end relaxed and still family friendly environment perfect for enjoying our little paradise in the Virgin Islands and beyond!”