Zuma herself was indeed a good lesson for us newbies, and we quickly learned that she's a comfortable floating hotel with two capable attendants. Launched in 2013, she is a neophyte in the charter fleet, and is now represented by the brokerage Nicholson Yachts Worldwide, based in Newport. At 53 feet, she sleeps four guests comfortably, two in the forward master suite plus two in an aft guest suite. The bright cabin feels gigantic, with plush leather and large ports at the waterline, a galley about the size of our own kitchen and separate crew quarters. "We have to be quite intimate with people on this size yacht," Bo said, "but there's plenty of room, and more often than not, guests are topside taking in the activities. She sails nicely too, and as soon as there's a puff of wind, she just goes."