Captain Name: FERNANDO GAUTHIER
Captain Nationality: Italian
Number of Crew: 3
Captain ITALIAN – 46
Professional sailing and work experience
S/Y Blues, 30m Overall responsibility for engine room, chief of watch, navigator
Captain of S/Y Turconeri, 24m Baltic yachts
Captain of S/Y Bradamante, 20 m Nauta
Captain of S/Y Kind of Blues, 20m Comet
First mate of S/Y Ilusion of the isles, 30 m Southern Wind Shipyard Ltd
Captain of S/Y Bradamante, 20m Nauta
First Mate of M/Y Praslim, 19m Baglieto
Cantieri Cayman. Boat building and maintenance. GRP works.
Quality Painting Service Co. Inc. Lawrenceville Georgia. USA
F1 Alineacione. Mechanical and technical alignment services. Paysandu, Uruguay
From a young age, Fernando has been a sailing enthusiast, spending the last fifteen years working professionally on board various sailing yachts. He is an experienced sailor and has an extensive knowledge of the West, Central and East Mediterranean. He has crossed the Atlantic several times and has navigated the Caribbean during winter seasons. Fernando has an extensive knowledge of maintaining boats, thanks to his training and previous work experience, which also gives him extensive
and in-depth knowledge of the day to day running of a large yacht. Born in Uruguay, Fernando is second generation Italian, with empathy for his Latin
origins. He is polite, extremely discreet and quietly welcoming. He is able to give off an aura of calm, even in the most challenging situations on board. He loves his work and his aim is to make every cruise on board of ELISE WHISPER a great success for everyone involved, both guests and crew.
Fernando is responsible for navigation and safety on board, as well as the overall running and financial management of the vessel, crew and guests. He is always there for safe and efficient operation of the yacht, including compliance with all safety procedures and regulations. He manages flag state regulations and compliance, ports and their local by-laws and regulations, along with managing the crew in conjunction with the vessel’s policies. He provides daily leadership for the crew and encourages teamwork at all times, providing individual growth and continuous professional development, by delegating duties and quietly
supervising all tasks that the crew undertake.
Education , Licenses & Certificates
• Industrial Engineering. Engineering Republica University- Montevideo, Uruguay. Degree: Mechanical Technologists. Graduate on March 22nd, 2016
• Mechanical Technician. Job University – Montevideo, Uruguay.
Upper School – Ing. Luis Balparda. Graduate on March 22nd, 1996.
Native Italian speaker, English and Spanish
Deckhand/Stewardess BRAZILIAN/ITALIAN – 33
Sail and work experience
Juliana began her career in the events industry, where she organised weddings, conferences and events for thousands of people. She soon took these skills into the
yachting world, working as a deckhand aboard S/Y CORTA VENTO. Over the next 11 years she worked on a number of yachts including 42ft S/Y MOLEQUE and more recently 115ft M/Y BRUNELLO. She now finds herself aboard ELISE WHISPER with a wealth of sailing and charter experience. She speaks Portuguese and a little Spanish,
Italian and English.
Juliana helps with all deck operations including sailing, navigation, mooring and anchoring. Her eye for detail makes sure the deck is always tidy and safe. She is responsible for organization, management and cleanliness of all interiors. She maintains an accurate inventory of all service items and supplies. She ensures cleaning and preparation of the vessel to the highest standards prior to any and all guest trips. She will be concentrating on the interests and needs of the guests on board as well as helping the captain get ELISE WHISPER where she needs to go. Her sailing ability means that she is able to assist the captain wherever necessary.
Licenses & Certificates
• STCW Ship Basic Safety Course, Brazil – 2018
• STCW Ship´s Security Familiarization Course, Brazil – 2018
• STCW Security of Passenger Vessels Special Course, Brazil – 2017
• RSA License – Responsible of Alcohol, Australia. – 2013
• STCW Seaman´s Record Book – Assistant Deck Seaman, Brazil – 2009
• STCW 2010 Training Certificate for Passenger Ship Personnel
First Mate PORTUGUESE – 22
Sail and work experience
Guilherme is a World Championship windsurfer, first representing Portugal in 2006, so he has spent plenty of time in the water. He went straight from there into the yachting
industry working as a tender driver and a deckhand aboard a number of yachts. He has completed a huge number of miles on a variety of different yachts, including a year and a half spent aboard S/Y BORKUMRIFF IV during which he gained extensive knowledge in yacht maintenance and even filled in for the chef aboard. He also has plenty of customer service experience from being a windsurfing instructor, he speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish
Guilherme has the ability to stand in for Captain in his absence, acting as a second in command. He assist captain in navigation. He participates in deck operations, respecting
guest’s activities. He has extensive maintenance knowledge and he is responsible for the running and maintenance of deck equipment and all the machinery. When guests are
on board, he ensures that they are properly cared for and that all requirements are met. Guilherme offers a particular attention to details and a polite and entertaining spirit.
Licenses & Certificates
• RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Ocean (Sail) CE / RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore (Sail)
• MCA Approved Engine Course / MCA STCW Basic Training
• RYA Powerboat Level 2 / RYA Short Range Radio
• RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance / RYA PWC Proficiency
• RYA Small Craft Radar course
• Carta de Patrao Local (Portuguese qualification to skipper vessels up to 24m)
• Proficiency in Security Awareness