Captain Name: Bruno Montalbano
Captain Nationality: Italian
Number of Crew: 4
Bruno Montalbano, born in Palermo in 1968, has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he specialized in Tourism Marketing at SDA Bocconi University of Management. He has a Yacht Master for Power & Sail Commercial Yachts, and IMO 500 GT, and has an Italian Nautical License for unlimited use (sail and powerboats) He began to sail at the age of 9! Competitive sailor since the age of 10, he races regularly on boats from 7 to 60 meters long. He won the 2009 ORC World Championship in Athens, and has won many medals in World, European and Italian championships in IMS, ORC, IRC, one design, and match racing classes. Winner of two editions of the Palermo-Montecarlo offshore race, since 2009 he is Head Bowman of the Doyle Sailmakers Italian Superyacht Team, racing on superyachts from 40 to 60 meters long in various editions of the Perini Cup, the Antigua Superyacht Challenge, the St. Barth Bucket and the Loropiana Superyacht Challenge. He took care of the whole and deep refit of MY LOTTY 4 years ago, and is the first Captain since then. He speaks fluent English and Italian.
Stefania Tagliavia, born in Palermo in 1984, obtained a degree in Political Sciences in Palermo and is now totally dedicated to her job as Head Hostess on My Lotty, since winter 2016-2017.
Her attention to details, combined with her excellent knowledge of English, Spanish and French, make her absolutely irreplaceable for this very professional team. Before to get into the yachting field, she had several experiences as Event Hostess, and in Event managements, always involved in “problems solving activities”
With her great passion for the sea, photography, and cooking, she always manages to anticipate any guests’ need, making their experience on board My Lotty a unique and unforgettable experience.
Jose’ Fiorentino, born in Porto, Portugal, in 1984, deck-hand on My Lotty since October 2014, he has been an excellent assistant during the refitting of the vessel, he has been collaborating with the Captain Bruno many times in the past, either during winter refits or transfers. Since 2011 he has been part of the Management Company BR1 in Malta, offering his services as Skipper and Deckhand on several vessels managed by BR1 (motor yacht 50′, Cat Bahia 46′, motor yacht ARIA 27 mts, etc)
He studied Naval Engineering at the University of Porto for 3 years, after obtaining a diploma as Professional Photographer. Great sea experience, he is a very positive and sunny person, always keenly motivated and replying with his attracting smile to any guest’s need. He speaks excellent English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (of course!), all as mother tongues, plus a very good French. He has all the STCW Maritime Titles, deep love for sea, sport and photography.
Clara Greco, born in 1992 in Pantelleria, a fabulous wild island in the middle of the Med. She has been working for the same Ownership in the past 2 seasons, on smaller vessels, professional charter cats. Fond of sailing since when she was a child, her main passion Fluent English. Sunny girl, well mannered, shy and reserved but always ready to commit any clients’ requirements….before they ask for!