Captain Name: Paolo Stagno
Captain Nationality: Italian
Number of Crew: 4
CAPTAIN & CHIEF-ENGINEER: Paolo Stagno
Paolo, born in Palermo in 1989, Engineer on My Lotty for the past 3 years, he has been an excellent support and assistant for the whole period of refitting of the vessel, in order to acquire a full and complete knowledge of any technical detail.
Graduated in Business Economics at the University of Palermo and has been cruising on sailing and powerboats since he was a child. Over the last 4 years he has been working as First Officer on yachts from 15 to 30 meters long, selected by BR1 Yacht Management, with excellent results. First year on WHALE, he has been already collaborating with the rest of the crew, during the winter Crew Courses in Malta with BR1 Management. He comes from a family, all fond of yachting and sea. His sister is considered one of the best Stewardess and Sailor, working on a professional charter vessel as well.
He speaks fluent English and Italian.
CHEF: Stefania Tagliavia
Stefania, 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.
MATE: Jose’ Fiorentino
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.
STEWARDESS: Chiara Andolina