Captain Name: Salvatore Costagliola
Captain Nationality: Italian
Number of Crew: 6
A very professional crew made up of Captain Salvatore Costagliola + 5 members.
Captain: Salvatore Costagliola, Italian, 52 y.o.
Born in the beautiful island of Procida, Salvatore is a reliable seamen with more than 23 years of cruising experience.
He started working aboard merchant ships when he was very young and later he become Master on an Oceanographic vessel. Then he spent many years working as a Captain on several yachts before coming at the helm of Nafisa. His great skills in navigation, his kindness and his ability to lead a team make him a valuable Captain.
He’s an expert of the Amalfi and Neapolitan Coasts and he’s always happy to introduce his guests to the secrets of these amazing lands.
Salvatore holds also a PADI qualification and speaks English.
Chef: Giuseppe Perreca, Italian, 46 y.o.
Giuseppe is a very experienced chef that has grown his skills by travelling all around Europe. In fact, after attending the catering institute, Giuseppe started working as a chef in all the most high end destinations in Italy, including Venice and Cortina. Then he decided to widen his horizons and headed to Barcelona, Nice, Tangeri, where he learned to please international palates adding exotic touches to his background.
He loves cooking handmade bread, pasta and pizza and he always prefers fresh, seasonable products. His dishes are incredibly tasty still they remain healthy: fresh caught, fruit, salads, Giuseppe’s cuisine is a typical example of the Italian tradition. His patisserie creations are a real delight: guests will absolutely adore his babbà (Neapolitan rum-soaked cake), his chocolate mousse and his “diplomatica”.
First Officer: Michele Staropoli, Italian, 59 y.o.
Michele was born and raised in the amazing tiny Island of Procida, where he attended the Nautical Institute. He spent several years as a First Mate on board cargo and passenger ships, then he was hired as a seafarer and logistics officer on oil rigs in Congo. He recently got back to Italy and decided to embark in a new, exciting adventure onboard charter yachts.
Michele is a very warm and welcoming person, and the many years spent around the world in close contact with people from different cultures contributed to his openness. He loves a good chat and his main passion is cooking.
Italian mother tongue, Michele speaks a good English and a fluent French.
Deckhand: Domenico Manuel Lauro, Italian, 23 y.o.
Dynamic, patient and a true sea-lover: this would be a very accurate description of Manuel, a 23 year old deckhand from Procida. His predisposition to a nautical career was clear since he was very young that’s why he decided to attend the Nautical Institute. After graduating, Manuel started working in a charter fleet: at first he was in charge of the maintenance of the yachts and later he became a skipper.
He has a very cheerful attitude and he’s a great team worker. His main passions are the sea and traveling, that’s why he loves working on board charter yachts.
Italian mother tongue, Manuel speaks a good English.
Chief Stewardess: Cettina Mangano, Italian, 32 y.o.
Cettina is a very active and dynamic young girl from Sicily. Born in the seaside city of Messina, she was grown in a very touristic environment and had always been fascinated by the Hospitality field. After her high school diploma, she started working as a stewardess on board gulets she gained extensive nautical experience. Discreet and hard working, Cettina has the typical welcoming Italian attitude and she loves to arrange relaxing and entertaining occasions for her guests like special events celebrations or just a sunset Aperitivo.
She speaks a good level of English.
Stewardess: Elena Matei, Romanian, 34 y.o.
Elena is a very nice and polite young woman, whose skills range from sports to bakery.
After graduating at a professional school, she started working mainly in the hospitality field: she has been a waitress, a cook help in a restaurant and she also worked at a bakery where she learnt the secrets of Italian patisserie. Thanks to her positive attitude, Elena can suit many different job positions and her need for new challenges brought her to pursue a career in the yachting industry in 2012, when she first embarked as a stewardess on a private yacht.
Elena is a karate world champion and her energy and optimism are contagious.
Romanian mother tongue, Elena speaks Italian and a basic English and Spanish.