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: Carmine Salese, Italian, 29 y.o.
Carmine is a very welcoming team member, he loves sea life and his wide and sincere smile always makes guests feel like home. Always fascinated by the sea, he started working in the maritime field at a very young age, gaining over ten years of experience and covering several different roles; he started as an electrician for small boats, was then hired as a mooring man in touristic ports and shipyards and then began his career on board on private yachts. He joined the charter industry in 2019 and is now a precious addition to Nafisa’s crew. His extensive mechanical knowledge allows him to face any kind of situation on board and his outgoing character is one of his strong points.
He speaks Italian and a basic level of English and Spanish.
Deckhand: Massimiliano Mangano, Italian, 35 y.o.
Lover sea and very tied to his native land, Massimiliano is born in Messina and his communicative and helpful attitude on board make him a precious resource of Nafisa’s crew.
He attended the certificate of EEG plant operator, gaining a six year experience as quality control responsible and vessel’s repair and maintenance worker. Very professional and accurate, Massimiliano joined the charter industry in 2017, working hard and at the best of his abilities
Italian mother tongue, he speaks a basic level of 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.