Captain Name: Marcelo Ferreira Vicente
Captain Nationality: Brazilian
Number of Crew: 4
Marcelo Ferreira Vicente, 57, is the captain of Orion. Having logged nearly 100,000 miles as an offshore skipper and engineer delivering multiple high-end sailing catamarans and large power yachts, he’s well suited for his role on the 90-foot Catana. His professional and academic credits include a 200-ton unlimited yacht master’s license, a university degree in physics, and technical school credits in electronics from institutions in his native Brazil. Areas of interest in yacht systems include rigging, engineering, plumbing, and electrical. He’s also a sailboat racer.
A legal resident of Italy, Marcelo speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and English. In his wake are miles spent aboard in the South Pacific; off North and South America, including the coast of Brazil; the Caribbean islands, and the Mediterranean. In his spare time he enjoys surfing, windsurfing, and standup paddle boarding.
Maura Curci Ferreira Vicente is the mate and chef aboard Orion. An experienced liveaboard sailor, she’s kept crews nourished while crossing oceans and bays. Her lengthy bluewater resume includes service aboard luxury power and sailing yachts. Her deliveries have taken her from her native Brazil to the South Pacific and the Mediterranean.
Mateus Curci Ferreira Vicente, son of Orion skipper Marcelo Vicente [CHECK], 28, is a Cordon Bleu-trained chef who serves those with a taste for the best on land and at sea. He’s worked in private homes and Michelin-rated restaurants, aboard custom-built sailboats as well as the world’s most elite super yachts. His background includes service as head chef, project manager, and menu planner.
The Brazilian-Italian speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian, and his repertoire emphasizes fresh pastas and artisanal breads.
ORION is excited to welcome new stewardess, Fernanda, to the team! Born in Brazil, Fernanda has always had a passion for interior design, gourmet food, the ocean, and the beach! From an early age, she was eager to combine these passions into a career. She studied at the Centro Universitario Belas Artes of Soa Paulo, a premier fine arts university in Brazil where she majored in interior design. She then went on to pursue her love of food and studied gastronomy at Anhebi Morumbi College of Culinary Arts Soa Paulo. Fernanda previously worked as a waitress Tw Guaimbe hotel Ilhabela, a private and upscale hotel in Brazil. It was not long before she received a promotion to sous chef and this is where her culinary skills transpired! Fernanda has crewed as chief stewardess on various yachts throughout the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean, and now the Pacific Sea!