Captain Name: Alessandro Abbate
Captain Nationality: Italian
Number of Crew: 5
Captain: Alessandro Abbate, Italian, 49 y.o.
Alessandro is a reliable and highly skilled Captain, with many years of experience in the maritime field. His father introduced him to sea life since his young age, bringing him to sea aboard his boat.
Alessandro also has great technical expertise: he oversaw the maintenance and refit of private sailing and motor yachts on different occasions.
His passion for the sea is not limited to the career: in his spare time Alessandro participates in important international regattas, achieving exemplary results and gaining the podium on several occasions.
Italian native speaker, speaks good English.
Chef: Daniele Bertone, Italian, 44 y.o.
Daniele is an experienced chef with a strong “can do” attitude and a genuine enthusiasm for cooking.
A true sea-lover, Daniele left home and started traveling the world at a very young age, working as a sailing and windsurf instructor in touristic resorts. Becoming an adult, his passion for the sea grew stronger together with the one for cooking so he decided expand his natural cooking skills and attended a professional cooking school in Milan, specializing in gourmet cuisine and finger food in order to embark as a chef on both private and charter yachts.
Since his first job on a gulet in 2005, he has acquired a valuable experience and, when ashore for winter, he worked as a chef de partie in important international hotel restaurants, such as the Marriott Milan, and traveled extensively to Brazil, where he took a lot of inspiration for his dishes. He learned how to accommodate any and all preferences and dietary requirements and how to enhance the taste of single, simple ingredients by skillfully combining them together. Handmade bread and pizza are among his strong points and his apple strudel is a delight.
Italian mother tongue, Daniele also speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Deckhand: Gregorio Daversa, Italian, 25 y.o.
Gregorio is a young deckhand, dynamic, efficient and professional.
Coming from a family of maritime operators, his passion for the sea is deeply rooted, and he pursues the dream of becoming a Captain.
He took his degree at the Nautical Institute with dedication and determination, obtaining all the necessary qualifications to enter the yachting industry. Fond of fishing and water sports, Gregorio is a discreet and kind sailor, always ready to do its best to guarantee guests a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Italian native speaker, has a good knowledge of English.
Chief Stewardess: Giusi Iaccarino, Italian, 35 y.o.
Giusi is a very dynamic and efficient stewardess, with a positive attitude and a very open mind.
Her passion for the hospitality industry was clear after taking her high school diploma, when she started working in a 4 star luxury hotel located between Naples and the Amalfi Coast. After 4 years, she decided to embark as an entertainer/fitness instructor on cruise ships, and then she started her stewardess career on both private and charter yachts.
She’s a professionally trained stewardess (she was trained in an important Academy in the South of France) and she has plenty of skills, from table setting, to cocktail mixology.
Italian mother tongue, she speaks English fluently, a good level of Spanish and French and a basic level of German.
Stewardess: Marika Viola Daversa, Italian, 22 y.o.
Marika is a very young and energetic woman, fond of sport and of the sea. She’s very meticulous and hard working and she loves meeting people from all around the world.
She was raised in close contact to the sea, due to her parents holding a boat, and she merged her passion for the sea with her passion for the sport by practicing free-diving. After taking a diploma in Business and Marketing, she opted for a dynamic job that could suit her active nature and decided to embark as a stewardess on board charter yachts.
Her attention to the detail and her positive approach make her a valuable addition to the crew, and a very pleasant presence for guests to interact with.
Italian mother-tongue, she has a basic knowledge of English.