Captain Name: Diego Ruggiero
Captain Nationality: Italian
Number of Crew: 3
CAPTAIN – ENGINEER
Diego Ruggiero, born in Palermo in 1980, a sailor from his birth , began his career in the tourism industry as manager in sailing companies, taking care of services supply. His innate management capacity combined with his technical skills and sea experiences let him become an excellent Captain and manager of the boats he commands . In 2003 he began occasionally activities as professional Skipper on charter sailing yachts and in 2009 he decided to devote himself full time to yachting . He has been employed aboard ” Aniletta ” , a wooden schooner of 27mt , as Deckhand and Sailor for 3 years, covering at the end, the role of second offcial . Once acquired Maritime Professional Titles, from 2011 to date he has been working as Captain of Catamarans , Sailing and Motorsailer yachts from 50 to 90 feet .On any yacht, he has been highly appreciated by Customers, that, after the first experience with him, usually follow him on the boats where he works, in confirmation of his professionalism, competence and pleasant character. Member of the Palermo Seafarers Club, he owns an Italian boat license for sailing and motor yachts, without range limits, Yacht Master 200 , STCW courses , PADI and Lifeguard. Since 2013 he has been operating in the role of for the annual ” BR1 Seamen Training “, held in Malta, where he spends most of the winter periods. Hobbies: great lover of vintage, he is also a good professional photographer.
CHEF – STEWARD, Giovanni Romano, born in Palermo. At the beginning of his career, he has been employed for several high quality restaurants and in companies strictly connected with Tourism industry. He achieved a strong experience in fresh food cuisine and in capacity to relate with VIP clientele. Thanks to his great love for the sea, he decided to optimize her skills and job experiences in the yachting industry. His passion for the sea, his great cuisine skills and his professionality in services supply let any Customer have an unforgettable and unique experience onboard. He speaks Italian, fluent English, discrete Spanish. Before to join TESS, he has been trained in Malta, by BR1 Management, to learn all the secrets to offer a high standard level service, not only related to cuisine.
DECK HAND – STEWARDESS, Giuliana Stagno, born in Palermo in 1992, deck-hand on My Lotty in the past years, she is considered an extraordinary sailor, as she has been cruising on sailing and powerboats since she was a small child, she comes from a family where they all are fond of the sea and yachting, her brother is a professional Captain on a 60′ Catamaran, Giuliana is very capable to assist clients in any matter, licensed to conduct small yachts, she is always available to jump on the tender, for guests’ shuttle service or for their excursions ashore.
She studied Foreign Languages . First year on TESS, she has been already working with the same team, during the winter Crew Courses in Malta with BR1 Management.
She speaks English and Italian. She is a shy person, sweet and patient of children, hardworker . Her favorite sport is soccer.