RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate of Competence – Commercially Endorsed
STCW-95 Standards of Training Certification & Watchkeeping crew.
Over 100.000nm – Over twenty Ocean crossing to date.
to 1986, when I came back in Italy I was technician surveyor for ships and boats constructions in
steel, alloy and fiberglass (constructions until 110 m. of lenght), yachts, passengers and work-ships
in italian shipyards as Baglietto, Benetti, Rodriquez etc. during 80th-90th.
I’m a YACHT CAPTAIN for sail and motor boats IMO-STCW95 with long professional experience
( from 2000, with charter/owners boats), sailing in mediterranean,caribbean, arabic sea, red sea.
Stefini 22m sailyacht (Lazio- Ischia e Procida – pontine islands- Jonio e Adriatic
Gianetti 26m motoryacht (Capri – Sardinia)
ONE OFF 19m sailyacht (pontine islands)
ONE OFF 21m sailyacht (Sardinia)
Sangermani motoryacht 20m (Corsica)
Elan 43′ sailyacht and Dufour 40′ sail-catamaran in all caribbean sea (Cuba,
Cayman, Haiti, S.Domingo, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Saint Croix, Guadaloupe
19m Sea-Ray motoryach (north and middle Tirrenian sea)
Many other motor and sail yachts of different lenght.
Jeanneau sailboat 45′ from Split (Croatia) to Genoa (Italy)
Bavaria 15,25m sailboat from Muscat (Oman) to Finike (Turkey)
Lagoon catamaran 38′ from Sables d’Olonnes(France) to Lisbon (Portugal)
Between 2000 and 2002 during 3 years, I had my own little charter company with sailboats in
Cuba, caring myself all aspects of trading, customers, crews and technical matters. I had to quit
Cuba and my project beacause of the Twin Towers’ 11 september, and his very bad consequences on
tourism in that area.
In 2003 I had a collaboration as tecnical director in a italian shipyard in Tunisia, for work, fish and
passengers boats in steel and fiberglass.
In 2004 I was techincal and commercial director in a south Italy (Sibary) Shipyard, for boat repair
and maintenance; structural, mechanical and all kind of work, customer service and the 200 berths
In 2005 in ESAOM-CESA shipyard commercial, technical, refit and restyling management of an old
steel yacht BENETTI builded in the 60th, managing skill workers in all tasks as structures, engines,
hydraulics, electrical etc.
In 2013 I was MAINTENANCE OFFICER on a cruise ship by Carnival Group
structures / mechanical / hydraulic maintenance
oxy and plasma cut
folding and assembling steel and aluminium – TIG – MIG welding
fiberglass building, antiosmosis treatments
Languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish.
Recent Sailing and Work Experience
I am a qualified Yachtsman and Skipper and since 1999 I have been delivering sailing yachts worldwide. I have done some 35 ocean crossings, totaling some 250,000NM. My crossings include Cape Town to Tahiti, Ireland to Australia, China to the Seychelles, Cape Town to Australia through the Southern Ocean, and most recently Cape Town to Hong Kong.
Sailing Qualifications and Distinctions
Yacht Master Offshore; Cape Town, 2000
STCW95; Cape Town, 2008
Diesel Engine Maintenance; Cape Town, 2004
Skipper of the Year Award (Steward Marine); Cape Town, 2007
Other Qualifications and Distinctions
Scuba Diving License; Israel, 1983
Ski Instructor Level 2; Kicking Horse BC Canada, 2008
Outdoor Emergency Care qualified (OEC First Aid); Vail, CO, 2011
Avalanche 2 qualified (AVI 2); Breckenridge, CO, 2014
Rookie of the Year Award (Vail Ski Patrol); Vail, CO, 2012
Permanent Residency: USA
Education: BA Hons, Political Science, University of London, 1993
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