Crew

Andrea

Andrea

Captain

Andrea is Whitefin’s Captain. He  was born in Padova – Italy 58 years ago. He started sailing at the age of 11 years on his familiy’s boats. He graduated in mechanical engineering at the University of Padua and was industry director for many years before devoting himself full time to boating. He has always spent his free time sailing, especially in regattas , obtaining more than 80 trophies in all national and international sailing classes. With more than 50,000 miles sailing in the Mediterranean sea, he knows in detail coasts and harbors of Italy, Croatia and Greece, the destinations proposed for Whitefin cruises.

He has a sunny and sociable character, always ready to engage guests and friends in the art of navigating. Sailing enthusiasts with Andrea will learn all the techniques of sailing and will be ready to face the experience of racing perhaps even on board Whitefin.

He plays the guitar and loves all motorsports. In his spare time he practices motorbike off-road, skiing and gardening. He is very dynamic and you will find him always busy in many activities.

Native Italian, Andrea speaks fluent English and French discreetly. He has the title of RYA/MCA Yacht Master Offshore with Commercial Endorsement – STCW95.

Guglielmo

Guglielmo

Engineer & Mate

Guglielmo is Whitefin’s Engineer and Mate. He was born in Padova and is 22 years old. He discovered the love for sailing when he was a boy, exploring the bays of Croatia by dinghy. His sailing experience on private and charter yachts include the Adriatic, Ionian, Ligurian, and Tyrrhenian seas. He is qualified as a Yacht Master 200GT by the Royal Yachting Association, with STCW95 and British Commercial Endorsement.

On Whitefin, Guglielmo is  the second in command. He is in charge of the ship manoeuvres, including setting the sails, mooring, anchoring and driving the tender. He also enjoys ensuring every guest has a safe and pleasant experience whilst on board. When the yacht is in port, he is responsible for the maintenance, including rigging, mechanical/plumbing systems, wooden deck and brasses.

Guglielmo was part of the Academic Sailing Team at the University of Padova, where he graduated cum laude in mechanical engineering. In winter Guglielmo studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). In his free time, he plays the clarinet. He loves engaging with different cultures. Native Italian, he speaks English, French, and Spanish. His personality is affable and cheerful.

Guglielmo administers www.whitefin.it

Mattia

Mattia

Deckhand & Steward

Mattia is Whitefin’s deckhand and steward. He is was born in 1990 in Grosseto, in the countryside of Tuscany. He studied at the Nautical Institute in Porto Santo Stefano. He loves the nature and the sea. Mattia started sailing on small sailing boats when he was a child. Since then, his passion has grown and reached the stage where he cannot do without the sea.

He has worked on motor yachts in the Mediterranean Sea, but his heart belongs to big sailing boats. Especially the beauty of classic yachts attracts him.

Mattia has power and sailing nautical license, IMO STCW95 and Radar maritime professional training. Native Italian, he speaks English.

Mattia loves practicing sport and he has experienced competition at national level. He finds great satisfaction in his work. He enjoys travelling and doing new experiences.

Chef de cuisine

Chef de Cuisine

This position is currently open to talented chefs with proven specific track record of success.

Guglielmo Milan