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.

Stefania

Stefania

Chef de cuisine

Stefania is the chef of Whitefin. She was born in Bergamo in 1983 and graduated in philosophy at the Ca Foscari University of Venice. Since she was a child she grew up with a strong passion for the sea and for sailing boats, a passion that has never left her. She also loves cooking tasty but light and healthy Mediterranean cuisine.  Stefania is a sunny person, sociable and very calm, always with a smile on his lips. She is also a yoga teacher who practices Ayurvedic massage with a technique she has learned in India. When she is not at the stove, she collaborates on board in the maneuvers as a deckhand. She is in fact a qualified sailor who has successfully attended the STCW95 courses.

She speaks fluently English, Spanish and some French.

Riccardo

Riccardo

Deckhand & Steward

Riccardo is one of Whitefin’s Deckers. Born in Siena, Italy, in 1994, he began to sail in childhood with his parents and has loved him since then. He studied Nautical Engineering at the University of La Spezia. Riccardo spent almost all his free time sailing on his parents’ boat or training, instructing and competing on dinghies, winning many races and championships. His sailing experience began in Castiglione della Pescaia, on the coast of Tuscany, and soon expanded to include most of the central and western Mediterranean.

He has a very sociable personality and is always happy to help guests and crew in any possible way. In his spare time he also practices piano, jogging and swimming. He is a very practical person and is always ready for any engineering work to be done on board.

Riccardo obtained his unlimited Italian sailing license at the age of 18 and then reached his RYA / MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Sail, AEC and STCW95 in 2017, along with many other qualifications. He is native Italian, fluent English and basic Spanish.

Aron

Aron

Deckhand & Steward

Aron is Whitefin’s deckhand and steward. He was born in 1998 in Milan, half Italian and half Icelandic, he lived most of his life in the countryside of Piemonte in Italy not far from the Tyrrhenian sea. Graduated in a technical institute of Building – Land Surveyor, he’s is planning to start an Architectural university soon.

The passion for sea was transmitted by his father, Aron’s first time on a sailing boat was very early when he was only 6 months old. Since then he has been sailing all over the Mediterranean and Caribbean sea in many different kind of sailing yachts gaining a very good skill in the all the yachting activities. Furthermore he is a qualified sailorman having successfully attended the  STCW95 courses.

In his spare time he has worked in different guest houses and a restaurant. He is a qualified  Bartender with H.A.C.C.P. certificate.

Aron has a positive and proactive attitude. He loves nature, travelling  and he practice many sports.

He fluently speaks Italian, English, Icelandic and basic French.

Guglielmo Milan