Yacht Charter ABOVE By Sunreef Yachts
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Rocco is a highly skilled and competent yacht captain with an extensive maritime career that spans over 25 years. He holds a prestigious MCA Ocean Master 200t certificate and his vast experience includes sailing throughout the Mediterranean and the Caribbean as well as 12 successful Atlantic crossings. Very versatile in his nature, Rocco is adept at handling a variety of situations, from the simple to the most challenging ones. He is also very eager and committed to a high standard of excellence, putting in every effort to ensure that each moment spent on board is flawless and meets his guests’ greatest expectations. Passionate about the sport of sailing, Rocco has participated in a number of regattas and takes great delight in sharing thrilling stories of his journeys at sea. Moreover, he is an avid lover of water sports and has been trained as a certified Advanced PADI Diver and Rescue Diver, sailing, kitesurfing and windsurfing instructor. Proud to be at the helm of ABOVE, Captain Rocco looks forward to welcoming guests for an unforgettable sailing experience.
The First Mate of ABOVE, Maurilio has been sailing from a very young age and is acquiring the titles to become a Captain with an eye to the Classic Yachts like Terza Santa Maria and Emilia Prima. With a love of the sea, Maurilio started his career path as a windsurfing and sailing instructor in Forte dei Marmi, Cagliari and Villasimius and then moved on to larger boats, all the way up to 82 ft sailing yachts. Whether he is watchkeeping or transporting guests on the tender, clients can feel confident and safe knowing that they are in the most capable hands. Attentive and thoughtful, Maurilio brings a disciplined approach to each and every task and aims to provide an enjoyable and friendly time onboard S/Y ABOVE.
Giusy is a professional Superyacht Chef. Her career path has been decidedly unconventional and comprises a valuable working experience as a chef on luxury yachts. Always striving for personal and professional growth, upon finishing the award-winning IYT School in Antibes and becoming a certified Superyacht Chef, she continued her training in a famous International school of Italian cuisine of Gualtiero Marchesi. On top of that, Giusy is also specializing in Japanese cuisine which she learnt from the Chef Hirohiko Shoda at Italian Food Academy in Milan. Her passion for food has taken her around the world, cooking for Michelin-starred restaurants, hotels, private residences and luxurious yachts. At the same time she graduated in foreign languages and literature, allowing her to pursue the search for novelty and experimentation that has always characterized her, giving the opportunity to combine her great passions: cooking and traveling. In order to provide guests with the most enjoyable culinary experience, Giusy goes above and beyond to delight and pamper clients with her scrumptious specialties.
Sarah is an able seaman with a high sense of responsibility and awareness, happy to assist wherever needed. She is a hard-working member of our team and will always be there to assist with a big smile on her face. She has completed all safety training, being also a Rescue Diver.
Betty is our Stewardess. Always radiant and cheerful, with an incredible eye for details, she strives to deliver a top quality service to the guests on board. Before she discovered her passion for travelling and sailing, her first training ground was luxury hotels and clubs. She is enthusiastic about her job and has a very friendly personality which puts the ABOVE clients straight away at ease.