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The summary of my career at sea can be seen as a combination of extensive and rigorous cruising experience from Merchant marine and top quality Guests service and care from the highest standards of Superyacht industry.

Coming from Commercial shipping and after five years of worldwide navigation (including various Oceans and Suez Canal crossings), I got the opportunity fifteen years ago to shift to yachting.

For each of my assignments at sea, I fully dedicated myself as either Captain or Chief Officer o/b various ships sizes, including Staff Captain positions o/b the then world’s 3rd largest yacht (162m LOA & 12.488 GT) and an explorer passenger ship (142m LOA & 10.944 GT), to accomplish and ensure that onboard operations were executed safely and professionally.

Additionally to docking and undocking the above mentioned 162m MY without pilot, I also have manoeuvring practices on a 65m Motor Yacht with AZIPOD propulsion and driving skills o/b over 30.000 GT Containerships.

In the meantime, I achieved some relief or delivery positions too and I was based for a while in Persian Gulf, mainly in Qatar and United Arab Emirates, as well as Hong Kong and Taiwan. Often sailing between China Sea and Australian waters, Singapore and Thailand.

Important to notice that one of my previous yachts has undergone a major 10-month refit in a shipyard, where I had to deal with various aspects of ship’s repairs and this allowed me to see and learn much more about refits.

I always empowered my skills to lead a team to its objective and found essential to prioritize my sense of command, responsibilities and organisation. During all these years, I strengthened my leadership and enhanced my professionalism and performances in order to excel in my next challenge as Master / Senior Officer. I can be resourceful when the situation requires. Team player and stress-resistant are also parts of my personality.

With my up-to-date knowledge of maritime regulations, expertise in high precision navigation systems, surveys, dry docking and maintenance management systems, I am immediately effective onboard your precious vessel. Through open communications, I guarantee a proactive approach to maintain the planned objectives. Being familiar with ISM and ISPS Systems, highly interested in shipboard cyber security and for all these reasons, be sure that I have always answered to my Owners’ requirements with a top quality job.

If you are looking for a highly qualified, reliable and motivated Master / Senior Deck Officer, I am confident to be an asset for your company and to provide my competences to meet your most legitimate expectations.

Up to now, my total sailing distance is +/- 490.000 NM.

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