Previously named Quinta Santa Maria

CaptainVincenzo Picciurro Italian 1992
Chef/HostessChiara Andolina Italian 1992
Number of Crew: 3Languages: English, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian

Crew Profiles:
Vincenzo Picciurro Captain
Born in 1992, he cultivated a passion for sailing from an early age. He started racing an Optimist at the age of 8 and then switched to the Laser class, gradually turning his sport into a profession. In 2018, he opened his own business offering charter services and dedicating himself to the command of both catamarans and sailing boats.
A passionate racer, he has won the 'Palermo-Montecarlo' regatta three times and numerous regattas in the 'laser' class. He has been a professional skipper since the age of 20 and loves to take care of his guests and crew, meeting their every need in a meticulous manner.
An experienced and competent skipper, he holds the Yacht Master Offshore unlimited licence, as well as the 'First Aid' certificate. He also holds the STCW and the FIV Instructor certificate.
He speaks Italian and English.

Chiara Andolina Chef/hostess
Born in 1992, Chiara was born and raised in Palermo, Sicily. Being born and raised on an island has certainly fuelled her passion for the sea and good food.
Her cuisine is mainly Mediterranean, rich in the flavours of her homeland. She loves to make her guests try always different dishes, stimulating their palates with simple but tasty recipes, prepared with seasonal ingredients.
A constant in her cooking is definitely the presence of vegetables, often combined with fish and meat, with sometimes creative combinations without betraying tradition. Her passion for vegetables also makes her an expert in the preparation of vegetarian dishes.
What she loves most about this job is making guests feel good, ensuring that they enjoy their stay on board in the best possible way.
She also loves preparing cocktails, having worked as a bar lady in several bars in her city. She therefore enjoys pampering guests with quality and sophisticated cocktails.
She has taken a sailing course, and enjoys making long crossings with the engine off.
For her, the sea has always been a cradle in which she can fall asleep rocked by the waves, having been born and raised there, which is why she decided four years ago to stop using her law degree to pursue this path.
She speaks Italian and English and has the following qualifications: STCW - Haacp - Eng1

Alexei Scrindita Engineer
Born in 1983, of Ukrainian origin but with a Romanian passport, he has lived and worked in Italy for over 15 years. He began his career on sailboats as a simple sailor but cultivated an interest in engineering, hydraulics and repairs of all kinds.
The engine room was definitely his passion, which is why he studied to become a shipboard engineer, completing both courses (Aec 1/ Aec2) in April 2023.
Alexei is an excellent team player, which is why he is always available to lend a hand when needed. Not afraid of hard work and very used to working under stress, he has gained a lot of experience in the charter world. Kindness, politeness and friendliness are his best traits, along with the great effort he puts into keeping the crew in harmony.
He speaks Russian, Italian, English, Ukrainian and Romanian and holds the following qualifications: STCW - aec 1 and 2 -power boat level 2 - seaman's book:cayman island Eng-1.