Crew

“HELLO NICE TO MEET YOU!  FRANCESCO, MELISSA & MARLOWE HERE…WE’VE BEEN WORKING AS YACHTING PROFESSIONALS FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND WILL ENSURE YOU HAVE THE BEST AND MOST UNIQUE SAILING EXPERIENCE” 

Melissa and Francesco are a husband and wife team of experienced Sailors and International Commercial Captains. They are the Managers/Hosts of your luxury private Crewed Yacht Charter.

After 10 years of running their previous Catamaran in Italy (OMBRE BLU – a 50 footer), they decided to accept an offer to manage a new and larger Catamaran (a SUNREEF 70 footer), which her owners appropriately named OMBRE BLU ³. Having successfully sailed the new yacht in Italy from 2018 – 2020,  they are now also serving-up their Italian hospitality in Greece (see Calendar for details).

Francesco is from Venice. He is your Captain, Chef and PADI Master Scuba Dive Trainer (courses available on board). After practicing Law in Milano for many years, he took to the Ocean. As your Chef on board, he will ensure you enjoy the finest of regional dishes, matched with his selection of local wines. Francesco is from a family passionate about cooking, in fact, all of his three siblings run Italian restaurants! He is the ultimate creator of new and beautiful dishes and will ensure that your dining experience is number one.

Melissa is Australian. She is your Co-Captain, Hostess and is also a qualified Massage Therapist (treatments available on board). Melissa will co-ordinate all of your activities during the trip and ensure that everything is perfect. She also shares some of the cooking with Francesco. She loves to prepare breakfasts, bake fresh bread, muffins and cakes. Prior to her career in Sailing, she worked in Marketing & Sports Management.

On your luxury Crewed Yacht Charter in Italy or Greece, Melissa & Francesco are joined by a third crew member, Marlowe Unso. Marlowe (also known as ‘Magic Marlowe’), has been on board since the launch of the Yacht and is an integral part of the team. He received his professional Yacht training in the Phillipines and has over 25 years of experience, working on Superyachts around the world.