WHITEFIN Yacht Charter Monohull
Number of Crew
Winter AreaW. Med -Naples/Sicily, W. Med -Riviera/Cors/Sard.
Summer AreaW. Med -Naples/Sicily, W. Med -Riviera/Cors/Sard., W. Med - Spain/Balearics, Croatia
The boat layout consists of four cabins. The owner’s suite at the stern includes a comfortable sofa with a desk on starboard and a nice vanity corner with sink on port.
On the fore starboard side there’s a comfortable bathroom with a wooden masterpiece bath tub; forward on starboard there’s the VIP guest cabin with a queen size bed and a
spacious bathroom, while on port there are two guest cabins, each with two single beds, and a bathroom. The center of life on board is in the open spacious area located below the entrance staircase. From there you will be lead into the lounge area with the galley on port and the navigation station on starboard. In front, one will find the saloon with a brass fireplace and piano. This area represents the state of art in wooden carpentry with marvelous wooden layered structures giving a warm feeling of perfection. The crew’s quarters is situated at the bow of the saloon. It includes two cabins, one with bunk beds and a bathroom and the second with double beds, a removable table and sofas. All areas have air conditioning (heating & cooling).
Andrea Milan - 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 family’s
boats. He graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Padua and was an industry director for many years before devoting himself full time to boating. He has always spent his free time sailing, especially in regattas, winning more than 80 trophies in all national and international
sailing classes. With more than 50,000 miles sailing in the Mediterranean, he knows in great detail the 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. Andrea is happy to give enthusiastic guests tips on their sailing, from cruising to perhaps even racing aboard Whitefin.
He plays the guitar and loves all motorsports. In his spare time he likes to ski, garden and ride off-road motorbikes. He is very dynamic and always has his hands full.
Native Italian, Andrea speaks fluent English and good French. He has his RYA/MCA Yacht Master Offshore with Commercial Endorsement – STCW95.
Valentina - Chef
Valentina is 32 and was born in Santiago De Chile.
She studied Tourism at university Santiago, and worked as a tourist guide in the country’s northern desert. Inspired by her proximity to the Pacific Ocean, she pursued her international diving license. She also lived in the south of Chile, in Patagonia, where she learnt to cook in a tourist outpost in the famous Torres Del Paine National Park. In 2016 she moved to Spain, where she had her first contact with the nautical world. Since then she has worked on sail boats as a cook and stewardess, around the Caribbean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and then back in the Mediterranean.
Her menu is particularly varied and enriched with experiences and inspirations absorbed during her voyages all over the world. Her dishes are always made with fresh and natural ingredients. Mediterranean cuisine is her specialty.
Valentina holds her Seaman’s Book, STCW95 certificates and Health Certificate for Seafarers.
She speaks fluent Spanish (native language) and Italian.
Her character is particularly pleasant and she’s always very happy to be on board providing kind help to the guests and crew.
Discovering nature, especially animals, engaging with foreign cultures and art are what she loves to do in her free time.
Filippo is 25 years old. He was born in Genova where he was always in touch with the sea. He got his masters in Environmental Anthropology at the Sorbonne University in Paris. His academic career led him to travel all over Europe and North Africa. He started sailing when he was 7 years old in Genova on the Optimist and has since grown from small dinghies to much larger yachts in France and in Italy. Today he finds himself working as a professional deckhand aboard Whitefin. He has a friendly, sociable and patient character, always ready to assist guests and colleagues. He speaks Italian and also English, French and Spanish. He is a keen dancer, often performing with a company in Milan. He is passionate about natural and ecological issues.
Carlo - Deckhand
Carlo is a deckhand on Whitefin. He was born in Palermo 31 years ago.
He has studied at University of Palermo and at Alma Mater Studiorum, in Bologna.
His experience and love for the sea began in dinghies in his home town when he was very young and continued in his teenage years with Windsurfing and Keelboat Racing. After years away from the sea at university he gladly returned as a charter skipper and on-shore crew
Before joining Whitefin`s crew he was working towards the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Qualification at UKSA in Cowes, UK, and aims to complete this by Winter 2019. He currently holds the RYA Day Skipper (commercially endorsed,) the Unlimited Italian Sailing Licence, as well as the STCW95 (2019) and European Health Certificate for Seafarers.
He is a friendly and sociable character, who loves to sail and work on board. He is always helpful and reliable to his crew mates and to guests.
He speaks Italian (Native), fluent English and Spanish, he is learning French. When he is ashore, he likes to spend his free time doing outdoor activities and sports like trekking, climbing or surfing.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability and individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This Yacht offers a “Plus Expenses” Rate:
Included are the Yacht and its onboard equipment as well as the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are food and beverages, fuel for the yacht and its tender, any dockage, airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any cruising permits, licenses and other charter related expenses. Crew gratuity, although optional is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Advanced Provisioning Allowance:
For "Plus Expenses" charters, yachts request an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which is generally estimated at 20% - 25% of the base charter fee for sailing yachts (catamarans and monohulls) and at 30%-35% for motor yachts. The APA essentially creates a bank account for the Captain to purchase provisions, fuel, dockage, food, beverages, bar, and other consumables on the charterer's behalf. The Captain will keep all receipts and manage a running balance of the account, so that expenditures can be checked at any time. Any amount not used will be refunded at the end of the charter. If during the charter the costs have exceeded the collected APA, then additional funds will be required for the outstanding bills. All purchases are transparent and nothing is marked up. The APA is used purely for the charterer's provisions and charter-related expenses.
Our team endeavors to provide up to date and accurate information regarding each yacht in our listing, however some yachts reserve the right to make last minute changes to their availability and rates. With this in mind, please note that premium rates may be attached to certain destinations and dates, such as Christmas and New Years in the Caribbean or July and August in the Mediterranean. Kindly contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s final rate and availability.
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