TESS Yacht Charter Monohull
Number of Crew
Winter AreaW. Med -Naples/Sicily, W. Med -Riviera/Cors/Sard.
Summer AreaW. Med -Naples/Sicily, Greece, W. Med -Riviera/Cors/Sard.
In case of family groups, 8 beds are available. Charterers must be aware that Tess is a pure sailing vessel
Forward double bedded cabin with bathroom ensuite, 2 twin cabins each with lower and upper beds and own bathroom.
It is possible to have also a 4th cabin, situated in the rear part of the vessel, close to the crew's area: it is a single cabin, but with a comfortable bed (double French size) wich could accommodate 2 young's (with own bathroom).
Very bright and well refurbished saloon, separated galley. Crew's quarter with indipendent access from cockpit
Flush deck, spacious teck deck completely rebuilt in 2012
CAPTAIN - ENGINEER
Diego Ruggiero, born in Palermo in 1980, a sailor from his birth , began his career in the tourism industry as manager in sailing companies, taking care of services supply. His innate management capacity combined with his technical skills and sea experiences let him become an excellent Captain and manager of the boats he commands . In 2003 he began occasionally activities as professional Skipper on charter sailing yachts and in 2009 he decided to devote himself full time to yachting . He has been employed aboard " Aniletta " , a wooden schooner of 27mt , as Deckhand and Sailor for 3 years, covering at the end, the role of second offcial . Once acquired Maritime Professional Titles, from 2011 to date he has been working as Captain of Catamarans , Sailing and Motorsailer yachts from 50 to 90 feet .On any yacht, he has been highly appreciated by Customers, that, after the first experience with him, usually follow him on the boats where he works, in confirmation of his professionalism, competence and pleasant character. Member of the Palermo Seafarers Club, he owns an Italian boat license for sailing and motor yachts, without range limits, Yacht Master 200 , STCW courses , PADI and Lifeguard. Since 2013 he has been operating in the role of for the annual " BR1 Seamen Training ", held in Malta, where he spends most of the winter periods. Hobbies: great lover of vintage, he is also a good professional photographer.
CHEF - STEWARD, Giovanni Romano, born in Palermo. At the beginning of his career, he has been employed for several high quality restaurants and in companies strictly connected with Tourism industry. He achieved a strong experience in fresh food cuisine and in capacity to relate with VIP clientele. Thanks to his great love for the sea, he decided to optimize her skills and job experiences in the yachting industry. His passion for the sea, his great cuisine skills and his professionality in services supply let any Customer have an unforgettable and unique experience onboard. He speaks Italian, fluent English, discrete Spanish. Before to join TESS, he has been trained in Malta, by BR1 Management, to learn all the secrets to offer a high standard level service, not only related to cuisine.
DECK HAND - STEWARDESS, Giuliana Stagno, born in Palermo in 1992, deck-hand on My Lotty in the past years, she is considered an extraordinary sailor, as she has been cruising on sailing and powerboats since she was a small child, she comes from a family where they all are fond of the sea and yachting, her brother is a professional Captain on a 60' Catamaran, Giuliana is very capable to assist clients in any matter, licensed to conduct small yachts, she is always available to jump on the tender, for guests' shuttle service or for their excursions ashore.
She studied Foreign Languages . First year on TESS, she has been already working with the same team, during the winter Crew Courses in Malta with BR1 Management.
She speaks English and Italian. She is a shy person, sweet and patient of children, hardworker . Her favorite sport is soccer.
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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