ALESSIO PAGLINI - Captain
With a deep love of the sea, Alessio followed in his father’s footsteps and pursued a career in the Navy, rising through the ranks to the status of Captain.
Moving into the second phase of his career, he chose to extend his horizons and pursue opportunities and adventures in the yachting industry. Respected and admired by his colleagues and crew, Alessio has worked on private vessels and aboard charter yachts, both sail and power.
A natural leader, Alessio has many strengths including great depth of experience, the ability to foster a positive and collaborative atmosphere among crew and a passion for sharing his local knowledge and insight into the Mediterranean customs and cultures.
Alessio is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish and speaks competent French, and is known for his attention to detail over every aspect of his responsibilities, with safety as a priority.
Alessio is a thoroughly capable skipper for whom the satisfaction of his charter guests is his ultimate reward.
CRISTINA PAGLINI - Stewardess
Cristina is a well-respected and highly capable Stewardess, with a corporate background in customer service and exceptionally strong work ethic.
She began in business at 22, recognised for her discipline and integrity and propelled into a senior role as logistics manager. She has worked as executive secretary, customer service assistant and logistics planner before taking the step into yachting.
Her first Stewardess role was on board MY Amaya, a charter boat, followed by MY Vague, a privately owned vessel.
Cristina has exceptional multi-tasking and organisational abilities and is committed to the highest level of guest care and service. Trained and knowledgeable in fine wines, gourmet cuisine and the accoutrements of the luxury lifestyle, Cristina is renowned for her contacts and flair for provisioning throughout the Mediterranean.
With her positive attitude, Cristina is brilliant team member and at her best when she is catering to charter guests, ensuring their experience is flawless and fantastic.
FLAVIA SCUOPPO - Chef
Chef, Flavia Scuoppo started her career on passenger ships and worked her way to the senior role of Hotel Manager after 12 years.
Making the move into the yachting industry, Flavia graduated with a nautical diploma and began her new adventure in the yachting industry as a Stewardess/Cook on privately owned and charter yachts.
Along with culinary skills, she is blessed with a positive attitude, a great sense of humour and a “can do” attitude which overcomes every hurdle.
Flavia is motivated by creating cuisine that complements guests’ memorable charter experiences. She has a reliable network of suppliers for provisioning throughout the Mediterranean and is creative and resourceful with local produce, much to charter guests’ delight!
Adroit and inventive in the kitchen, Flavia has a genuine passion for food and cooking, instilled in her from her grandmother. She loves to experiment with different culinary techniques and recipes from various cultures: French, Greek and her native Italian. Also in her array of recipes is a delectable selection of vegetarian, gluten-free and vegan menus to accommodate every guest’s preference.
GIOVANNI BORGIA - Deckhand
Giovanni first came to boating as a 16-year old lifeguard at a Spa Park, where he helmed the private boat of the owners for a total of nine years.
Moving into purchasing a larger boat for himself, he attained his license and qualifications and operated day charter for three years.
He then began his career in the yachting sphere, working on board charter and private yachts as a deckhand.
Determined and full of energy, Giovanni rises to every challenge, and is described as a dynamic team player who thrives on cooperation and getting the job done as part of a well-organised crew.
Watersports are his forte, and Giovanni can always be counted on for instruction and encouragement, assisting charter guests in trying something new.