Operating in the West Mediterranean
Born in the beautiful island of Procida, Salvatore is a reliable seamen with more than 23 years of cruising experience.
He started working aboard merchant ships when he was very young and later he become Master on an Oceanographic vessel. Then he spent many years working as a Captain on several yachts before coming at the helm of Nafisa. His great skills in navigation, his kindness and his ability to lead a team make him a valuable Captain.
He’s an expert of the Amalfi and Neapolitan Coasts and he’s always happy to introduce his guests to the secrets of these amazing lands.
Salvatore holds also a PADI qualification and speaks English.
Giuseppe is a very experienced chef that has grown his skills by travelling all around Europe. In fact, after attending the catering institute, Giuseppe started working as a chef in all the most high end destinations in Italy, including Venice and Cortina. Then he decided to widen his horizons and headed to Barcelona, Nice, Tangeri, where he learned to please international palates adding exotic touches to his background.
He loves cooking handmade bread, pasta and pizza and he always prefers fresh, seasonable products. His dishes are incredibly tasty still they remain healthy: fresh caught, fruit, salads, Giuseppe’s cuisine is a typical example of the Italian tradition. His patisserie creations are a real delight: guests will absolutely adore his babbà (Neapolitan rum-soaked cake), his chocolate mousse and his “diplomatica”.
Carmine is a very welcoming team member, he loves sea life and his wide and sincere smile always makes guests feel like home. Always fascinated by the sea, he started working in the maritime field at a very young age, gaining over ten years of experience and covering several different roles; he started as an electrician for small boats, was then hired as a mooring man in touristic ports and shipyards and then began his career on board on private yachts. He joined the charter industry in 2019 and is now a precious addition to Nafisa’s crew. His extensive mechanical knowledge allows him to face any kind of situation on board and his outgoing character is one of his strong points. He speaks Italian and a basic level of English and Spanish.
Lover of the sea and very tied to his roots, Massimiliano was born in Messina and his communicative and helpful attitude on board make him a precious member of Nafisa’s crew.
He attended the a course to become EEG plant operator and started working in the nautical repair and maintenance field, gaining over six years’ experience.
Very professional and accurate, Massimiliano joined the charter industry in 2017, working hard and at the best of his abilities.
Italian mother tongue, he speaks a basic level of English.
Stewardess: Cettina Mangano, Italian, 31 y.o.
Cettina is a very active and dynamic young girl from Sicily. Born in the seaside city of Messina, she was grown in a very touristic environment and had always been fascinated by the Hospitality field. After her high school diploma, she started working as a stewardess on board gulets she gained extensive nautical experience. Discreet and hard working, Cettina has the typical welcoming Italian attitude and she loves to arrange relaxing and entertaining occasions for her guests like special events celebrations or just a sunset Aperitivo.
She speaks a good level of English.
Elena is a very nice and polite young woman, whose skills range from sports to bakery.
After graduating at a professional school, she started working mainly in the hospitality field: she has been a waitress, a cook help in a restaurant and she also worked at a bakery where she learnt the secrets of Italian patisserie. Thanks to her positive attitude, Elena can suit many different job positions and her need for new challenges brought her to pursue a career in the yachting industry in 2012, when she first embarked as a stewardess on a private yacht.
Elena is a karate world champion and her energy and optimism are contagious.
Romanian mother tongue, Elena speaks Italian and a basic English and Spanish.
NAFISA can accommodate 10/12 guests in 5 cabins. The Master cabin has a king size bed, shower and toilet. A VIP cabin has a king size bed, shower and toilet. A Guest cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. A Guest cabin has a twin bed, shower and toilet. A sofa bed in the salon offers accommodation for two additional guests.
NAFISA is fully air conditioned through out. Crew has a separate heads and shower.
Charter 2-9 October 2019
Hello my dear friend Captain Salvatore,
I want you and your crew to know that along with myself, Judy, Brooke, Newell and Amelia what an amazing trip we had onboard NafisaNot only did we love being on your wonderful yacht but the fact that we had you as our captain and crew members Giuseppe, Carmine, Massimiliano, Cettina and Elena completed the formula for a magical trip. We all considered you our good friends rather than captain and crew. You took us to wonderful places and offered many great suggestions. We felt safe and very comfortable the entire trip. I can not thank you and your crew enough for giving the five of us a trip we will never forget. We sincerely hope that our paths will cross again sometime in the future. Maybe Sicily 👍 We send you all much love.
Charter 14-21 September 2019
Chef Peppe and the meals were fantastic. Cettina and Alina were lovely and amazingly helpful.
The crew was fantastic. The new white leather seats are gorgeous!
Charter 31 Aug - 7 Sept 2015
" The Captain and crew are fabulous ! They have gone out of their way to make us happy, we all get along very well and the fact that two of our group speak Italian helps as well. Unlike other guests I think they like the fact that we enjoy interacting with them and spending time talking with them while learning about the islands and their livelihood. Today we are in Procida. We are loving everything thus far. "
Thank you ,
"We had a wonderful time on the boat. I was on the Nafisa myself and it was a beautiful boat and the crew was wonderful. Thank you so much for your help. My husband and I want to come back for our 10 years anniversary and rent a big yacht to stay on for 2 weeks and bring our friends, so I will keep you in my files."
Thank you again
"Nafisa was a perfect charter boat for our requirements over the wedding week in Capri. Salvatori and all the crew were very adaptable and happy to try and please me and my family. The boat allowed us to explore the islands and enjoy swimming which was very pleasurable."