Blue Destiny is a Lagoon catamaran that is a newly refitted yacht and perfect for up to 8 guests to enjoy a crewed yacht charter around the South of Italy. Previously privately owned, Blue Destiny is in great condition and is styled in a modern, bright way. Downstairs there is a large galley and a spacious, light, airy saloon on the main deck. There are 4 cabins available for guests to enjoy; a large double bedded master cabin with exclusive bathroom and double access. There are 2 VIP double bedded cabins, with private comfortable bathrooms and separated shower boxes and a 4th double bedded cabin with bathroom. Outside there are multiple sun awnings that offer large shaded areas as well as areas to soak up the sun and views.
Please be aware that clients must arrive with a negative COVID test, even if vaccinated and/or with Green Pass. The crew is fully vaccinated and will do a COVID test before any departure.
WEEKLY CHARTER RATE SUMMER 2023:
High Season (July-August): €29,000 + VAT + APA 35%
Mid Season (June-September): €24,500 + VAT + APA 35%
Low season: € 20,000 + VAT + APA 35%
Special Events in low season: €24,500 + VAT + APA 35%
Winter 2023/2024: €20,000 + VAT + APA 35%
Location:Until 1st June the vessel is berthed in Aeolian area. After 1st June clients can choose to embark in Palermo, Trapani, Cefalu' or Capo d'Orlando.
Crew Gratuity: Although discretionary, a crew gratuity of 10-15% of the charter fee is customary.
CYBA/MYBA terms will apply.
APA (Advance Provisioning Allowance): APA is an estimate (usually 20%-30% of the charter rate) paid with the balance for covering running costs during the charter (food, drinks, fuel, mooring fees, and anything else that guests might need while on charter). Final accounts will be produced by the Captain at the end of the charter and any unused funds will be refunded in full to the Charterer directly. If the funds are not sufficient, the Captain will advise the Charterer accordingly and bills will be settled upon disembarkation.
Payment conditions: 50% of the charter rate within 7 days of signing the charter agreement, remaining 50% plus VAT plus APA, at least 5 weeks before the beginning of the charter.
CAPTAIN - Giuseppe Di Maria
Since his youth, owing to his love of sport, Giuseppe has cultivated his passion for the sea and with over 14 years of experience sailing in the Mediterranean Sea, he has logged over 40.000 nm. That passion still motivates him in everything he does, in both his job and hobbies. The sea has taught him many lessons; humility and respect ; the ability to manage fear and consequently spread calm to others when necessary. A life on the sea necessitates good problem solving skills, considering the trade-offs and requiring flexibility, which enable Giuseppe to find the most practical solution. He has also learnt that teamwork is the most effective way to achieve a goal.
Giuseppe has also been a valued member of racing teams since 2011, for Bowman Pitman for example.
He speaks English and Italian
STEWARDESS - Clarissa Iraci
Clarissa, was born in Palermo, 30 years ago. She qualified as Bachelor of Science in Communication in Palermo. She continues to study ; every year she takes a new Master in different fields and is currently hoping to graduate in Media Communication and Culture. Since becoming a student, she has been working as a part time Wine Assistant in a winery in Palermo and is Sommelier A1 certified. She is very passionate about food, wine and the sea so Sicily is indeed the best place to cultivate those and her other passions for sailing and the natural world. Clarissa also enjoys traveling, writing and reading, occasionally working as a freelance journalist, writing articles on wine & food events and art exhibitions.
She started her collaboration with the management company BR1 several years ago, on yachts from 60' to 100'. Despite the many years spent sailing, she has never lost her unbounded enthusiasm, especially when spotting dolphins in the sea or observing an Eolian volcanic eruption! She is an excellent team builder, well beloved by all the crew members working with her, thanks to her kindness and great capacity to relate to people.
CHEF - Silvio Troina
Born in 1986, Silvio is the ideal Chef for yachting! He is a dynamic team member, with considerable experience as a Sous-Chef and then as Chef in exclusive restaurants – including Michelin starred venues. He is wonderful at organising food and wine events resulting from his 15 years of experience in superior, quality cooking and holds an Hotellerie Institute IPSAR and High School Certificate in Cookery. His cuisine is well appreciated by guests of every nationality as he consistently offers tasty, healthy and attractive looking meals.
Silvio has worked on yachts since April 2020, speaks English and is also fluent in Spanish, his mother tongue is Italian. His passion for sea and nature exploration resulted in his move to the yachting world, where he now feels completely fulfilled.