2012 (and upgrades in 2015/6) to Include many technical upgrades and Exterior: topside paint, synthetic teak on stern scoops, courtesy blue LED step lights, underwater lights, spreaders spot lights (2x 3), new Spade 80kg anchor, laminated square top mainsail and genoa in spectra & kevlar, all new hydraulic hoses, hard cockpit shade with solar panels, new trampoline nets, all new running rigging, new external cushions and upholstery. Electronics: new radar B&G, integrated Simrad chart-plotter, AIS, autopilot, HI-Fi Harmann Kardon, TV, 3x iridium lines with data, Rogue wave Wifi booster. Engine room: full revision of all systems, including AC, watermakers, new 8 kw Kohler generator hi-pressure wash, new motors on furlers, on watermakers. Interior: all new LED lighting, new saloon and master cabin upholstery, all new induction kitchen, dish washer, laundry/drier machine, microwave, chart table instrumentation and electrical panel, all new branded linen, table cloths towels. In 2015 new cushions for the trampolines & sunbeds, plus shades for the stern area of cockpit.
Piervittorio Trebucchi greets you with a sparkle in his eyes. You sense right off that your charter aboard Sagittarius will be superb. Piero, or Peter in English, grew up in Desenzano, on Lake Garda, the perfect place for a boy to learn to sail. He had a natural talent for catching the wind, which earned him racing trophies in local sailing club competitions and fueled his sailing passion.
When Piero earned a university engineering degree and went on to become a successful entrepreneur in computer applications and environmental technology in consumer electronics eco-sustainability. He also enjoyed yacht racing, placing third overall in his first transatlantic race, the Transat des Alizes, from Portugal to Guadeloupe. In 2012, Sagittarius came in Open category with sixth fastest time among 230 participating boats in the ARC transatlantic regatta.
Sailing is Piero's first passion, but he is also accomplished at free-ride skiing, scuba diving, and auto racing on asphalt, ice and even the sands of the Sahara. His hobbies include reading books, especially comic books, and listening to jazz, soul, classical and classic rock. And of course, as a typical Italian, he is a connoisseur of great food and fine wine.
Piero has cruised with family, friends and charter guests throughout the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. His two beautiful little girls have grown up aboard sailing yachts. He can boast life-long friends the world over. He loves being a Captain and sharing his enthusiasm for the Caribbean islands' most beautiful moorings, folklore and local culture.
His yacht, Sagittarius, is a testament to his engineering skill and environmental innovation, including green energy through photovoltaic panels and wind generators. Piero has realized a dream, successfully merging his passion for sailing and his eco-engineering acuity into his livelihood. Great reason for a sparkle in the eyes!
CHEF RICCARDO LENER
Riccardo has a profound passion for cooking. He has been working in restaurants since he was 16 years old. He is a master at pleasing a variety of tastes but his real forte is his native Italian cuisine, including regional and national gourmet specialties. In addition, he is happy to provide special diets, kosher, gluten free etc.
Riccardo is also a professional sommelier. Oenofiles will especially appreciate perfectly paired wines with each delicacy that he creates. Riccardo is adept at seasonal menu planning according to guest preferences. He provisions the freshest ingredients from local markets. His goal is always to please the palate of charter guests, from sophisticated haute cuisine to home style cooking.
Riccardo is equally enthusiastic in the creative, exotic preparation of seafood or steak as a gourmet burger with fries, or traditional Continental recipes. Kids love pizza and pancake faces. Everyone delights in waking up to the aromas of freshly baked breads and cakes.
Here's a brief video of Chef Riccardo at work in the galley preparing a lunch time dish
In addition to his native Italian, Riccardo speaks English, Portuguese and basic German.
Previous guests comments:
-Riccardo's food was unbelievable, every meal was such a great experience.
-Riccardo was quick to meet our dietary and culinary needs. Excellent food.
-Chef Riccardo provided delicious and inventive culinary treats at each meal. Bravo Chef! We loved it all.
STEWARDESS - ALEXANDRA SUCALA
Alexandra has a happy energy that's contagious. She's also a pro at remembering the little things, so her guests always feel well taken care of. Working in the hospitality and restaurant industries in her native Romania honed her professional service abilities. As a professional bartender she mastered an extensive cocktail repertoire.
She first realized her passion for learning about new places and cultures when she moved from Romania to Parma, Italy, to attain a university degree in Fashion Design. In Parma her first job was as a barista. She learned a bit of Italian while fixing all sorts of delicious coffee drinks, and had the pleasure of serving travelers from around the world. Next she worked as a waitress and sommelier at a top Parma restaurant. This position fueled her passion for wine and perfect pairing and five-star service.
When Alexandra made the decision to join the yachting industry, she obtained professional yachting certifications. These include: Super Yacht Hospitality for Interior, RYA Power Boat Level 2, RYA radio license and CIEH Food Safety Level 2. In 2014 she got her first position as a stewardess on a large, busy charter catamaran in the Mediterranean. She kept the yacht immaculate for the guests, and added a beautiful flair with her flower arrangements and different table decorations at every meal.
Alexandra's manly skills are evidenced on board Sagittarius in her expert housekeeping, flower arranging and silver service. She receives consistently excellent feedback from the guests. She loves to meet new people and enjoys traveling to new countries to experience different cultures. She speaks English, Italian and Romanian.
Previous guest comments:
- Alexandra was there at every turn to provide expert hospitality - she is a professional hostess - thank you!
- Alexandra does not have the word "no" in her vocabulary.
- You are the sweetest person and were always there to help with anything. Great Bartender!
CRISTIAN SEQUENZIA- MATE/Watersports
Cristian Sequenzia, friends call him Cri (pronounced Cree), is the descendent of a proud and storied ancestry. He grew up in ancient Ortigia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic island is at the heart of the naturally fortified harbor of Siracusa, Sicily, Italy. It is the birthplace and homeland of many famous seafarers. Cri, with his knowledge and passion for seamanship, is a credit to these forefathers.
Cri was sailing with his father as far back as he can remember. He had his sea legs before he could run, and was swimming, diving and fishing as a small boy. After college, he went to work for a company that manufactured special parts for yacht construction. He specialized in carbon fiber composites, learning about yachts from the earliest stages in the build process.
In 2012, Cri brought his expertise to Sagittarius’ extensive refit. “When I had the offer to start working on Sagittarius I didn’t think twice. I quit my job to spend a year and a half on board, eight months of refitting and 10 months sailing around Europe and the Caribbean. I love sharing my passion for the sea with our guests; diving, snorkeling, swimming off secret beaches, exploring remote coves, pointing out turtles and birds' nests. I also love having fun water skiing, wakeboarding, and every kind of fishing.” With his many talents and joie de vivre, guests on board Sagittarius are certain to love sharing in all the fun too!