FORCE BLUE

  • Length

    63.30 metres (207' 8")
  • Beam

    11.38 metres (37' 4")
  • Draft

    2.9 metres (9' 8")
  • Number of Guests

    12
  • Number of Crew

    21
  • Built

    2002
  • Refit

    2009
  • Builder

    Royal Denship
  • Naval Architect

    Tom Fexas
  • Flag

    Cayman Islands
  • Hull Construction

    Steel
  • Hull Configuration

    Displacement
  •  
  • Air conditioning, Approved RYA water sports centre, Deck Jacuzzi, Elevator/lift, Gym/exercise equipment, Stabilisers underway, Wheelchair accessibility, WiFi connection on board

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Crew Profile

Ferdinando Tarquini

Captain
Italian

Languages: English, Italian, French (basics)
Special skills: RYA wave runner instructor, flyboard and overboard instructor
Hobbies / Interests: Photography, Music, Travelling
On board since: March 2005

Ferdinando spent almost 30 years at sea, of which 20 in the yachting industry. After graduating from nautical school in Italy, his native country, he started his career as officer, then served on board several motor yachts including Nadir II, and T.M. Blue One, and on the sailing yachts Vae Victis and Carrera. With a passion for travel, Ferdinando has solid experience worldwide, as he cruised in the Caribbean and the Maldives, and knows the Mediterranean like the back of his hand. Fly board and overboard instructor, Ferdinando is also a RYA certified wave runner trainer. In 2008, this amazing captain was awarded Captain of the Year in the over 50m yachts category. Captain of FORCE BLUE for more than 10 years, in 2015 Ferdinando also won the Roberto Migliaccio Award in the name of his outstanding level of service, loyalty and dedication.

Andrea Cavicchioli

Chief Officer
Italian

Languages: English, Italian
Special skills: RYA wave runner instructor
Hobbies / Interests: Football, Internet, Music, Travelling
On board since: November 2007

Andrea started his career in yachting very young, at age 22, then upgraded to Second Officer after only 2 years in the industry. With a great interest in travelling, Andrea had the opportunity to cruise many times and gain great knowledge of the Mediterranean and the Maldives. Andrea has been Chief Officer on board FORCE BLUE for almost 10 years. He is a reliable and always ready to help the other members of the crew. With great interest in also music and football, Andrea is dynamic, loyal and a team player.

Luciano Tarquini

Chief Engineer
Italian

Languages: English, Italian
Special skills: RYA wave runner instructor
Hobbies / Interests: Football, Internet, Music
On board since: January 2005

With a strong background in the industry, Luciano has more than 10 year experience travelling all over the Mediterranean. Initially 2nd Engineer on carrier vessels, he decided to focus his career on motor yachts. With great motivation and enthusiasm, he also cruised on the Maldives and the Caribbean. He built much experience when working on board Away and Lady in blue before joining FORCE BLUE 9 years ago as Chief Engineer. During his free time, when he is not enjoying his time at sea, Luciano enjoys listening to music and visiting his family in Italy.

Fabio Greganti

Chef
Italian

Languages: English, Italian
Special skills: Gastronomic cooking training, Chef Uliassi class, Espai Sucre design cooking, molecular cuisine
Hobbies / Interests: Music, Travelling, Photography
On board since: April 2013

Fabio is a young, dynamic and innovative Chef! Enjoying his 4th season on board FORCE BLUE, he offers diverse kinds of cuisine and always have an eye for culinary design, probably also due to his passion for photography. He has great experience as he received an extensive gastronomic cooking training (Hotel La Perla and Hotel Tonga), but also because he has always been keen to learn creative cooking. Indeed, Fabio attended Chef Uliassi class (2 Michelin Stars) and the Espai Sucre course in Barcelona (1 Michelin Star). He is now able to amaze the guests when presenting salty delights in deserts design and vice versa. In addition to this particular skill, Fabio also makes amazing molecular cuisine! With a passion for travel and photography, he has been working at sea for almost 10 years. Fabio has a great sense of humor, enjoys working with the team and will delight the guests with his surprising creations.

Roberta Ferraresi

Chief Stewardess
Italian

Languages: English, Italian
Special skills: Silver service, Butler Valetschool (wine & spirits service, table attendance, valeting)
Hobbies / Interests: Sports, Photography, Travelling
On board since: March 2006

Roberta is an optimistic and athletic person. Always in a good mood, she is dynamic and extremely thorough. Roberta built her 20 year experience as a stewardess when working for high profile restaurants and hotels, but also when managing the Formula 1 team for over a year. She followed the Butler Valetschool course which trained her in serving wines and spirits, valeting, table attendance and pantry work. This year she celebrates her 10 year anniversary on board FORCE BLUE where she evolved from stewardess to Chief Stewardess. During her time on board, she had the opportunity to travel in Mediterranean, the Caribbean and the Maldives. Roberta loves doing sports and table scaping and in addition of being a good manager, she is a good team player.

Villela Maricris Espineli Espineli

Masseuse & Beautician
Philippine

Languages: English, Tagalog
Hobbies / Interests: Music, Dancing, Travelling
On board since: May 2016

Maricris provides incredible massage and beauty cares. She has been practicing the art of massage for many years in the high end Spa Resort “Lion in the Sun” in Malindi. As she always had a great interest for travelling, she took the opportunity to move to the South of France and recently joined FORCE BLUE. In addition to massages, she offers varied and numerous beauty treatments in a soothing atmosphere, including hydro aromatherapy, phyto-mud therapy, facial and aesthetic treatments. Always smiley, Viellela is attentive to the clients’ specific expectations and looks forward to provide the best treatments to the guests.

Philip Muramba

Steward
Kenyan

Languages: English, Swahili, Italian (basics)
Special skills: Silver service, Butler Valetschool (wine & spirits service, table attendance, valeting)
Hobbies / Interests: Music, Football
On board since: May 2005

Philip has a great experience in yachting, as he spent about 20 years at sea. Steward in the luxurious Spa Resort “Lion in the Sun” in Malindi, he worked on board Lady in Blue (Benetti) and Lady in Blue (Amels). Originally from Kenya, Philip had the opportunity to cruise mainly in the Mediterranean and the Maldives. Attentive and dedicated, Philip is ready to help and very thorough in his work.

Fredrick “Bravo” Karisa

Steward
Kenyan

Languages: English, Swahili, Italian (basics)
Special skills: Silver service, Butler Valetschool (wine & spirits service, table attendance, valeting)
Hobbies / Interests: Music, Dancing, Football, Boxe
On board since: May 2005

Frederick whose nickname is Bravo, has been in charge of the interior of FORCE BLUE for over 10 years. With a great attention to detail, he is discrete and thorough in his work. After 6 years working at the luxury spa resort “Lion in the Sun”, and 10 years in the yachting industry, Bravo was enthusiastic to join FORCE BLUE. Bravo has been practicing the art of boxing for many years, which is a good way for him to relax and decompress.

Eliud Mwaringa Mlako

Steward (service)
Kenyan

Languages: English, Swahili, Italian (basics)
Hobbies / Interests: Music, Football
On board since: April 2013

Leaving Kenya and the high end Spa Resort “Lion in the Sun” where he worked for 7 years, Eliud is part of FORCE BLUE crew since 2013. Very organised and focused on his job, Eliud is always willing to surpass any guests’ expectations. Enjoying his time on board, he has been cruising all over the Mediterranean and looks forward to complete his 4th summer season!

George Katana

Steward (house keeping)
Kenyan

Languages: English, Swahili
Hobbies / Interests: Music, Football
On board since: May 2012

Originally from Kenya, George was much appreciated for his qualities of steward when working at the “Lion in the Sun” Spa Resort. George took the winds of change in direction of the Mediterranean. On board FORCE BLUE since 2012, he is now in charge of the guests rooms and the interior of the boat. Good listener and good team player, George is always in a good mood and ready to help out!

Michael Gona Kalama

Steward (laundry)
Kenyan

Languages: English, Swahili, Italian (basics)
Special skills: Silver service, Butler Valetschool (wine & spirits service, table attendance, valeting)
Hobbies / Interests: Music, Dancing, Football
On board since: May 2005

Michael has been on board FORCE BLUE for more than 10 years. Now in charge of the laundry department, he is a great team player and has great sense of humor. Like his mate Philip, he originally worked in Kenya for the Spa Resort “Lion in the Sun”, before joining Lady in Blue (Benetti) and Lady in Blue (Amels). Apart his brilliant professional qualities, Michael is an amazing dancer!

Dario Spinetto

Senior Bosun
Italian

Languages: English, Italian
Special skills: Diving instructor, RYA wave runner instructor, flyboard and overboard instructor
Hobbies / Interests: Swimming, Music
On board since: May 2005

His passion for swimming led Dario to a career in diving. Indeed, he has been a professional diver for 15 years in the port of Genoa. On board since 2005, Dario is a diving instructor and a RYA wave runner instructor. Also able to ride and teach the fly board and over board, Dario knows how to entertains the guests on board! He also enjoys doing excursions with clients and make them discover exceptional places. Dario had the opportunity to work all over the Mediterranean as well as the Caribbean and the Maldives during several seasons. His team and himself look forward to do a busy season!

Ruiz “Wilkins” Santana

Bosun
-

Languages: English, Spanish, Italian
Hobbies / Interests: Basket, Baseball, Gym, Music
On board since: May 2009

Originally experienced in carpentry and painting, Wilkins has great experience in charter yachts as he has been working at sea for more than 7 years. Dynamic and supportive with his team, he is well organised to take care of the exterior aspect of the yacht. Much versatile, Wilkins also enjoys driving the tenders and bringing a good atmosphere among his team. With a passion for several sports and music, he is always keen to learn and improve his general knowledge.

Marco Ferrera

2nd Officer
Italian

Languages: English, Italian
Special skills: Windsurf instructor
Hobbies / Interests: Music, Travelling, Windsurf
On board since: June 2008

Originally from Italy, Marco is fond of windsurfing as he practices this sport all around the world and was windsurf instructor in the navy. Apart windsurf and great knowledge of the Mediterranean, his special skills include scuba diving and driving the tenders. Since he came on board FORCE BLUE 8 years ago, Marco also enjoys leading excursions for the guests in the most beautiful places.

Stefano Alvoni

2nd Engineer
Italian

Languages: English, Italian
Hobbies / Interests: Internet, Music, Travelling, Football
On board since: March 2014

After completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Stefano started his career at sea in 2004. With great experience in mechanical and electrical work, he is in charge of maintaining the Engine Room systems to the highest standards. Stefano built his experience when working on merchant ships and on luxury motor yachts including Felidan, Nina J, Titan, Victory. On board FORCE BLUE from 2014, he had the opportunity to extend his knowledge of the ocean to the Maldives. Stefano is loyal, a good team player and enjoys playing football.

Luis De la Cruz

Deckhand
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Languages: English, Spanish, German, French (basics)
Hobbies / Interests: Music, Dancing, Fishing, Travelling
On board since: May 2013

Creative and keen to learn new skills, Luis has a wide range of expertise. Indeed, he was reception manager at Grand Hotel in Arenzano and Marina Palace Hotel in Genova, and also worked as a tour operator. He worked as tender assistant at “La Romana” (Dominica Republic) and Isla Saona and does the same on FORCE BLUE since he joined in 2013. Luis enjoys fishing and will be happy to give you advices about it!

Don Joseph Russel Rufo

Deckhand
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Languages: English, Italian
Special skills: flyboard and overboard instructor
Hobbies / Interests: Music, Travelling, Photography
On board since: May 2013

Fly board and overboard instructor, Joseph will teach you how to have good fun! Member of FORCE BLUE since 3 years as deckhand, Joseph is also in charge of driving the tenders. Mainly working in the Mediterranean for numerous summer seasons, he fully lives his passion for photography and music during his free time. Thorough in his work and always in a good mood, Joseph enjoys working in team.

Alessandro Ferraresi

Deckhand
Italian

Languages: English, Italian
Special skills: flyboard and overboard instructor
Hobbies / Interests: Surfing, running, music
On board since: May 2016

Alessandro has a solid background as lifeguard thanks to his qualifications and experiences. As he enjoys discovering new cultures and places, Alessandro left Italy and travelled to the United States and Australia where he enjoyed surfing. Lover of watersports, he is fly board and overboard instructor. Alessandro is team player, always dynamic and is now fully integrated to the rest of the team. Last but not least, he is excited to start his 1st season on board FORCE BLUE!

Bartolomeo Viacava

Deck Cadet
Italian

Languages: English, Italian
Hobbies / Interests: Music, Travelling, Photography
On board since: March 2015

This young and dynamic deck cadet had his 1st experience in yachting at the age of 16. Bartolomeo is a hard-worker and enjoys having responsibilities on board FORCE BLUE since he joined the crew in 2015. After a full summer season in the Mediterranean, he is keen to improve and learn new skills at sea. Bartolomeo is a team player, always dynamic and looks forward to do a new busy season with the rest of the crew!