David, 64

David, 64

I sailed with Luigi five weeks in 2013 from Greece to Italy via Montenegro and Croatia. We had a wonderful time. Luigi is great company and great fun; his boat is immaculately maintained, very clean and equipped for every eventuality: locker after locker full of goodies (even scuba gear for hull maintenance). Luigi is a very experienced sailor with many years on this yacht. He allows capable crew to do much of the sailing / motoring routine and is happy to give tips to beginners so they can become competent. Luigi is an excellent cook and enjoys life. You will not regret sailing with him – unless you’re looking for a boat focussed on boozing and partying. Wrong boat for that: on this boat you’ll have great sailing and interesting sightseeing.

Luigi’s post asks for “passengers” but much of the time his crew includes good sailors. By the way, if you haven’t been on yachts before, don’t come expecting just to sit in the sun. Or your stay to only cost €20-€25 a day. That covers the boat overheads, (such as fuel and use of marinas). Your personal costs (such as food, drink, licences, park fees) easily double that. And part of being a welcome crew member on any yacht is doing some work and helping out; there is a rota for cooking, Luigi washing-up, rules for keeping the living space clean and tidy, shopping to be done, boat tasks and so on.


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