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Tommaso Massari

Tommaso Massari is a very experienced skipper, with over 30 years of sailing experience in the Mediterranean Sea and in the Caribbean. He is also an expert mechanic and maintainer. His passion for the sea led him to choose this profession since he was very young and grew up on the waves. He has diving licence and first aid certifications. He is also a musician, he plays bass and electric guitar.

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Biography

“My first experience was on an aluminum boat of 10.50 meters length built by a close friend. I still remember the excitement of the first night navigation and the first time I saw the island of Ponza approaching at dawn.

Since then, when I thought of myself, I saw a man at sea. It was strange and at the same time very natural, to change my attitude towards things: those on land started to bored me and so I follow the waves enthusiastically towards the most beautiful adventure of my life.

I began restoring a “Serenity” of the yard C.B.S., a 11 meters sloop, with which I sailed across the Tyrrheanian Sea far and wide: the islands of Elba, Giannutri, Corsica, Sardinia, Ponza, Palmarola, Ventotene, Ischia, Capri, Procida, the Aeolian Islands, the Aegadian Islands. 

Then I moved to Greece, navigating through the Strait of Messina, with a stop in Scilla (not to be missed!), the Gulf of Taranto, Santa Maria di Leuca, Otranto and others. From Greece after a few years, I sailed north, to Ortona, where I made base for some years sailing along the coasts of Croatia, from the lunar Kornati to Dubrovnik, through hundreds of islands including the famous Hvar, Korcula (birthplace of Marco Polo), the National Park of Mljiet. 

During the winter of 2002 I dedicated my time to the restoration of a Beneteau Oceanis 440, with which I sailed again in Croatia and Montenegro until 2005.

In July I moved again to Greece, where I live the most part of the year and where I based my charter business with the new coming Beneteau Cyclades 50.5 “Big Mama”. From here, from time to time, I sail to the Aegean Sea, Turkey and Malta. It is now the fifth year that I spend part of the winter in the warm Caribbean, where I charter a catamaran between Martinique and the Grenadines.

The experience in the Atlantic Ocean has been another important step of my sailor experience. On one side, it is easier than the boat I have in the Mediterranean, but on the other side it is more challenging, due to the long distances between the islands.

I hope to see you on board soon.”

                                              Tommaso