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Ombre Blu Luxury Crewed Yacht Charter Reviews

A picture of your crew, Francesco & Melissa Candiani

Enjoy an enchanting holiday sailing aboard OMBRE BLU, exploring the coastlines of Sicily, the Aeolian Islands, Sardinia or the Gulf of Naples. Your hosts, Italian Captain/Chef Francesco and his Australian wife, Melissa have a huge reputation as one of the most successful charter yachts.

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Basic Information about Ombre Blu


  • Power Method: Sailboat
  • Hull Type: Catamaran
  • Crew Type: Crewed


Boat Information


  • Toys Onboard: Water Toys Tender AB 4.5 m consol w/40 hp; Tender 2.3 m w/3 hp; 2 Kayaks; water skis, knee board, wake board, fishing gear; snorkelling gear: DIVING SETS: Compressor, Tanks & Regulators, BCDs & Wetsuits, underwater cameras, digital photo software; PADI books & DVDs; Dive instructor as permanent member of crew
  • Entertainment: Satellite TV; DVD System, Theatre Surround System, Stereo Hi-Fi System & mp3 in salon; Stereo Hi-Fi System in each cabin; Books & DVDs
  • Other Amenities: MASSAGE: Professional massage table; Massage therapist as permanent member of crew: COMPLETE


Boat Specifications (in feet)


  • Cabins: 3
  • Guests: 6
  • Showers: 3
  • Heads: 3
  • LOA (Length Overall): 51
  • LWL (Waterline Length): 51
  • Beam: 28
  • Draft: 5
  • Make: Lagoon
  • Model: 500
  • Year: 0
  • Engines: 2 x 75 hp Yanmar


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Crew Information


  • Name: Melissa Candiani
  • Role: chef, massage therapist
  • Bio: Born in Tasmania, Australia - a place famous for sailing. She eventually moved to Sydney, where she studied business and human resources management. During her corporate career she accepted the challenge to manage the start-up of a professional football team. After four years of handling player contracts, sponsorships, publicity and special events, she decided on a change of pace and accepted an offer to crew on an ex-Sydney-to-Hobart racing yacht from Australia to Fiji. The experience led to a permanent career decision. A fully qualified massage therapist, she combined that expertise with her love of the sea and secured contracts as a masseuse aboard superyachts working for clients such as Rupert Murdoch. She, too, has logged thousands of sea miles and is a qualified international RYA Yachtmaster Skipper and an Australian Skipper Master 5. After meeting Francesco she moved to Italy, where she has become fluent in the language and has developed a deeper understanding of its culture and people. Sailing with Francesco she has made blue water ocean passages, sailed the rugged coastline of South Africa (rounding the Cape) and navigated the East Coast and top section of Australia.

  • Name: Francesco Candiani
  • Role: captain, dive instructor
  • Bio: A native of Venice, he spent nearly every summer of his life at his family vacation home in the Aeolian Islands. After studying law in Milan and at the University of California, Berkeley, he practised in Italy for several years, before his love of the sea drove him to change careers. He moved to the Pacific, where he crewed on a variety of yachts. Certified as a PADI Diving Instructor, he was able to guide clients on deep sea tours. Sailing many thousands of miles in the course of his yachting career, he earned an international RYA Yachtmaster Skipper’s ticket (sail) and Australian Skipper Master 5 (motor) licence. He also holds an unlimited Italian sail/motor licence for boats up to 24 metres in length. An accomplished cook, Francesco is your chef on Ombre Blu, following in the tradition of his two sisters, who are successful restaurateurs in the Veneto region. Like everyone in his family, he is passionate about good food.



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  • Rate Details: April & May - Amalfi Coast or Sicily or October - Aeolian Islands, Sicily: € 10.500. June & September - Amalfi Coast or Sardinia or Sicily: € 13.500. July & August - Sardinia or Sicily or Amalfi Coast: € 16.500
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