Experiences

M/Y ABILITY ex RC. ( Roberto Cavalli)

 

Build in 2004 By Baglietto in Italy.

 

Refit project  manager. Capt. Richard Goché

 

Technical specifications

 

LOA : 41,41 mts

BEAM 8 mts

DRAFT  1,4 MTU

RINA

Malta commercial flag

 

ENGINES MTU  2 X 16VM90  4000 Total hp 7400
GENERATORS  JOHN DEERE  2X 80 KW

 

WATER MAKER HYDROMAR   4800 LTD  X2. NEW LOW PRESSURE PUMPS;

 

The yacht was purchased by the Ability group the 23th of June 2015, we organized the refit in two stages  (interior cosmetics and equipment’s to fulfill the Maltese commercial flag in July 2015 in Genova) the second stage from October 2015 to April 2016, I listed bellow all the equipment’s added to the yacht and performed jobs.

 

 

 

COMPLET NEW PAINT OF THE HULL AND SUPPERTUCTURES.

PAINTING OF ALL BILGES

NEW DECK ( flexiteek)

 NEW BRIDGE DECK DESIGN AND LAYOUT

NEW SWIM PLATFORM ACCES RAMPS

NEW SWIM PLATFORM EXTERNAL CARBON FIBBER DECK SHOWER

NEW CARBON FIBBER AWNING POLES

NEW  SUN SHADES

NEW UNDER WATER LIGHTS

NEW  JET SKI   X 2( sea doo)

NEW PADEL BOARD

NEW TENDER ( 5mts)

NEW LED EXTERNAL ILLUMINATION

NEW LED NAVIGATION LIGHT

UPDATED INTERTAINMENT (AV) SYSTEM WITH IPAD CONTROL.

NEW EXTERNAL SPEARKERS

NEW 4K SAMSUNG TV SCREENs (curve and flat)

NEW CINEMA PROJECTORS

ALL NEW INTERIOR CUSTOM MADE FURNITURES

NEW LINNEN AND MATTRESSES

NEW CROCKERY

NEW KITCHEN PLANCHA

NEW KITCHEN COOKING PLATES

NEW PARQUET FLOORING

NEW CURTAINS

NEW EXTERNAL DECK SOFAS

 

SAFETY

 

NEW LIFE JACKETS

NEW LIFE RAFT (SOLAS)

NEW FIRE FIGHTING PERSONAL DEVICES

NEW FIRE FIGHTING PUMP

 

COMMUNICATION GMDSS STATION

 

SAT TELEPHONE

INMARSAT SAT C SYSTEM

SSB RADIO

CLASS B VHF

PORTABLE GMDSS RADIO X2

NAVTEX

BNWAS

SAFETY RADIO BATTERIES

EMMERGENCY RADIO BATTERIES

SAFETY ONBOARD COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

FLIR (NIGHT VISION CAMERA)

NEW WIFI SYSTEM, WITH 4G AND EXTERNAL ACCESS POINT FOR INTERNET.

 

FITTED ZERO SPEED STABILISERS (ABT TRACK)

PTO AND HYDRAULIC PUMPS FITTED ON THE GENERATORS

 

GENERAL CHECK OF ALL THE ONBOARD SYSTEMS

NEW WATER MAKER FILTRATION FILTERS (DRINKABLE WATER ON ALL TAPS)

NEW SPOT ZERO WATER PURIFIER

REPAINTING OF ALL FRESH WATER TANKS

INSPECTION OF ALL FUEL TANKS

2000 h VISIT OF THE MTU’S

NEW FRIDGES COOLING SYSTEM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 13 – March 2015                

39m MY Ability, Mangusta, Charter 

Captain

I was running this busy luxury charter yacht with six crew, cruising the French and Italian Riviera with up to 10 private and charter guests. With twin MTU Kamewa water jets our top cruising speed was 32 knots. In addition to my regular duties I overseen the work required to carry out the ten year class survey. Monitoring ten yars class survey with Bureau Veritas.

We sold M/Y Ability in March2015, she is now named SHANE

 

 Jan 14- May 14( Extra Job)

Yacht and Technical manager 

MY CETO ex PerlaBlu.

Deliver from Palma de Mallorca to Loano Italy.

Organize and confirm transportaion to Florida with DYT. Recruit Captain ,First Officer,Chief engineer. Organize IOPP renewal survey with Cayman Island flag.Monitor planned maintenance .

Hand over to an American management company.

 

May 13 – Present                

39m MY Ability, Mangusta, Charter                                                                                         

Captain

I currently runrivate and charter guests. With twin MTU Kamewa water jets our top cruising speed is 30 knots. In addition to my regular duties I have also overseen the work required to carry out our ten year class survey. Monitoring ten yars class survey with Bureau Veritas.

 

Jun 11 – Nov 12                    

48m MY Perlablu, Private                                                                                                             

Captain

This yacht has three owners and was run with only eight crewmembers during back to back guest trips over the two seasons from April to October. We cruised from Malta to Monaco, taking in Italy, Sardinia, Capri, Corsica, the Balearic islands, and South of France. I also managed the winter 2011/2012 maintenance refit in Malta and organised transport of the yacht to the US in October 2012, for a dry dock period and Caribbean season.

 

May 06 – Mar 11                  

31m SY ALLURES, Commercial charter                                                                                  

Project Mgr/Captain/Engineer

I was appointed by the owner to manage the final stages of constructing this unique carbon fibre catamaran by Composite Works shipyard in La Ciotat. In addition to overseeing completion of the project, I was undertook all aspects of the yacht’s classification, ensuring everything was done to meet Luxembourg flag requirements for safety and safe manning. I was also closely involved in many technical aspects and testing of all the unique custom devices mounted onboard. Once operational I managed the yacht with 4 crew and we began chartering in the Mediterranean and Caribbean with up to 10 guests. During this time I crossed the Atlantic seven times, with many successful and repeat charters.

 

 

Dec 04 – May 06                

32m HSC Katya and 30m Sea Shuttle 1                                                                                       

Captain

Running two high-speed catamarans for Rapid Explorer, managed by VSHIP, between Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy, five times a day with 150 passengers. HSC KATYA was powered by four 1000 HP CAT engines, linked to Hamilton Jets out drives, with a top cruising speed of 37 knots. Sea Shuttle 1 was powered by twin 1800 HP Deutz, linked to Hamilton Jets out drive, with a top cruising speed of 30 knots.

 

Dec 03 – Jul 04                      

71m MY Tia Moana                                                                                                            

 Captain/Project Manager

This small luxury cruise liner is operated by BoraBora Cruises in Tahiti and built by Austal ships Australia, running with with 35 crew and 40 guests for one week cruises around Tahiti. I joined as Relief Captain for one month and went on to operate this yacht for seven months. In my time aboard we undertook a three months warranty yard period to replace all the teak decks, improve the air conditioning system and revise the stability of the vessel.