As a young captain who started his career in South Florida, Francisco quickly developed a deep understanding of the products and people in the industry, building relationships across every sector, locally and overseas. Having worked for renowned local yachtsmen, Francisco was part of many serious new build, refit, and custom projects that are still sighted in these waters, with more in different stages of completion. Through dedication and a commitment to education, he earned his 1600/3000 Master Oceans license, earning him the Captain’s role on a high profile, worldwide cruising program, a vessel on the cover of major publications.
Weather in the Bahamas, during an ocean crossing, or a Med season, Francisco’s ability to plan and execute has meant seamless and worry-free operation of these vessels and a rewarding time for owners and families. Vanesa, his wife, has had much to do with this success, having been the main support in many roles at every stage. Once baby Felix was born, Francisco felt his time had to be spent close to home and started a local management business, specializing in Ferretti Group products and providing maintenance and support for owners.
Together, the family shares their love for the outdoors, traveling, and motorcycles which Felix is already mastering!