Festive Seaso: Christmas / New Years period 20th December 2022 - 5th January 2023 requires 2 one-week charter or one charter of 10 days duration or longer. The weekly charter price for the Christmas / New Years period is $99,500 plus all expenses (to be pro-rated).
Captain: Fabiano Capuccini
Nationality: Italian & German
Matthew Satchwell has been a captain for over 16 years. He grew up racing sailboats in South Africa and then all around the world. The ocean is his passion; be it spearfishing, surfing, or sailing. For the last 7 years, Matthew circumnavigated the world on a 46m sailing yacht; spending years in the remote South Pacific and Indian Oceans. A lot of the places were badly charted or had little to no information about the islands, making everyday a unique and challenging experience. Being in the South Pacific for so long, Matthew has accumulated a wealth of knowledge that he loves to share with his guests. Matthew worked for the owner of Radiance previously 15 years ago and is very pleased to be working for him again.
Katie French, originally from the USA, has worked on yachts for over 15 years with her husband, Matthew as captain. From a young age, Katie was always experimenting in the kitchen. She also had a passion for the ocean and became a scuba instructor at age 18. Luckily, she was able to combine her love of the ocean and food and became a chef on superyachts. Since she had already lived in France during secondary school, she decided to return to study at the Cordon Bleu in Paris. Since then, Katie has taken cooking classes all over the world; Indonesia, New Zealand, Costa Rica. For the last 7 years, Katie, with her husband, has circumnavigated the world. She enjoys finding different ingredients in exotic new places; local markets are a gold mine to her. Thankfully her husband is a fantastic spear fisherman and provides her with fresh seafood every morning that she loves to prepare for the guests!
Caribbean Captain: Fabiano Capuccini
Born & raised in Italy and with German roots, Fabiano graduated from the University of Bologna in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Political Science. With background as a RYA sailing instructor, he worked for a maritime tour operator and RYA training center in Milan. He holds a Yacht Masters license and Diesel Engine certificate, and has experience as captain of both sailing yachts and motor yachts. Fabiano also has experience working as a project manager, handling both the sea and shore-based fleet management including recruitment, coordination, and training of skippers. This valuable experience allowed him to develop organizational, sales, communication, and marketing skills - which Fabiano has found beneficial in his work as a charter yacht captain. An excellent leader & problem solver, Fabiano enjoys cultivating teamwork & professionalism in his crew so as to offer guests on board RADIANCE the best service for a truly memorable yacht vacation. Fabiano is fluent in Italian, German, Spanish & English.
Caribbean Chef: Suzanne Trice
After a successful 22-year career in education as teacher, Assistant Principal & Director of Operations, Suzanne left field to follow her passion in the culinary world. She had worked in restaurants in a front of the house capacity & freelanced catering events – loving the aromas, variety & excitement of a professional kitchen. She knew from day 1 of culinary school that she had made the right decision! Suzanne graduated top of her class from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City & was elected by her instructor chefs & peers & for the Most Likely to Succeed Award. She was selected to assist Master Chef Herve Malivert at the Annual French Consulate dinner working with a team of five French chefs - the highlight of her culinary education. Suzanne completed her externship at The Modern, a two-star Michelin restaurant in NYC under the direction of Executive Chef Thomas Allen & Chef de Cuisine, Sarah Hsieh. After graduation she was invited to continue with The Modern working on both the pastry & savory side of the kitchen. To round out her culinary experience Suzanne sought to work with a high-end catering company & accepted a position as a catering chef at The White Apron, a large catering company supporting sophisticated clientele & events in Southern Maine & the seacoast & lakes regions of New Hampshire. Suzanne is thrilled to expand her culinary experience to the galley of RADIANCE while combining her enjoyment of travel, sailing & the outdoors.
Chief Officer: Enrico Mastroianni
Born in Italy, Enrico developed a passion for yachting at a young age. In school, he excelled at science & technology and went on to study Computer Science. He completed first mate and skipper qualifications and has gained experience working on various sailing yachts both private & charter. Enrico is very athletic and loves all water sports especially wakeboarding and kite surfing. He holds a kite surfing instructor’s certificate. Enrico speaks fluently in Italian, Spanish & English.
Chief Stewardess: Gabriella Lenart
Born in Hungary, Gabriella is trained as a nurse, and also has extensive experience in customer service and the hospitality industry having worked in hotels, restaurants, and as a bartender. She later joined the cruise ship industry where she honed her customer service skills with flexibility, resourcefulness, attention to detail and teamwork. With a love of the sea and travel Gabriella easily transitioned to the yachting industry in 2019, in the capacity of 2nd chief stewardess and stewardess working on charter and private yachts up to 40m. Warm & personable, Garbriella enjoys looking after RADIANCE’s guests to ensure their comfort and enjoyment. She speaks Hungarian, English, Italian & Dutch.
Engineer: Thibaud Heurtel
Hailing from France Thibaud is passionate about sailing. He attended University where he earned a degree in Information and Communication Technology with minor degrees in socio-educational / socio-cultural activities. He attended the Ecole des Pêches where he achieved his Engineering and Mechanical degrees. Thibaud has worked on both Sailing and Motor Yachts and kept all systems in excellent operating condition. He prides himself on his preventative maintenance and keeping the engine room on RADIANCE in tidy & in top condition to ensure the comfort of guests for a worry free sailing holiday. He speaks French, English & Italian.