FRANCO TENISCI, CAPTAIN OF THE SPAGO YACHT
At the shipyard in Arenys the captain of the Italian yacht feels like at home
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“The professional and technical level at Varador2000 is comparable to that of the best Italian shipyards” says Franco Tenisci, captain of the Spago, a 28 metre MY built in the prestigious Italian Baglietto shipyard. Tenisci, who has been relying on Varador 2000’s services for the last six years, was introduced to the shipyard by Elisabetta Quartaroli, the company’s public relations expert, at the Antibes Yacht Show.
Ever since the captain of the Spago has no doubts: “in the past we used to carry out all the repair and refit works in Italy and Montecarlo, but since we have discovered Varador 2000 there has been no need to change, it has earned our trust and customer loyalty”. And he adds: “The shipyard has good facilities, excellent professionals, strategic location on the Mediterranean coast and a good quality-price ratio, which is also very important”. According to Tenisci another aspect that deserves special mention is the close and direct relationship –“almost as if we were family”– that he and his crew enjoy with the staff and management at the Arenys de Mar shipyard. “They take care of the smallest details, we feel like at home”.
When the maintenance works are all done, the Spago winters in the Mataró Marina Barcelona, the marina for superyachts managed by Varador 2000 in Mataró. The vessel spends eight months a year in Catalan waters. “We live either on board or in a hotel and during the summer we sail the Mediterranean Sea with the owner of the yacht” as the Spago is only for private use.
Franco Tenisci has been working with the same boat owner for the last twenty-six years, during which he has been the captain of four vessels. The Spago, launched in 2002, is the latest. It is a very elegant vessel. The exterior design is by Francesco Paszkowski and the interior by Tommaso Olivotto, two geniuses of naval architecture and interior design.
In 2010, the boat has undergone a complete refit at Varador 2000. Since then other maintenance work has been carried out, including on the hull and the engine. The yacht sails with three crew members in two cabins and has capacity for nine guests in three additional cabins.