Rocco Finocchiaro

CEO & Founder

Born in Messina in 1973, Rocco studied maritime law displicine at University of Messina. He started his career on commercial ships and since 1999 he served for the first time as yacht captain. In 2005 Rocco founded his company: Monello Yachting Consulting L.L.C., based in 40th Wall Street, 35th floor New York, where he worked as Director.

From 2008 to 2011 performed as marketing manager in Amico&Co Shipyard. In 2015 he has been appointed to develop the first European representative of Merle Wood, one of the most authoritative brokerage firm.

In 2020, Rocco decided to come back to his native city to follow a new challenge and created Zancle757 Yacht Village, a new exciting project.

Antonio Arena

Legal Counselor

Childhood friend and university mate of Rocco, Antonio is graduated in law at “Università degli Studi di Messina”.

He started his international career developing decent experience in International Corporate Law, especially between European and Russian based company.

As a sea addict, supporting the project Zancle757 Yacht Village, since the first moment he becomes a co-founder. As a counsellor, he is taking care of all the legal aspects of the company.

Spoken languages: Italian, English and Russian.

Antonio Arena

Legal Counselor

Childhood friend and university mate of Rocco, Antonio is graduated in law at “Università degli Studi di Messina”. He started his international career developing decent experience in International Corporate Law, especially between European and Russian based company.

As a sea addict, supporting the project Zancle757 Yacht Village, since the first moment he becomes a co-founder. As a counsellor, he is taking care of all the legal aspects of the company. Spoken languages: Italian, English and Russian.

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Gaetano De Salvo

CHIEF TECHNICAL MANAGER

Born in Messina in 1979, he graduated from nautical school in 1997.  With the technical skills and capability, accrued during his experiences and in his eighteen years long career in commercial ships and Yachts as Chief Engineer, Gaetano is an enthusiastic and positive person willing to give his personal contribution to the development of Zancle’s project in the position of chief technical manager.

Very pragmatic on his hob, he’s passionate for computers and a big fan of technologies such as domotics and everything looking to the future. He has also cars and bikes hobbies.

Spoken languages: Italian and English.

Mariagiovanna Cacopardi

Shipping Agent and Advisor

The third generation in shipping market field class 1974, Mariagiovanna was born and raised in Messina but developed her skills around Europe.
She is a certified Ship Agent and Fiscal Advisor and patented PFSO. Her experience in Maritime working ground backs for thirty years and spaces from tankers to ferries from passenger ships to speed crafts and lately yachts. Highly believer in working networks and new possibilities she happily joined a project that perfectly fits the place and opens gates to customers and the town.

Spoken languages: Italian, English, Spanish, French and Russian.

Mariagiovanna Cacopardi

Shipping Agent and Advisor

The third generation in shipping market field class 1974, Mariagiovanna was born and raised in Messina but developed her skills around Europe.
She is a certified Ship Agent and Fiscal Advisor and patented PFSO. Her experience in Maritime working ground backs for thirty years and spaces from tankers to ferries from passenger ships to speed crafts and lately yachts. Highly believer in working networks and new possibilities she happily joined a project that perfectly fits the place and opens gates to customers and the town.

Spoken languages: Italian, English, Spanish, French and Russian.

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Igor Fedele

Conciergerie Services Manager

Igor is undoubtedly the most eclectic member of our team. Born in Messina in 1971 he graduated as a Commercial Technician and obtained a master’s degree in Economics and Sports Management in 2003.

Outdoor activity enthusiast, he is also the founder of Mediterranea Trekking, an international incoming tour operator working specialized in Sicily and the South of Italy adventure services tour for VIP ranging from Trekking, Mountain Biking, Cruise in Gulet. He owns one of the most historic beautiful refuge on top of Mount Etna. Hobby: Helicopter pilot licence and karting passionate.

Spoken languages: Italian, English and French.

Davide Passaniti

Project Manager

Born in Messina in 1993, Davide completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering studies at University of Messina and he fully accomplished a Master’s Degree at  Politecnico di Torino.

As a young, self-motivated and enthusiastic person, during his studies he took part of the Erasmus project and spent  one year in Séville, Spain where he improved his communication skills and competences.

Thanks to this opportunity he could develop a flexible mentality becoming interested in challenge and progression and a  decisive and dynamic team member.

Spoken languages: Italian, Spanish and English.

Davide Passaniti

Project Manager

Born in Messina in 1993, Davide completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering studies at University of Messina and he fully accomplished a Master’s Degree at  Politecnico di Torino.

As a young, self-motivated and enthusiastic person, during his studies he took part of the Erasmus project and spent  one year in Séville, Spain where he improved his communication skills and competences. Thanks to this opportunity he could develop a flexible mentality becoming interested in challenge and progression and a  decisive and dynamic team member. Spoken languages: Italian, Spanish and English.

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Laura Alonci

Chief Project Manager

The first member to join Zancle 757 Yacht Village team, Laura brings the enthusiasm and the desire to leave a footprint, like any young professional.

Born in Messina in 1993, she graduated as MSc at Politecnico di Milano in “Environmental and Land Planning Engineering”.

Back to her hometown, she is willing to give her contribution with a point of view about sustainability and innovation looking for the future scope, working in a fascinating world like mega-yacht business.

Spoken languages: Italian and English.

Emanuela Crupi

Technical Manager

Emanuela grew up in Messina being strongly fascinated by this charming and wonderful town: from the deep blue panoramas, to the seaside landscapes, everything in the city talks about the sea and its ancient naval tradition.

After the Bachelor’s degree in Reggio Calabria in Architectural Science and the Master’s Degree in Florence in Architectural Design, she is ready for a new inspiring challenge, developing the interior & design department for Zancle 757 Yacht Village.

Spoken languages: Italian and English.

Emanuela Crupi

Technical Manager

Emanuela grew up in Messina being strongly fascinated by this charming and wonderful town: from the deep blue panoramas, to the seaside landscapes, everything in the city talks about the sea and its ancient naval tradition.

After the Bachelor’s degree in Reggio Calabria in Architectural Science and the Master’s Degree in Florence in Architectural Design, she is ready for a new inspiring challenge, developing the interior & design department for Zancle 757 Yacht Village.

Spoken languages: Italian and English.