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.

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.

Mariagiovanna Cacopardi

JOINT PARTNER

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: 🇮🇹 🇬🇧 🇪🇸 🇫🇷 🇷🇺

Mariagiovanna Cacopardi

JOINT PARTNER

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: 🇮🇹 🇬🇧 🇪🇸 🇫🇷 🇷🇺.

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: 🇮🇹 🇬🇧 🇷🇺

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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: 🇮🇹 🇬🇧 🇷🇺

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Gaetano De Salvo

CHIEF PROJECT 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: 🇮🇹 🇬🇧

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Gaetano De Salvo

CHIEF PROJECT 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: 🇮🇹 🇬🇧

Paolo La Rocca

Technical Specialist

Paolo was born in Messina in 1992 and graduated as mechanic in 2012.

He has improved his skills in mechanical processing during the years of training and work. Today he is can easily process technical designs and masters the use of specialistic equipment. He grants highly skilled and quality standards in all his works.

He fully cooperate with the team to fulfill company goals.

Spoken languages: 🇮🇹 🇬🇧

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Paolo La Rocca

Technical Specialist

Paolo was born in Messina in 1992 and graduated as mechanic in 2012.

He has improved his skills in mechanical processing during the years of training and work. Today he is can easily process technical designs and masters the use of specialistic equipment. He grants highly skilled and quality standards in all his works.

He fully cooperate with the team to fulfill company goals.

Spoken languages: 🇮🇹 🇬🇧

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Alessio Buscemi

Technical Specialist

Alessio was born in Palermo in 1991, he has built his career with hands-on work in the mechanical field with main focus on maintenance, repairs and installation of engines. His analytical skills allow him to accurately and quickly identify problems and solve them with efficiency.

Alessio is able to work under pressure and face critical situations with confidence and determination, completing the job with excellent results.

Spoken languages: 🇮🇹 🇬🇧

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Alessio Buscemi

Technical Specialist

Alessio was born in Palermo in 1991, he has built his career with hands-on work in the mechanical field with main focus on maintenance, repairs and installation of engines. His analytical skills allow him to accurately and quickly identify problems and solve them with efficiency.

Alessio is able to work under pressure and face critical situations with confidence and determination, completing the job with excellent results.

Spoken languages: 🇮🇹 🇬🇧

Riccardo Sorrenti

Technical Department

Riccardo was born in Messina in 1996. He graduated in Architecture and Territory in 2015 and completed his University degree in Architecture at the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria in 2022. During his studies, he acquired outstanding design and creative skills, developed his abilities in 2D and 3D representations.
He is highly attentive to teamwork in creative and brainstorming, and he is constantly looking to improve his skills.
During the years of university education, he decided to put together the passion for the sea and his studies and got a master in Naval Architecture in 2022.

Spoken languages: 🇮🇹 🇬🇧

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Riccardo Sorrenti

Technical Department

Riccardo was born in Messina in 1996. He graduated in Architecture and Territory in 2015 and completed his University degree in Architecture at the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria in 2022. During his studies, he acquired outstanding design and creative skills, developed his abilities in 2D and 3D representations.
He is highly attentive to teamwork in creative and brainstorming, and he is constantly looking to improve his skills.
During the years of university education, he decided to put together the passion for the sea and his studies and got a master in Naval Architecture in 2022.

Spoken languages: 🇮🇹 🇬🇧

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Angelica Sparacino

Technical Department

Angelica was born in Messina in 2000. She graduated in Navigation Sciences and Technologies in 2022 and is attending the last year of the Master’s Degree Course in Maritime and Air Transport Sciences and Logistics at the University of Messina. During the years of university education she acquired skills in: materials and durability of structures in the marine environment, industrial technical design, shipbuilding, propulsion systems, navigation law and maritime transport logistics.
Since September 2022 she has been Team Leader of the specialized subgroup “Communication and Marketing” of Messina Energy Boat.

Spoken languages: 🇮🇹 🇬🇧

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Angelica Sparacino

Technical Department

Angelica was born in Messina in 2000. She graduated in Navigation Sciences and Technologies in 2022 and is attending the last year of the Master’s Degree Course in Maritime and Air Transport Sciences and Logistics at the University of Messina. During the years of university education she acquired skills in: materials and durability of structures in the marine environment, industrial technical design, shipbuilding, propulsion systems, navigation law and maritime transport logistics.
Since September 2022 she has been Team Leader of the specialized subgroup “Communication and Marketing” of Messina Energy Boat.

Spoken languages: 🇮🇹 🇬🇧

Roberta Maiorana

Administration Department

Born in Messina, Roberta manages the administration department and attends the request from the technical department. She offers high skills in hospitality, developed in the career, that allow her to grant a smooth relationship with clients and suppliers.

Spoken languages: 🇮🇹 🇬🇧

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Roberta Maiorana

Administration Department

Born in Messina, Roberta manages the administration department and attends the request from the technical department. She offers high skills in hospitality, developed in the career, that allow her to grant a smooth relationship with clients and suppliers.

Spoken languages: 🇮🇹 🇬🇧

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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: 🇮🇹 🇬🇧 🇫🇷

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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: 🇮🇹 🇬🇧 🇫🇷