About this Yacht
OMBRE BLU³ offers luxurious holidays for discerning guests and passionate sailors. A truly classical boating interior was the inspiration for this custom made Sunreef 70 sailing catamaran.
Love for detail is a hallmark of the yacht’s design. Decorative elements made of brass such as old lamps, bar stools, door handles and railings coming from original passenger ships of the 17th, 18th and 19th century underline its distinctive character.
Moody weather cannot dampen the on-deck experience as both flybridge and main deck provide protection from sun, wind and rain showers from all sides.
The latter without stealing the view. Those who still feel the need to escape inside may enjoy expansive sea views from the bright and spacious saloon. Various sunbeds on the flybridge, main and front deck invite full relaxation.
The yacht can accommodate up to 8 guests as follows: 6 adults and 2 children 15 years old maximum in 3 double and 1 twin bed cabin.
The configuration of three couples works perfectly, as each cabin has its very own special touch.
The master cabin is located on the starboard side aft and features a double bed, desk/beauty table, armchair, a huge cupboard space and bathroom with double sink , separate shower and toilet.
The guest cabin on the starboard side is appropriate for couples and stands out, having the largest bathroom with huge open rain shower on teak flooring.
Another bonus for families (or couples) are the two adjoining cabins on the port forward side, where the bathroom is accessible via the main double cabin.
The connected twin bed cabin solution entails a sofa and beauty table (which operates as a suite when the area is used for one couple) and a single fold-up bed (which forms a bunk-bed), which is perfect to accommodate children or young adults in a family share situation.
OMBRE BLU³ carries a professional crew of 3, who are dedicated to creating the vacation experience of your dreams.
OMBRE BLU³ is a Registered PADI Dive Centre.
Explore the underwater world for the first time, take your entry level certification, upgrade your dive ticket, take a specialty course or just dive with us for fun!
Pictures copyright: Guido CANTINI
Call us or email us for more information about OMBRE BLU3. You can reach our office at 1.941.914.1187 or Email Us. We’ll find a charter that fits your style, budget, and interests.
Crew Info: OMBRE BLU ³ CREW PROFILE - FULLY VACCINATED CREW -
Melissa and Francesco are a husband and wife team of experienced sailors and international commercial ship Captains and are the managers of the yacht.
After 10 years of running their previous catamaran in Italy, (OMBRE BLU - a 50 footer), in 2017, they decided to accept an offer to manage a new and larger catamaran, a SUNREEF 70, which her owners appropriately named OMBRE BLU ³.
CAPTAIN / CHEF: Francesco CANDIANI
MCA Master of Yachts 200gt/OOW 500gt
RYA Yachtmaster Ocean
Yachtmaster Ocean (Sail)
Australian Master 5 (Power) Italian License (Sail/Power)
PADI Master Scuba Trainer
Degree Law, University of Milan
Masters IT Law, University of Bologna Maritime
Languages: English and Italian
Francesco is a native of Venice and has spent every summer of his life at his family vacation home in the Aeolian Islands.
After studying law in Milan and at the University of California, Berkeley, he practiced in Italy for several years, before his love of the sea drove him to change careers. He moved to the Pacific, where he crewed on a variety of yachts.
Certified as a PADI MASTER SCUBA DIVER TRAINER, he is keen to guide clients on undersea tours and issue diving certificates on board.
Francesco has sailed thousands of miles during the course of his yachting career and earned his international commercial Skipper’s ticket in Cape Town, South Africa in 2006. He has since worked as a captain in the Mediterranean and in the Caribbean.
He is your Captain and Head Chef on board and will ensure you enjoy the finest of Regional Plates, matched with his selection of Local Wines. Francesco is from a family passionate about cooking, in fact, all of his three siblings own Italian Restaurants in the Veneto region.
He is the ultimate creator of new and beautiful dishes and will ensure that your dining experience is number one!
He also enjoys explaining the various types of Food from the different regions and treating you to tastings, such as Olive Oils and Cheeses.
Francesco is also a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (which means Instructor of Instructors).
He is highly experienced and takes pleasure in offering Dive Courses of all levels on board, which means that Guests can leave with their new Certification.
OMBRE BLU ³ is a Registered PADI Dive Centre and is equipped with Tanks, BCDs, Regulators and all the gear one needs for diving, including a Compressor.
CO-CAPTAIN/STEWARDESS/CHEF/MASSAGE THERAPIST: Melissa CANDIANI
MCA Master of Yachts 200gt/OOW 500gt
Australian Master 5 (Power)
RYA Ocean and Master 200
Dip. Business Management
Dip. Human Resource Management
Dip. Remedial / Sport Massage
Languages: English and Italian
Melissa was born in Tasmania, a location famous for sailing. She eventually moved to Sydney, where she studied business and human resources management. During her corporate career she managed the start-up of a professional football team.
After four years of handling player contracts, sponsorships, publicity and special events, she decided on a change of pace and accepted an offer to crew on an ex-Sydney-to-Hobart racing yacht. The experience led to a permanent career decision.
A fully qualified massage therapist, Melissa combined her massage expertise with her love of the sea and secured contracts on board ‘Superyachts’, working as a private therapist for clients such as Rupert Murdoch & Cherie Blair.
She earned her first international skipper’s ticket in Cape Town, South Africa in 2006.
After meeting and marrying Francesco, Melissa moved to Italy, where she has become fluent in the language and has developed a deeper understanding of its culture and people.
Melissa will co-ordinate all of your activities during the trip and ensure everything is perfect.
She is offering a massage service on board on a professional table.
She also shares some of the cooking with Francesco.
She loves to prepare breakfasts, bake fresh Bread, Muffins, Cakes and create beautiful table settings for every occasion.
DECKHAND: Marlowe UNSO
- Powerboat Certificate Level 2
- STCW ’95 Certificate
- Diver Level 2 - PADI
- Steward/Mess man – Certificate of Competency
Languages: English, Basic Arabic and Tagalog
Marlowe is from the Philippines and has over 20 years of experience in the Yachting Industry, working on both Charter and Private Superyachts around the world.
His experience extends from charter to private yachts, working his way up through different positions before in 2018 he joined S/Y OMBRE BLU ³ as Deckhand/Steward.
He is a Licensed Tender Driver and forms an integral part of the team, being responsible for keeping the yacht looking perfect, both inside and out!
Marlow is enthusiastic about his job and a man of integrity.
Marlowe is fluent in Filipino and English.
STEWARDESS: Arfel CUMAN
Arfel was born and raised in the Philippines. Since completing her higher education, she has worked at 5 Star Hotels where, she was responsible for Housekeeping. She has also worked as a Stewardess on a luxury Catamaran in Greece.
Arfel, in her role as Stewardess, adds an additional energy to the OMBRE BLU ³ family… and she really is family, as she is Marlowe’s Sister-in-law!!
Arfel has a wonderful, bright and happy nature and will assist to ensure your vacation is perfect.
She is also a fully-qualified Massage Therapist, which means that we now have two therapists on board. Arfel, looks forward to meeting you soon!!