Ombre Blu3 Description
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
Cruising Area of Ombre Blu3
WIFI : HOTSPOT WITH UNLIMITED DATA
Media movie server SKY CINEMA, NETFLIX AND MAC
No IPOD BUT APPLE AIRPLAY CONNECT TO THE MULTI-ZONE STEREO SYSTEM + 2 MARSHALL PORTABLE SPEAKERS BLUETOOTH.
EACH CABIN HAS A DOCK STATION & AMPLIFIER BLUETOOTH
Salon TV 54 inches
Salon Stereo DENON MULTI-ZONE STEREO SYSTEM
Sat TV & SKY TV
The yacht is accommodating up to 8 guests maximum as follows only :
6 adults and 2 children up to 15 years in 3 double and 1 twin bed cabin.
Starboard side aft: the MASTER CABIN with a double bed (165x200cm), desk/beauty table, armchair, a huge cupboard space and bathroom with double sink, separate shower and toilet.
On the forward starboard side: the GUEST CABIN is equipped with a bed 165 x 200 cm and an huge open rain shower on teak flooring.
Portside: 2 adjoining cabins where the bathroom is accessible via the main DOUBLE CABIN (bed size 165x185cm).
The connected TWIN BED CABIN solution entails a sofa and beauty table (as a suite when used by a couple) and a single fold-up bed which forms a bunk bed (each single bed size 77x197cm) , ideal for children up to 15 years old maximum also 50kg maximum for the upper bed bunk.
The cabin roofs are over 2 metres in height
The 3 double cabins are equipped with Dyson hairdryer, Dyson fan and private A/C control.
The master cabin is also equipped with a safe.
Castoldi 125 Turbo diesel Jet tender of 5 meters long (7pax)
2 inflatable Windsurfers
2 Underwater jets (Bladefish Scooter)
4 x Inflatable kayaks (for 2 persons)
1 x Inflatable kayaks (for 1 persons)
2 x Inflatable stand-up paddle boards
2 floating Platforms
1 Water Skis Adult
1 Water Skis Kids
1 Wakeboard Adult
1 Wake Board Junior
1 Inflatable Tube for 3 persons
2 x Basic sets of fishing gear sets with lures
8 SETS OF SNORKELING GEAR + FINS (ADULTS & KIDS)
Snorekling Adult/Child fins
Snorekling wetsuits Woman/Man & Junior
Short Sleeve Women
Sport jacket Adult/Kids
Vest no sleeve
Snorkels Cressi : 8 Kids - 12 Adults
Mask Cressi: 4 Kids - 6 Adults - 2 Adults with Go Pro Fitting
2 x Wide swimming platforms providing easy access to the water
1 x Underwater camera
1 x GO PRO for underwater videos
6 Weights set
License and full course
Discover Scube Diving Dive
Junior Open Water Diver & Open Water Diver
Advanced Open Water Diver
Specialty courses :
Peak performance buoyancy
Bubblemaker Diver (at least 8 years old) : 300 Euros
Discover Scube Diving Dive: 350 Euros
Junior Open Water Diver (at least 10 years old): 1 000 Euros
Open Water Diver: 1 000 Euros
Advanced Open Water Diver: 1 000 Euros
Specialty courses : on request
All courses, guided dives and gear rental are subject to Italian VAT
Hairdryers 3 X DYSON
Safe in the Master cabin
Own private control and a Dyson Fan in each cabin
Solar Panels and Wind Generator
Ombre Blu3 Crew Profile
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!!
Ombre Blu3 CalendarAvailableBookedBooked Half-dayHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Ombre Blu3 Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Sep 22, 2022||Sep 29, 2022||Booked: Naples, Italy* to Naples, Italy*|
|Oct 09, 2022||Oct 09, 2022||Booked: Naples, Italy* to Naples, Italy*|
|Oct 18, 2022||Oct 25, 2022||Booked: Milazzo, Sicily to Milazzo, Sicily|
|May 20, 2023||May 27, 2023||Booked: Milazzo, Sicily to Milazzo, Sicily|
|Jun 21, 2023||Jun 29, 2023||Booked: Naples, Italy* to Naples, Italy*|
|Jul 16, 2023||Jul 23, 2023||Hold: TBA to TBA|
|Aug 19, 2023||Aug 26, 2023||Booked: Olbia, Sardinia* to Olbia, Sardinia*|
|Sep 01, 2023||Sep 11, 2023||Booked: Naples, Italy* to Naples, Italy*|
|Sep 14, 2023||Sep 21, 2023||Booked: Messina, Sicily to Messina, Sicily|
|Sep 30, 2023||Oct 15, 2023||Booked: Patra, Greece to Ios Island|
Ombre Blu3 Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Yacht terms: Plus Expenses
The price includes a professional crew operating your chartered yacht, but all running expenses such as fuel, tax, provisions and any other costs are extra. Calculate between 15-25% for a sailing yacht and 25-35% for a motor yacht on top of the given rate with an APA cash payment made to the ships agent or captain, who will keep an open tap and produce full accounts of all expenditures. Inquire for more information.
Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Ombre Blu3.
Ombre Blu3 Guest Reviews
September 2020 - Aeolian Islands, Sicily - Italian Guests
Dear Melissa, Francesco & Marlowe
We are a numerous group, but with you, all of our needs were satisfied. The tour was perfect and every island and every night at anchor couldn´t have offered better sensations. Guaranteed fun! And top food! Thank you for having given us such a splendid vacation. Ps. More compliments, we forgot to say that the boat is so well looked after and maintained! GR
August 2020 – Aeolian Islands, Sicily – Swedish Guests (second trip on OMBRE BLU ³)
Dear Melissa & Francesco, Thank you for yet another absolutely unforgettable week in the mesmerizingly beautiful archipelago of the Eolian Islands. However, I must fault you. For one thing my waste line. Francesco’s cooking (and Mel’s Muffins! Darn those Muffins!) which we thought could not possibly get better. Was just simply divine. We would rather eat your cooking than in a 5-Star Restaurant ashore. But these trips are truly made special by you two. We are grateful to have been introduced to you and this lovely way of exploring beautiful places. You are very special, incredible even. The service, hospitality and atmosphere are honestly fantastic. Can’t wait for new adventures with you next year. xoxo D++++ Ps. Covid felt like a distant place with you all. On this amazing boat. We felt so safe and you were all so conscientious. Meanwhile, the pandemic rages in other places OMBRE BLU ³ was truly the sanctuary we all savely needed. D.C
July 2020 - Amalfi Coast - UK Guests
´Dear Melissa, Francesco and Marlowe,
We had an unforgettable journey on your beautiful boat. You have thought about every detail, from the elegant fabrics and timeless decor to lounging and seating for every occasion a sea and ashore. The food is delicious, perhaps too yummy, as we are all bursting out of our clothes. We loved exploring the coastline, swimming in the magical inviting waters, catching jellyfish, sailing, tasting new wines and local delicacies. You have given us a truly unique family holiday. Whether relaxing or active, we have loved our time aboard OMBRE BLU ³. From our hearts we thank you. Until our next excursion!´
July 2020 - Naples to Pontine Islands - Italian Guests
´We thank you for this splendid week during which, with your care and attention to every detail, you have made us feel at home. We have seen the most splendid places and eaten amazing food. Your beautiful ´home´ equipped and ready to provide fun always, together with your kindness and hospitality have made our vacation unforgettable ´home is where the heart is´ and we leave a piece of our heart behind.
With affection, see you soon!
Paolo, Tatiana, Andrea, Silvia, Nicola & Marta
June 2019 - Amalfi Coast & Gulf of Napes - Guest from the USA
Thank you, Francesco, Melissa & Marlowe, for a fantastic week aboard your beautiful boat! We have so appreciated your suggestions and getting to know this part of the world, but most of all how you´ve taken care of us while we´ve been here.
OMBRE BLU ³ makes a beautiful home base, and we´ve loved every minute aboard. Thank you also for the fantastic food! Truly we are going home ´fat and happy´! Much love Brit & Phil
*** We hereby award Francesco 3 Michelin Stars - The Kids
July 2019 - Sardinia/Corsica - Repeat Guests from the USA - first time on the new and larger OMBRE BLU ³
Melissa, Francesco & Marlowe
Two words... perfect Trifecta!!! Three different locations, three different sets of friends and family on each charter but the one consistent item is the amazing, friendly, knowledgeable experience you provide every time! Your in-depth knowledge of each location enables us to experience all of the beauty of Italy (with no planning on our part :)) The Ombre Blu culinary experience is on par (or better than) many Michelin Star restaurants! We look forward to seeing that Cookbook someday! Thank you for helping us create more memories that will last a lifetime! Until the next time... With love Rosanne & Chris
July 2019 - Sardinia/Corsica - Repeat Guests from the USA (first time on the new and larger OMBRE BLU ³)
Dear Melissa, Francesco and Marlowe
Thank you for an amazing trip... the boat is amazing, the food magnificent and all your attentions were the best xo
Thanks for a really fun Summer. We all love the new boat!! JP
Dear Melissa - Francesco - Marlowe
Thank you for the amazing week. I love the new boat :) Love you guys!
July 2019 - Sardinia/Corsica - Repeat Guests from Australia
To Dear Melissa & Francesco & Marlowe,
Allora!! Thank you so much for a perfect 10 days! Such a special time spent together and wonderful to share with our family. Food and Wine exceptional - again! Loved exploring beautiful Sardinia & Corsica - stunning!! Really appreciate all your hard work, We were totally spoilt & loved every minute of our trip xoxo Sue & Bruno
To Melissa & Francesco & Marlowe
Thank you for 10 days of blissful sailing around Sardinia & Corsica. Everything was amazing! Thank you for introducing us to Hugo Cocktails, Phi Beach Club and skillet apple/pear Pancakes. :) Tash & Cameron
September 2019 - Sardinia
- Two couples, repeat guests from the USA, have their first experience on the new and larger OMBRE BLU ³. They also invited another couple along, who were first-time charterers.
Dear Francesco, Melissa & Marlowe
Too good! 70ft Seriously!! Boat is Awesome. Food as always was beyond exceptional. Ya´ll are the most gracious hosts. Thanks for all your effort and expertise. Marlowe was amazing. Rooms always perfect. Too good. We shall return! Spencer & Amizzetta
Francesco, Melissa & Marlowe
We love the new boat! Great time, great food, great Crew. Than you for being so attentive and fun. See you for our 4th charter in 2021. Paul & Barb
Melissa, Francesco & Marlowe
Our hearts are full - thank you for making our first experience a perfect dream. You have set the bar high for any comparison... ever! Laughter every night. Until next time. Leslie & Bill
August 2019 - Sardinia/Corsica - UK Guests
Dear Francesco, Melissa & Marlowe
Thank you for having us on board OMBRE BLU ³. The kids and I had a trip of a lifetime and saw parts of Itlay through new lenses. I know you both put so much thought and care in everything you do - it really does show! We hope to see you next year.
With Best Wishes Wendi
August 2019 - Sardinia - Comments from kids from the UK
Dear Melissa, Francesco & Marlowe
Thank you for making our holiday so memorable and amazing! I´ll never forget all the cool things I´ve done this week, such as Pizza making and Scuba Diving for the first time, as well as the amazing places and the yummiest food ever! All of the extra care you put into every little thing has made this trip extra special. Hope to see you in the near future! Much love Shaan
Dear Melissa, Francesco & Marlowe
Thank you for such a fun holiday on the boat! I really enjoyed the delicious meals :) The chicken was seriously amazing. Thank you for a super fun Pizza night too :) I will always remember this trip and its extremely good peach juice. I thinks its impossible to forget Mario the gay and psychotic chicken!! Best wishes Ayla
August 2019 - Sardinia/Corsica - Repeat Guests from New Zealand
Thank you soooo much for everything you have done for us. Your eye for detail is awesome. Your happy face is wonderful to see every day. Again thanks heaps. Cheers Tory & Harry
Melissa & Francesco
What can I say?? Amazing again. Food booze and fun. Again only one hangover from one of us!! Ouch :) So cool to catch up with our awesome friends. See you hopefully in NZ in the not too distant future. Love you loads. Us 2 Crazies, Tory & Harry xoxoxoxo