Originally built in 1953, DP Monitor was the first tugboat in Italy to be transformed into a luxury yacht in 1991. Moreover, she has been totally refitted in 2011-2012 by the new owner and meticulously maintained. Last 2020 refit includes new moquette in the interior areas and new teak in the exterior spaces.
The charm of DP Monitor has no equal: she captures timeless Benetti styling, while offering all the amenities and comfort of a modern yacht. DP Monitor feels incredibly spacious as it is wider than most other 30 mt. yachts are and boasts chic furnishings and decor throughout.
With her three decks, she can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests: the upper deck boasts a huge full beam solarium and house the Captain's cabin and the cockpit. A little additional deck over the Captain's stateroom offers a more private escape for those who wish to relax and sunbath in complete privacy.
On the main deck, a large and stylish salon completely designed in a Victorian style but with a modern twist. It features a sophisticated velvety sofa, two comfortable armchairs and a rich wood tea-table with four seats. The dining area is alfresco, on the aft deck, that also include a large sun padded settee.
The foredeck houses a fully equipped kitchen, an utility/laundry room and a separate crew quarter.
On the lower deck there are five tastefully appointed cabins, all with ensuite bathroom and shower: two double suites, two twins and a pullman berth cabin; like most of the Benetti classics, they are all lined with warm wood walls, complemented by a soft and clear moquette.
DP Monitor features all the elegance and charm of a period yacht and, due to her original function as a tug, she is resistant, tough and stable; her consistent fuel and water capacity makes her ideal for long navigation.
Her timeless glamorous appeal, her reliability and her over 100 square meters of exterior deck space, make her ideal to cruise the beautiful Mediterranean coastlines in complete comfort and style.
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Captain- Maurizio Maddaloni, Italian, 55 y.o.
Captain Maurizio boasts a considerable experience of over 23 years in the nautical industry.
Fond of sea since ever, he grew up in Palermo (Sicily) where he started his career very young working on sailing boats as deckhand and skipper for 8 years. Very active and professional Maurizio has progressed quickly his career, employing as First Officer aboard a 44 mt. motor yacht, cruising the Caribbeans.
Later he achieved the Yacht Master Offshore Power & Yacht Master Oceans Certification and in 2011, he started working as Captain on a Sunseeker Predator 84, sailing between Amalfi Coast, Sardinia, Corsica and Balearics.
Since then he has suCcessfully continued his career as Captain aboard luxury private and commercial yachts.
As Captain of Dp Monitor, Maurizio will bring his extensive experience and qualifications to guarantee a fun-filled vacation, offering his guests a vast array of possible itineraries as well as a pleasurable cruise.
Italian mother tongue, he fluently speaks English.
Engineer- Senaka G.Liyanage, Sri Lankan, 55 y.o.
Senaka is a reliable and skilled crew member and comes with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the nautical field.
He started his career in 1997 as Electrician on commercial ships and shipyard.
After having learnt all the mechanical secrets and achieving very deep knowledge in the field, in 2016 he started working for Yachting Industry aboard several prestigious yachts such as M/Y Skylight 40 mt.
Since then he has worked extensively on maintenance works.
Service-oriented and professional, Senaka takes pleasure in what he does and always keeps updated with the last subjects in his field.
He is very motivated and ready to work abaord Dp Monitor, providing smooth charters to his guests.
Sri Lankan mother tongue, he speaks a good level of English and Italian.
Chef- Daniela Marineac, Italian, 53 y.o.
Daniela is a very passionate, professional Chef.
Daniela’s endless creativity enables her to succeed in creating a vast range of appealing menus, particularly in crafting bespoke menus for his guests.
She started her career working in the main restaurants of Ancona where she learnt the tricks of the trade.
Thanks to her well-established experience, in 2015 she decided to move into Yachting Industry employing as Chef aboard charter yachts, being involved in a wide range of culinary roles.
Her deep experience has helped her broaden her culinary and personal education by having being exposed to different markets, cultures and flavors.
Italian mother tongue, she speaks an advanced level of romanian and a basic level of English, Spanish and Russian.
Stewardess- Marialoreta Popolla, Italian, 27 y.o.
Marialoreta is a committed, energetic, proactive and enthusiastic crew member. After obtaining the qualification of Tourism Expert, she decided to gain experience, employing in bars and restuarants as waitress and sous chef, developing a deep interest in hospitality and catering field.
She decided to join Yachting Industry to aplly her skills and to explore new places meeting interesting people from across the world.
Used to work in team and detail-oriented, Marialoreta, will provide the highest level of service to ensure the guests have the best experience possible.
Italian mother tongue, she speaks a basic level of English, French and Spanish.
Deckhand/Sous-chef - Angelo Espana, Italian, 31 y.o.
Angelo started his maritime career 9 years ago. He is onboard DP Monitor as a deckhand and sous-chef since 2011, his deep knowledge of the yacht and desire to please make him a fantastic charter deckhand who looks after his guests to the best of his abilities. Angelo manages all the daily maintenance of the outside of the yacht and is responsible for driving the tender and transporting the guests to and from shore. Angelo enjoys a high standard of customer service and personal interaction and his tasks include also the preparation of appetizers and cocktails. Angelo is a native Italian speaker and speaks good English.