CARPE DIEM 7 Featured Yacht Captain & Crew Profiles
Captain’s Name: Number in Crew:4 Crew Profiles:
Captain’s Nationality:Croatian Languages Spoken: English and Croatian
FRANO GUGIC - to understand Franos passion for boats and sailing you need to know about the history of a tiny village on the Korculas northern coast. Racisce used to be the centre of shipbuilding in Dalmatia a place where the most renowned ships and top naval architects emerged. After graduation Frano studied marine engineering, a profession that took him around the world sailing many large vessels. On his return home he applied his marine expertise for the benefit of guests; he purchased Carpe Diem 7 in 2016
LORENA GUGIC - Franos companion for 27 years, Lorena started her career in yachting as a hostess on a 54f Sunseeker. Beforehand she worked in a hotel on Korcula followed by running her own travel agency. A graduate in Economics, she speaks English and Italian and hopes to learn Turkish one day. Her discreet approach and mellow personality are ideal for guests seeking no fuss and privacy.
MATEO DODIG (CHEF) Although Mateo is not a Gugic, he says he feels like a third son. He joined Carpe Diem in 2020 after having worked for a number of restaurants in Dalmatia. A very talented chef who will introduce you to the delights of Dalmatian Cuisine. Using the local produce you will have an opportunity to taste some of the best of Adriatic fish, locally cured meats and divine local sweets.