Originally from Italy, but now a United States citizen, Danilo always had a passion for the sea as he spent much time cruising around the Mediterranean with his father in his youth before enrolling in the Italian Naval Academy where he earned first in his class.
In the Italian Navy, Danilo played piano in the orchestra, was trained for special operations, was a combat helicopter pilot and in 1978 volunteered for extraction missions rescuing 126 American POW’s from Vietnam.
After his service in the Italian Navy, Danilo followed in his father’s footsteps and became a professional race car driver, engine developer, and designer of LeMans style prototype cars. He is a certified engine rebuilder for Ferrari and Lamborghini and enjoys developing some of the most winning race cars.
Advancements in technology, specifically electronics, led Danilo into developing alternative fuel systems for combustion engines. These systems have been used by government and private industry where alternative fuels such as Methane, Propane, Ethane, Hydrogen, and Dimethyl Ether are used.
Danilo especially enjoys being a Captain; working with his wife – Simona and business partner Captain Joe, while sharing his cuisine and piano music with charter guests. See profile