Growing up in Malta, Alex was surrounded by the Mediterranean maritime industry. He built his first model boat at the age of 11 and hasn’t stopped playing with boats since. In no time, Alex learned to sail and had his offshore captain’s license by age 17. At the same time, he was developing skills as a seaman, Alex was also working with engines and machinery of all types, including building and racing rally cars.
With a background in physics, applied and pure mathematics, he studied naval architecture, which culminated in being employed at Sergio Lupoli yacht design in Naples for 5 years, this included design and building schedules of small custom IRC racing sailboats. This led to work on a wide variety of boats and eventually back to sea, as mate on an ocean-going tug, then captain on a research dive vessel, captain of a Swan for the Japanese delegation at a G7 summit, several transatlantic passages, as well as racing yachts in the Middle Sea Race and elsewhere in the Mediterranean.
More recently he was captain/engineer for a 100-foot motor yacht for 13 years, with an approximate 5000Nm yearly cruising schedule. Alex was responsible for the guests, crew, extensive refit and maintenance programs, as well as all the numerous little bits that go with keeping such a vessel afloat and running.
In addition to his native languages of Maltese, English, and Italian, Alex is conversant in Spanish, French, and Arabic. He and his wife sailed from Malta to the US in their 33-foot gaff cutter. They now reside in Portsmouth, and in their free time explore the US countryside on their BMW motorcycles. He is a life member of the Royal Malta Yacht Club and is currently president of the Rhode Island Soaring Club, where he is a prominent participant in national model sailplane contests.
Alex is now on the team at Brewer Yacht Sales, and excited to utilize his decades of experience on behalf of clients wishing to experience the fun and pleasure of yacht ownership.