Ken Lannamann grew up near the water in New England and began sailing at a young age. Now, as an experienced charter yacht captain, Ken holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton Master’s license plus a Royal Yachting Association Yachtmaster Ocean license, and is a PADI Divemaster. He has sailed extensively through the Caribbean, Mediterranean, New England, and North and South Pacific Oceans, including numerous trans-Atlantic and Pacific passages.
Ken also has substantial history in the Ocean Engineering and Oceanographic Research communities, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and graduate studies in Ocean Engineering.
Originally from Rome, Piergiorgio Rozza is the consummate First Mate and Chef. In addition to having worked as a chef in several European restaurants and aboard yachts, Giorgio holds an RYA/MCA Yachtmaster license and has been captain of yachts in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Latin America. Before becoming captivated by the sailing life, he worked for many years in the fashion and advertising photography world with top international designers in Milan, Paris, and London.Combining all these talents with his passion for food, developed from an early age through traditional Italian culinary sources and recipes among friends and relatives in Rome, Giorgio brings to AURELIUS an epicurean nirvana, creativity, regatta level sailing skills, and a fascinating past. Buon Appetito!
Rounding out the talented international crew of AURELIUS is Satu Rantula, from Finland. Satu has excelled in the hospitality industry both ashore and afloat, especially in the areas of food and beverage, housekeeping, and bartending. She has specialty training in silver service as well as food safety and hygiene. Satu is also qualified as a PADI Rescue Diver, tender driver (Power Boat Level 2) and has worked on sailing and motor yachts in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, US East Coast, and Southeast Asia including Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and China.
With her cheerful and friendly personality, Satu ensures that all aboard AURELIUS are attended to with the highest standards of service, and maintains the same impeccable quality in performing the quotidian interior tasks aboard AURELIUS.