Yacht Lift Malta plc Board of Directors
Capt. Daniel Gatt
Captain Gatt's extensive career in the yachting sector started when he was 17 years old, managing yachts. He quickly worked his way up the ranks and took full command of his first vessel two years later, aged 19.
As he continued to captain bigger and larger yachts, Capt. Gatt also worked on adding onto his qualifications. Over the years, Capt. Gatt has taken charge of high-profile charters throughout the Mediterranean. He has also organised and managed complete refits of several super yachts in local and overseas yards.
With this experience in hand, Capt. Gatt returned to Malta after 12 years out at sea and partnered up launch a yacht brokerage, charter and management company called Super Yachting Malta.
After two years of operations, he decided to diversify from Super Yachting Malta to set up, and run, Allure Yachting in partnership with Giuseppe Farrugia. Allure Yachting provides high profile yacht brokerage and charters as well as management and refit services.
At 16 years of age, Mr Farrugia started working at a barber's shop in London. He quickly got the hang of the business, after which he then returned to Malta where he set up and opened his own barber shop. This barber shop was one of the first that opened in Malta, setting the trend - and a successful example - for the hundreds of barber shops that eventually sprouted all over the island.
Mr Farrugia also branched out into the property business and, as part of his extensive portfolio, owns several successful establishments, including shops, bars and restaurants.
In 2015, he founded Wise Guys Boxing and Fitness Centre in Bugibba. In the span of six years, the business grew and expanded from two employees to 15 together with a membership that runs into the thousands.
Mr Farrugia has always had an interest in the boating and marine industry and, in 2017, set up Allure Yachting with Capt. Gatt. Together with Capt. Gatt, Mr Farrugia identified the need for alternative yacht lifting services in Malta and came up with the concept of the innovative idea of offering a floating lift platform through Yacht Lift Malta plc.
Michela Lattughi has been involved in the financial industry for several years. Before moving to a corporate service provider, she was a senior auditor for four years at a Big Four firm, Deloitte Malta. Ms. Lattughi also held a role as financial controller and director at Poker Loco Malta. She now expanded her services to other industries, including yachting.
Ms. Lattughi is a non-executive director at Yacht Lift Malta plc and is part of the audit committee.
Dr. Valentina Lattughi is a litigation lawyer specializing in civil, commercial, family, and criminal law. She graduated from the University of Malta in 2011 and, for the past ten years, has run her law practice VLegal. Dr. Lattughi also offered her legal expertise and assisted in drafting local legislation for different Maltese legislatures, including for is the Environment and Resources Authority.
Dr. Lattughi is a non-executive director at Yacht Lift Malta plc and is part of the audit committee.