The days pass happily with me wherever my ship sails.

Joshua Slocum

About Rainha...

A Ship In Harbor Is Safe But That's Not What Ships Are For
-John Shedd-

The Bénéteau 50, from the talented drawing board of Farr Yacht Design, is an exceptional yacht built for bluewater cruising.

Unique in its class, it combines refinement and elegance with its fitting yet standard types of equipment.

The four accommodation versions give plenty of space for three couples (six passengers) and crew for overnights trips.


Rainha do Mar offers four heads (bathrooms) full galley and BBQ on deck, sunbeds, a spacious cockpit with eight people dining table, or the option to move down to the salon for a cozy wrap-up of the day.

She has snorkeling gear available and a few more aquatic "toys".


The Ocean Is Everything I Want To Be: Beautiful, Mysterious, Wild And Free.

"Life is like sailing, you can use any wind to go in any direction"

Robert Breault


My name is Francesco Desideri, A.K.A Captain Chico. Italian-made, Mediterranean-raised, water lover and Pisces.

In 2016 I had my life wake-up call when I reached the proverbial midlife crisis. It was November, I jumped on my motorbike and drove south from NYC, down the coast until the weather was warm again, and I have never looked back. 

I became a sailor in my early 20s, spent a few summers as a skipper onboard beautiful sailing yachts around the Mediterranean, and later became a boat owner myself. Inspired by a long-life dream and passion I made the decision to Live Like Sailing and this became my mantra.

I had my sailboat destroyed by Hurricane Irma, but divine providence presented me with an offer I could not refuse and I became the Captain of “ Rainha do mar”.

Ever since we have been sharing days after days of relaxing, exciting, inspiring, adventurous, adrenalin-fueled, romantic, fun adventures on the waters of Miami with our guests and crew.

I look forward to sail with you and make your journey a memorable experience.


Fair Winds Following Sea

Located in the heart of Biscayne National Park our options are endless. 

We can set sail for a 4-hour private sailing trip around Biscayne Bay, along the protected calm water, and take advantage of the dominant east winds to leave behind the city skyline towards the south.

We can explore key Biscayne, the “villas” and their canals stopping for a splash by the sandbar at “Nixon Beach” or entering “Stiltsville” channel sailing by the historical part of Miami prohibition Era