Born in Miami, Matteo’s love of boating developed at an early age aboard a 1984, 47′ Bertram Yacht. Accompanying his relative on fishing trips in the Miami area and weekend trips into the Bahamas. He carried this passion for boats into the United States Marine Corps when he enlisted at the age of 17.
He starting his formal maritime training, working in an Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon. During his time with the US Marine Corps, he worked aboard multiple US Navy vessels in various Pacific Ocean sectors, training international allies of the United States in naval radio communications. After seven years, he finished with Sergeant’s rank with an honorable discharge and various service awards.
In 2018, Matteo went to work for Lyft’s Corporate office in Miami, launching a new micro-mobility service in Miami. During his time there, he was awarded multiple recognition awards for his achievements.
In 2020, Matteo, after two years of working in the tech industry as an Operations Lead. Matteo pursued his childhood passion and commenced working as a Yacht Broker and supporting the Operations of 1 Ocean Yachts under Jose Arana’s mentorship.