"My first boat painting was “Siluca” and, after that, I did more than 30 offshore boats at Marcus Teixeira's boat yard Premium in Bracuí, where I worked for 3 years and met people like Nelson Piquet, A.C.Lobato, Ricardo Lowndes, "Mussum", among other clients/friends. After Premium I went to work in Italy on the construction of “Pilar Rossi”, Nelson Piquet's boat. I stayed a year and a half in Viareggio, the cradle of the Italian nautical industry. When I finished painting the “tender” of the “Pilar”, I got on the radar of several shipyards in the region, completing work on large boats, such as the “Toi et Moi” by Sofia Loren, the “Kalamoun” of Adnan Kashogui, @perininavi's 150-foot “Andromeda” sailboat, among other megayachts, and 2 offshore racing catamarans from CUV shipyard, the best at the time. On my way back from Italy I went to work at Mares, and was responsible for the exterior design, painting and finishing of the boats. In January 1993 I went to the factory of Mares, Florida, in Titusville, Cape Canaveral, to make the two 38-foot offshore catamarans that would be launched at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show that year. It took 10 months to prepare the boats from scratch, a period of hard work but a lot of satisfaction for working on the American “standard”. I stayed at Mares for 8 years, made more than 150 boats of 30, 45 and 50 feet and catamarans of 38, 40, 50 and 58 feet from the shipyard. It was years of hard work, where I made great friendships and had the privilege of meeting incredible and unforgettable people like, Dr. Roberto Marinho, Pery Igel, Vivi Nabuco, Clóvis Macedo, Marcel Telles, Beto Sicupira, Carlos Alberto Ribeiro (owner of the shipyard and Cimento Tupi), and my dear friend Luis Leopoldo Noronha "Bijú", among many others from an extensive and very select list."