Captain: Jiorgos Kourtelis
Meet Captain Jiorgos, born in 1971, whose passion for sailing ignited at the tender age of 9, racing lasers, optimists, and 4.70s. By the age of 19, he had already embraced the role of a skipper, embarking on an extensive sailing journey that, throughout the years, encompassed the Mediterranean Sea, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, the west coast of Africa, and the Pacific coast of Central America. Remarkably, he has crossed the Atlantic Ocean 12 times.
In 2001, Captain Jiorgos received the first-class Medal of Honor from the Minister of Merchant Marine for his crucial role in the rescue mission of the passengers of the ferry boat Samina. Today, he stands as an exceptionally experienced sailing and motor yacht captain, known for his adaptability, easy-going nature, and sociability. Jiorgos is more than a captain; he is a storyteller, ready to make your sailing vacation the trip of a lifetime with his adventure tales and helpful attitude.
Apart from sailing, Captain Jiorgos is passionate about water sports, he is creating art work from recycled tools and loves to improve and re-build his long-time summer house project. Fluent in Greek and English, he also has a basic command of German, adding an extra layer of communication for a diverse range of guests. With Captain Jiorgos at the helm, your sailing experience is bound to be an unforgettable adventure.
Chef: Alekos Kontipanos
Meet Alekos , a culinary maestro born in 1975 in Athens, Greece, with two decades of expertise in the yachting industry. Alekos has dedicated 20 years to crafting delightful culinary experiences on both private and charter yachts, spanning the realms of sailing and motor yachts. As a trained chef, Alekos takes pride in creating extraordinary dishes daily, leaving clients awe-struck with his intriguing flavors, harmonious combinations, and impeccable presentations. His talents extend beyond the kitchen, showcasing his capability and adaptability in maintaining the yacht and assisting the captain. Known for his quiet demeanor, strong work ethic, and exceptional responsibility, Alekos is a multifaceted professional. While his culinary focus revolves around Mediterranean cuisine, he also possesses extensive knowledge of Asian, Italian, and French culinary traditions. Alekos is fluent in Greek, Albanian, and English, making him not only a culinary virtuoso but also an effective communicator in a multicultural yachting environment. With Alekos on board, you can anticipate a gastronomic journey that elevates your yachting experience to new heights.
Hostess: Emelyn Adupe
Emelyn Adupe, born in the Philippines in 1982 and residing in Greece for the past few years with her family, is an accomplished and adept stewardess committed to delivering an outstanding charter experience to her guests.
Her meticulous attention to detail, amiable personality, and robust organizational skills mark her as an indispensable member of any yacht crew. Emelyn's unwavering commitment to excellence and her genuine passion for hospitality contribute to a delightful and well-catered atmosphere on board. Working with Emelyn ensures that guests consistently feel pampered and cared for throughout their yachting journey.
Fluent in Filipino and English, Emelyn brings a multicultural touch to her role, enhancing the overall guest experience. With Emelyn on board, you can expect a charter marked by warmth, attentiveness, and a touch of Filipino hospitality.
Meet Joel, a seasoned professional with 16 years of experience in the yachting industry. At 36 years old, he has been dedicated to serving both private and charter yachts, specializing in motor yachts and luxury vessels since 2006. Possessing an AB rank, Joel is known for his strong work ethic, kindness, discretion, and attentiveness to the needs of his guests.
Fluent in Filipino and English, with a basic understanding of Greek, Joel brings a multicultural touch to his role, ensuring effective communication and a seamless experience for everyone on board. With Joel as your deckhand, you can trust that your yacht journey will be not only safe but also enriched by his professionalism and dedication to guest satisfaction.