DIMITRIS KOTROTSOS / CAPTAIN
Captain Dimitris graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos and has more than 17 years’ experience both in private and charter yachts. His nautical skills are combined with a very good engineer knowledge which with his great deal of experience on board makes him an ideal Captain. Dimitris loves the sea and enjoys all types of water sports and scuba diving. He has travelled all around Greece – the Aegean and Ionian Sea are his valuable assets. He is calm, focused and dedicated and his extensive experience originates from many years of cruising the Mediterranean with expertise in maneuvering, decision-making, and problem-solving. Captain Dimitris has numerous certificates and has a passion for hospitality. In his free time, he enjoys reading, diving, and sports. He speaks English and Greek.
SPYRIDON BAKIRIS / CHIEF OFFICER
Spyros, a seasoned maritime professional, entered the luxury yachting industry in 2022 following a distinguished career on tanker and bulk carrier vessels. Progressing from apprentice to 2nd officer, he ultimately ascended to the role of Chief Officer. A graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy of Crete with all requisite certifications, Spyros balances his leadership responsibilities with a passion for reading, road trips, interval training, and pushing his limits through alpinism pursuits.
Previous Yacht(s): M/Y Elena V
KOSTAS MARTIS / CHEF
Kostas is our friendly and talented chef with over 22 years of experience, including 7 years in the yachting industry. He takes great pride in creating tailored menus for individual tastes while emphasizing the visual art of his dishes. With his extensive experience, Kostas is sure to exceed your expectations and deliver an unforgettable culinary experience onboard. He speaks fluent English and Greek and is always eager to communicate with customers to ensure that their dining experience is memorable. When he's not cooking, Kostas enjoys reading and exercising.
GREGORY CHANDRINOS / CHIEF ENGINEER
Gregory first stepped foot on a merchant yacht in 1997 as an apprentice engineer and his career took off from there. In 2004, he graduated as a 3rd Engineer and was then promoted to Chief Engineer after a few years. Gregory decided to join the yachting industry, where he has gained extensive knowledge of an engine room, among many other aspects. He holds many certificates in the industry, including a PADI Dive Master certificate, and dives every opportunity he gets. In addition to his engineering skills, Gregory is well-versed in tender handling and watersports and enjoys DJing. He is fluent in English and Greek.
STELIOS MARKIS / 2ND ENGINEER
Stelios obtained his Marine Technician degree back in 2001 and worked ashore as an engineer on a yachting-authorized workshop.
Later on, his love for the sea forced him to join the merchant marine academy and he graduated as a 3rd engineer in 2012, since then Stelios has been on different yachts that helped him gain experience and improve his skills. In his free time, he does professional competition free-diving, spearfishing, apnea yoga, and lots of watersports. Stelios speaks English and Greek fluently.
ELENI VOGLI / CHIEF STEWARDESS
Eleni has gained vast experience on yachts since beginning her career in 2009 as a stewardess. With her attention to detail, focus on hospitality, and multitasking skills, she has accumulated 10 years of experience in management and customer service on superyachts. Eleni takes great pride in her ability to complete tasks accurately and efficiently and always has a smile when working. A sociable leader, she enjoys assisting her team members and teaching some of the many skills she has acquired. Guests are often amazed by her knowledge of cocktails, wines, and cigars. In her free time, Eleni enjoys photography, diving, snowboarding, and pyrography. Eleni is fluent in English and Greek.
MANIK CHOURSHOUNTIAN / 2ND STEWARDESS
Manik, an Armenian professional, ventured into the luxury yachting industry in 2020, bringing with her a background steeped in diverse experiences. She initiated her culinary journey at the Sivitanidios Culinary College. Before transitioning to yachting, Manik honed her customer service expertise in upscale luxury stores, fitness and wellness centers, and boutique hotels. During her leisure moments, she immerses herself in learning Spanish, refining her skills through training seminars—ranging from wine to beauty—and actively participating in Tourism & Hotel Business seminars at K.E.M.E.
Previous Yachts: M/Y Mia Rama, M/Y Takanuyaso.
GEORGIA TRIANTAFYLLOPOULOU / 3RD STEWARDESS
Georgia graduated from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens with a degree in Physical Education & Sports Science, as well as obtaining a degree in Geography from Harakopio University in Kallithea. Georgia commenced her career in luxury yachting in 2019 as a 2nd stewardess but her passion for water comes from a very young age when she first started swimming. Georgia is now a professional swimming coach at Panionios GSS team and holds a Head Lifeguard Certificate alongside many others such as a certificate in Aquatic Therapy for people with disabilities, baby swimming, and has experience as a water ski coach. Georgia joined the hospitality sector in 2015 and acquired her Massage diploma in 2018. She is fluent in English, Greek & basic Spanish. Her hobbies include, of course, swimming, synchronized swimming, and rhythmic gymnastics. Georgia also holds a power boat and Skipper license.
TBA / 4TH STEWARDESS
NADIYA TULYULYUK / 4TH STEWARDESS
Nadiya entered the super yachting industry in 2021.
Prior to this she gained experience working in the housekeeping department of high-end hotels including the Four Seasons. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring new destinations!
Previous Yachts: M/Y Endless Summer, M/Y Joy.
ILIAS CHARITOU / BOSUN
llias began his career as a junior deckhand in 2013. He quickly learned the ins and outs of the job and now holds his bosun license. In addition to this, llias has a Category C and E car driver’s license, a speedboat license, and a Security Staff Diploma. His skills vary from crane operations, mooring, anchoring, painting, and varnishing. He is an expert in tender handling, sea toys, and watersports. llias speaks English and Greek.
GEORGE VOUGIOUKAS / DECKHAND
George's yachting career began in 2016 as a deckhand. His ability to quickly learn the trade led him to become a skipper on daily cruise catamarans and sailing boats in the Greek islands. George is self-motivated, organized, and a true team player. Prior to becoming a seaman, George worked as a security guard for high-profile individuals at a TV production company in Greece and completed military service in the Hellenic Special Forces. In addition to his work, George enjoys travelling, hiking, swimming, and participating in watersports. He also holds an open-water scuba diving license.
GEORGE KOLLIAS / DECKHAND
In 2020, George seamlessly transitioned into the yachting industry, dedicating himself as a deckhand on charter yachts after honing his customer service skills as a store manager. Renowned for his unwavering work ethic, organizational prowess, and exceptional teamwork, George stands as invaluable asset to the team! His enthusiasm for the yachting realm fuels his aspirations for career advancement. Beyond the maritime world, George revels in travel, fishing, and gaming during his free time. He speaks both English and Greek.
Previous Yachts: M/Y Mia Rama, M/Y Illusion.
STAMATIS MANTZOURANAKIS / DECKHAND
After earning a degree in Furniture Design and Wood Technology from the University of Thessaly, Stamatis honed his skills as an industrial designer and installer of windows and doors. In 2021, he made a seamless transition to the yachting industry, complementing his diverse background. Alongside his studies, Stamatis also embraced the art of mixology, serving as a barista and bartender. With an 18m Open Water Dive PADI certificate, he passionately explores the depths of the sea during his free time. Stamatis is a dynamic professional with a love for innovation and the open waters.
Previous yacht: M/Y I SEA.