Giorgos passion is the sea! He has been sailing since the age of twelve and has reached almost every corner of the planet. A true seaman at heart there is no place that he rather is than on the deep blue sea. He is RYA Ocean Master licensed for both power and sailing yachts, and a divemaster. A wealth of knowledge and experience in both the Mediterranean and Caribbean along with a professional attitude and meticulous eye for detail. His relaxed leadership style and over 20 years of professional yachting experience Giorgos will help to get the best out of any situation and ensure a wonderful experience for you and your guests. He likes to maintain a relaxed and friendly atmosphere on board with an emphasis on sailing as much as possible. He is extremely professional and responsible and makes his clients feel right at home. In his spare time, Giorgos likes yoga, photography, music, and travel.
CHEF: Vaya Bairaba
Vaya was born in Athens but spent her childhood in Kilada, a fishing village famous for the traditional wooden Kaiki boat shipyards. It was in Kilada that she found a connection and love of the sea.
After her initial studies and a career in economics, she left that world behind to follow her passion for cooking. In 2011, she graduated from Chef d’Oeuvre in Athens- then, she combined cooking with her sea life and began working on board yachts.
With a love of fresh, natural flavors and the beautiful produce in Greece, Vaya uses local fresh bioproducts to create exceptional dishes that will delight her guests.
In her free time, Vaya volunteers with several charity organizations. With her love of life, she enjoys dancing, filming, running, trekking, wood construction, gardening, ceramics, traveling and discovering new places.
Her enthusiasm and creativity are a perfect addition to the crew of Kimata. Her kind, welcoming nature will make guests feel at home and they are certain to have an incredible charter experience.
Languages: Greek, English, Spanish (fluent); French (conversational)