Captain : Eddy GUZMAN
Nationality: French, born in 1971
Languages: French, English and Spanish
Diploma : Master of Yacht 200 tons unlimited license, GMDSS, Medical 3, Ship Security Awareness training, Fire Fighting training, Elementary First Aid
Eddy started travelling at a young age with his parents and his love for sailing began when he started taking up the sport through his school. He had his first racing experience, aged ten, on an Optimist sailboat, and continued racing on many kinds of boats - such as a 470 Tornado and single-handed offshore boats.
After some years as a sailing instructor, he came ashore and took a job leading a team in the medical assistance field.
Despite having a successful life in Barcelona, the call of the sea drew him back to his first love – sailing!
He has worked on a variety of high profile boats from prestigious yachts such as S/Y AMAALTA, 86’ maxi racing boat in the 1990s, through S/Y CAP II, CNB 76’ for more than 4 years, to MAITA’Ï, a 74’ catamaran.
During this busy time, he skippered MINISKIRT, a 105’ Ron Holland for over 6 months in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
He has also carried out many deliveries, logging 15 Atlantic crossings to gain experience.
He knows the Eastern and Western Mediterranean, Croatia and the Balearics well, and has also cruised the entire Caribbean, encompassing a career of 20 years of yachting and more than 13 years in the charter industry. He developed excellent skills, with a keen eye for detail to ensure every cruise is unique and custom-made for each guest. Guests’ comments praise his charter skills to a very high level.
Onboard S/Y LEO, CNB 76 from 2014 to 2017, Eddy holds a Yacht Masters 200 tons unlimited license, and is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.
During those 4 exciting and adventurous years of intensive charters and owner cruises on Léo, he built a good relationship with the owner who acquired S/Y THALIMA in 2017.
Eddy likes his busy life and embraces hard work with vitality and enthusiasm. Still, the best thing about Captain Eddy Guzman is his winning smile and “can do” personality, coupled with his hands-on capability with sailing and mechanics to ensure an excellent time on board S/Y THALIMA.
First Mate : Gregory CORNE
Nationality : French, born in 1984
Languages : French, fluent Spanish, English
Diploma : RYA Yachtmaster ocean, GMDSS Short Range certificate, Ship Security Awareness training, Elementary First Aid training, Fire Fighting training, AEC1 certificate (Engine course)
Chef : Eric AMIROUCHE - French professional training Chef
Born in 1970
Deckhand : Maria Marianna ESPERÓN
Nationality : Spanish, born in 1985
Languages : Spanish, English, Portuguese, basic Italian, basic French
Diploma : RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, GMDSS Short Range certificate, Medical Care Onboard Ship, Basic Safety training
Hostess : Florencia CENTENO
Nationality : Italian and Argentinian, born in 1989
Languages : Spanish, English
Diploma : Basic Safety training, Sailing School training