Captain / Lazaros Sofikitis
Greek / 1985
Lazaros has been a captain since 2011 and holds a Captain Class A Diploma. He commenced his service at sea in 2003 as Apprentice Officer at Blue Star Ferries and has worked as Chief Officer on motor tankers and motor yachts. He has 14 years of experience working in the yachting industry on 40+m yachts starting as Chief Officer and then progressing to Captain. He has an excellent knowledge of the Greek islands, Turkish coasts, Croatia, Mediterranean, UAE, Norway, and Egypt. Lazaros loves challenges and working under pressure. He is, without doubt, a fantastic, hands-on Captain giving great significance to crew dynamics and a happy and safe work environment, Lazaros goes the extra mile to please all his guests! He also holds certificates for Open Water Diving, Ship Security Officer, General Operator GMDSS, Radar ARPA, Advanced Fire Fighting, Proficiency in Medical First Aid & Medical Care on Board, and Personnel Survival Techniques as well as having a speedboat's license. He is also qualified in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats, Advance Tanker Safety, RO-RO & Passenger Ship Safety, Crowd Management, Hazardous Materials, Bridge Team Management, ISM Training, and Risk Assessment.
Languages: English, Greek (native).
Previous Yachts: “O’Neiro”, "O'Pari III", “O’ PATI”, “MAGNA GRECIA”.
Interests: Fishing, Diving, Tennis, Motor Bike.
Chief Officer / George Zorzos
Greek / 1993
George graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy of Syros in 2015 and holds a Captain Class B diploma. He commenced his career at sea in 2011 as an apprentice officer at Tankers of Minerva Marine working alongside as captain of a small private yacht. He has recently joined the commercial yachting industry working as chief officer. George is an easy-going, organized individual with excellent communication skills always eager to help clients and his fellow crew members! He holds certificates for Ship Security Officer (SSO), ECDIS TRANSAS 4000, RO-RO & Passenger Ship Safety, General Operator (GMDSS), Bridge Team Management, Radar ARPA, Advanced Fire Fighting, Navigation in Ice Condition, Advanced Training for Chemical and Petroleum Cargo, Proficiency in Medical First Aid & Medical Care on Board, Incident investigation, Environmental Management, Personnel Survival Techniques, speedboat's license & Skipper license. He is also qualified in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats.
Stelios graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy of Chios in 2002. He has almost two decades of previous experience as an engineer on tankers, cruise ships, passenger ships, and yachts. A very calm person, Stelios has a logical & well-thought-out approach to engineering problem-solving. His impeccable skills and in-depth knowledge of yachts’ engines can ensure maximum vessel operational efficiency and an uninterrupted holiday experience. He holds a diploma in Chief Engineer Unlimited STCW 95 A III/2, Malta Endorsement, ISPS Ship Security Officer (SSO), Ro-Ro passenger and emergency services certificates, Safety and Firefighting Means (VI/1-2-3-4, VI/2-1-2, VI/3-1, VI/4-1), Ice condition Operation Certificate, License of High-Speed Craft, Engine Room Simulator, Unitor Training Certificate, and DVV Petroleum Services Certificate.
Languages: English, Spanish, Greek (native).
Previous Yachts: “BE HAPPY”, “AMON”, “HANIA”, “NONI”, “PHALAROPE”, “O’NEIRO”, “O’ NATALINA”, “O’MADALINE”, “VITAMIN SEA”,
Interests: Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing (Coach diploma), Rallying, Jet Skiing, Free Diving, Cycling.
Chef / Manolis Syrigos
Greek / 1984
Born in Athens, Manolis has over 19 years of experience working at well-known hotels and fine–dining restaurants. A detail-oriented and organised individual, Manolis has extensive knowledge of cuisine operations, team management, and customer service. He has been working in the yachting industry for 8 years and holds certificates in Greek Cuisine, International Cuisine, Pastry art, Staff management, Facilities - equipment – utensils, and Menu development. Manolis always strives to pamper his guests with his exquisite cuisine and gourmet creations. He is a calm and hardworking person, he is an invaluable asset to the team!
Chief Stewardess / Christina Chatziathanasiou
Christina was born and raised in Piraeus. In 2011, she graduated from High School and completed a Preschool Education and Expression course in a private educational centre. However, her passion for travel and the sea inspired her to move to the yachting industry where she hopes to make a career for herself. She has attended a variety of seminars concerning yachting and holds RYA Program Guest One, Silver Service, WSET Wine & Spirits, and WSET Level II Wine and Food Pairing. Christina also holds certificates in SS Security, RO-RO Passengers, Fire Prevention, Fire Fighting as well as a sailing yacht and speed boat license. She joined the yachting industry in 2014 where she has enjoyed putting that knowledge to great use. Christina always strives to provide the highest level of service for guests, combining her hospitality skills, with her enthusiasm. She brings many skills to the table, including fine dining and silver service. Her positive attitude ensures the right atmosphere & level of service are always met for each client.
Olga was born and raised in Odessa. She commenced her career in the yachting industry in 2011 where she has demonstrated her excellent customer service skills! She is an organised, hardworking, and easy-going individual. Her superb communication skills and flexibility to deal calmly with unexpected and difficult situations make her a great asset to the team. Olga holds certificates for Personnel Serving on Passenger Ships, Security Training for Seafarers with designated security Duties, Basic Safety Training and Instruction, as well as holding a firefighting certificate.
Bosun / Michalis Michailidis
Greek / 1989
Born in Athens, Michalis has over 8 years of experience in the yachting industry. Michalis has followed a structured career path from O/S to Deckhand to Bosun, meaning he knows all the intricacies of a Yacht. He holds a certificate in diving, Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats (VI/2-1) Certificate, and a Speed boat operator license. Technically adept, hardworking, and kind with excellent attention to detail, Andreas will ensure that guests are looked after safely!
Languages: English, Greek (native).
Previous Yachts: “ANONYMOS”, “MILMAR”, “CHERY BLONSONE” “AETOS” “LADY G II”.
Interests: Diving, Swimming, Motor Sports.
Deckhand / Raymond Ramiscal
Raymond was born in Saul, Pangasinan Philippines. His love for the sea led him to commence his career in the yachting industry in 2007 as O/S and then as A/B. He holds certificates of RYA Speed boat level 2, Basic Training of Safety & Firefighting, Security Awareness, and Designated Security Duties. He is a friendly individual who loves challenges and takes pleasure in making his clients happy in any way!