Captain: George Karakov
Captain George, born in 1969, comes to S/Y Astoria from Bulgaria. With a Master’s Degree in International Tourism from University of national and world economy – Sofia, he knows all the details that make for the perfect holiday. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience of both life at sea and the world of hospitality, bringing a passion for yachting to his charters.
For close to 20 years, he has sailed a variety of yachts throughout the Aegean, Marmara, and Black Seas. He holds an RYA Yachtmaster Coastal/Offshore 200 GT license and many safety at sea certifications along with Marine Environmental Awareness.
He is eager to welcome guests onto the brand new, 2021 Samana 59- Astoria- and treat them to exceptional service and an incredible chartering experience!
Languages: English, Bulgarian, Russian (fluent); German (basic)
Chef: Gani Pavlov
Gani was born in Bulgaria in 1974. His love of good food started at a very young age. He graduated from a high school for cooks and then specialized in various places in Bulgaria and Italy.
He likes to wrap himself in the kitchen to charm his guests.
He is a cook in one of the biggest restaurants in Bulgaria. In 2019, the wind will take him to the sea.
This year, Astoria’s guests will be able to tempt their senses with the delicious food that Gani prepares.
Deckhand/ Stewardess: Gergan Mihalev