CAPTAIN – Stavros Papadakis
Captain Stavros has graduated from the Hellenic Merchant Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos. He was born in 1981 and is a Greek national. He has an extensive charter background of more than 12 years on various charter yachts. His friendly, energetic, enthusiastic personality is a perfect match with his is professional experience in East and West Mediterranean. Stavros as the Captain, he takes great pride in creating tailor-made yacht cruise experiences for each charter as he has knowledge of the most beautiful secluded islands, crystal clear beaches and breathtaking landscapes. He works closely with his guests to ensure that all of their needs and wishes are met and always providing them security and comfort. He speaks English and Italian and he is married with two children.
CHIEF OFFICER – Vangelis Panagiaris
Vangelis was born in 1985 in Athens and is a Greek national. He holds a Captain’s diploma from the Hellenic Marine Academy of Kimi and all the necessary certificates for his position. He started his career in 2005 on commercial and passenger ships and after gaining valuable experience he entered the yachting industry in 2011. Before joining M/Y Aqua Libra in 2018 he served as chief officer onboard M/Y Nashira, S/Y Fivea, M/Y Elvis and M/Y Dragon. His outgoing, hospitable personality is a valuable contribution to the team of Aqua Libra. He is a certified PADI scuba diver and as a keen water sports enthusiast, he loves taking the guests out on the tender for day trips and exploring new areas and instruct everyone in the toys onboard. Vangelis is single, speaks fluent English and loves swimming and diving.
ENGINEER – Ioannis Kazantzis
Ioannis was born in 1976 and is a Greek national. His love for everything dealing with engineering, has lead him easily to graduating from the Hellenic Marine Academy Engineers department. Also he has attended numerous seminars in the area of his profession. Ioannis has started his career on big tankers and OBO ships around the world and on various charter yachts such as M/Y Armonia, M/Y Pouaro, M/Y Ithaki, M/Y Water Toy II and M/Y Bliss before joining the team of Aqua Libra in 2018. There is no limitation on his skills as an engineer and he is the person that the Captain and the crew completely trust and rely on for the smooth operation of every part of the yacht. He is single, he loves music and traveling and he speaks fluent English.
CHEF – Alexandros Stavropoulos
Alexandros was born in 1982 in Athens and he is a Greek national. He has graduated from the culinary academy “Le Monde” and has begun his career in 2005. Since then he has offered his services in five-star hotels and fine dining restaurants in Greece and Austria. He has been in the yachting industry for over 10 years. Alexandros specializes in both Mediterranean & International cuisines. He has attended various seminars in order to keep his professional skills up to date with the latest culinary knowledge and technics. He is very passionate about his cuisine, eager to tailor make his guests’ menus and keen to present them with gastronomic extravagances or simple, heavenly tastes. He has skills in multitasking, teamwork, organization and menu building etc. Alexandros is communicative with a great sense of humor and a friendly personality. He speaks English and French, he loves swimming and speedboats.
CHIEF STEWARDESS: Chrysa Politopoulou
Chrysa was born in 1988 and she is Greek. She has worked in various luxury restaurants and hotels around Greece as Head waitress and Hospitality executive and since childhood always felt drawn to the sea. She has attended many seminars in the field of customer service and hospitality, she is CPR Certified and first Aid Care accredited. Her experience in silver service and luxury events management is a valuable asset to the team of Aqua Libra. Chrysa is a very active with excellent communication skills and looks forward to welcoming you on board and ensuring providing a level of service that is sure to exceed your expectations. She speaks fluent English and in her free time she enjoys sports, travelling, child care and cooking.
2ND STEWARDESS: Eleni Damdimopoulos
Eleni is a Greek national and she has worked in the hospitality industry since 2013 in luxury hotels such as Elounda Beach, Costa Navarino, Intercontinental and onboard M/Y Grace. Eleni has also studied cooking and pasty making. Eleni is a fantastic hostess and manages the interior of the yacht on a top level to ensure the best personal service. Her positive attitude and her professionalism are valuable assets on board and her main goal is to make guests feel like home. She speaks fluent English and she loves volleyball, travelling and cinema.
STEWARDESS/DECK HAND: Katerina Tsaradima
Katerina was born in 1993 and she is a Greek national. She is a graduate of a Silvery School and she has also studies in Fashion. She has worked in various restaurants at beautiful Spetses island as well as jewelries creator and island’s events organizer. When she met the yachting industry she realized that her heart belongs to yachting. Katerina is a great team player, well organized, prompt and friendly ensuring a flawless service with a big smile.
She speaks English and loves creation of jewelry and handicrafts, water sports and cinema.
DECK HAND: Vangelis Manikas
Vangelis is Greek, born in 1988. He holds a Speed boat license and all the necessary certificates for his positions. He entered yachting in 2013and since then he has worked on various yachts such as M/Y Radiant, M/Y Nitta and M/Y Magna Grecia. Vangelis is a hardworking and friendly person with great knowledge of general maintenance of yachts and water sports. He enjoys basketball and motor bikes. He speaks English.