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 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. 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 – Dimitrios Christofis
Dimitrios holds a Chef Diploma from French Culinary Institute in New York. He has worked for many years in luxurious restaurants in New York. In 2002, he returned to Greece to join the yachting industry. Before joining Aqua Libra he was onboard a 40m Sailing Yacht Nautor’s Swan for 13 years. Dimitrios specializes in both Mediterranean & International cuisine. 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 speaks fluent English and basic French & Spanish. He is 44 years old and married with two children.
CHIEF STEWARDESS – Kali Chalastra
Kali is a successful and well respected crew member with over 20 years working experience in various hotels, yachts and restaurants. She had also worked for ten years in the banking system after studying Financial markets but when she met the yachting industry she realized that her heart belongs to yachting. She is a very good team worker and keeps the service at the highest standards. Since having worked as a hotel manager and having run the family restaurant as well as other restaurants which served up to 500 customers daily, she has gained a valuable experience and has been capable to provide high standards of customer service and deal with any issue arising. Kali is 39 years old, a Greek national. She has attended seminars in “Wine taste”, “Beverages costing”, “Silver Service” and “Team Performance and Motivation”. She holds a Speed Boat License and a PADI certificate. She has also studied “Classical Greek & Latin Literature” and she loves writing and scuba diving. She speaks fluent English.
SECOND 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.
STEWARD/DECK HAND: Vasiliki Sarantaki
Vasiliki was born in 1988 and she is a Greek national. She is a graduate of the Greek Maritime Academy and she started her career on tankers as a deck cadet. She has also worked in various restaurants at customer service and she served onboard Blu Sky before joining the team of Aqua Libra 131. Vasiliki is a dynamic young professional with excellent organizational skills, positive attitude and proactive thinking.
She speaks English and loves 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.