Captain: Chris Stollery
Nationality: British, Spanish
Languages: English & Spanish (fluent), French & Italian (conversational)
Captain Chris was brought up in Spain in a family with a long sailing tradition. At a very young age, he developed a strong passion for the sea which, once combined with extensive sailing experience (including seven Atlantic crossings as well as passages from the Northern Europe or Red Sea to the Med), has made him a reliable and highly professional Captain. Over the years, Chris has acquired excellent knowledge of a wide range of sailing areas around the world.
He soon grew fond of water sports, especially kitesurfing, wakeboarding and diving. Moreover, he holds a Dive Instructor certification. All water sports enthusiasts may rest assured that Chris will be the most welcoming host.
Together with his partner Natali, Chris has been working in the luxury charter industry for the past eight seasons. Together they have created a reputable team, highly valued by charter guests for their easy disposition, excellent hospitality skills which are a guarantee of a relaxing and enjoyable holiday on board CALMAO.
Chef: Natalia Sanchez
Languages: Spanish, English (fluent), Italian (conversational)
Natali’s passion for cooking started to grow from a very young age when she spent her days watching the art of cooking being practiced in her family’s restaurant. In the course of her professional career, she has acquired rich experience as a chef on a number of charter yachts operating in a number of sailing areas, including the Red Sea, East & West Med and the Caribbean.
In addition to creating culinary works of art, tailored for the most demanding guests, Natali is very keen on water sports, especially diving and wakeboarding, and will be happy to assist guests with water activities.
Natali is an excellent host who will make it her personal responsibility to provide guests of CALMAO with the highest standard of service,
anticipating and being attentive to their individual preferences, making their yachting holiday a memorable one.
Deckhand: Peter Buxton
Nationality: South African
Languages: English, Afrikaans
Born and bread in South Africa, Peter fell in love with sailing as a teenager spending holidays with family at the seaside. Since his first cruise to Mauritius, he knew that boats were his future. Over the years his love for the sea grew and passion has also become a work. His favourite activities are water sports such as jet skiing, tubing, knee boarding, playing water polo, kayaking and paddle boarding.
Peter is incredibly energetic, motivated, hardworking man with a keen eye for details as well as experience gathered both at luxury charters and charters for the Monaco Grand Prix ensures that CALMAO is always kept to the highest standard.