Captain: Stanislav Petkov
Stan is sailing already since his early childhood years. He started as a 7-year-old boy to sail optimists and lasers and, also to windsurf. Over the years he has sailed many oceans, calling them his home! Such as the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and the Black Sea. He has worked for private yachts and charter yachts, able to gain experience with owners, customers, in yacht management and team organization. He is kind, calm and very responsible, and hard-working. He tries to live up to his client’s expectations in every way, providing them safety, care, and full attention during their cruise of a lifetime! He speaks Bulgarian and English.
Chef: Nikola Dimitrov Statev
Nikola was born in 1993 and is from Varna, Bulgaria. He graduated from the University of Economics with a specialty in Industrial Business in 2016. During his schooling, he worked as a Junior Chef in a hotel in Varna, this is where his culinary career took off. After years as a chef in 5* restaurants in both Bulgaria and Germany, he took his skills to boats and began work on River Cruises. With his love of travel and adventure, he was then led into the yachting world.
In joining the crew of Adara, he is excited to be able to create menus and tailor the dishes to his guests. He is passionate about seafood and using fresh, local catches. His fabulous risottos and pasta will delight the palate. To him, cooking is an art form and a way of expressing himself.
In his time off the yacht, Nikola loves being with his wife and daughter traveling together and meeting new people. He enjoys playing darts and watching football. Nikola is excited to welcome guests onboard Adara and spoil them with incredible creations!
Languages: Bulgarian and English; German (basic)
Stewardess: Boryana Todorova
Boryana, or short Bobi, is a positive, smiley individual with lots of energy and willingness to learn! She would like to be a captain herself one day. After obtaining her sailing license in 2019, she started searching for the opportunity to gain experience working in sailing yachts. Until then, she was working in her family business in Varna, Bulgaria in customer service and studying marketing. She is open, communicative, a great team player, and is ready to serve her guests every need! She speaks Bulgarian, English and a bit of Russian.