Experience, Education, Work and Training
FLUENT: ENGLISH, SPANISH, ITALIAN, SERBIAN & CROATIAN
BASIC: FRENCH & CATALAN
I have been working professionally in yachting industry for 25 years on both private and charter yachts, of which last 16 years as Captain aboard yachts up to 85 meters in length. Through my education and experience I have learned the importance of high professionalism dealing with general ship operations, owners and charter guests, crew and shipyards and gained good management skills to deal with all onboard operations - construction, initial set-up, legal framework, crewing, navigation and manoeuvring, management and broker agencies, finance and accounting. I also have excellent working knowledge and experience with new-builds, warranty and refit. Twelve years ago, I have graduated at ‘Lloyds Maritime Academy’ in London and became qualified Marine Surveyor with dual accreditations in surveying of Super Yachts and ISM Code (surveying, consultancy and auditing). I am currently studying towards Master Unlimited CoC with only two more modules to complete. I regularly keep up to date with new ISM, Class and major ‘red’ Flag regulations. I take pride in raising the standards and doing the job right.
MARITIME CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS
MCA ‘Master’ (Yacht) 3000gt CoC, Unlimited area (#0045544)
Diploma in Marine Surveying – Lloyds dual accreditation - Surveying of
Superyachts and Surveying ISM Code (merit)
PADI Dive Master
Member of Nautical Institute – AFNI - since 2012
Member of Monaco Yacht Club - Captain's Club
Member of NACE International (National Association of Corrosion Engineers)
Member of AMPP (Association for Materials Protection and Performance)
Completed 10 out of 12 modules for Master Unlimited CoC (MCA & USCG)
Shipboard Safety Officials’ Certificate (ISM)
ISM (DPA) Designated Person Ashore Certificate
Company Security Officer
MCA ISPS Ship Security Officer & Anti-Piracy Awareness Training
Valid ENG1 – Medical Certificate
Cayman Islands Endorsement & Seaman’s Book
Helicopter Landing Officer
Bridge Team Management
Crisis Management & Human Behaviour Training
Vessel Resource Management
Marine Environmental Awareness
Maritime Cyber Security Certificate
Lloyds Maritime Academy modules:
The Maritime industry and Marine Survey practice, Budgeting and accounting for Surveyors, Effective writing and reporting, Naval architecture, Marine surveying Law, Marine surveying Insurance, Marine Incident investigations, Safety surveys, Hull and structural surveys and Fundamentals of Marine Engineering.
MY Ace (85m Lurssen)
SEPTEMBER 2015 - DECEMBER 2021
World-wide travelling yacht – Mediterranean, Caribbean, Asia, Thailand,
Maldives, Seychelles, Norway, UK, USA. 30 Crew onboard (42 on payroll).
Conducted major refits and paint jobs in MB92, Barcelona and Savannah, Georgia, annual surveys, Intermediate surveys at tendering for Special surveys. Overseeing the smooth
operation of the fleet with our support vessel MY Garcon (67m). Heli-ops, logistics, crewing,
management. Negotiated all major refit contracts totalling over Euro 20M.
NBG Yachting Services
MARCH 2012 - UP TO DATE
Numerous short-term or medium contracts within my own Company ‘NBG Yachting Services’. Condition Surveys, Safety Management Manuals revision and consultancy, New Build and Refit Management.
MY Burkut (54m Baglietto)
NOVEMBER 2014 - AUGUST 2015
Refit at Amico Shipyard, Italy; complete revision of yacht’s equipment, manuals and procedures, re-crewing, crew training and preparation for the Commercial registration – External Audit from CISR. Presented the yacht at MYBA Genova Charter Show 2015 and successfully completed 8 weeks of commercial charters.
New Build Captain
MY Bacarella (60m Trinity)
JUNE 2010 - FEBRUARY 2014
New Build (USA) and operational Captain. Initial set-up, final surveys and Certification, purchases, crewing. Preparation and organisation of all warranty works in the USA. Four Mediterranean seasons – private and charter.
Appointed as the Manager of the yacht from December 2011 until February 2014. Annual and Intermediate Surveys, in charged of two shipyard periods (Rybovich, West Palm Beach and MB92, Barcelona).
MY My Little Violet (46m Aberking & Rasmussen)
Transatlantic voyage from Fort Lauderdale (USA) to St Tropez (France) via Bahamas, Azores and Gibraltar with nine crew. Offered permanent position but didn't take it as accepted position on MY Bacarella (above).
MAY 2010 - JUNE 2010
MY Princess Iolanthe (46m Mondo Marine)
DECEMBER 2008 - MARCH 2010
Management, maintenance, documents renewal, accounting, revision of safety & ISM manuals and procedures during the winter months and busy summer charter seasons in the Mediterranean (central charter agent Edmiston). Operating with 10 crew. Completed first intermediate Classification / Flag State Surveys as well as two annual Surveys. Heavily involved in Engineering maintenance and repair.
New Build Captain
MY Andiamo (37m Benetti)
FEBRUARY 2007 - APRIL 2008
Joined the yacht as the Build Captain in Viareggio, Italy. Responsible for completion and official acceptance of the yacht for the owner, setting up maintenance and operation procedures, initial set-up and crewing (eight crew). Initial Surveys and Registry, Commercial registration Audits by Flag (Isle of Man). After the successful summer charter season back to Benetti shipyard for the extensive warranty works and Annual Flag and Class Surveys (RINA).
Chief / Safety / Security Officer
MY Ambrosia III (65m Benetti)
MAY 2006 - JANUARY 2007
New Build. Livorno and Viareggio Shipyards, Italy. Responsible for setting up most of yacht’s Maintenance and operation procedures, crew training, LSA and FFE checks, smooth running of the deck department and Security of the vessel. Key role in passage planning and preparation of the yacht for the voyage from Livorno to Hong Kong. Watch-keeping, bridge management, monitoring and security matters. In charge of all warranty works in the Deck department.
Chief Officer / Safety Officer
MY Lady Christina (62m Oceanco)
JUNE 2005 - APRIL 2006
New Build. Alblasserdam / Rotterdam Shipyards, Holland. Final acceptance of most deck, mooring and lifting equipment, and GMDSS equipment. Initial set-up, setting up operating procedures. Duties included watch-keeping, chart corrections, passage planning, LSA and FFE checks, establishing of training and safety procedures and organization, leading the deck crew. Preparing the vessel for ISM/ISPS external audit. Extensive warranty work during the winter months at MB92, Barcelona.
MY Satine, MY Cocoa Bean, SY Air Flow, MY Operetta
JUNE 1998 - JUNE 2005
Huge experience / hands-on in repairs of steel, aluminium, fibreglass, teak, mahogany, paint systems, varnish, interior touch ups, engineering works, etc. Watch-keeping, sailing, racing, Divemaster, deck work.
Several Refits at Amico shipyard, Benetti Viareggio, Palumbo Malta, Bezzina Malta, CN Riviera, San Remo and MB92 Barcelona.