66° ABOVE has been looked after by a permanent crew of 2 since new - the chef only comes for 6 months in summer.
Captain - Boris SLATINA 50 - Croatian
Boris is a 500GT STCW II/3 qualified captain. He has an impressive resume and has a vast experience at sea in Croatia and with charters. Boris is also a keen free diver and fisherman and will always be happy to dive and bring guests fresh octopus and fishes. Boris is dedicated, enthusiastic with a friendly outgoing personality. He has excellent people and communication skills, and is a good team worker. Boris speaks English and Croatian
From 1984-2004 Boris was Captain of the main Croatian Police & Rescue cutter yacht operating along the Croatian coastal borders. Main responsibilities included heading up a team of 8 officers aboard this vital unit. Duties included intervention against illegal fishing vessels, custom, police duties, research and rescue of boats stranded at sea, inspection of documentation and safety equipment of vessels cruising in Croatian waters etc. Needless to say he knows Croatian waters like the back of his hand!
From 2004 -2009 Boris was captain on a charter yacht based in Trogir (85' Sunseeker)
He then joined 66° ABOVE in 2011 and has been working for the owner since then.
Stewardess - Nikica RADIC 33 - Croatian
Nikica has a degree in Hotels and Tourism and has been working in the luxury hospitality industry for 6 years. She worked in a 5 star hotel and held positions in both the front and back office team.
She joined her first yacht RUSH (Sunseeker 75) in 2010 as a chef/stewardess before joining TUGARKA (Ferretti 87) and 66° ABOVE in 2012.
Nikica is also a licenced bookkeeper and holds a yacht licence up to 50 GRT. She speaks Croatian, English, Spanish & Italian.
Nikica strengths lie in her ability to relate to a wide variety of people, and to understand and adapt to their every requirements. Her outgoing, friendly and positive personality is displayed in any situation and her exceptional interpersonal skills make others feel comfortable and relaxed in her presence.
Nikica works well in high pressure situations, where her personality and capability shine through.
Chef - Danijel STRBIC 24 - Croatian
Danijel is a young chef with ambition. He worked in the kitchen of the 5 star hotel Excelsior before joining the famous Laganini restaurant in Hvar where he worked for 2 years. Captain Boris knows Danijel and recruited him to join the crew for the 2016 season.
Danijel speaks fluent English and will bring his experience on-board.