DECK & SYSTEMS
BARACUDA VALLETTA Crew Profile
Captain – Vaggelis Karapanos
Captain Vaggelis was born in 1964 and is a Greek national. He holds Skipper A’ Class Diploma, Diploma Sailing Coach in Offshore and Triangle Sea, GMDSS Operator Certificate; Operator of Outline of Maritime Instruments, Use of Automatic Devices, Fire Fighting and Life Saving appliances, Use of depth ammeter, autopilot, automatically rudders. He has worked on various sailing yachts including two Perinis 45m S/Y Fivea & 43m S/Y Christianne B. He has undertaken an Atlantic crossing from Spain to Miami and he has an extensive experience in racing sailing at offshore and triangle sea. He is offshore Sailing Instructor in the Yacht Club of Palaiou Falirou in Greece.
Also, he was supervised the construction of S/Y Fivea at the Italian shipyard Perini Navi and he was responsible for the sea trials and delivery. He speaks English. He enjoys racing sailing and fishing. Vaggelis is very experienced in sailing and your clients will live an incredible experience onboard S/Y Baracuda.
Chief Officer – Daniel Northall
Daniel was born in 1986, an English national. He holds a Commercialy Endorsed Yachtmaster Offshore Sail Certification as well as STCW 95, PADI Open Water, City and Guilds Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery & VHF certifications. From 2004 to 2008 he completed his Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship at S. Robinson and Associates and he worked as a carpenter at Classic Yacht Shipwright where he took part in the refits of Ranger, Antares and Aphrodite. Also, from 2008 to 2010 he was in the race team of S/Y Marigan and S/Y Avel for the classic regattas around Balearic Islands, SOF and Palmavela regattas and he worked onboard Creole as a carpenter during the winter and deckhand during the summer season. From 2010 until 2012 he worked as 1st mate on S/Y Aeolian, he was skipper on S/Y Alpair and bosun for a shipyard period, shipwright for the season & bowman whilst sailing on S/Y Germania Nova. Daniel has a lot of experience and skills in various aspects of sailing and deck maintenance and he is definitely an asset to S/Y Baracuda. He also speaks fluent Spanish and he enjoys diving and snowboarding.
Engineer – TBA
2nd Engineer/Deck Hand – Matthew Lenehan
Matthew was born in 1983 and is a New Zealand national. He holds an Engineer license, Yacht master Offshore 200T, STCW 95, RYA Competent Crew, Powerboat Level 2 and a Bachelor of Business. He entered the yachting industry in 2009 and he has worked on various sailing yachts. He has cruised the Baltic, England, Scotland, Caribbean, East & West Med. He enjoys scuba diving and all water toys.
Chef –Rene Jasmine Honrada
Rene was born in 1968 and is a Philippine national. He has studied at the Gala School of Culinary Art in Philippines He has been awarded 5 times at Poros International Yachting Chef Competition and with Maya Chichen Japanese Cooking Award. Rene has 20 years of experience as Head Chef in luxurious restaurants and hotels and on various yachts ranging 40m to 75m; M/Y Sherakhan, M/Y RM Elegant, M/Y O’Pati, M/Y O’Pari, M/Y Blue Belle, M/Y Trinity II & M/Y Happy Dolphin. He has great knowledge of the Mediterranean and International cuisine. He has a passion for cooking and he produces exceptional high standard dishes which can satisfy the most demanding guests. He enjoys travelling and cooking.
Chief Stewardess – Annabelle Fielding
Annabelle is from the island of Mauritius, but was raised in Australia along with her seven sisters and two brothers. She is 31 years old. She started in Hospitality at a young age working in prestigious Hotels around the world, completing a Hospitality Certificate in Melbourne. Prior to yachting, she worked for five years as a Personal Assistant/Sales Consultant for an Executive Real Estate Agent on the Gold Coast, Australia, improving her skills and passion for bringing people together with successful results.
Anabelle joined the super yacht industry in 2010 to continue her love for being a hospitable host to guests and clients. She strives to broaden her love and knowledge for food, wine, cocktails and enjoys organizing events, parties and functions. Annabelle has also completed a Silver Service, Butler and Wine knowledge courses. She enjoys yoga, pilates and watersports.
2nd Stewardess – Kyrie Watson
Kyries is 29 years old, a British national. She is full of energy, with a bubbly personality and she has fitted into the yachting industry perfectly. She holds a Diploma in Health and Social Studies. She has worked on two super motor yachts Titan and Eclipse and she has gained a great experience. She is a diligent and enthusiastic worker and gives a high attention to detail. Prior to yachting shehas worked in luxury Hotels & Spa and in a nursery school that helped her get on verywell with children.
Kyrie enjoys meeting new people, navigating new environments and embracing new challenges.
3rd Stewardess – Tarian Van Niekerk
Tarian is from South Africa and she is 22 years old. She has worked on M/Y Don, S/Y Mari Cha III, M/Y Big D and S/Y Pacer. Prior to yachting she has worked at a Chalet in France and in luxury restaurants. Tarian always provides a first class service to guests onboard. Also, she has been the South African Latin American Dance Champion for the past 5 years and she is a very disciplined person. In her spare time she loves dancing. She has a happy, relaxed person and is excited to start the season.
Deckhand – Christian Starmer
Christian is 27 years old, a British National. He has worked for more than 5 years on various sailing yachts such as S/Y Germania Nova, S/Y Binziyad, S/Y Thula and S/Y Mystere, and he has specialized in maintenance and seamanship. He holds STCW95. ENG1, Powerboat license, VHF, Advanced First Aid, NVQ Level 2 in Service and Hospitality and AVA level 1 Swimming Instructor. He was also involved in afull refit of a sailing yacht and as a delivery crew member. Christian is a fast learner and hard working person and he is a valuable asset to the crew. In his spare time he enjoys hiking and travelling.
BARACUDA VALLETTA Specifications
BARACUDA VALLETTA Testimonials
BARACUDA VALLETTA Specifications
|LENGTH||164ft (50.0m)||BEAM||34ft (10.5m)||DRAFT||13ft 1in (4.0m)|
|YEAR BUILT||2009||BUILDER||Perini Navi||DESIGNER||John Pawson|
|GUESTS||10||CREW||Captain Vaggelis Karapanos + 7||REFIT||2013|
|SPEED||12kts / 14kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Malta|
BARACUDA VALLETTA Accommodations
BARACUDA VALLETTA can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins.
The Master cabin has a king size bed, shower and toilet.
2 VIP cabins have a queen size bed, shower and toilet.
2 Guest cabins have a twin bed, shower and toilet.
BARACUDA VALLETTA is fully air conditioned through out. This is a non-smoking vessel. No smoking is permitted inside the yacht. BARACUDA VALLETTA´s crew has a separate heads and shower. Guests are not allowed to bring pets onboard.
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