Operating in the Caribbean and the West Mediterranean
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.
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.
A graduate of Business Administration and Management, Mariam was permanently distracted from the office work by the tempting proximity of the ocean and her innate passion for the sea. Having acquired professional experience in hospitality industry, including high-end restaurants in Barcelona, and advanced skills in preparation of cocktails, Mariam has become a valuable member of CALMAO crew and is generously contributing to the professional level of service provided to charter guests, including assisting them in water activities.
Mariam’s kind and attentive nature will surely make every guest feel comfortable and enjoy every moment of their stay on board CALMAO.