DECK & SYSTEMS
KATHA BANI Crew Profile
Captain: Michael Rox
Michael had his first dream about boats fulfilled when he had his first self built sailing boat in the water - a 2 foot model when he was 12 years old. He started sailing as a teenager, in the beginning on one of the many lakes in northern Germany, were he is born, then on small yachts in the Netherlands. Michaels first offshore sailing trips on old wooden sailing boats were true adventures - not unlike the other activities he was drawn to globetrotting to Asia, crossing the Sahara, organizing and guiding commercial tours to Northern Africa and the Arctic circle. It is no wonder that his skills and qualifications include a single engine pilot license as well as scuba diving licenses, of course in addition to all necessary licenses for commanding sailing vessels.
Organizing and creating, generating possibilities and realizing opportunities - these are Michaels traits that not only made him built his dream house in the foot hills of the Black forest, or made his Jazz band hugely successful across the borders of Germany, but, most importantly, gave him and his family a sound foundation as an accomplished attorney.
Having purchased his first 44 foot yacht in 1993, Michael soon had created his own small charter fleet of 4 sailing Yachts, big enough to stand for another successful enterprise. During this time period, Michael regularly set sail as skipper on extended trips with guests, with his family or with friends in the Mediterranean as well as in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. His knowledge of the coast, the harbours and the local cuisine always guaranteed unforgettable memories for his guests, although true highlights were set when Michael himself took over the galley and fulfilled the gourmet dreams of his guests with own creations.
When he was offered to share his vast experience in the building of a big yacht in England, Michael gladly assumed responsibilities in managing the project for the future owner of the yacht. During some 26 months the project slowly took shape in the form of a gorgeous 57 foot sloop, which Michael himself took with a crew of five in 2003 for her maiden voyage from the building docks in Cornwall, England via the Straits of Gibraltar to the isle of Elba, Italy. Since then Michael has already lead several sailing trips to those lovely bays and historic ports of Italy and France, places that have become his second home over the past 20 years.
Handmate/Chef: Klaus Sieber
Language: German and fluently English as he is married to an American woman
very experienced sailor (Atlantic Crossings), excellent Chef!
KATHA BANI Specifications
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KATHA BANI Specifications
|LENGTH||59ft (18.0m)||BEAM||16ft (4.9m)||DRAFT||6ft 2in (1.9m)|
|YEAR BUILT||2003||BUILDER||Mystic Yachts||DESIGNER||Ed Dubois|
|GUESTS||4||CREW||Captain Michael Rox & Chef Klaus Sieber||REFIT|
|SPEED||8kts / 9kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Germany|
|ENGINES||Yanmar 4JH3 HTE 74|
KATHA BANI Accommodations
KATHA BANI can accommodate 4 guests in 2 cabins. The Master cabin has a double bed, shower and toilet. A Guest cabin has a double bed, shower and toilet. Crew has a separate heads and shower.
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