Captain: Lazaros Sofikitis
Greek / 1985
Lazarus is Captain since 2011 and will hold Captain Class A' Diploma until end of 2016. He also holds Certificates for: Open Water Diving, Ship Security Officer, General Operator GMDSS, Radar ARPA, Advance Fire Fighting, Proficiency in Medical First Aid & Medical Care on Board, Personnel Survival Techniques. Other skills/seminars: Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats, Advance Tanker Safety, RO-RO & Passenger Ship Safety, Crowd Management, Hazardous Materials, Bridge Team Management, ISM Training and Risk Assessment. He holds speedboat's license. Lazaros commenced his service at sea in 2003 as Apprentice Officer at Blue Star Ferries and worked as Chief Officer on motor tankers and motor yachts. Lazaros joined Captain Nikos Demertzis on board O'NEIRO for 3 years, he supervised the refit of M.Y. O'NEIRO and then moved on O'PARI 3 as First Officer. Lazaros leads an experienced crew of 7 and has broad knowledge of the Greek islands, Turkish coasts, Croatia and West Med. He is young, vibrant and will always go the extra mile to please the charter guests. He loves organising great parties onboard!
Previous Yachts: “O’Neiro”, "O'Pari 3"
Interests: He loves fishing, diving, tennis, motor biking, dancing and parties!
Engineer: Nikos Triantafillakis
Greek / 1973
Nikos graduated from the “Merchant Marine of Chios” in 1994. He continued to obtain diplomas as follows: 1998 “National School Graduate of Life Saving and Fire Fighting Appliances”, 2003 Graduated from KESEN as 2nd Engineer and 2007 Graduating from KESEN as Chief Engineer. Further to his diplomas, he holds Certificates for/in: Engine room Resource Management, ISM Implementation and Internal Auditor, Environmental Awareness & Ship Boat Pollution Prevention, Human Relations, Advanced Fire Fighting, Crowd Control, Crisis Management, Human Behavior and Chemical Awareness. Nikos commenced his service at sea as an Apprentice Engineer in 1992 on Merchant Marine Boats, In 1995 he joined Celebrity Cruises as 3rd Engineer on cruise ships, and in 2007 he brought his knowledge onto luxury motor yachts. Nikos is certified by P.A.D.I. as a master diver and holds speedboat’s license
Previous Yachts: “Proteus”, “O’Rama”
Chef: Jean Paul Bayol
French / 1960
Jean-Paul is working as Chef since 1978, and has the following matriculation and training; BEPS, CAP Certificate D’Apprentissage Professionnel (Cuisine Classic) along with BEP Brevet D’Etat Professionnel (Cuisine Classic). For over than 38 years, Jean Paul has been serving masterpieces to clients and guests on luxury yachts and well known restaurants in Greece and Europe. Along with his exquisite cooking, his personality is just as pleasing.
Languages: French, English and Greek
Previous work at restaurants: “Precieux” in Paris. “Vardi”, “Pil Poul”, “Olive Garden” and “Cafekathe” in Athens. “Bratssera” in Hydra. “Nikos” and “Kivotos” in Mykonos.”Archipelagos” in Santorini. “Cuisine Du Monde” in Saint Tropez.
Previous work on motor yachts: “Oh Que Luna”, “Suncoco”, “O’Pari”
Interests: Trekking, travelling, yoga and anything that nature has to offer
Chief Steward: Spyros Lalousis
Greek / 1968
Spyros holds Steward's A’ Diploma from the “Merchant Marine School of Stewards”, and also holds all necessary safety certificates including Life Saving & Fire Fighting Appliances. Spyros is extremely hard-working and links extremely well with his crew. He has commenced his service at sea in 1982 as Chief Steward on board motor yachts and passenger vessels. Spyros is on board m/y “O’Pati” since 2013, taking care of the guests and arranging everything according to their requirement.
Previous Yachts: “Sidarta”, “Bolaro”, “O’Rama”, “O’Pari”
Interests: Soccer and backgammon
Assistant Stewardess: Kamila Stoycheva
Ukrainian / 1981
Kamila has attended Odessa Marine Training Centre, where she graduated as Stewardess. She also holds certificate for Safety Training and Instruction. Kamila loves her job, and she is working as Stewardess for over than seven years. During this period of time she has worked on passenger ships, cruise ships and motor yachts. She is helpful and friendly, loves meeting new people and always makes every guest feel welcome.
Languages: English and moderate German
Previous Yachts: “Dolphin”, “Galileo”, “Panorama”, “Pegasus”, “Ileria”, “I Nova”, “Ventura”
Assistant Stewardess: Ganna Zapopadna
Ukrainian / 1987
Ganna is a graduate of Odessa Nationality Maritime University, and Odessa Maritime Training Centre. Moreover, she holds certificates for Basic Safety Training and Instruction, Crowd Management, Ro-Ro Passenger Ships and Security Awareness Training for Shipboard Personnel. Ganna has been serving as Stewardess at sea since 2010 on passenger ships and motor yachts, has a natural talent for hosting guests and she is always willing to serve with a smile.
Languages: English, Russian, and basic German, French and Italian
Previous Yachts: “Blis”, “Alaska of George Town”, “Pegasus”
Interests: Music, movies
Sailor: John Anakefalos
Greek / 1985
John attended ‘’IEK AKMI‘’ (Private Polytechnic School) in the fields of Business & Management, and has also attended Architecture at BME Budapest University of Technology. John holds certificates for Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid, and Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities. He has worked as water-sport assistant, and as crew member on board motor yachts.
Previous Yachts: “Feyia”, “Ritaki”, “O’Neiro”, “O’Pari3”
Interests: Water sports, jet skiing, fishing, and snorkelling
Deckhand: Dimitris Kapogiannis
Greek / 1983
Dimitris holds Certificates for SSO (ship security officer), and RO-RO & passengers ship. He is certified by P.A.D.I. as advanced open water diver, and holds speedboat’s license. Dimitris has a pleasant personality, and he is a hard worker.
Previous Yachts: “O’Rama”, “O’Pari3”
Interests: Diving, swimming, spear fishing and motor sports