Operating in the East Mediterranean
CAPTAIN CEMAL YAY
Cemal is 40 years old, married and lives in Gumusluk area in Bodrum. Cemal has experience with many luxury yachts in the market. Cemal prefers to work on a charter yacht rather than a private one, as he loves people who come on board, and he has a great talent to make guests happy. Captain Cemal loves sailing, and knows cruising area to perfection. Our captain has a good command of English and stays 3 years with Papa Joe.
CHEF SEFER OZKAPU
Sefer started his career very early, so that by now he can boasts 23 years of professional experience. He started career working with different hotels in different regions of Turkey: Magic life Sarigerme, Bodrum Mindos, Marmaris, Agaoglu Uludag, Kusadasi Batuhan hotel, Uludag Beceren hotel among many. In 2010 Sefer joned Papa Joe and that was the year when almost every charterer left boat with recipe of Sever's cookies, breads or special dishes. After triumphal success working as a yacht chef, Sefer received many temping offers to work as a private chef in homes or for special occasions.
Sefer also got experience in arranging menus and organizing special dinners on board of private yachts in Istanbul. Only this year, we managed to bring Sefer back, and he is very happy to work in Papa Joe again and offering amazing culinary experience to our guests
Sefer is happily married and is father of 3 daughters.
DECKHAND IBRAHIM TAS
Ibrahim is a real seaman, and has a great talent for making service on board. Ibrahim is Turkish by Nationality and has a perfect command of English. Apart from his professional characteristics, his important traits of character are friendliness, team work, tactfulness and care for our customers. Ibrahim is making sports, so he is fit, with a positive approach to life, and is a self –motivated person.
He worked as a host for several years on board of different yachts, so can always contribute with his great service skills to team work alongside our hostess.
This year he got this captain's license and will proceed with Papa Joe in gaining experience for further chasing the career of a captain.
DECKHAND KUBILAY BALAT
Kubilay is 20year old and joined Papa Joe last year. Kubilay joined Papa Joe after working with Bodrum Municipality Sailing Yacht which is well known for providing best professional sailing experience and is No1 in Bodrum annual sailing regatta. We are proud for Kubilay to be part of Papa Joe team, and have his energy, hardworking and professional traits to be beneficial for our guests stay on board. Guest are welcomed to call him "Kubi"
ENGINEER SONER CABA
Soner is 34 years old, he graduated from Milas University (Turkey) with a diploma as an engineer. He got a great experience by working with private and charter yachts. All the boats which make up the list of his working experience are the best gulets in the market: Kaya Guneri (30 m), Levent Kaptan (30 m), Fortuna (32 m), Regina (56 m). Soner is a non smoker, very fit, friendly, and coordinates great with the rest of the crew. His English is enough for daily communication. Soner is 5 years with a boat.
Last year he became father of his little daughter.
HOSTESS REYHAN BILIR
Reyhan was born in 1971 in Istanbul.
She studied public relations and advertising in American private school, studied English in London for 6 months in 1996, got plenty of trainings and certificates in team management, International trade, 2 years of Public relations in Anadolu University (1996-1998), followed by 3 years as Import and Export specialist of work experience with Berka LTD in Istanbul
Her career as a hostess Reyhan started in 2011, working with charter yachts like: Buzz yacht, S-Dogu, Ofelia, Holiday X, and Ubi Bene.
among Reyhan hobbies: photography, pilates, yoga, reading and travelling