Captain Name: Juan Alvarez
Captain Nationality: Spanish
Number of Crew: 4
CAPTAIN: Juan Alvarez – Spanish
Juan is an experienced Captain who has accrued over 20 years of time at sea. He started his career with the Spanish navy regatta commission where he spent over 3 years racing yachts all over the Mediterranean, crossing the Atlantic to Puerto Rico and participating in nine World Championships, with great success. His passion for sailing lead Juan to participate in the Americas Cup in San Diego where he managed the meteorology and analyst team, he then took the leap to join the yachting industry full time. Juan quickly found his feet in this field, as Captain on board Fortuna, owned by the H.M. King Juan Carlos I of Spain. Which at the time was very much in the lime light as one of the fastest yachts in the world. The years of experience have proven Juan as a natural on charter. He always puts guests at ease in a warm, welcoming and safe environment. When not onboard, Juan enjoys spending time with his family and activities such as running, sailing, and playing the piano.
Previous yachts; M/Y Fortuna 42m, M/Y Leuqar, 30m
Languages: Spanish, English
CHEF: Miguel Angel Piña – Spanish
Miguel was born in the village of Calahorra in the region of La Rioja into the bosom of a humble family, almost in its entirety, Basque. From there comes his two great passions the sea and the kitchen in this order. The sea for its seafaring tradition of his grandfather and his uncles and the kitchen for the female part of the family.
He studied doing various courses whilst working in restaurants and has now been on yachts for 25 years. These two passions sea and food shaped his personality and way of life.
Languages: Spanish, English (basic)
STEWARDESS: Oksana Bus – Ukranian
Oksana was born in the Ukraine, but she grew up in Palma de Mallorca. She has always been in and around the sea. Working on a yacht enables her to combine her love of the water with a rewarding and fulfilling career.
She has worked in various hospitality fields, waitress, bartender at restaurants and events. Oksana will be on hand to help accommodate any special requests and ensure your stay onboard is both comfortable and enjoyable.
Languages: Spanish, English
STEWARDESS: Colette Nieri – Italian
Colette had her first experience of yachting in 2000 when she worked onboard a cruise ship. She then worked as a hostess at events and various hospitality positions, returning to yachting in 2010 when she joined M/Y Why Worry 1 where she stayed for over 3 years.Colette enjoys travelling and discovering other cultures. She also practices Ayurveda medicine (she has a diploma Ayurvedic massage therapy)
Previous Yachts: M/Y Caic Eolo (19m), M/Y Why Worry 1 (42m)
Languages: Italian, English, Spanish, Turkish (basic)