Captain Name: Dejan Lazarevic
Captain Nationality: Montenegrin
Number of Crew: 5
Dejan Lazarevic – Captain / Montenegro
Dejan hails from Montenegro and truly enjoys working in the marine industry, with a natural love for the ocean and yachting alike, he holds several qualifications including his 100GT yacht license and engineering degree. Having worked his way up through the ranks of the shipping and charter yacht life, he has a good understanding of the requirements to ensure Annabel II is at her best at all times. Dejan enjoys working as a team and making sure his guests get the best charter experience, from comfort to safety. He is a hard-working dedicated individual, with excellent attention to detail. He speaks both English and Serbian fluently.
Aleksandar Milivojevic – Engineer, Mate / Montenegro
Aleksandar is not new to Annabel II, having worked on her during winter maintenance, he is familiar with the running and care for her, and a welcome addition to the crew. His passion for the marine industry started almost a decade ago, he brings with him an excellent knowledge of what it takes to keep a yacht in top condition. With a keen interest in regattas, cruising and overall yachting, he is also exceptionally familiar with the Adriatic. He holds his 100gt licence and full engineering qualifications, to name a few. With a can do attitude and happy to work as an individual or as part of a team, he fits in perfectly to the Annabel II team.
Kerry Comi – Stewardess – Australian
Kerry comes from a long history in hospitality commencing many years ago as an airline stewardess with an Australian carrier which led onto a position in Italy with Air Italia. Kerry has worked as a tour guide throughout Europe managing and co-coordinating up to 55 guests at one time. Kerry then took on the role of Food & Beverage Manager at a large Australian resort before opening ‘Primo E Secondo’ – a fine dining Italian restaurant with her husband Robi in Noosa, Australia. Kerry and Robi successfully ran their restaurant for 8 years before they received an offer too good to refuse and sold the business as a successful ongoing concern.
In 2008 Kerry worked on DEBRA ONE, a 74ft Ferretti as sole stewardess and cook. This was a very demanding role but nothing Kerry couldn’t handle, Kerry was one of the first crew ever onboard ANNABEL II when she was first launched in 2009. She has since worked aboard both private and charter yachts, cruising globally, ranging up to 32 meters. Kelly has now returned to Annabel II and the owner is delighted to have her back.
Kerry holds her STCW95, a recreational motorboat license, senior first aid, silver service skills, wine service, bar skills a good eye for detail and the ability to work under pressure. Kerry is a non-smoker and when she is not enjoying good food and good company, she enjoys horse riding, gym, swimming, reading and learning about new destinations and people. Kerry speaks English fluently and conversational Italian.
Robi Comi – Chef – Italian/Australian
Robi is a fully qualified chef who was born and trained in Italy. He has a huge range of experience in restaurants and on yachts. Robi has owned and operated fine dining Italian restaurants in Milan and Noosa, Australia (with his wife Kerry). Their restaurant ‘Primo E Secondo’ was awarded winner of the Italian ‘Golden Fork’ Award.
Whilst Robi is capable of preparing a wide range of cuisines including Asian and Japanese, his specialty is modern and classic Italian. Robi’s food is not only tasty but nutritious and he is happy to provide nutritional consultancy for guests and crew. He’s also excellent at working to budgets to maximize your APA dollars!
Robi has previously worked on M/Y COHETE 28m and as relief chef on S/Y RAPUTURE 32m and M/Y NEVER ENOUGH, in 2009 he joined ANNABEL II. Over the past few years, he has sailed aboard both private and crewed yachts, he is a welcome return to ANNABEL II. Robi is a non-smoker and holds a STCW95, a recreational motorboat license. Robi is extremely active and loves outdoor pursuits including horse riding, motorbiking, fitness, surfing, scuba diving, snow skiing and parachuting! Robi is fluent in Italian and speaks good conversational English.
Clara D’Amico – Stewardess – Italian
Clara is a fresh and enthusiastic lady, whose passion for travel has taken her to various locations globally including Australia, Ireland and Brazil, where she worked within the hospitality industry, gradually working her way up, whilst gaining valuable knowledge. She works well individually as well as in a team, making her a great fit for Annabel II. Being a service-oriented person, and previously been employed in the hospitality sector, she is keen to provide guests with excellent care and attention to detail. Clara speaks English, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish well.