Captain Name: Yiannis Stamiris
Captain Nationality: Greek
Number of Crew: 6
CAPTAIN – YIANNIS STAMIRIS
Captain Yiannis was born in 1975 and raised in Zakynthos, Greece, and holds an A class Master unlimited S.T.C.W. certificate. He is on board since 2014.
He has previously worked in Bulk Carriers and then shifted to passenger ships. After he gained an 8 year experience to passenger ships, he shifted to Yachting Industry and more specifically to M/Y INSIGNIA (56m Charter Yacht) on May 2011. His in-depth knowledge of the Mediterranean Sea cruising grounds and his respect for his guests wishes, help him create ideal, customized itineraries with excellent choices of unique places for each and every guest he has on board. When he is not on board, he enjoys tennis, jogging and reading. Though being highly professional, his friendly and warm personality will make you enjoy every minute of your cruise and have the time of your life.
Yiannis speaks Greek and English.
DIPLOMA: MASTER unlimited A CLASS, GMDSS, ECDIS, BRM, SSO, RO-RO PASSENGER, MEDICAL CARE, FAST BOAT LICENSE
CHIEF ENGINEER FOTIS VLASTOS
Fotios was born in 1979 in Athens, Greece and holds an A class Engineer diploma and certificates, such as Life Saving & Fire Fighting & First Aid, Passenger & Ro/Ro-Passenger ships safety. He joined the luxury yachts industry as a Chief Engineer in 2006 in private yachts, such as M/Y CALMA II, M/Y LUMINOUS and M/Y POSITRON. Before joining the yachting industry he worked in cargo ships, tankers and containers as a 2nd Engineer. During his spare time he enjoys fishing, reading historical books, sports, scuba diving, holding also a certification as dive master. He is married and has a child. Fotios speaks Greek and English.
EXECUTIVE CHEF GEORGE GEORGIEF
George was born in Bulgaria in 1988 and at the age of 6 he moved to a small town near Kalamata, Greece. Cooking was his passion from an early age, so he decided to pursue his dream by studying at the Le Monde Athens culinary Institute. Prior his graduation, George worked in 5* hotels, during summertime, gaining valuable experiences. All these years, he was working in many luxurious resorts like Marin Pallas Grecotel, Lydian Village (Rhrodes), Princess Hotel (Skiathos), Lesante (Zante). Alongside with his experience from the hospitality sector, George has also worked in prestigious Athenian restaurants like Funky Gourmet (as a chef de partie) and most recently at Cookoovagia (as a sous chef). His expertise in the Mediterranean and European cuisine will be the perfect complement to your day and his mixed cuisine combinations will excite your palate.
CHIEF STEWARDESS ARETI VAVOULI
Areti has been working for hospitality industry for many years. She manage her own restaurant in Chicago Illinois and Sparti Greece. She has worked in luxurious yachts as a stewardess (M/S AEGEAN SCHATZ, M/Y HELENE). Her positive attitude, attention to detail and pleasant personality makes her a valuable asset of AURORAs team. Areti speaks Greek and English.
STEWARDESS – TBC
DECKHAND – TAXIARCHIS TAMPLALIS
Taxiarchis was born in 1973, at Evoia, Greece and started his career in luxury yachts since 2000. His experience is highly appreciated and he worked successfully as a deck hand in some of the best and more luxuries yachts in Greece (M/Y LIBRA, M/Y BLUE SKY, M/Y OBSESION, M/Y MY DREAM, M/Y DARLINGS). While he is not on board he enjoys swimming, fishing and cycling. He speaks Greek and English.