Captain Name: George Vlachos
Captain Nationality: Greek
Number of Crew: 6
Captain: George Vlachos
Captain Georgios was born in 1974 on the island of Evia. He holds a Captain Class A’ Unlimited certificate, as well as a list of several qualifications such as Certificate in Ships Security (I.S.P.S.), ships medical care, bridge team management, safe working practice, international safety management I.S.M., and many more. Captain Georgios commenced his service at sea in 1992 as an officer on the motor vessel and motor tanker. From 2005 he has been working as a Captain on motor yachts. He is an effective and precise communicator which is reflected by the teams’ seamless operations. He speaks fluent English. Captain Georgios is a member of the Panhellenic Captain Union and the Panhellenic Yacht and Professional Boat Officer Union. He enjoys traveling, music and going to the cinema.
PREVIOUS YACHTS: m/y AEGEAN PRINCESS, 33m (charter) – m/y ALEXIA AV, 33m (charter) – m/y KAMBOS BLUE, 32m (charter) – m/y NASHIRA, 26m (charter)
Chief Engineer : Antonis Kafezeris
Antonis was born in 1974. He graduated in 1991 from the Technical Business High School of Piraeus, where he attended the Electronics Section and Courses in Installing Electrical & Automated Equipment. Further on, he has attended the National School of Life Saving and Fire Fighting Appliances of Aspropyrgos. In 2000 he graduated from the Merchant Academy of Aspropyrgos and holds an Engineer Class A’ Certificate. Antonis is also Proficient in Survival Craft, Rescue Boats and Fast Rescue Boards, Advanced Fire Fighting, and Medical First Aid. At the beginning of his working career, Antonis used to work in a Telecommunications Company as a production employee. He commenced his services at sea in 1994 as Apprentice Engineer on motor tankers and later worked as Engineer Class C’ and as Technician (Caterpillar specialist). From 2005 onwards, he has been working as Engineer Class B’ on passenger ships and as Engineer A’ onboard motor yachts. Languages: English, Greek. He is a member of a Mountaineering Club and he loves listening to music, going to the cinema and surfing to the internet.
PREVIOUS YACHTS: m/y ASTERI (40 meters) -private) – m/y PARIS A (35 meters -charter) – m/y DREAM B, (30 meters -charter) – m/y SEA U (30 meters – private) – m/y LUMINUS (28 meters – private) – m/y RENA (25 meters – private/charter)
Chef: Anastasios Kostis
Tasos is from the beautiful city of Athens, is married, and has two children. He graduated from the Public Institute of Tourism with a scholarship and has been onboard luxury yachts for the past 6 years. His first contact with yachting was in 2015 and he would never turn back! He loves working with all kinds of cuisines, with his favorite being Greek, French, Japanese, and Mediterranean. He loves to experiment and create new meals, as gastronomy is his hobby as well, and also, he thinks it’s a challenge to please every customer despite his preferences. This is his second year on Benik and looks forward to a successful season ahead! In his free time, he likes swimming and running. He is a member of a group of marine cooks and yachting.
PREVIOUS YACHTS: s/y VICTORIA A’ (46 meters – charter/private) – s/y AELLO (38 meters – charter) – m/y HAPPY DAY (31meters – charter) – m/y CV (25 meters – private)
HOTELS: Mayor Mon Repos Art Hotel (Corfu) – Margie 5* Hotel (Athens) – San Marco 5* Hotel (Mykonos) – Titania 5* Hotel (Athens) – Aldemar Cretan Village 4* (Crete)
RESTAURANTS: Cube (Athens) – Trapezaria (Athens) – Marmita’s Food (Athens) – La Pasteria (Athens)
Chief Stewardess: Theodora Patroni
Theodora holds a degree in hair styling and makeup. A certificate in life-saving and firefighting appliances from the Merchant Marine Academy of Asporpyrgos. Her previous professional experience includes working in Customer Care services and restaurants as a waiter and, as a result, she managed to gradually become an expert in customer services, table decoration, and cocktails. She is excited to be a member of our team and she is more than ready to serve our guests and make them feel comfortable during their holidays. Interesting tennis, music, and cinema.
PREVIOUS YACHTS: m/y REEBOOT (35 meters – private) – m/y REGINA (33 meters -charter)
Stewardess: Mpergouni Athena
Athena was born in the beautiful and historical city of Athens. She has graduated from the Democritus University of Thrace.Athena is her first year working on the luxury yachts and this is because of her love for the sea. She holds a lifeguard diploma and a yoga diploma. She speaks Greek, English and German. In her free time, she loves swimming and traveling.
Deckhand : Eleftherios Malandrinos
Lefteris was born in 1997 in Piraeus, he is single, and loves to live and work on motor and sailing yachts! He is a people person, always doing his best to ensure happy guests. He has a lifeguarding and motorboat license. He finished technical high school with a specialty in Engineering. He speaks Greek, English. In his free time, Lefteris loves extreme sports, watersports, music, pets, and traveling.
PREVIOUS YACHT: m/y VARMAR (56 meters – private), m/y ROLA (48 meters – charter)