Captain Name: Bernd Forstner
Captain Nationality: Austrain
Number of Crew: 2
Doing what we do best – the perfect crew: always fresh, always relaxed, always motivated!
Our Goal is to deliver high end service and quality. That´s what our guests expect and deserve: a vacation of their lifetime!
Captain Bernd and Chef Daniela are running their 52′ catamaran SHANGRI LA in the Caribbean in the winters, but are now offering you an amazing chance to explore Croatia in the summer. This husband and wife team will definitely tempt you with some fabulous Austrian specialties. Both are originally medical doctors but changed their life for a life on a yacht. Bernd and Daniela are highly experienced and work in the charter business for more than 14 years, they organized sailing events in Croatia for up to 1000 guests. For each guests they love to plan an individual adventure and vacation and they have only one goal in mind: to make this the best vacation you have ever had. No wonder that many of their guests are repeated clients that love and appreciate this professional, enthusiastic and dedicated couple.
Bernd (RYA Yachtmaster Ocean) is a dedicated yacht captain and sailor since he turned 18. He sailed extensively in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, US Coast and Bahamas and he sailed Shangri La over the Atlantic. He has a lot of charter experience and optimizes your perfect vacation with lots of local knowledge. He loves to share his passion for sailing, water and nature with all guests as well as his passion of creating tasteful cocktails. Onboard he shows his BBQ talent in fine grilling. Besides that he is a massive music fan and enthusiastic DJ which, as one might imagine, provides the basis for great on-board parties.
Daniela, the perfect first mate and chef, loves to make her guests feel healthy and happy. Her passion and love for food and service paired with Austrian culinary training, makes her the amazing chef she is. She is energetic and enthusiastic, loves sailing, hiking, snorkeling and sports. As a former ballet dancer, she is very good with kids and makes an enthusiastic yoga and meditation teacher, work-out coach and limbo dancer – pointing out, with a big smile:”no guest ever leave without doing Limbo at least once!”
WINNER: 2018/2019 USVI Charter Yacht Show runner-up Best Boat, 2018 VIPCA Charter Yacht Show Culinary Contest winner – 1st place appetizer, 2018 VIPCA Charter Yacht Show Culinary Contest winner, 2nd place Entree.
This team will turn your sailing vacation to an extraordinary unforgettable lifetime experience!