Captain Name: Matteo Liberotti
Captain Nationality: Italian
Number of Crew: 4
Matteo Liberotti is 36 and from Rome, Italy. He has been Captain of Dharma since 2011 and before he was captain for the same owner on a 20 mt s/y for seven years sailing all around the Med and especially in Greece. He worked in the yachting industry for over 11 years.
He is a keen kite surfer and can easily be persuaded to demonstrate his hobby. Matteo had an interesting start in yachting when, after finishing university and briefly working in a ‘real’ land-based job, he bought a yacht, sailed to the Caribbean, and has remained in yachting since. He joined the Darma’s owner in 2003, he’s attentive, a passionate sailor, sailing instructor, very kind and gentle, professional. Matteo speaks English, Spanish, a little bit French and Italian as mother Language.
First Officer: Gavin Mann
Nationality: South Africa
Interest and language: English, Dutch. His hobbies include watching and playing rugby, snowboarding, waterski and wakeboard, and cycling.
Gavin was born in Durban. His enthusiasm for being on the water began when he started sailing dinghies with his father. This then led to Gavin living and travelling all over Greece doing Charter with his family holidays. Gavin is now in his second season in Dharma having previously worked as a day worker and delivery crew for different yachts. Gavin holds his yacht master and is working up to his Chief Mate. He is an enthusiastic member of the team and looks to deliver whatever he can to make your stay on board memorable.
Deckhand-steward: Johan Shuttle
Nationality: South Africa
Interest and language: English, Africans. His hobbies include Surf, hunting, fishing and cycling, and enjoys exercising in his free time.
Johan grew up in Cape Town, where he enjoyed everything the sea had to offer. This included Surf, wakeboarding and waterskiing. Johan went on to work on the world’s largest catamaran before joining for his second season at sea. In his free time, Johan enjoys and exercising. With his helpful and cheery disposition, Johan will strive to make your stay on board as pleasant as possible.
Cook: Magdalena Godzwon
Interests/Languages: English, Italian, German
Magdalena has been cooking since he was 18 years old and has natural passion and flair for it. Her career started in his hometown. She was then classically trained in different culinary school. She loves the Thailand and Cambodia dishes, but keep the Italian cuisine as primary. She particularly enjoys seeing culinary differences and incorporating them into new dishes. Magdalena is looking forward to tantalising your taste buds with a delightful array of mouth-watering creations.