Captain Name: Akis Galatis
Captain Nationality: Greek
Number of Crew: 5
CAPTAIN – Akis Galatis
Akis was born in 1985 in Patra and is a Greek national. He holds a Captain Class B certificate from the Hellenic Marine Academy and all the necessary certificates for his position. He also holds a powerboat license and has attended the seminar “Marine Meteorology for Greeks Seas”. He started his career in 2003 on commercial and passenger ships and after gaining valuable experience he entered the yachting industry in 2011. Before joining M/Y Grace he served onboard the charter yachts M/Y Magna Grecia, M/Y My Toy and M/Y Aqua Libra 131. His outgoing and hospitable personality makes him the perfect commander for Grace. He loves exploring new areas, secluded beaches and creates tailor made cruises. Akis speaks fluent English and loves swimming and water sports.
CHIEF ENGINEER – Pavlos Stavropoulos
Pavlos was born in Athens and holds a chief engineer certificate. He started his career worked on passenger and commercial ships before entering the yachting industry. He has served onboard many yachts such as M/Y Sirius, M/Y Eleana, M/Y Chakra, etc. and in 2018 joined M/Y Grace’s crew. Pavlos’ primary duty is the safety of all the guests and crew onboard, and his great experience is a valuable asset for M/Y Grace. Pavlos speaks English and his hobby is cars.
CHEF – Yiannis Diakoumopoulos
Yiannis was born in Athens and he is a graduate of Le Monde Culinary Institute. He gained valuable experience after working in luxury restaurants and being a private chef. Yiannis is very creative with extensive knowledge of Mediterranean and international cuisines, and he loves preparing delicious dishes with fresh local ingredients. He is capable of using advanced culinary techniques and he is up to date with the latest trends in gastronomy. She has also studied Oenology so he has excellent food and wine pairing skills. Yiannis speaks English and he enjoys reading, travelling and watching movies.
STEWARDESS: Eleni Emmanouil Damdimopoulos
Eleni is a Greek national and she has worked in the hospitality industry since 2013 in luxury hotels such as Elounda Beach, Costa Navarino, Intercontinental etc. Eleni has also studied cooking and pasty making. Eleni is a fantastic hostess and manages the interior of the yacht on a top level to ensure the best personal service. Her positive attitude and her professionalism are valuable assets on board and her main goal is to make guests feel like home. She speaks fluent English and she loves volleyball , travelling and cinema.
DECKHAND – Konstantinos Lagoudis
Konstantinos was born in Greece, in 1986 and started his career in yachting in 2009. His working experience includes many luxurious yachts like Camellia II, Wave runner, Blue Angel, Toy-A. Reliable, friendly, sporty and a great team player, he is always available to assist with any request or requirement. Konstantinos enjoys playing basketball, football and doing water sports. He speaks English and has a speedboat diploma.