Captain Name: Ioannis Kourtis (Giannis)
Captain Nationality: Greek
Number of Crew: 6
CAPTAIN – Ioannis Kourtis (Giannis)
Captain Giannis was born in 1985 in Athens, Greece. He is a graduate of the Maritime Academy of Aspropyrgos and holds a Captain Class A Certificate. He also holds skipper’s and speedboat licenses. Before entering the yachting industry in 2013 he was 9 years onboard various passenger ferries. This is his fourth year onboard M/Y LADY RINA. His previous experience onboard motor yachts and motor sailers was onboard M/S ERATO, M/S AEGEAN SCHATZ, M/S SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL, M/Y A.M.Z. He is very reliable, hard-working, and really loves his job. Also, he has extensive knowledge of the Greek seas, and he will cruise with the guests to unique bays. You can expect a truly safe and unforgettable holiday experience! He constantly receives excellent comments from the guests. When not working, he enjoys diving and fishing! He speaks Greek and English.
CHIEF ENGINEER – Lambis Moustakas
Lambis is 55 years old and has more than 20 years of experience in the yachting industry. He holds the second Engineer Officer Certificate. Lambis is a skilled engineer, very responsible. He helps Captain Giannis to all the preparations for the charters and the relevant procedures with port authorities. He speaks Greek and English.
CHEF – Kostas Papacharalampous
Chef Kostas was born in 1987 and is a very experienced Chef with professional experience at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon in Paris! He has worked in 9 different countries, mainly in Europe (especially at Zermatt in Switzerland), and also at The Belvedere in Mykonos. Chef Kostas truly loves his job and every time he cooks, he feels as excited as the time he created his first dish! He strongly believes that culinary flavors are the best way to communicate with people and always do his best to satisfy even the most exquisite tastes. In his free time he travels all over the world! He speaks Greek, English, Spanish and basic French.
CHIEF STEWARDESS – Maria Margoni
Maria was born in 1987 and is married. She has been working as a Stewardess onboard luxury charter yachts since 2016. Before joining the team of M/Y LADY RINA, she was onboard M/Y PAREAKI and before that onboard M/Y DIVINE, M/S AEGEAN SCHATZ and M/Y DREAM. Maria is a smiley person, child-friendly, has great enthusiasm and love for her job. She is very organized and always does her best to satisfy the guests. In her free time, she enjoys reading and going to the gym. She speaks Greek, English and basic French.
STEWARDESS – Maria-Eleni Panteli
Maria-Eleni was born in 1999 in Athens, Greece. She holds a degree in Tourism & Hospitality Management. She has also attended Public Relations & Customer Service Training Seminars and Wine Seminars. Before joining the yachting industry, Maria-Eleni worked in high-end restaurants in Santorini. This is her second year onboard M/Y LADY RINA. She displays a high level of attention to detail and organization which are essential attributes for her role. She speaks Greek, English and German.
DECKHAND/SAILOR – Petros Kiriakos Nikolaou
Petros was born in 1989 in Rhodes. He has successfully passed all the required courses in life saving, saving techniques, firefighting, first aid. Petros with his kind, hard-working and friendly personality will do his best to satisfy the guests onboard LADY RINA! He speaks Greek and English.