Captain Name: Manolis Klimataras
Captain Nationality: Greek
Number of Crew: 12
Captain – Manolis Klimataras
Captain Manolis holds a Captain Class A’ Diploma. He began his career as Officer and later as Captain on container vessels, where he gained extensive sea-experience of world cruising areas. After years in containers vessels, he got involved in the yachting industry. Prior to joining MARLA, he Captained M/Y PARIS (Amels 50m), M/Y TUEQ (Van de Giessen 80m), M/Y IERTAL (Admiral 26m) and M/Y APPLAUSE (Oceanco 51m). Captain Manolis is known for his high level of expertise and professionalism in the luxury yacht industry. Capt. Manolis has more than 20 years of experience at sea – the last 12 years as a Captain. With an extensive knowledge of the Greek Waters, Captain Manolis knows all the secluded bays where guests can enjoy the dramatic surroundings or can find the perfectly calm waters and the safest exclusive anchorages. Captain Manolis holds ARPA / RADAR, Medical Care Certificate, Tanker safety certificate, Ro/Ro Passenger certificate, Life Saving & Fire Fighting, ISPS Certificate (International Ship & Port Security), ISM Internal Auditor Certificate by Lloyd’s, Scuba diving license. He speaks fluent English and enjoys skiing, water sports, scuba diving, surfing and kite surfing. He is 43 years old and married.
Chief Officer – John Chiotopoulos
John holds a CoC as Class B Captain. He joined the yachting industry in 2010 as deckhand on board M/Y IMAGINATION. Since then he has served as Captain Class B on various tankers. He has been on board MARLA since winter 2018. He holds the Radio General Operator (GMDSS), Ro/Ro & Passenger Ship Safety, Life Saving & Fire Fighting, STCW ’78 Certificates and speedboat license. His love for the sea and for all water related activities enable him to offer an array of activities with his very competent water sports orientated deck crew. John enjoys sailing and travelling and he would be more than happy to answer all questions related to safety and bridge on board MARLA. John speaks fluent English. He is 31 years old and married.
Chief Engineer – Konstantinos Papadopoulos
Konstantinos is a graduate of the Greek Merchant Marine Academy and holds an Engineer Class A’ Diploma. He has sailed around the Aegean and Adriatic Sea on passenger ships since 1993. Moving into the mega yacht industry has provided Konstantinos with the opportunity of sharing his proud, fond experience of engineering and looking after the safety of the yacht and all aboard. He started his career on yachts on board M/Y SEAWOLF SEA and has served as 1st engineer on board M/Y ENDLESS SUMMER, SAPPHIRE, PANTHER 2, AMICI PER SEMPRE and NALANI. Konstantinos holds the following Certificates and Licenses: Ro/Ro & Passenger Ship Safety, Life Saving & Fire Fighting, ISPS Certificate (International Ship & Port Security), scuba diving license. He joins us to compliment this department and to ensure that Marla runs at her full potential at all times. He speaks fluent English. Konstantinos is 43 years old and married with two children. Konstantinos loves to spend his free time with his family.
2nd Engineer – John Papafaklis
John is a graduate of the Greek Marine Engineering Academy of Aspropyrgos and holds an Engineer Class C’ Diploma. His career on board tanker ships lasted a lengthy period of 10 years until he discovered yachting and decided to switch to the luxury marine industry on board MARLA. He also holds Certificates in Ro/Ro & Passenger Ship Safety, Life Saving & Fire Fighting and Proficiency in Medical First Aid. John enjoys having charterers on board and working with the array of sports equipment. He speaks fluent English. John is 30 years old and he enjoys soccer, snowboarding and padel tennis.
Chef – George Kalavros
George graduated in 2004 from Le Monde Culinary School. He began his career at restaurants where he learnt and performed his trade and gained experience. He has served as chef on board M/Y ENDLESS SUMMER, RINI V and MONTE CARLO. George learnt a vast range of recipes and cooking skills and now specializes in Greek, Italian and French cuisine. George has a wide range of gastronomic knowledge and menu specialties coupled with a strong combination of restaurant operations management and leadership skills, promising to offer an unforgettable tasting experience to all the guests. George is a key personality on board MARLA and the boat is now characterized by the high level of gastronomy. George speaks fluent English. He is 38 years old and married with one child.
Chief Steward – John Tezas
John is a graduate of Le Monde at Hotel Management. He began his career in 2007 as Steward on private and charter yachts throughout the Mediterranean Sea. He has served as assistant steward on board M/Y PRINCE ABDULAZIZ (147m) and as chief steward on board M/Y S CAPE (57m) and M/Y AL DIRIYAH (86m). He joined the crew of MARLA in winter of 2017 and became familiarized with the yacht. John is extremely good at providing exceptional services. He is a certified barista, bartender and sommelier. He also holds all relevant marine Certificates (HACCP diploma, life-saving and fire-fighting, SSH, Ro-Ro passenger). His hospitality and communicative skills are second to none and he prides himself on maintaining the highest levels of service at all times. John looks forward to receiving guests on board MARLA and strives to provide the best service possible. He speaks English and Greek. John is 34 years old and married. He enjoys sports, football, travelling and swimming.
Stewardess – Lutava Yaroslava
Lutava has been working in the yachting industry for the past eight years. She has worked as a Stewardess on board TURAMA, INDIAN EMPRESS and M/V MINERVA. She is a hard working and experienced professional, having already provided services of high quality on ashore and onboard yachts. Her positive energy and her kindness are key elements of her character. Lutava is a trustworthy person, that has already proven that can work effectively and efficiently as a team member, showing great responsibility and willingness to assist, when needed. She speaks English, Ukrainian, German and Russian. Lutava is 30 years old and single.
Steward – Dimitris Makariou (Greek)
Dimitris’ extensive background in the hospitality industry in accordance with his studies/seminars in hotel services and tourism turned him to focus on the yachting industry. Dimitris began his career working in hotels and restaurants when in 2016 he entered the yachting industry on board M/Y MARLA. Dimitris’ charming character makes guests feel at home and he will do his best to offer them wonderful services. Dimitris speaks fluent English and basic German. He is 26 years old and single.
Stewardess – Iveta Kubikova (Czech)
Iveta is a graduate of Technical school, where she specialized in hotel services and tourism, and she holds Life Saving, Fire Fighting and power boat certificates. Iveta entered the yachting industry in 2011 on board O’RAMA and she has served as stewardess in O’NEIRO, ZALIV III and R-MANY. She is extremely polite and professional and guarantees impeccable service for her guests. Iveta’s pleasant, warm, and accommodating personality ensures that all guests will receive the best of her service at all times while on board. She speaks Greek, English and Czech. Iveta is 36 years old and she enjoys travelling, water sports, photography and ice skating.
Bosun – Konstantinos Vamvakas
Konstantinos is 47 years old and holds a diploma of Petty Officer Class B. Konstantinos started his sea career on passenger vessels and has over 18 years of experience in various private and charter yachts, such as M/Y HARMONY, AEGEAN PRINCESS, TUEQ and PRINCE ABDULAZIZ. Konstantinos welcomes the opportunity to instruct or assist in all water sports provided on board MARLA. He speaks English and during his free time he enjoys scuba diving.
Deckhand – Konstantinos Kazouris
Konstantinos is an X-ray technician. He started working on private yachts on 2016. Since then he decided that he wanted to continue in the industry and moved on to luxury yachts. He is a hard worker and his love for the sea and yachts proved him to be a valuable member of MARLA’s permanent crew. He holds a Life Saving and Fire Fighting Certificate, Ro-Ro for security passenger and speed boat licence. Konstantinos speaks fluent English. He is 33 years old and single.
Deckhand – Nikos Boudouris
Nikos started working on yachts at a young age and discovered yachting through his father who had many distinctions in international sailing competitions, including first world championship and third place in Olympic Games in 1980. Since then he has worked as sailor on board M/Y PROTON, OURANOS TOO and BELLA STELLA. He is a hard worker and his love for the sea and yachts proved him to be a valuable member of MARLA’s permanent crew. He holds a Ship Security Officer Certificate, Life Saving and Fire Fighting Certificate, Ro-Ro passenger and speed boat licence. Nikos speaks fluent English. He is 27 years old and he enjoys water sports and sailing.