Captain Name: Dusko Savija
Captain Nationality: Croatian
Number of Crew: 12
Name: Dusan Savija
Dusko has been working professionally in yachting for 25 years and has been a captain on yachts from 30-60m for 23 years. A natural leader, confident and professional, Dusko has spent many years cruising all over the Mediterranean Sea and you’ll find his extensive charter experience in the Mediterranean invaluable.
Enjoy an exotic cocktail while Dusko plans your perfect beach day, water sports activity or excursion ashore.
In his spare time Dusko enjoys playing tennis, spear fishing, and all kinds of sports.
Previous yachts: M/Y WOW (40m), M/Y Whispering Angel (37m), M/Y Kaiser (60m)
Languages: English, French, Italian, Croatian
Name: Hugues Meillassoux
After 2 years in restaurant De Bacon, Cap d’Antibes, Hugues started working in the yachting industry on M/Y Aktion, after which he spent one year in service in the French Navy.
Hugues used to work for the Arsenal Team and owner, David Dean. He has two children, which he wants to share his passion with, travelling the world and discovering new places.
Previous Yachts: M/Y Rosenkavalier-Haida G (70M), M/Y Vagabondo (70m), S/Y White Gull (47m)
Languages: English, French
Name: Rositsa Kozhuharova
Position: CHIEF STEWARDESS
Rosi is from Sofia, Bulgaria and joined the industry 7 years ago. Her passion for art led her to graduate from ART Academy and is a qualified Art teacher for children and adults. She has since decided to study Interior Design.
Hard-working and organized, Rosi enjoys challenges and always provides excellent service to the guests on board.
Rosi has traveled extensively during her time onboard yachts, and takes every opportunity to explore new places and cultures. Her warm and welcoming personality, attention to detail, and amazing hospitality skills will leave you impressed with the level of service on board Oceana.
Previous Yachts: M/Y Emuna (42m), M/Y Libra Omega (44m), M/Y Ma Victoire (37m)
Languages: English, Russian, basic Italian
Name: Katerina Todorova
Position: 2ND STEWARDESS
Katerina graduated from the Naval Academy in Varna Bulgaria where she studied Management of Ports. Prior to joining the yachting industry, Katerina also worked at a 5 star sea resort in Bulgaria as a bartender, where she was promoted to manager.
She then decided to follow her passion for the sea and switched to the yachting industry where she proved to be a real team player and discovered a good eye for detail. She worked on both private and charter boats from 31m to 56m before joining Oceana.
Previous Yachts: M/Y Insignia (56m), M/Y Lady Soul (30m), M/Y Atlantica Seconda
Languages: English, Russian, Bulgarian
Name: Daisy Ribeiro Florencio
Position: 3RD STEWARDESS
Hailing from Brazil, Daisy joins the yachting industry with seven years of hospitality experience. Having managed guesthouses and worked two jobs, she is hard working and committed, and will do her best to provide an exceptional service.
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Name: Shannon Goodin Te Amo
Nationality: New Zealander
Shannon grew up on a small coastal town in the north Island of New Zealand. She started working in hospitality at a young age while still at high school. At 16 years old Shannon became a volunteer fire fighter and continues to move up the ranks while she is at home.
This is Shannon’s first year in the yachting industry. Prior to this she worked as a bank teller for ASB and in housekeeping at a private golf club. The Ocean has always been one of her biggest passions which led her to pursue a career in yachting.
Name: Domagoj Klaric
Position: CHIEF OFFICER
Domagoj started his maritime career back in 2000 after he graduated from University of Maritime Studies for Maritime Traffic Engineer, and joined his first commercial vessel soon after to do his apprentice. Domagoj has since been working his way up in the industry, and, over the years has gained a lot of knowledge and experience, and has visited many parts of the world.
Domagoj is a very happy and smiley person. He enjoys spending time on board and be on hand for guests to give them the best time on board and make their vacation unforgettable.
Previous Yachts: M/Y Forwin (46m), M/Y Starling (46m), M/Y Karianna (40m)
Languages: English, Italian, Croatian, Russian
Name: Milic Igor
Position: CHIEF ENGINEER
Igor started out as a hotel engineer for Carnival Cruise Lines almost twenty years ago. He has since worked his way up within the cruise industry, working various engineering roles including staff chief engineer for five years.
Igor has decided to join the yachting industry and this is his first season. He describes himself as punctual and proactive, and works with a smile.
Languages: English, basic Italian
Name: Antonio Rodriguez Gomez
Position: 2ND ENGINEER
Antonio graduated from the Naval Academy as a second engineer in Uruguay. He is an experienced engineer, having worked onboard ferries, container ships and a large fishing boat.
Antonio’s ambition is to work as a chief engineer on a large vessel. For this reason he takes his duties very seriously and is always happy to help others.
Previous Yachts: M/Y Colonia Express (50m), M/Y Atlantic Express (80m)
Languages: English, Spanish
Name: Benjamin Job
Ben is interested in travel and adventure. In his words, he does not have a home as his home is the world. Originally from the east coast of Australia he grew up by the beach in a small surfing village called Lennox Head. Having 7 brothers has given him the preparation for living and working as part of a team. Growing up he worked in many professions before making the move to the yachting industry, inclusing hospitality, construction, and the aviation industry.
Always positive especially in the worse conditions, Ben always has a smile on his face and a story to tell. He likes to stay active and will chase a ball for hours. He also loves to play Frisbee.
Previous Yachts: S/Y Mikhail Voronstov (65m), M/Y Mimi La Sardine (34m)
Languages: English, Spanish
Name: Valentin De Villa
Originally from the Philippines, Valentin has been living in Italy since 1994. Val has culinary and service experience, gained from working in various restaurants, bars and coffee shops. He joined Oceana during the refit in 2015 and is an experienced and responsible deckhand. He is also an experienced craftsman, so he works closely with the other members of the Oceana crew in preparing the yacht to look and perform at its best at all times.
Valentin embraces helping others and that skill is much appreciated by guests who find him to be a very amiable, easy going and an attentive member of the Oceana crew.
Previous Yachts: M/Y Obsession (55m)
Languages: English, Italian, Filipino
Name: Justin Fisher
Originally from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Justin is a former top level South African swimmer and a qualified RYA Personal Watercraft instructor. He has a passion for all water sports, and sports and fitness in general, with experience in numerous sporting backgrounds. He is competitive by nature and finds it hard to say no to a challenge, while always looking to provide a fun, positive environment.
Justin is looking to progress up the ranks in the yachting industry, whilst also learning as much as he can along the way to always ensure that he is an invaluable part of any team.
Previous Yachts: M/Y Dilbar (157m), M/Y Burkut (55m), M/Y Maoro (35m)