Captain Name: Eddy Guzman
Captain Nationality: French
Number of Crew: 5
Captain : Eddy Guzman
Nationality: French, born in 1971
Languages: English, French and Spanish
Diploma : Master of Yacht 200 tons unlimited license
Eddy started travelling at a young age with his parents and his love for sailing began when he started taking up the sport through his school. He had his first racing experience, aged ten, on an Optimist sailboat, and continued racing on many kinds of boats – such as a 470 Tornado and single-handed offshore boats.
After some years as a sailing instructor, he came ashore and took a job leading a team in the medical assistance field.
Despite having a successful life in Barcelona, the call of the sea drew him back to his first love – sailing!
He has worked on a variety of high profile boats from prestigious yachts such as S/Y AMAALTA, 86’ maxi racing boat in the 1990s, through S/Y CAP II, CNB 76’ for more than 4 years, to MAITA’Ï, a 74’ catamaran.
During this busy time, he skippered MINISKIRT, a 105’ Ron Holland for over 6 months in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
He has also carried out many deliveries, logging 15 Atlantic crossings to gain experience.
He knows the Eastern and Western Mediterranean, Croatia and the Balearics well, and has also cruised the entire Caribbean, encompassing a career of 20 years of yachting and more than 13 years in the charter industry. He developed excellent skills, with a keen eye for detail to ensure every cruise is unique and custom-made for each guest. Guests’ comments praise his charter skills to a very high level.
Onboard S/Y LEO, CNB 76 from 2014 to 2017, Eddy holds a Yacht Masters 200 tons unlimited license, and is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.
During those 4 exciting and adventurous years of intensive charters and owner cruises on Léo, he built a good relationship with the owner who acquired S/Y THALIMA in 2017.
Eddy likes his busy life and embraces hard work with vitality and enthusiasm. Still, the best thing about Captain Eddy Guzman is his winning smile and “can do” personality, coupled with his hands-on capability with sailing and mechanics to ensure an excellent time on board S/Y THALIMA.
First mate : Alexandre Le Graham
Nationality: French, born in 1984
Language: French & English
Diploma: STCW 95’, Captain 200
Originally from Brittany, Alexandre has been passionate about the sea since he was young. He quickly became a windsurfing and dinghy instructor and then took over the management of a nautical base in Corsica.
He is a very good racing sailor on sports boats, and prepared the ORMA trimaran for the famous Jacque Vabre race in 2003; following this he took part in the construction of racing boats.
When he isn’t working, Alexandre will be found on a windsurfing board or kitesurfing.
He is an attentive man who shares his enthusiasm and good humour on board. Willing and spontaneous, he likes above all to please the guests and initiate them in water activities, aboard THALIMA.
Very precise in his role as mate, he assists Eddy in the manoeuvres and assists the other crew members in order to offer an unparalleled service, aboard THALIMA.
Hostess : Líria Tendreul Corte Real Palma Dias
Nationality: Portuguese, born in 1988
Languages: Portuguese, English and French
Diploma: STCW95/ ENG1
Chef: Marina BELZ
Nationality : French, born in 1991
Languages : French, basic English
Diplomas : BEP Cuisine (= BTEC first diploma in a vocational school in Catering)
Bac professionnel en cuisine (=BTEC National Diploma in a vocational school= Professional A-Level Grade in Catering)
After graduating and following a two-year apprenticeship at a gourmet restaurant, Marina has evolved as a chef thanks to her taste for learning and for challenges.
She worked for three winter seasons in the mountains, at a restaurant in Les Menuires (France), while spending summers on board various yachts in the Mediterranean (Corsica, Italy, Turkey, Greece…)
Her experience both ashore and at sea has enabled her to become a completely independent and adaptable chef, able to constantly renew her dishes and satisfy the most demanding palates. Marina’s cuisine is creative and balanced and her sweets are not to be missed since she is also a patisserie chef.
Passionate about the sea (she has a powerboat license), Marina is a naturally happy and smiling person with a positive “can do” attitude.
Stew Deckhand: to be announced soon.