Captain Name: Antonio Garcias Oliva / Jaime Gabriel Ferra Valles
Captain Nationality: Spanish
Number of Crew: 3
There will be a rotational Captain and Chef throughout the season.
Captain Antonio Garcias Oliva
Born on the Island of Palma de Majorca, it is no surprise Antonio chose a maritime career. His career history, armed with a Skipper Limited, Class A Master license includes being a Ship’s Captain for ships under 1600 ton in the Balearics, Spain. After 6 years working with Transportes Maritimes Brisas as a sailor he became a Captain for 7 years. A knowledgeable welcome addition he joined the charter industry 15 years ago and brings his Spanish credentials to the Caribbean. A fluent speaker of Catalan, Spanish, English and basic German, his hobbies include computing in both Mac and Windows.
Chef Falk Hubert
A German professional chef Falk has enjoyed 3 years as Chef De Partie in New Zealand, some time as head chef on a Sunseeker 75′ prior to becoming Head Chef in a Spanish fusion restaurant serving elaborate tapas. Clearly caught by the lure of the sea he joins Untethered as the alternating Chef. His culinary specialties include but are not limited to Mediterranean, Seafood, German for those with dietary restrictions, Gluten Free and Vegan.
Stewardess Silvia Calzadilla Paredes
Silvia’s efficient can do – will do attitude has propelled her career path in the hospitality industry. For a couple of years as the duty manager in a busy New Zealand restaurant her keen organizational skills lent a fine finish to the dining experience. A Spanish native she speak English and German. For the past 3 years Silvia moved onboard to look after up to 10 guests and the crew on motor yachts mainly around the Balearics. Excited about her next transition to a sailing yacht team her attention to detail will elevate your experience.
Captain Jaime Gabriel Ferra Valles
Steward/Deckhand Alex Esteban Diaz
Bilingual Chilean, Alex Diaz is an industrious worker. He has a passion for perfection in both aspects of his work. As the deckhand – keeping the exterior shipshape and organizing the water toys, and as the steward – paying close attention to the interior details aboard Untethered. His silver service background in fine dining establishments lends a graceful charm to the plated table service. Alex’s Bachelor’s Degree in Ecotourism management make him intuitively aware of his environment. He enjoys watersports and playing the drums. Alex is professional, flexible and eager to please his guests and takes pride in his chosen career.