Captain Name: Yannis Papadimitriou
Captain Nationality: Greek
Number of Crew: 5
CAPTAIN – Yannis Papadimitriou
Captain Yannis was born in 1963 and is a Greek national. He has graduated from the Greek Merchant Marine Academy of Greece and he holds a Class A Captain’s Diploma. He has an extensive professional background on various merchant ships and also was a teacher for Captains at the Training Center for Merchant Navy Professionals. His experience in the Mediterranean Sea is a valuable asset and he makes sure that everyone onboard is safe and secure. Captain Yannis loves to offer tailor made charters to client’s wishes and show all the beautiful beaches and landscapes during the cruise. His professionalism and enthusiasm in combination with his team spirit and friendly personality make him the perfect commander for M/Y Zoi. He speaks English and he is married with 2 children.
ENGINEER – Michael Kiriakou
Michael was born in Greece in 1964 and holds a A Class Engineer Diploma. He has attended many seminars in engineering and he also holds a speed boat license and a lifeguard diploma. He started his career on cargo vessels and he entered yachting in 2005. He has worked onboard, M/Y Ponita, M/Y Good luck, M/Y Jester, M/Y Saita, M/Y Amici Per Sempre and M/Y Ithaki. He joined M/Y Zoi in 2015 and after a short break in 2017 from the yachting industry he returned onboard Zoi in early 2018. Michael aims to please the guests and to ensure that everything works smoothly on M/Y Zoi. He speaks English and he is married. At his free time he enjoys travelling and cars.
CHEF – Koukourakis Manolis
Manolis was born in 1964 and he is a Greek national. He has finished his culinary studies at ΙΜΙ (International Management Institute) in Luzern, Switzerland and has a great knowledge of Traditional Greek, Mediterranean and International cuisines (Arabic, Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Thai). He started his career in 1993 and was the chef and owner of three restaurants. In 2002 he entered the yachting industry and he has served onboard many charter and private yachts such as M/Y Canaves Oia 105ft, M/Y Kentavros 80ft, M/Y Tyndareo 150ft, S/Y Aegean 70ft, M/Y Al Wajbah Palace, M/Y Insignia 170 ft etc. Manolis also runs a restaurant in Kifissia. He has a passion for cooking and he produces exceptional dishes with fresh local ingredients which can satisfy the most demanding guests. His hobbies are scuba diving and sailing. Manolis speaks fluent English & Polish and Italian &Arabic in good level.
STEWARDESS – Peggy Mouchlia
Peggy was born in 1975 in Greece. She holds a degree in Design and Decoration and but soon after she finished her studies she started working in the hospitality industry. Before joining Zoi’s crew she worked onboard various charter motor and sailing yachts. Peggy is a very pleasant and friendly person with excellent communication skills and she will do her utmost in order to offer the best service to all guests onboard. She speaks fluent English. She enjoys swimming , travelling and running.
DECK HAND – Antonis Lantsis
Antonis was born in 1970 in Greece. He holds a speed boat license, a cook license, a steward license and all the necessary certificates for his position. He started his career on cruise ships and has worked on various motor yachts before joining M/Y ZOI in 2018 such as M/Y Pegasus, M/Y Tyndareo , M/Y Amapolla, M/Y Apanemia etc. He is a very enthusiastic and hard working person. He speaks English and he is married with one child.