Antonio Palazuelos - Captain
Born in Acapulco, Mexico, home of the world famous La Quebrada cliff divers, Antonio moved to the Pangbourne, UK, at the age of 13 to attend nautical college. During his 4 years at the college, Antonio was a crew member on a yacht racing team, something that he pursued professionally after graduating. Since making the move across to yachting, he has spent the last 12 years working his way through the ranks of large high profile yachts such as Sunrays, Aviva, Eminence, Elandess and Seven Seas. He has cultivated his love for this industry and attention to detail. Antonio likes to spend his free time paddle boarding and perfecting his aerial tricks at the wakeboarding cable park when he's not indulging in his love of gardening.
Kasia Durlej - Chief Stewardess
Born in 1985 in the oldest city of Poland. When she was 19, she moved to Poznan, Poland to study tourism and hospitality at the University. She finished her Master Degree in Hotel Management and decided to move to Spain to learn Spanish and start a career. She has lived in Marbella, Puerto Banus for two years and there started her experience on yachts.
She has been in yachting industry for 6 years. She spent her first season on a 116' Sunseeker in the Mediterranean navigating in Spain, France and Italy. After that she moved to Miami where she has been since. Since in Miami she has also became very familiar with areas such as the Bahamas, Key West and many other areas along east coast of the United States. She has gained experience on yachts from 83 ft to 120 ft working with crew and owners from all over the world.As a professional in hospitality sector, she understands that customer service lies above everything else. She is an energetic, hard-working, proactive young professional, whose enthusiastic and friendly manner promotes a natural, enjoyable working environment, builds good teamwork and excellent service to the guests of a vessel.
She enjoys this job because she loves to travel. Any free time she has, she takes backpack and travels. She visited majority of Europe but her favorite place she has ever been are countries in South America and Mexico. She also enjoys all kind of sports. During the winter she goes to the mountains for snowboarding and in the summer she practices water sports such as wakeboarding and paddle boarding or just go to cross-fit classes or to the beach. She likes meeting people, discovering new cultures and learning languages. She speaks fluent Spanish and English and Polish.
Marcell Degenaar - Deckhand
Marcell grew up in a small South African city called Nelspruit located close to the Kruger Park. He has always been drawn to the bush and adventure. He took up motor cross from a very young age which has been one of his passions ever since. Loving the adrenaline of any sort of motor and always in the search for adventure yachting was the perfect fit for him. After finishing school in 2016 he started his career in yachting and have been loving every moment since.
*** Freelance Chef is provided for term charters ***