GRANDE AMORE


Specifications

Yacht Length: 145 Feet

Crew Size: 9

Yacht Passengers: 12

Cabins: 6

King: 2

Queen: 2

Twin: 2

Pullman: 2


About this Yacht

360 Virtual Tour: https://www.digitalimages.gr/panoramata/GrandeAmore/GrandeAmore.html GRANDE AMORE is a stunning 44 meter, Benetti 145 Vision built in 2006 and last refitted in 2020, based in Greece. Her Key Features are: 6 cabins (2 Masters with private terraces), BEACH CLUB, JACUZZI on deck, STABILIZERS (Zero Speed & Underway), ELEVATOR to 3 decks, WHEELCHAIR Accessibility, 2nd Escort TENDER boat (10m) & many other Special Features. Full ABS classed boat with a beam of 9.3m and a draft of 2.7m, she has a GRP hull and superstructure and top cover and can accommodate 12-14* guests in 6 cabins. Her STABILIZERS (Zero Speed & Underway) offer her great stability in rough seas. GRANDE AMORE has been built to the highest standards of the industry by the world famous Benetti shipyard and boasts an elevator connecting the 3 decks. The elevator is a unique option that is not found in many yachts. This makes getting around this Tri-Deck something of ease for any person having mobility problems or any type of handicap. Refitted extensively in 2015, 2017, 2020, GRANDE AMORE has a modern style throughout with interior design by Francois Zuretti and exterior by Stefano Righini. Her contemporary decor accentuates the spacious feel through the yacht, as does the full-height sliding doors on both the main and upper deck. The sophisticated cabin layout features a MASTER suite with fantastic 180 degree views, a private deck forward of the owners suite and an office room, which can be separated by the cabin to be used also as a common area. The wonderful 2nd MASTER suite faces aft with a view throughout the stunning second deck circular SKYLOUNGE onto the deck offering an abundance of natural light. The SKYLOUNGE can be either joined to the cabin or totally separated by a door, to be used also as a common area. The HUGE SUN DECK is a prime location for entertaining, partially shaded by a fixed Hard Top, it features a fully equipped bar, large pool JACUZZI, table for al fresco dining and areas to sunbath. The massive garage accomodates a Castoldi jet tender J15, jet skis, dive/snorkel equipment & other toys very nicely. When at anchor the garage transforms to a stunning BEACH CLUB with a sauna, gym equipment and an Ultra- Large SWIMMING PLATFORM (opening - 14 sq. meters). BEACH CLUB DIMENSIONS (total): 36 sq. meters. BEACH CLUB interior = 22 sq.meters (5m x 4.4m) + SWIMMING PLATFORM = 14 sq.meters (3.2m x 4.4m)) She is powered by 2 Caterpillar engines of 1300 hp each, giving her a maximum speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.

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Crew Info:

Thodoros Valsamakis , Captain, Greek, Age: 38,

Captain Thodoros is a charismatic and very experienced Captain with excellent evaluations from all clients and employers. He is a very charming, polite and pleasant person who puts all his efforts to satisfy every guest need. He loves to create the ideal tailor-made itineraries and to organize all kinds of activities on board and on shore, ensuring that all guests needs are met for the most unforgettable holidays on GRANDE AMORE.
What makes him exceptional is that he combines excellent organizational and managerial skills with a calm character and succeeds in handling every situation in the best possible way. He loves his job, he pays attention to every single detail and attracts much of respect by his Crew.
Captain Thodoros was born in Greece and holds a Captain’s Degree (university level) with class B' license, for cargo ships up to 2.500GT and passenger ships up to 1.500GT, from the Merchant Marine Academy of Macedonia, Greece. During the last 10 years he has worked as a Captain and Chief Officer on charter yachts from 45-53 meters, in Greece, Adriatic Sea and Black Sea. From 2003 until 2008 he worked on passenger and cargo ships. He also holds a Speedboat license and various professional Certificates,
LANGUAGES: English (very good), Italian (basic), Greek (native).
PREVIOUS YACHTS: CALLISTO (50m, charter) - HARMONY (53m, charter) - GALLILEO (m/s 47m, charter)
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Raphael Kosmas, Chief Officer, Greek, Age: 29

Raphael is a graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy of Hydra and holds a Captain Class C Diploma. He also holds certificates regarding safety, security and first aid on board, a speed boat license and has attended various seminars. From 1016 until today he has been working as a Chief Officer on charter yachts of 45 to 54 meters in Greece and the Adriatic Sea. From 2010 until 2014 he has worked as a 2nd Officer and Apprentice Officer on ships. Raphael is a charming and hard working person and at the same time a true professional.
LANGUAGES: English, French (basic), Greek (native)
Previous Yachts: HARMONY G (54 meters - charter), PANORAMA (50 meters - charter), CALLISTO (50 meters - charter), GALLILEO (48 meters - charter)
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Tassos Papazoglou, Chief Engineer, Greek, Age: 42,

Tassos is the Engineer any Captain, any guest and any yacht owner would love to have on board! Exceptionally smart, very well mannered, hard working, well educated, with excellent problem solving skills and with an always positive and very professional attitude.
He works on GRANDE AMORE as sole Chief Engineer since the beginning of 2018 and has 15 years of sea experience and 6 years of experience on charter and private yachts of 145-130 meters, along with significant dry docking and new built experience in various places of the world. Tassos knows every little detail of GRANDE AMORE and is a key factor for the most successful charters.
Tassos holds a Master’s Degree in Naval Architecture from the University of Newcastle (UK), a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering & Marine Technology from the University of Newcastle (UK) and a University Level Degree of Marine Engineering from the Merchant Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos (Athens, Greece). For his Master’s Degree studies he was rewarded with a scholarship from Propondis Foundation.
He has a class A’ Marine Engineer License (from March 2020) for unlimited size of vessels and also has a Speedboat license and lots of knowledge about navigation and various nautical issues.
He was born in the Greek island of Lesvos and he is married.
From 1998 until 2014 he has worked on various ships and shipyards. During the last years he has worked on the charter yachts: O’ MEGA (90 meters) as 2nd Engineer, ALEXANDER (130 meters), as Staff Engineer, TURAMA (120 meters), as Staff Engineer.
PREVIOUS YACHTS: O’ MEGA (90 meters - charter), ALEXANDER (130 meters - charter), TURAMA (120 meters - charter).
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John Tryfonis, Chef, Greek, Age: 36.

The Team of GRANDE AMORE is proud to have on board John Tryfonis, a very talented and experienced Chef.
After seventeen years of experience in prestigious restaurants, caterings and hotels, such as Nikki Beach Greece, John joined GRANDE AMORE aiming to elevate the standards of yacht gastronomy. He has the talent to create mouthwatering dishes in both taste and presentation, tailored to guests preferences. John has studies in Culinary Arts in Athens and is single.
Languages: English, Greek (native)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & AWARDS
Executive Chef:
- NIKKI BEACH (Porto Heli, Greece), responsible of the hotel’s 2 restaurants, 1 snack bar and breakfast.
- PAUL’s chain of café-bistrot-patisserie, Greece
- EUROPHOS Catering, Athens, Greece
- HOLMESPLACE Catering, Athens, Greece
Head Chef:
- MAISON DU GREC Restaurant (Athens, Greece)
- PATPONG Thai Restaurant (Athens, Greece)
- BIBERE restaurant (Athens, Greece)
- DIFFERENT & DIFFERENT Catering (Athens, Greece)
Chef & Sous Chef positions: POSEIDON GRAND HOTEL (Spetses, Greece), CAPE SOUNIO GRECOTEL BOUTIQUE HOTEL & VILLAS 5* (Athens, Greece), BIER FASS (Athens, Greece), PIKIONA (Kefalonia, Greece)
Yacht Experience: RIANNA II (37 meters – private)
Awards & TV Shows: GOLD award, Estia 2017 & SILVER Award Estia 2018, CHANNEL E, Greece
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Yiota (Panagiota) Vassilakopoulou, Chief Stewardess, Greek, Age: 52

Yiota has worked for 7 years as Chief Stewardess on charter Motor Yachts of 30 to 40 meters and for 7 years as a Solo Stewardess/Cook in charter yachts of 18 to 28 meters. Before joining the yachting sector she worked for 6 years as a Manager in Restaurants and cafes and has also worked as Assistant manager in Princess Sissy Boutique Hotel (Ios, Greece).
Yiota has excellent organizational skills, passion for her job, motivates teamwork and works well with everyone on board. She has talent in table decoration, great eye for detail and is always there to be sure that interior and service are immaculate. With her smile and positive attitude will be making guests stay on “Grande Amore” unforgettable by creating a wonderful atmosphere and experience on board.
She has attended various seminars and has the following certificates: Seaman’s Book, STCW, ENG 1, Security Awareness, Survival Craft & Rescue Boats, Certificate under the Provisions of Regulation V/2. She has also completed the 4th year of Medicine School in Romania.
Languages: English, Romanian, Greek (native)
Previous Yachts: S/Y BARRACUDA (50 meters – charter), ENDLESS SUMMER (40 meters - charter), ALFA (40 meters – charter), ALTAIR (35 meters – charter), COSMOS (33.5 meters – charter), AURORA (30 meters – charter), POUARO (28 meters – charter), AVRA (23 meters – charter), HANNINA (20 meters – charter), ALBATROS (20 meters – charter), S/Y YANNIS (18 meters – charter)
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Sasha (Alexandra) Puriene, Stewardess, Belarusian-Romanian, Age: 38.

Sasha has a long experience in customer service, hospitality and entertainment industries in London, UK, South France and Greece. During the summer seasons of 2017 and 2018 she worked as a Stewardess and masseuse on luxury motor yachts in Greece and in France.
Before joining the yachting industry she had worked in London, UK as a Bar Manager, Waitress and Hostess in hotels and bar-restaurants. She has also worked as a Personal Assistant in Dean Gambles, London UK, as a Sales & Customer Representative in British Sky Broadcasting (London, UK), as a House Assistant and Nanny in a private residence in Nice, France and as an Administrator in Agios Pavlos Restaurant in Crete, Greece.
Sasha has studied Law in Grono State University (Belarus), Massage & Reflexology in International Thai Massage School, Sweedish Massage, Anatomy & Physiology in London School of Health & Beauty and has a STCW95 marine training.
Sasha has a charming and pleasant personality, is hard working and puts all her efforts to satisfy every guest need on board. She is married and lives in Athens, Greece.
Languages: English, Russian, Polish (good), French (conversational), Greek (conversational), Romanian (understanding), Italian (understanding)
PREVIOUS YACHTS: EDEN (46 meters – charter), OCEAN DREAM (35 meters – private).
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Iliana Paragiou, Stewardess, Greek, Age: 45 Languages: English, French (conversational), Greek (native).

Iliana is an exceptionally sweet, polite, cheerful and hard working person who adores her job and prides herself on providing guests with an excellent level of service. She has been working as a Stewardess on yachts of 22 to 43 meters since 2015.
Before joining the yachting sector she worked for two years a Cabin Crew member in Electra Private Airlines (Greece) and for five years as a Cabin Attendant in Olympic Airlines (Greece).
She has graduated as “Specialist in Airplanes Parts” from a private Professional Training Institution in Athens and holds Cabin Crew License and various Training Certificates by Britania Training Center and Sabena Flight Academy.
Iliana is always attentive, with a wiling and at the same time discrete manner, which is the characteristic of the GRANDE AMORE crew members. With her passion to have everything perfect on board and with her team spirit, she is definitely a key factor for the most unforgettable holidays on board GRANDE AMORE.
Languages: English, French (conversational), Greek (native).
Previous Yachts: S/Y VICTORIA A (43 meters – private), SHAMEKH (36.5 meters - private), RAYAN (33 meters – private), GALINI (28 meters – private), BIJOU (22 meters – private).
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Bal Vilaret, Bosun, Filipino, Age: 45

Bal is a very capable seaman with more than 14 years of sea experience. Before joining GRANDE AMORE he was working on charter Motor Yacht Duke, since her launch. He is an extremely well mannered, polite, willing and hard working person, enjoying much being involved in guest service, doing his best to make their vacation unforgettable.
Bal holds a Speedboat’s License and all necessary Safety and Fire Fighting Certificates. He lives in Athens, he is married and his interests are swimming, fishing and cycling.
Languages: English, Greek (conversational), Filipino (native).
Previous Yachts: DUKE (31 meters – charter), AIFOS (30 meters – private), DAINA (30 meters – private).

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Christina Gkazouni, Deckhand, Greek Age: 25

Christina holds a Captain’s Degree, Class C, from the Merchant Marine Academy of Kymi (Greece) and also holds a Certificate of Professional Competence in Nursing from Red Cross, Certificate in Chartering, by City Unity Lifelong Learning and many other Certificates.
She has approximately three years of experience as a Junior Officer, Apprentice Officer and Deck Cadet in ships and has also worked as a deckhand in 40 meters motor yachts.
Christina is a hard working person, a great team player and loves being involved also in guest service.
Languages: English, Greek (native)
Previous Yachts: GUILIANA (40 meters – private), OSTRIA (40 meters – private).