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Crew Info: Name: Carlos Rico / Winter charters
Languages: Spanish, Fluent English
Carlos has a wealth of experience aboard luxury crewed charter yachts and has been sailing for many years throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Bahamas, including ocean crossings multiple times. He has a clear focus on the safety of the yacht, guests and crew. Carlos enjoys leading his crew and passing on his knowledge, creating a team that runs smoothly and seamlessly. Ensuring his guests are given an unforgettable and relaxing charter vacation, he will go out of his way to make sure every last detail is covered. Some of his previous positions have included Captain of S/Y FIREFLY 62 ft., First Mate on S/Y XARIFA 164ft. and First Mate on S/Y ESPIRITU DEL XAREY 141ft. Carlos also holds an Advanced PADI/ Nitrox.
Name: Mario Arias Canivell / Summer charters
Languages: Spanish, English, basic French and Catalan
Mario started sailing dinghies and cruiser racers with his father and grandfather at the age of seven. During the last 20 years he has been working on a wide variety of vessels - from charter catamarans to racing yachts in the Caribbean, Greece, France and Ibiza. Apart from his maritime certificate, Mario holds a Bachelor degree in Communicational Sciences from Malaga University. With rich maritime backgroundand a positive and trustworthy personality, he will create the best sailing experience for guests on board Sunreef 74 Calmao. In his free time Mario truly enjoys sailing and water sports. In addition, he loves travelling, spending time with his dog, playing retro video games and basketball.
Name: Alba Trullenque Pardo / Summer charters
Languages: English, Spanish
Alba is passionate about yachts and has been sailing on dinghies since a very young age. Not only is she a qualified yachtswoman with a passion for racing but also a STCW and sailing instructor and a port operator. She holds a Master’s degree in Nautical Science and Certificate of Competence as Chief Mate unlimited. She has worked as First Mate on 40m+ vessels. Alba is an enthusiastic and generous person, with a great sense of order and teamwork.
Name: Natalia Klementeva / Winter charters
Languages: English, Spanish, Russian
Natalia hails from Russia, she embarked on a sailing career in 2018 and never looked back. Her ability to work well in a team is evident, she easily transitions between interior duties and assisting on the exterior. With excellent service skills and a polite demeanour, guests well looked after and comfortable. Natalia has sailed both the Mediterranean and Caribbean seas, making her an excellent fit for Calmao. Hobbies include sailing, diving and wakeboarding. Natalia has worked together with Captain Carlos for over 2 years on S/Y FIREFLY.
Name: Juan Ramón Ortiz / Summer and winter charters
Languages: Spanish, English, Italian
Originally from Gijon, Spain, Juan Ramón started his first hospitality business at the age of 23. This experience helped him to acquire a strong work ethic, dedication and a positive attitude. He holds a degree in Cooking and Gastronomy from Instituto de Educación Secundaria Leopoldo Alas Clarín in Oviedo. After finishing the studies, he had the chance to learn from the best professionals which allowed his passion for cooking to grow even more. Juan Ramón believes in supporting local producers and providing his guests with the local culinary experience by uniting tradition and modernity. His ambition is to make healthy, nutritious and, above all, tasty food. Juan Ramón’s extensive culinary knowledge allows him to adapt to all types of client’s diets (vegan diet, food allergies, specific religious dietary restrictions or simply personal likes and dislikes). He is a dynamic, cheerful and resolute person.