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Captain Alptekin Inan
Captain Alptekin is a very experienced and a dedicated captain. Quiet and conscientious, Alptekin's priority has always been his passengers safety and happiness. He is well respected by his crew and fellow colleagues. Having an English wife and two bi-lingual daughters Alp's knowledge of English is very good. Having sailed the Turkish and Greek coastline for many years Alptekin certainly knows where to find the most beautiful, hidden and unspoilt destinations. He was born in Bodrum in 1969. His love of the sea meant that he started his sailing career at the early age of 14 working part-time on sailing boats. His first real job was working in Istanbul at the age of 18 on a private yacht. Two years later he returned to Bodrum where he was appointed as a deckhand on the gulet Mavi Yasam. In 1995 Alptekin became the captain of the newly built yacht Karina and after two seasons sailing the Greek Islands, he became captain of the privately owned Okaliptus where he worked for seven years. Alptekin also worked on Zephyria 2 and luxury charter vessel Hic Salta before he started working on CAKIRYILDIZ.
Chef Tulay Cengiz
Tulay is Turkish and was born in 1972. She worked at five star hotels and catering companies that made her gain further experience in Turkish, Mediterranean and Greek cuisines before she started working in yachting industry. Finding new recipes and adding new touches to her expertised cuisines is her biggest interest. She is very much creative and she also offers tailor-made menu depending on the guests preferences. Tulay enjoys spending time in the kitchen and she speaks medium level of English.
Stewardess Gulin Evren
Gulin was born in 1975. She graduated from Istanbul University-Tourism and Hotel Management department. She is excellent in communicating with people, an enthusiastic team player while also effective working independently. She works well under pressure, adapt to new situations and always look forward to a challenge. She speaks good level of English. Gulin worked on M/Y Stella of the North for 2 years and S/Y Levantina for 3 years.
Deckhand Eray Can
Eray was born in 1987 and he is Turkish. He used to work with Captain Alptekin on Hic Salta with great co-operation and they had successful charters together. Eray is an experienced deckhand and likes doing watersports and swimming. Speaks good level of English.
Deckhand Tanju Yumusak
Tanju is the youngest among the crew who was born in 1990. He is a dedicated seaman, working really hard not only to keep the yacht in good condition but also to meet the needs of the guests. His English level is medium. Tanju worked on Kaya Guneri V and Bedia Sultan before he decided to join CAKIRYILDIZ team.
Engineer Hasan Meric
Being the engineer of CAKIRYILDIZ, Hasan has the control of the engine room of the yacht. He gained experience as an engineer from his previous yachts which we can mention Take It Easier and Dolce Vita. Hasan was born in 1974 and he can speak little English.