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CAPTAIN - Richard MUSSINI
Nationality : French
Languages : French, English, Italian and Spanish
Richard has always had an infinite passion with the sea and he has over 30 years experience working on Yachts. The Mediterranean is one of his preferred cruising grounds and he knows the west and east intimately knowing the finer and more privileged spots to visit on any itinerary. He has also cruised in the Caribbean and has naturally had trans-Atlantic and deep water experience as a result.
We and clients find him a great yacht captain with a very "can do" attitude which creates great yacht charters with many repeat clients
Having joined the vessel in 2011, Richard was closely involved in the whole refit of M/Y GEMS the following year and is now looking forward to welcoming guests onboard!
CHEF- Michèle BACHOU
Languages: English, French
Michele was born in the South of France in 1964.
After working for ten years in the finest French restaurants, following her passion for the sea and traveling she decided to join the yachting industry..
Since 1992 she has been sailing around the world on a different range of vessel from 29m to a 80m mega yacht where she has experienced a large variety of different cuisines. She always selects the best and freshes ingredients, using local products as much as possible. In addition to be an excellent Chef, she can boast being a competent sailor and with a very positive personality.
She's excited to present her cuisine to the guests of M/Y Gem's for her forth year.
FIRST MATE/DECK HAND - Theo Boetti
Languages: French, Italian and English
Theo is a young and dymanic crew member, He was brought up on the seas cruising with his parents since an early age, he very easy going and has a calm personality he is perfect to teach and to help guests with the water toys. He loves sharing his passion and experience of the sea, especially from his native Italy, A typical Italian, family is very important and he has excellent communication skills with all ages;
STEWARDESS - Katia Mansuetti
Languages: French, English and Spanish
Katia comes from a strong hospitality background with experience in all areas of the industry with skills ranging from service, cocktail
and coffee making, to laundry and housekeeping. With ten years experience she is confident in her ability to deliver
a high standard of service. She is an enthusiastic, energetic 27 year old who is well-motivated to work in all aspects onboard as a reliable hard working crew member, She thrives as part of a team and puts energy and enthusiasm into everything she does. At the age of 19 she left France to discover the world, 36 countries and 7 years later she joined the world of yachting to enrich further her passion for people and travel
ENGINEER - Damian Layour
Languages: French and Engish
Damian has been working in the boating/yachting/fishing industry for over 16 years, in both Europe and the Caribbean primarily, and brings a wealth of experience and exceptional social and communication skills. He ran his own fishing company for a few years in the Caribbean so is an expert to assist and advise guests who love to fish,