Captain: Philippe LE HEN, 44 years old
Languages: French, English
Diploma: Captain 500 - Mecanic diploma 750 KW
Philippe grew up in Brittany, and joined the army at 17 where he became a military mechanic. At 25 he left the army and travelled to the islands of Porquerolles and Levant in the Mediterranean, taking work transporting passengers to and from the islands . This led to him becoming the base charter man in the Mediterranean, managing a fleet of boats and handling Beneteau’s after-sales service.
He has qualifications both as Captain and maritime mechanic; has over 20 years experience as skipper and delivering boats and can turn his hand to maintaining fixed and mobile safety systems, repairing or welding different materials, and maintaining marine engines.
Also among Philippe’s skills are administration and accounts management for boat and crew.
He was the captain of an AZIMUT 62S, for 3 years, at which point the owner bought the new Lagoon 630, and he continued working for the same owner for several years.
He is an experienced and able Captain, is calm and unruffled, enjoys entertaining guests and pays attention to their needs.
In his free time Philippe is very sporty, and enjoys surfing, kiting, kayaking, swimming and running.
Chef: Sarah LE BRETON, 31 years old
Languages: French, English,
Diploma: CBS (STCW2010) - Security and Hygiene (level 2)
With an excellent cook like Mom, Sarah was quickly fascinated by the "homemade" and the alchemy of flavours. After 4 years studying Biology, it was natural that she decided to trade the white coat for the kitchen jacket.
Self-taught, Sarah gained experience in several restaurants before embarking as a chef in 2010. She acquired solid skills working on various boats including M/Y Shane (Mangusta 130') M/Y Baar (Ferretti 88') and M/Y Amorina (Falcom 85').
Concerned about meeting customer expectations and diets as well as possible, Sarah specialized in Healthy Food, having noted a strong demand for special diets and allergy awareness (sugar-free, gluten-free...). Sarah has a motto: "Eating is always a pleasure", and responds to the customers’ wishes by offering them a global cuisine (Mediterranean, Italian, Asian, Indian, Moroccan, Lebanese, Brazilian...).
She speaks English and Portuguese, and looks forward to meeting customers, and developing menus that are both healthy and tasty.
Hostess: Sylvana POSSETY, 26 years old
Languages: French, English, Italian
Diploma: CFBS (French equivalent of STCW 2010)
Originally from Lyon, Sylvana acquired considerable experience working for 4 years at the 3-star Michelin hotel/restaurant "Auberge de la Madone" in the south of France.
Having always loved the sea, she decided to practice her profession on the water and embarked for a few months on the catamaran MOBY DICK (Fontaine Pajot 65') then on M/Y VESPUCCI (CRN Ancona 90') for 2 seasons in the Mediterranean as a sailor/hostess.
Sylvana speaks English and Italian.
Always cheerful, Sylvana offers a first rate service with the objective of meeting the customer's requirements to the best of her abilities.
This trio offers a 5-star service, which will satisfy the expectations of clients for an exceptional cruise.