The Alexandra Team
Athanasios Vourvopoulos - Greek
Captain Thanasis was born on July 13, 1978. He is a graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy and holds a Captains First Class Diploma. He also holds Certificates in SSO (Ship security officer ) , GMDSS , Arpa, Radar, Ecdis, Brm, Fire fighting and First aids/Medical care on board. Captain Thanasis has 20 years of experience and the last 12 years as a captain in high specification motor commercial yachts. With excellent knowledge of the Aegean, Ionian and Mediterranean waters, he can be relied on to recommend the right place for the right occasion, from cosmopolitan full-service beach clubs in popular islands to deserted sandy beaches off the beaten track. His hobbies include sailing, basketball, fishing and martial arts. Captain Thanasis speaks English, he is married and has two children.
Chief Officer Stelios Andrianopoulos
Stelios holds a Class B license and graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy . He completed the traditional Merchant Marine training, having gained his Seaman’s skills from working on board various RO/RO cargo vessels and passengers ships before shifting to the luxury yachting industry for the past 3 years. Stelios was Second Officer on M/Y LADY SARYA and has recently joined ALEXANDRA. He has extensive office experience on passengers ships . He is a great team leader and works well under pressure. When Stelios is not at sea, he loves travelling and sports . He speaks English fluently
Chief Engineer Stavros Stamelos
Stavros is a graduate of the Merchant Academy and holds the highest level Class A Engineer’s Diploma. After serving in the Greek navy, he has accumulated more than 13 years of experience on board luxury motor yachts and is always keen to serve the needs of the guests. He holds Certificates in SSO, Life saving and firefighting, including V1-2 and V3. Stavros is responsible for service and maintenance oversight of main engines, generators and all mechanical – electrical systems. Stavros enjoys swimming, the theater and the cinema.
2nd Engineer Lampros Georgousis
Lampros is a graduate of the Merchant Academy and holds the highest level Class A Engineer’s Diploma and his career on board commercial ships and cruise ships lasted 16 years before he decided to pursue the luxury marine industry. He joined Alexandra last year and is happy to be a part of the team! He has updated certificates in Ro/Ro & Passenger Ship Safety, Life Saving and Fire Fighting. Lampros enjoys having guests on board and working with the array of sports equipment. He is married with two children. He speaks English and Greek and loves travelling and sports on his free time
Chef - Nikos Lavdas
Nikos has been a chef for the last 21 years on board luxury yachts, high end restaurants and 5-star hotels in Greece and abroad . He holds a culinary certificate . He has also attended decoration and carving seminars . Niko’s rich experience enables him to accommodate special dietary restrictions, nutrition requirements and last minute requests. He is always up for preparing dishes with fresh fish just caught by the resident fisherman on each island and creating a gourmet meal for his guests! He is married with two children. He speaks Greek and English fluently and Arabic at beginner level . He likes travelling and music on his free time.
Chief Stewardess Pepi Pontikakou
Pepi was born in 1976, and speaks fluent English & Greek. She holds a diploma in management of yacht services and leadership and has attended many seminars, holding diplomas in Spirits & Mixology from the Crew Academy in France and a diploma in Wines & Wine Service (WSET). She is considered a “hospitality professional,” with her extensive experience in the industry with VIP Clientele, having been working onboard luxury yachts for the past 16 years. Since then she has been thrilled working as a stewardess and chief stewardess in Greece and France as well, delivering high standard service to guests while ensuring the everyday smooth operation of the boat's interior. Pepi has a friendly personality and is always determined to provide high quality service. In her free time she loves reading and travelling.
2nd Stewardess Katerina Rekka
Katerina has joined the yachting industry since 2019. She is 32 years old, a professional and hard working person with excellent communications skills. Katerina holds a silver service certification. She speaks Greek , English and Spanish fluently. During her free time enjoys swimming and reading books!
Stewardess Maria Bizou
Maria joined the yachting industry in 2015 and has gained extensive experience working on a variety of charter yachts. Marie decided to have a small break from yachting to pursue work ashore however it wasn’t long before life at sea lured her back. She is happy to take on more responsibilities and can offer a helpful hand in the galley when required. Maria speaks English and she likes basketball, cinema and martial arts. Maria is 27 years old, and looks forward to building a career at sea!
Junior Stewardess - tba
Giannis Toumpas - Greek
Giannis has been working on board private and charter yachts since 1990 . He has been assisting with ship-board operations involving maintenance, tender & toys management, line handling, anchoring, moorings and general deck care for the last 31 years. He has a very pleasant personality, is married with 2 children.
Deckhand Kostas Kafetzopoulos
Kostas joined the yachting industry in 2010 and holds a professional license. He has experience on both busy charter and private yachts , cruising all over the Mediterranean. He loves that his job enables him to pursue two of his hobbies, traveling and watersports! He speaks Greek and English fluently and on his spare time, loves travelling, music and cinema.
Deckhand Xousakos Manolis
Manolis has been working on the water since 1997. He holds a skipper Class C license and a speedboat license. Manolis has over 18 years of experience on board various yachts and joined ALEXANDRA in 2002. Manolis has a wealth of experience and is a very valuable part of the team. He speaks English, Greek and Spanish.