The Crew
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Crew Profile 2018

JOHN KRINIS
MASTER

Captain John has a long career in marine shipping starting as 3rd, then 2nd and finally working his way up to chief officer. He began his career in large tanker vessels where he mastered his ship handling skills. He moved into yachting in 2007 adding people skills to his resume. He has been onboard Insignia since April 2014 where he has excelled in creating unique experiences for our guests.

Diplomas and Certifications: Captain B Class, GMDSS, RO-RO Passenger, Fast Boat License, SSO and Medical Care.

Krinis

RIGAS KOUTOUKIS
CHIEF OFFICER

Rigas Koytoykis Alexios is an experienced chief officer. A very pleasant, smiling person ready to assist in every way fits possible in order to accomplish a safe and happy charter. Begun his career on balk vessels and shifted on yachting industry on 2016.

Diplomas and Certifications: CAPTAIN B CLASS, GMDSS, ARPA, FAST BOAT LICENSE, SSO, ECDIS.

Rigas Koytoykis Alexios

KOSMAS PSAROMATIS
2ND OFFICER

Kosmas originates from the famous fishing island of Elafonissos. During charters this experience in professional fishing is put to use with our distinguished guests giving them tips of how to improve their fishing in the Mediterranean. Kosmas has built his yachting career on Insignia the last few years in a perfect environment for this kind, helpful and pleasant person.

Diplomas and Certifications: 500 GRT Commercial License, GMDSS Operator, STCW Advanced Fire Fighting, I.S.P.S, ARPA, RO-RO Passenger, Medical Care, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats.

PSAROMATIS KOSMAS

COSTAS KAMAKARIS
CHIEF ENGINEER

To build an unparalleled experience on board you have to have a solid foundation and this is nowhere more evident that in the engine department. Costas is an extremely experienced chief engineered that started his career in the mid-1970s in ocean going vessels. He moved into yachting in the early 2000s and soon after joined the Insignia team with which he has been for over ten years.

Diplomas and Certifications: Chief Engineer, RO-RO Passenger, Tanker Safety.

KAMAKARIS KONSTANTINOS

NICK SIARGANIS
2nd ENGINEER

The commitment on Insignia to build a solid foundation on the engineering department and increase safety and comfort is also evident with the addition of Nick to the team. Nick started his career in the mid-1980s and moved to the yachting industry in 2010, shortly thereafter joining the Insignia charter team. He serves as 2nd Engineer, though is fully qualified as Chief Engineer increasing the overall level of competence on board.

Diplomas and Certifications: Chief Engineer, RO-RO Passenger, Tanker Safety.

SIARGANIS NIKOLAOS

NICK FOSKOLOS
BOSUN

Bosun Nick continues the requirement onboard Insignia that all members of the crew have a lot of sea faring experience. He started his career in merchant shipping as deckhand soon becoming a Bosun given his stellar performance. Shortly after shifting his career to yachting he joined the Insignia team in 2011. Nick is an extremely multi-talented and pleasurable person.

Diplomas and Certifications: RO-RO Passenger, Fast Boat License, Diving License.

FOSKOLOS NIKOLAOS

JELMARK B. CALVADORES
DECK HAND

Jemark started career in yachting in 2012. Hi is an able seaman with high sense of responsibility and awareness and is there to assist wherever needed.

Diplomas and Certifications: Deck Hand, Fast boat license.

JELMARK CALVADORES

OIKONOMOU KONSTANTINOS
CHEF

Konstantinos brings a host of diverse experience and skills gained over 10 years in the yachting industry. He has also worked in very famous restaurants and hotels. He takes great pride in the presentation of dishes and at tailoring menus to the charterer’s specific requirements.

Diplomas and Certifications: Chef

OIKONOMOU KONSTANTINOS

SANJA KNEZ
CHIEF Stewardess

Sanja has experience of work on yachts since 2010. She is a hard working organizer, enjoys challenges and takes pride in providing excellent service to those onboard.

Diplomas and Certifications: Stewardess, Proficiency in English language.

SANJA KNEZ

KATERYNA BATETS
Senior Stewardess

Kateryna has experience of work on cruise liner and m/y. She is an energetic and ambitious young woman with a background in the hospitality industry. She is positive, have a good sense of humor, hard worker, well organized and most of all a team player.

Diplomas and Certifications: Stewardess.

KATERYNA BATETS

ISKRA BASKOVA
Stewardess

Iskra has been onboard the yacht Insignia since 2010 and she too has graduated from the Insignia training academy. She is a very experienced assistance Stewardess with a very customer oriented focus. She is an invaluable person in the Insignia experience.

Diplomas and Certifications: Stewardess.

ISKRA BASKOVA

MICHELLE RONA ESCANER
Stewardess

Michelle has a 5 year experience as a cabin stewardess in a luxury river cruise ship in Europe. She is a fast learner, dedicated to work.

Diplomas and Certifications: Stewardess.

MICHELLE RONA
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