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Captain Leontitsis Nikolaos is commanding the Maltese Falcon for the summer season. Nikolaos has world wide experience, from the Gulf and the Red Sea to the Mediterranean and North Europe, to North and South America and the Caribbean. His sea service experience starts from 2000, having been awarded skipper’s license since 2003. From April 2013 Nikolaos has been the captain for major shipping companies on boats of up to 295m.
He is passionate about sailing and from a young age he trained and competed in the Laser Championships under the coach of the Greek National team Georgios Holopoulos. At 2011 he participated in the ORC yacht race and won the 2nd place.
He has worked with cargo vessels, passengers ships in Greece, Italy, Germany and Finland. He is trained to ISM standard and he is also familiar with other regulations including MLC , VGP USA, ECA , SECA ISPS. As Fleet cargo Supervising Officer at Costamare he experienced two major Dry Dock periods.
Many of our Deck Team of 6 sailing and water sport professionals, started sailing from a very young age, and participating and winning in competitions . They have experience with water sports including diving, and kite surfing, as well as the necessary accreditations for safety, tender driving, and other toys. Their mission is to make the guest's visit as fun and exciting as possible. Other hobbies include saxophone playing, rugby and painting.
Larim has been working in the yachting industry for over 18 years, but actually started sailing as a toddler in Antibes - the heart of yachting.
Larim is predominantly our rigging expert; however his skills do not end with the masts. He has been with the yacht since 2006 and an expert in rope work and carpentry. He mentors our deckhands ensuring excellent exterior maintenance.
Larim has competed in multiple regattas throughout Europe and also transatlantic races. Larim is passionate about racing classic sailing yachts and before Maltese Falcon he worked for 6 years on board the S/Y Mariette.
Larim takes care of his fellow crew members and enjoys creating items of jewellery out of spare boat parts.
Please contact your preferred charter broker for full crew profile.
Nico is part of the Maltese Falcon program since March 2014 and now into his fourth charter season. Nico has supervised our ten year survey completed succesfully in Malta in the winter of 2015. Nico was born and raised in Constanta, a big city port on the Black Sea. He graduated from the Marine University of Constanta in 2007 with his initial engineering qualifications in Naval Electro-Mechanics Engineering. From here he began to fulfil his dream of becoming an engineer.
He spent a year working on containerships before moving to the superyacht industry in 2008. Nico sailed around the world on some of the largest yachts including "M/Y Lauren L" and M/Y Alysia, as well as completing many shipyard periods and inspections. His experience includes being in charge of rudder systems, HVAC systems and pumps and refit jobs. During his time at sea he has obtained a great understanding of the marine environment and pollution prevention.
Nico leads our team of four engineers to manage engines, mast systems, electrics generators and all supporting plant on board.
In his free time he plays football, reads science magazines and enjoys watching films. He is a social young man and very helpful on all on board.
Chef Inger’s objective is to offer guests a culinary experience that will become a lasting memory. She has over 20 years of experience as a professional Head Chef, and is known for being considerate to others whilst achieving excellence under pressure.
She has a wealth of skill, knowledge and artistic flair from living and studying in several Mediterranean countries over the 24-year span as reputable chef in the yachting industry. With experience working on both private and charter yachts, Inger has become familiar with many different dietary requirements such as gluten free, paleo and vegetarian. Inger looks forward to impressing guests with her culinary skills on board the iconic MALTESE FALCON.
Amongst her achievements are :
• 1st Place winner in two divisions Con Cours du Chef Mega class division 2005
• 5 Times place winner Con Cours du Chef
• 19 Years Private yacht and Charter Head Chef-Soul Chef
• 3 Years private Chef and Estate manager
Olena grew up in Ukraine and moved to London 13 years ago, where she started her own successful personal training business. This has allowed her to travel around the world with high-profile clients.
Olena is passionate about service and detail of presentation, arrangements for entertainment, and attention to guests complete rest, care and well being, as well as preparing exiting parties and events for the Maltese Falcon chosen itinerary. She is very well organised and works with entire Maltese Falcon team to ensure every guest has an unforgettable experience!
She is trained in various fields of beauty, therapy, makeup and hairstyling and having such a variety of skills, makes her a very dynamic stewardess and an attribute to the MALTESE FALCON team. Olena looks forward to devising your personal training program whilst you are chartering the Falcon and you can also work out with family and friends.
This is the 3rd year and fourth season for Olena on the MALTESE FALCON and she is loving it. As a personal trainer, Olena remains fit and active by kitesurfing, paddle boarding and practicing yoga.
Our steward/ess team is comprised of 6 multi skilled and dynamic professionals, which includes a personal trainer and a beauty and massage specialist. Between them they have extensive experience of working in yachting industry, events management and hospitality with diverse personal interests.