Captain: Dimitar Stoyanov
Captain Dimitar was born in 1970 and he is from Bulgaria. He has an extensive experience on various vessels. In addition, he has delivered various sailing and power charter boats up to 25 meters in Greece, Mediterranean sea and Atlantic Ocean. He followed his love for the sea and joined the yachting world. Working as a captain for 8 years, he has had years of experience in yacht services management.
He is a passionate Captain with the sea and he is happy to welcome guests onboard Astoria and offer an exceptional charter experience in the gorgeous Greek islands.
Languages: Bulgarian (native), English, Greek & Russian (conversational)
Chef: Hristo Nishev
Hristo, from Bulgaria, has a love of foods and creating spectacular dishes. After graduating with honors as an engineer in 2008 from the Professional School Penyo Penev, he turned his attention to cooking and becoming a chef. He began work in restaurants throughout Plovdiv and other areas of Bulgaria. From 2006- 2008, he attended Protur 95 for courses in Deputy Chef, Chef, and Head Chef; then in 2017, attended a Carving Course and Baker and Confectioner at the French Masters. Hristo loves various cultural cuisines Greek, Spanish, Italian- and enjoys preparing themed dinners. He appreciates properly paired drinks with beautiful food that brings family and friends together. Hristo is excited to join Astoria and create an incredible charter experience for his guests. Outside of the kitchen (or galley), he enjoys cycling.
Languages: Bulgarian (native), English (fluent)
Deckhand/ Steward: Mario Stoyanov Trifonov
Even though Mario has only recently begun his "career" in the yachting industry, he is eager to learn and absorb all he can about the sea. He was born in Bulgaria in 1995 and throughout the years he has worked as a salesperson, security guard, lifeguard, and surf instructor, among other things, demonstrating that he is an outgoing, creative, and adaptable individual. He holds a motor yacht license. Mario is a kind person, very positive, organized, and responsible, and loves to make everyone feel comfortable and safe on board! He speaks Bulgarian, Russian, and English.