Captain’s Nationality:French Languages Spoken: English - French - Spanish
Captain : Eddy GUZMAN
Nationality: French, born in 1971
Languages: English, French and Spanish
Diploma : Master of Yacht 200 tons unlimited license
Eddy started travelling at a young age with his parents and his love for sailing began when he started taking up the sport through his school. He had his first racing experience, aged ten, on an Optimist sailboat, and continued racing on many kinds of boats - such as a 470 Tornado and single-handed offshore boats.
After some years as a sailing instructor, he came ashore and took a job leading a team in the medical assistance field.
Despite having a successful life in Barcelona, the call of the sea drew him back to his first love sailing!
He has worked on a variety of high profile boats from prestigious yachts such as S/Y AMAALTA, 86 maxi racing boat in the 1990s, through S/Y CAP II, CNB 76 for more than 4 years, to MAITAÏ, a 74 catamaran.
During this busy time, he skippered MINISKIRT, a 105 Ron Holland for over 6 months in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
He has also carried out many deliveries, logging 15 Atlantic crossings to gain experience.
He knows the Eastern and Western Mediterranean, Croatia and the Balearics well, and has also cruised the entire Caribbean, encompassing a career of 20 years of yachting and more than 13 years in the charter industry. He developed excellent skills, with a keen eye for detail to ensure every cruise is unique and custom-made for each guest. Guests comments praise his charter skills to a very high level.
Onboard S/Y LEO, CNB 76 from 2014 to 2017, Eddy holds a Yacht Masters 200 tons unlimited license, and is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.
During those 4 exciting and adventurous years of intensive charters and owner cruises on Léo, he built a good relationship with the owner who acquired S/Y THALIMA in 2017.
Eddy likes his busy life and embraces hard work with vitality and enthusiasm. Still, the best thing about Captain Eddy Guzman is his winning smile and “can do” personality, coupled with his hands-on capability with sailing and mechanics to ensure an excellent time on board S/Y THALIMA.
First Mate : Gregory CORNE
Nationality : French
Chef : Gustave CHAMBRIN
Nationality : French, born in 1991
Languages : French and fluent English
Diploma : French diploma for food and catering, Food Safety certificate level
Classically trained French Chef with over eight-season experience on M/Y and S/Y and over four-year experience in catering at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Cannes, Gustave has worked on both private and charter vessels with ease. He is also a quailified sailing instructor so very comfortable with helping with manoeuvers and port entries. He describes his cooking as Mediterranean style, however he also enjoys cooking world food and loves making pastries and desserts. He is easy going and has the sens of humour, and is hard working, passionate and adaptable.
Hostess/Deckhand : Marion TORMEN
Nationality: French, born in 1987
Languages: French and English
Diplomas: Boating licence, French Nautical Certificate of Initiation (CIN), Based Security Certificate, STCW 2010
Marion has been in the yachting industry since 2016 working on various sail yachts.
Quick on her feet with a smile on her face, Marion will ensure you have an incredible journey on board.
When not on boats, Marion can be found surfing or windsurfing.