AFAET
Previously named Antares Avance
CREW PROFILES

TitleNameNationBornLicenses
CaptainBarry Duck British 1981 Yacht Master Ocean commercially endorsed • RYA Dinghy Inst
StewardessMaja Elzbieta Swakowska Polish 1990
Number of Crew: 4Languages:

Crew Profiles:
Captain
Barry Duck is a Captain who was always passionate about sailing. With over 18 years of experience as a professional yachtsman (including over 16 years as a super yacht Captain) his experience is vast and is fully accustomed to pleasing guests, taking responsibility for all maintenance onboard, as well as managing extensive yard periods and refits. He is a RYA Dinghy Instructor, a RYA Keel Boat Instructor, has the STCW95 Sea Survival certificate, as well as the DSC VHF radio Licence and MCA GMDSS Unrestricted. His yachting experience includes his joining the commercial yacht S/Y Cavallo for over 4 years, the S/Y Darl Shadow, S/Y Icarus, S/Y Capercaillie and many more. Has the Higher National Diploma in Aquaculture and Fishery Science, UK. His hobbies are playing rugby (a union player), fishing and studying marine life. He is also a keen kite surfer, likes wake boarding and snorkelling.

Stewardess
Maja is a polish Stewardess/Cook who values working as a team player and understands the balance of individual responsibility and how it contributes to the overall running and maintenance of the yacht and guest experience. She is experienced in customer service, housekeeping, stock control, Inventories, Bartending, Fine Dining and is very adaptable, energetic with leadership skills. She has worked at “Lemon Tree” Bar/Restaurant, where she created seasonal menus, organised events and supervised employees. On board M/Y Mio Barco she provided her services as a Sole Stewardess/Cook, same responsibilities on board S/Y Bliss and S/Y Cavallo. She is open to new experiences, ready to grasp life, very pleasant and sociable.

Engineer
Denny is an Engineer who takes pride in his work and makes sure it is as close to perfect as it can. His qualifications include his Basic Electrical knowledge, General engine & generator maintenance, STCW, General exterior/interior maintenance & Detailing and all necessary and relevant certificates. On board M/Y Halwa he was responsible for the service and maintenance of the engines,
generators and water makers and onboard S/Y Anna Cristina he was a deck/engineer who handled also a few electrical work. His interests are travelling, music, movies, scuba diving and Dingy sailing.

Chef
Alexandre is a well renounced chef with over 30 years of experience, working on a variety of boats all around the globe. Although French trained, he is used to accommodating a variety of tastes and diets. Among his relative certificates is STCW 2021, French CAP and BEP cuisine, Cooking school, Talence in Gironde, BAC pro. His experience includes providing his culinary expertise on board m/y Meridiana, s/y Asgard, s/y Valquest, m/y Tugatsu, m/y Sunliner X and many more.