Marko Dragun - CAPTAIN
Marko Dragun was born and raised in the beautiful historic town of Split, Croatia. With over 15 years of experience in yachting he has shown himself to be a very enthusiastic, experienced and organized leader. Marko has worked on a variety of yachts and has a sound knowledge of the cruising areas around the Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea.
He has a fun, can-do attitude and a wonderful sense of adventure and exploration, which definitely benefits all the passengers. Growing up he was always involved in various sports and outdoor activities, in particular sailing.
After graduating from nautical school, Marko obtained maritime certificates and hands-on experience. Along the way, he has been well mentored by highly experienced Captains in the industry and worked his way through the ranks steadily from Deckhand and Botswain to Deck Officer and Captain. His welcoming demeanor, enthusiasm for travel, and keen sense of leadership lend themselves perfectly to the role of Captain. He has spent time on commercial vessels and within the offshore industry to upgrade his certificate to a higher level, which later gave him the opportunity to work on bigger yachts. After settling down and starting a family, Marko transitioned to private and charter yachts. Most of his professional career has been spent on yachts from 65 to 200 feet.
As the Captain, Marko is responsible for the safety, overall running and financial management of the vessel, crew and guests. He ensures the safe and efficient operation of the yacht at all times, including compliance with all safety procedures and regulations, as well as adherence to International Flag, Port State and local laws and regulations. The Captain has a close relationship with his crew and provides leadership, guidance and support while encouraging both teamwork and individual accountability. He communicates clearly with the crew to ensure compliance with, and understanding of, the vessel’s policies and is responsible for the delegation of duties and oversight with respect to department heads.
Marko has a true passion for yachting which he loves to share with the crew and charter guests. His hobbies include; Sailing-Regatta, hiking, windsurfing and spearfishing. Marko has participated in numerous sailing regattas and represented his yacht club locally and internationally. Some of the regattas include, the Jabuka Off Shore Race, the ACI Match Race Tour, the Adriatic Off Shore Race, the Mrduja Race and the Viska Race.
JOSIP MIOČ - CHEF
Josip was born in Metković, Croatia. When he was young he was a passionate football player. During his football career, he qualified as a chef and soon started to work summer seasons on the Dalmatian cost as a chef. During the winter, he was upgrading his knowledge in the capital of Croatia, Zagreb. He particularly enjoyed running an advent street-food stall during the Christmas market in Metković. In 2018, Josip decided to join the yachting world as a chef and since then he has worked on sailing and motor yachts. In his spare time, he is passionate about working out, running, music, and playing football. He loves traveling as it widens his experience and knowledge of different types of world cuisines.
IVANA RAMADŽA - STEWARDESS
Ivana was born and raised in Split, Croatia. From childhood, she has been in love with education, adventure, travel, and dancing. While she was studying tourism and economics at Split University she started to work as a fitness and dance instructor. A few years later her sense of adventure led her into the yachting world. After getting a master's degree in Tourism she worked for a few years as a branch office manager in an outdoor travel specialist in Croatia, but her love for the sea and travel led her back to the yachting world. With her hands-on mentality and long-term experience in different customer-oriented industries, she will welcome guests with a smile, giving her best to provide excellent levels of service and make their stay on board unforgettable. When she is not working she is traveling, reading, learning languages (Spanish and German), dancing, and indulging her love of lifelong learning.
IVAN KOMADINA - ENGINEER
Although he is the youngest crew member, Ivan already has a few years of experience as an engineer on board boats. After he finished his high school education as a Ship Engineering Technician, he boarded a merchant navy ship as a cadet engineer for one year. After his apprenticeship, he worked for a few years on different bulk carrier ships. After he had gained some experience as an engineer, he decided to try it out as a sole engineer on yachts. In his spare time, he loves playing basketball, watching documentaries and riding motorcycles.
TONI STOJANAC - DECKHAND
Toni has lived in the Split area his whole life. Since 2014, he started solo-skippering on sailing yachts. After getting his maritime master's degree in 2015, he served as a deck-cadet on cargo ships for two years. This deckhand job position is the first step towards achieving his dream of becoming a yacht captain. When he is not working, he is sailing racing, cooking, enjoying different outdoor activities and scuba diving.