Captain: Captain Matt
Nationality: Middle Eastern
CAPTAIN | Matt |
Matt grew up in the Middle East and learned to sail from a very early age. After completing his
schooling in England, he then joined the Royal Marines and served around the world, both on land
and on ships until 2000. In the summer of 2001 he began his yachting career working on various
yachts in different positions, ultimately gaining his Master’s ticket in 2003. Since then he has
commanded yachts from 30-70 meters in varying parts of the world. Matt is a keen cyclist, enjoys
building his own bikes and revels in DIY projects when home.
ZORI | Chief Stewardess
Zornitsa was born in Varna, Bulgaria. She spent her childhood by the sea and has found in yachting
a perfect field to combine the ocean, her passion for travel and her hospitality skills. Zornitsa has 15
years of maritime hospitality experience both on Cruise Liners and Yachts. Prior to this, she studied
at the School of Arts and Fashion design. Her background helps to display a high level of attention
to detail and organization, which are essential attributes for her role as a Chief Stewardess. Zornitsa loves to travel, extreme adventures, living a healthy lifestyle, interior design, pilates, hiking and
TANYA | Second Stewardess
Tatiana is a motivated individual with over 10 years’ experience in customer orientated roles. She
has excellent communication skills, good listening skills and the ability to find a personal approach
to everyone. Tatiana enjoys working in a multicultural environment as she is always curious to learn
about different cultures. Her good interpersonal skills, positive attitude and willingness to learn will
ensure the yacht is kept to an exceptional standard for all guests. She is ready to help the guests,
ensuring they have a great time on board. In Tatiana’s spare time she enjoys being active in the outdoors.
MORGAN | Third Stewardess
Morgan is a vibrant and adventurous stewardess. She was born and raised on the coast of sunny
California Her love for the ocean runs deep as her interests include diving, surfing and sailing.
Her enthusiasm for providing a memorable guest experience combined with her love of the ocean
brought her to a career in yachting. Onboard, you can count on Morgan to stay inventive with fun
cocktails for any occasion, or assist in creating a memorable celebration.
JULIAN | Chef
Julian Hewitt has had a long career in hotels, restaurants and private yachts worldwide. His experiences have taken him to Switzerland, Sweden, Hong Kong, Greece, New York. California and France.
For 5 years he owned and ran his own fine dining restaurant in Devon, Southwest England. Julian has
also been a yacht chef for nearly fifteen years cruising the Med and the Caribbean. His passion for
good food is enjoyed by owners, guests and crew.
JAMES | Chief Officer
James is from the village Forthampton close to the Cotswolds in UK. He grew up sailing on dinghies
on the River Severn where he found his passion for being on the water. Later in life James spent
some time sailing the Windward islands in the Caribbean with his parents who had just started
working in the yachting industry. James has spent his career working between Sail and Motor yachts
and has competed in numerous regattas such as Saint Barth’s Bucket. James intends to continue forward with his yachting career and will soon embark on studying for his Master 3000.
LUKAS | Bosun
Lukas comes from a small Polish town in the vicinity of many lakes and forests. Being passionate
about travels, outdoor activities and watersports steered him towards joining maritime university.
During this time he grabbed an opportunity to work on a 110m sail training ship, which convinced
him to become a deck officer. After gaining experience in various maritime sectors, he joined the
yachting industry in late 2021 as a deckhand. Lukas holds a OOW ticket and is working towards his
Chief Officer. In his free time, he enjoys traveling off the beaten track and learning new skills.
DAISY | Deckhand
Daisy comes from a small village in North Wales. She has always had an affinity with water and
started working in the water sports industry from age 15, renting paddleboards and other equipment
from a surf shack on the beach in her village. Daisy went from renting the equipment to a beach
lifeguard and instructing various water sports including wakeboarding. As Asteria’s Dive Master, she
has gained her experience over 10 years in cold waters around the UK and also many more tropical
dive sites, most recently gaining Dive Master Status in Australia whilst working on the Great Barrier
EREN | Deckhand
Eren spent his childhood alternating between living in a Turkish coastal town on the Mediterranean
and the city of Edinburgh in Scotland. He has always had a passion for any activity of a physical
nature and excelled particularly in tennis and swimming. The last year has seen Eren spend a brief
stint in the Royal Navy, make cocktails in a busy restaurant and as a deckhand in Spain! He is now
looking to build on all his experiences and looks forward to helping guests on Asteria have the best
EDGAR | Chief Engineer
Edgar is from Tampico Mexico which, as legend says, has an alien base 40 km from the city’s beaches
deep underwater. He has loved the sea since he was a little child so when it was time to choose his
career, he decided to attend the Maritime Academy and he became an Engineer. Edgar worked on
bulk carriers and offshore vessels in Mexico, Singapore, and Egypt. Due to Asteria’s itinerary,
another dream of his became a reality and that was to make snow angels, as he had never touched
snow before. In Edgar’s spare time he loves diving, sandboarding, camping and he drives off-road
RICARDO | Second Engineer
Ricardo was born on the west coast of Mexico in Mazatlan “the pearl of the Pacific.” From a young
age he was interested in the maritime world. Ricardo spent a lot of time growing up with his uncle
who took him out on his shrimp boat and a:er spending lots of time at sea, Ricardo knew he was
destined for the marine world. To follow his dream of working at sea Ricardo studied at a nautical
school where he obtained the title of naval mechanical engineer. He has been sailing in different
types of boats since 2016 working as an engineer. When Ricardo has free time he loves to go sailing
in his boat with his family doing activities like fishing.