Captain: Cliff Wetzel
CAPTAIN CLIFF WETZEL
Cliff was born and raised in Virginia Where his love of boating began at a young age and growing up fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. In 2007 he found yachting to be his calling and pursued a career in the industry starting out building and commissioning a yacht in Fort Lauderdale. In 2010 he became a Captain and took his first command of that yacht. Cliff enjoys cruising, guitar, old cars, and his dogs. He is committed to making your dream vacation the best it can possibly be.
CHIEF STEWARDESS HELENA VALING
Helena was born in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. She lived 10 years in Finland and graduated from Finnish College of Beauty Therapists. Helena’s love of travelling naturally drew her towards the yachting industry where she began working on board a 36m sailing yacht. It was evident to her from the beginning that a career in yachting was her calling. As a qualified beautician, Helena understands the importance of making guests feel relaxed and well-cared for and she uses this in every aspect of her job whether in cleaning, service or simply ensuring the children are thoroughly enjoying themselves. Helena enjoys staying active and can be found participating in a variety of sports whenever she can.
FIRST MATE SERGIU SCUTARU
Sergiu grew up in a small city in North of Romania, not far away from Transylvania's vampires. After completing 4 years in Technical University of Iasi he graduated with a diploma in Civil Construction Engineering. Passion for sea and achieving more personal experience came as a challenge and since 2014 he is a seafarer.
Since then he completed one Atlantic crossing and navigated around Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean, Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico and USA totaling 65.000+ nautical miles and over 500 days at actual sea. He worked on different size vessels with lenghts between 40-65 meters, having the honor to work for high profile guests as Michael Jordan, Damian Marley, Antonio Banderas, Vin Diesel, Sir Richard Cliff, Sergio Perez, Evander Hollifield, Prince and Princess of Monaco.
Sergiu currently holds a MCA/RYA Master 200GT Commercial Endorsement and he is working towards becoming a Captain in the future.He enjoys exploring the outdoors especially mountains, fishing enthusiast, boxing and has a huge passion for cars.
ENGINEER VICTOR DE LEON
Victor comes from the tropical country of Panama, more exactly from the warm waters of Bocas Del Toro. I attended the military academy in Lima, Peru from ages 15 to 18. This was the beginning of a passionate career for engineering, as the last year in the military academy he decided to take diesel mechanics. Furthering, he was briefly introduced to the yachting industry, place where he decided to pursue a full engineering career and now 9 years later, after lots of study and work he has the pleasure to serve M/Y Mamma Mia as the Chief Engineer, making sure that every system is well maintained and looked after for the proper function of the vessel. His passions are Guitar playing, building machines & gadgets, overhauling engines, business, and economy.
DECKHAND LIAM TATE
Liam was born and raised in the heart of South Africa, a beautiful city called Cape Town where we take pride in one of our natural wonders of the world, Table mountain.
After school he joined a gap year program where he toured throughout South Africa embarking on so many adventures such as hiking the fish river canyon, the knysna forest ,the great Karoo as well as spending a month doing all the cliff jumps along the west coast and completing a few courses along the way which he is very proud of.
During his time in lockdown he realized that being on the move and experiencing new things was my passion so he decided to look into yachting and the rest was history, he completed his courses and joined his first yacht and was part of a 9 month refit where he had expanded his knowledge and developed a great character and a sense of humor along the way.
STEWARDESS JADE PUNA
Jade was raised in the Cook Islands and New Zealand, she then later moved to Australia where she worked in retail and hospitality management throughout Queensland over the past 15years.
Jade joined the yachting industry in 2017 for a short time gaining the opportunity to travel through the Great Barrier Reef, South Pacific and Papúa New Guinea. Passionate to explore again she has decided to rejoin yachting and is looking forward to travel and exploring the other side of the world.
Jade looks forward to making your experience on Mamma Mia an enjoyable one.