Captain Hanns is an excellent sailor with 25 years of experience as yachting captain on luxury yachts. He´s experienced on Mediterranean and Caribbean waters with an in depth knowledge of the coasts of the South of France, Balearic Islands, Sardinia, ... and the Caribbean Islands.
Hanns has been sailing from a young age and started his sailing career immediately after getting his Yachtmaster off shore license. In addition to his yachting license he obtained several additional licenses such as, marine engineering and advanced First Aid to develop his knowledge and skills. He is also an Advanced Diver with Nitrox experience which can provide appropriate guidance during the sail.
Hanns knows how to keep a boat in perfect condition. His great experience with navigation and race crew management makes sure you'll get safely to the most beautiful places on the Mediterranean sea. Hanns has few North and South Atlantic crossings on his list of achievements. As great experienced sailor Hanns knows the nicest places in the South of France, Sardinia, Ibiza, ... And he won't hesitate to show you the most extraordinary spots along the Caribbean Islands. Hanns will guide you through an unforgettable experience!
As master on the boat, Hanns works with a team of very professional and knowledgeable crew who are experienced and skilled. He carefully selects the most sophisticated cook and/or hostess to complete his crew. Hanns knows how to entertain his clients properly. He's cheerful, honest and makes sure they'll have an unforgettable, relaxing vacation from the start of the cruise to back ashore.
Annette has been working on yachts for over 4 years combining her passion for food and hospitality with her love for Sailing. She started sailing in her teens in the Baltic and Italy, teaching Optimists in her free time. After initially starting her sea career Annette spent over 7 years of gaining valuable hospitality and managerial experience in London. Afterwards she returned to sea to complete her Yachtmaster licence. Since then Annette is focussing on cooking and providing happiness on a plate, sailing from the South of France to Croatia and back as well as a private residence in France and The US. Annette has absolved various advanced cooking certificates and her mission in cooking is to deliver healthy, flavourful and beautifully decorated dishes that will leave the guests satisfied and with a smile on their faces. Her passion to serve others, eye for detail, flair for beautiful cuisine, combined with a relaxing attitude makes a wonderful combination for guests whilst on board of the Valentine yacht.
Originally from the state of Georgia, Colby has been in the yachting industry for over a year and a half. Previously living in Los Angeles, California working in social media and as an executive assistant to several influencers he decided to make the change to yachting during the recent pandemic. Although he may be green-ish to the industry, Colby has great character and has picked up many valuable skills during the past year gaining the most experience to make your experience the best it can be! In his spare time Colby enjoys reading about mental health, living in the present and eating veggies. His motto is “be who you see” and with that he strives to always be the best version of himself that he can envision, making every moment count.