Name: Rafet Kavak
Having grown up on the seaside, Rafet has always been passionate by water activities. Graduated from the
İstanbul Maritime University, Rafet has worked on various commercial vessels to become a licensed Officer of
the Watch Unlimited before joining the yachting industry. After having worked on sailing yachts, Rafet joined
Zelda in 2018, and has now been promoted as Captain, progressing in his career. Rafet possesses a true talent
to empathizing well with his crew to achieve the best performance and a high level of customer satisfaction. Rafet
experience includes many nautical miles and hundreds of routes in Turkey, the Greek Islands and Croatia and is
always proud to make his guests experience the best anchorages in pristine bays and turquoise waters. He speaks fluent English and Turkish
Name: Yusuf Cesur
Position: First officer / Engineer
Yusuf has been with Zelda since 2009. Prior to joining the yachting Industry, he has spent 12 years as a certified
tour guide. Proficient in English and German, Yusuf primarily cares about offering a high level of service and
customer satisfaction. Due to this past experience, he his always keen to share with the guests historical,
geographical and cultural information about the visited places. Yusuf speaks English, German and Turkish.
Name: Cakir Ilyas
Born in Antalya, Cakir has been working for 15 years in 5 star hotels and gourmet restaurants, offering French and Italian cuisine. In 2009, Cakir has moved to the yachting industry andhas been chef on M/S Serenity (27m), M/Y Ma Beach (37m), M/Y Eque (47m), M/Y Jefatica and M/Y Sunkiss (38m).Cakir joins Zelda for the 2019 season. From traditional Turkish mezzes to western cuisine served at the plate, Cakir prepares meals with the utmost high quality in freshness, taste, presentation, and execution.
He is skilled in a large variety of cuisine, including Ottoman, French, Italian, Mediterranean and Asian cuisineas well as special dietary like Vegan or Gluten Free cuisine. Cakir is 39 years old, speaks Turkish, English and Russian and is always pleased to share his passion for cuisine with the guests.
Name: Altinay Baisakova
Position: Chief Stewardess
Altınay was born in Kyrgyzstan and she is 23 years old. She is living inTurkey for 3 yearsand she has worked as astewardess in 30m M/Y Skazka. She joined M/S Zelda in 2020 season as Chief stewardess managing the interior team.Excelling in service, she is a very generous person. Altınay likes to provide to all guests a unique and memorable timeon board and make them feel relaxed and well catered at all times. Altınay speaks Russian, English, Turkish andher mother language Kyrgyz. Altınay has passion for traveling and the sea.
Name: Emel Cesur
Position: 2nd Stewardess
Born in Fethiye / Turkey, Emel joined M/S Zelda in 2020 as 2nd stewardess. Her main duties are housekeeping,ensuring the interior is well kept at all times and to assist the service and the kitchen.
She is always pleased to provide to the guests the highest level of service with a big smile.
She can also provide manicure, pedicure and eyebrow design services.Emel speaks English and Turkish.
Name: Mevican Yavuz Tarakci
Mevican joined M/S Zelda in 2020. His passion for the sea and his excitement carried him to this occupation.His biggest dream and desire is to travel the world, an occasion that comes with aforesaid profession. Hiis principle is to overcome the problems with mutual respect and team spirit.
He loves to learn and to develop himself in every field required for his job.He speaks Englısh, French and Turkish.