Operating in the West Mediterranean
Sail and work experience
Lucas began sailing with his parents when he was a child. He enjoyed it so much that he decided to make his passion into a profession. He soon gained his qualifications and began working on DJANGO TOO as a first mate in 2011. Since then he has worked both as captain and deckhand on a number of yachts including the 183ft ketch MARI – CHA III, 115 ft SWIFT and a number of Lagoon catamarans. He joined the crew of KALLIMA as Captain in 2020. His qualifications and experience in yacht maintenance along with a passion for sailing make him the perfect captain. He has completed a number of races, such as the Rolex Cup (aboard DJANGO TOO) and the J80 World Championship.
As Captain the overall running of the vessel is Lucas’ responsibility; this includes the navigation, safety and experience of all onboard. He ensures that KALLIMA runs smoothly and efficiently whilst adhering to all the appropriate regulations.
Licenses & Certificates
• Captain 200 UMS
• Professional License of Yacht Maintenance
• Medical III
• French (Native)
• English (Spoken, Written, Read)
Julien le Duff
First Mate French - 35
Julien has been working as skipper on cruising yachts from 45 to 55 feet from 2015 to 2016. He joined the crew of AEGIR in 2017 before joining KaLLIMA as First Mate in 2020.
Sail and work experience:
Julien has been has been working as a sailing instructor when at University. He then move to the city life and worked as IT software developer and afterwards as manager in catering in Paris and London.
Over the last 3 years he has clocked 20 000 NM cruising and delivering yachts, including an Atlantic crossing.
Julien speaks French, English and is currently learning Spanish
Brittany, English Channel, Mediterranean Sea, Andaman Sea, BVI and Sea of Abaco
Julien has the expertise required to stand in for Captain in his absence, acting as second in command. He assists the Captain during navigation and participates in all on-deck operations, respecting guest’s activities. He has extensive knowledge of sailing yachts maintenance and is responsible for the running of deck equipment and machinery.
Licenses & Certificates:
RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore Commercially Endorsed
MCA STCW Training (including First Aid, Fire fighting and sea survival)
MCA AEC (Approved Engine Course)
RYA Cruising Instructor
RYA Powerboat Level 2
A level Scientific
BTEC Higher National Diploma in Physical and Chemistry Measurement
Bachelor of Science in Numeric Imaging Engineering
Catering Work experience:
Between 2015 and 2018, Lisa worked in numerous restaurants in France and Germany, including Michelin Star Restaurant Hotel Claude Darozze in Langon, France. Since then, she has worked on various yachts in the positions of Chef or Hostess, cruising all over the world to places including Greece, Canada, South Africa and the Caribbean. She has also volunteered at numerous seminars, including those on ‘Fermentation’, ‘Sausage Making’, and ‘Cheese tasting’. She is fluent in German and English, and speaks basic French and Spanish.
In charge of the galley and is responsible for all guests and crew meals, assuring a rich variety of food. Estimates food needs, reviews inventory assuring adequate supplies are available, sticking to budget and guests’ expectations. Carries out food service activities in order to have meals prepared at scheduled times and makes sure she complies with health regulations. Thanks to her/his creativity, she/he develops new recipes and ways of serving food in order to satisfy different guests’ wishes.
2012 – 2015: Humboldt University of Berlin, Bachelor of Science in Economics
2015 – 2018: Apprenticeship in Culinary Arts
2018: Examination Certificate, Chef
Lisa’s interests include sailing, scuba diving, skiing and yoga.