About André and Fifi
André and Fifi are a young couple with a great sense of adventure and love for exploring the world. They have been together for 6 years and are now engaged (summer 2023). They work great as a team and have a very positive and happy attitude towards life. They have been operating luxury charters in Sint Maarten, BVI and Croatia.
About Captain André
Captain André started sailing optimists when he was 7 years old in the Atlantic Ocean. Coming from a family of sailors, the passion for sailing is in his blood. After a couple of years racing, at age 16, he started to instruct young sailors and coach them for racing regattas.
Eventually he started to teach adults and getting his licenses for open water deliveries, thus becoming one of the youngest ocean captains in Portugal.
During this journey, he also kept working on another passion of his: Photography and Cinematography. So it didn’t take long until he joined these two skills and set a goal to be part of the Ocean Race (former known as Volvo Ocean Race). He started his own production company and shot and filmed onboard a lot of performance racing yachts including VO65 and Imocas. He also worked for the biggest sailing YouTube channel in the world: Sailing La Vagabonde. With 4 Atlantic Ocean crossings completed, he has a goal of crossing solo the Atlantic Ocean on a 21 ft boat racing the mini transat.
André holds the Portuguese ocean skipper license, IYT/MCA 200t and STCW. He has a true passion for the ocean and everything related to it. And together with Chef Fifi, they provide one of a kind charters filled of good times.
About Chef Fifi
Chef Fifi grew up in Portugal, always near the water and sun. Her family had a small boat with which she would explore the beaches in the south of Portugal. She took her day skipper license while studying in college – bachelor degree in Cell and Molecular Biology and Masters degree in Data Science.
When André suggested doing charters together, she of course thought it was a perfect idea as she loves boats, cooking and hosting! So, once she finished her studies, she jumped right away on this adventure. She constantly seeks to perfect her cooking skills, including taking a course in one of the most renowned cooking schools in London- The Avenue Cookery School.
She has since sailed in the BVIs, Sint Maarten and Croatia, cooking local specialties from each place and always loving to host with a big smile on her face.