Serenity
Crew profile

Captain: Tina Mraovic (Croatia)
Chef: Matea Ljepotić (Croatia)

Captain: Tina Mraovic
Born and raised in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, Tina studied at the Faculty of Kinesiology. As an elective, she took a class on sailing, and as she says, “Once you try sailing, you get hooked for life!” She has been a captain now for the last six years, sailing the Mediterranean, from Turkey to Greece and Croatia.

During the winter seasons, she went from sailing, to being a ski instructor all over Europe. This year, she is trading in her skis for the tropical waters of the Caribbean! She is passionate about sailing, water sports, diving, running, hiking and just enjoys being physically fit in general. She can’t wait to explore the Caribbean waters and showcase for guests the beauty that the islands hold.

 

 

 

 

Chef – Matea Ljepotić
Matea was born and raised in Split, Croatia. She spent most of her childhood with her grandparents on island Brač, where her grandpa had a small family boat. He often took her brother and her on adventures and sea shell diving, so she was around boats from a young age. Her grandma had a cookies and cakes shop, and she was her first mate in the kitchen ever since she could walk. That’s when her love of cooking started growing.

She graduated at University of Split, Faculty of Economics, and has an Entrepreneurship undergrad degree and masters degree in Marketing. After working as a CEO assistant in a small consulting company for a year, she realized an office job isn’t something her heart desires at such a young age. She went on to pursue her true passion full time, which is cooking. Matea first started working for charters at a young age of 21, as a summer job. Previously she worked as a shop clerk, waiter at a cafe bar and a server in a restaurant. She quickly realized cooking and serving her guests is the job she enjoys the best. Seeing people enjoy her food always put a smile on her face. Since her family is very traditional, and all the women in her family were great chefs, she always cooks healthy and hearty meals for her guests.