Diogo, our skipper, and Monika, our chef, look forward to welcoming you aboard Amanzi and offering you unparalleled service for the duration of your sailing holiday. Think of your time aboard Amanzi as a 5 star boutique hotel experience with the benefit of ever-changing views and the freedom of the seas.
Amanzi’s skipper, Diogo, has been sailing since the age of eight. Born and brought up in the Azores, he was competing in regattas by the age of 15 and soon went on to gain his Yachtmaster Offshore ticket before taking to the helm of a number of super yachts. He’s since worked all over the world as a professional skipper, favouring Central America where he spent a whole year. For Diogo, now 27, the sea means the freedom to travel anywhere in the world with just the wind to propel him. In his free time, he enjoys extreme sports such as kite surfing, scuba diving and windsurfing. Skippering Amanzi is a dream come true for Diogo and he looks forward to welcoming you aboard.
Monika is a world traveler (Europe, Asia, South America, North America and Africa!), adrenaline junky (sky-diver, scuba-diver, life guard, stunt woman) and a fitness fanatic – add to this fresh, wholesome ingredients together with a love for people and you are bound to come up with interesting, delicious, healthy meals to die for! She has an infectious, dynamic energy which comes from interacting and sharing experiences with others … it is bound to rub off on you and make your vacation memorable!
Preparing and sharing her dishes … the satisfaction of being hostess and seeing the enjoyment and pleasure in others makes her happy. Traveling the islands – no two days the same – the daily adventures – new flavours and aromas to add to her imaginative cuisine – this is exactly what she wants to do with her life.