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Motor Yacht Captain - MCA Master Mariner Class I

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Kata Santek

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Kata Santek

Mobile: (954) 907 – 1329


Date of birth: 04/18/1971

Nationality: Croatian

Languages Spoken: English, Russian and Croatian

Marital Status: Single

Visa: B1/B2

Non Smoker

No tattoos ENG1


Secure a professional position of Purser or 2nd Stewardess aboard a 40m + yacht. As a part of team, open to a charter or private yacht.


Accounting Skills Administration skills Assisting in galley Baby seating Basic Bartending Computer skills Driving tender boat Evacuation Supervisor Flower arranging Food Safety/USPH standard Hospitality Interior detailing Inventory skills Laundry skills Line Handling Money handling Positive Attitude Preparing crew meals Revenue Reports Sewing skills Silver Service Team Player Understand Priorities Wash downs Waxing and polishing White Glove Service

Education    Informatics High School June 1990

Licenses and Certificates

STCW’95 Super Yacht Diploma – UK Online Course Mega Yacht Interior Operations (02/06/2012-02/10/2012) Silver Service (02/06/2012-02/10/2012) Food Service – Safety & Hygiene (02/06/2012-02/10/2012) Floral Design & Care (02/06/2012-02/10/2012)

Professional Work Experience

Stewardess – M/Y Rochade 156ft–47.55m Builder: Delta Marine Flag: Cayman Islands (4/25/2012 – 05/04/2012) Interior detailing during daywork.

2nd Stewardess - M/Y Heritage III 120.08ft – 36.60m Builder: Broward Marine Flag: Marshal Islands (03/11/2012 – 03/30/2012) Performed interior detailing during busy charter trip. Bartended for nine guests while at dock and underway. Assisted with beach party and Asian night. Prepared three-meal table set up. Silver service. Laundry service.

2nd Stewardess - M/Y Cortina 113.81ft – 34.69m Builder: Newcastle Marine Flag: Cayman Islands (11/21/2011- 02/05/2012) Happy with interior detailing. Assisted with meal service during owners trip. Willing to learn and take direction from the Captain, First Mate and Senior Stewardess. Assisted with line handling and preparing crew meals.

Day Working

First Mate Yacht Care (2/14/2012 – 02/20/2012) – Miami boat Show

M/Y Lady J 142ft - 43.30m Builder: Palmer Johnson Flag: Cayman Islands (11/14/2011 – 11/15/2011 – Interior detailing

M/Y Meduse 198.9ft – 60.60m Builder: Feadship Flag: Cayman Islands (11/9/2011 - 11/11/2011) – Interior detailing

First Mate Yacht Care (10/27/2011 – 10/31/2011) – Fort Lauderdale boat Show

Guest Services Associate/Purser - Carnival Cruise Lines (3/1/2008 – 10/08/2011)
 Scheduled front desk shifts. Supervised a master station and was an Evacuation Team Officer. Performed cash handling duties and registered guests for onboard credit account. Provided guest with an accurate shore excursion information. Trained how to handle confidential information.

Florist - Celebrity Cruises (12/07/2004 – 23/10/2007) Prepared fresh flower arrangements for VIP guests on daily basis. Performed sale and administrative functions while remaining hospitable, friendly and helpful.

Journalist’s Assistant - Vecernji List (25/09/1990 – 10/07/2004) Wrote reports and sent photos to the daily newspapers. Attended important political, social, cultural and economical events and meetings.


Safety Course for Personnel Nominated to Assist Passengers in Emergency Situations (STCW 95 A-VI/1) Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft Other than Fast Rescue Boat (STCW 95/A-VI/2-1)
/Crowd Management Course (STCW Code A-V/2 and A-V/3)/Crisis Management and Human Behavior Course ((STCW Code A-V/2 and A-V/3)/Trans-Atlantic Crossing Certificate/Certificate of Business Ethics for Everyday Ethical Dilemmas; Ethical Dilemmas and the Law; Individual Values; Organizational Values/Certificate of completion Communication with Power training. Interests and Hobbies Travel the world, swimming, snorkeling and water sports.


Russ Grandinetti – Captain of M/Y Heritage III Mobile: (310) 947-1802 / Email: Nicholas J Murphy – Captain of M/Y Cortina Mobile: (561) 324-6060 / Tel: (561) 283-3748 / Email: Ana Maria Dumitru – Guest Services Manager / Carnival Cruise Lines Tel: (011) 40 723-566-527; (011) 40 723-594-946 / Email:

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