C R E W   P R O F I L

I am Youri Drouin, and I am proud and honoured to be the Captain on Philmi. After 15 years’ experience in the Yachting industry as a Charter and Private Captain on board Yachts from 20m to 40m in the Med as well as in the Caribbean, my Owner gave me the chance and fantastic opportunity to follow the construction of Philmi for 28 months from its conception to its delivery in June 2014.

This experience created a solid link between Philmi and I. I was meant to recruit the best crew to advantage the Yacht and enlighten its startling potential at the utmost.

My team gather 7 hardworking personalities from various nationalities. My commitment to find the best possible work team makes us consider competent recruits from around the world.  Dynamic, young, responsible, professional and international are a few words that can describe us. Please let me introduce the whole Crew individually now:

Youri Drouin

Spoken languages: French, English and notion of Italian

With over 15 years’ experience on both private and charter yachts he has been captain onboard PHILMI since the beginning and knows his yacht inside out. Very much service orientated, Youri originally worked in the travel industry in the Bahamas as an excursion Captain. He is a passionate diver (diving instructor), fantastic with children & very keen on water sports. With his team, he will make sure that the Guests will spend the most memorable of holiday.

Matthieu Delevalle

Spoken languages: French, English

Matthieu is a very enthusiastic individual who was raised near the sea. Passionate about, he spent the last year like captain on a smaller charter vessel in the south of France.
Keen to discover new places and people, Matthieu is also a professional DJ, he will be able to mix on board for you own pleasure.

Chief Stewardess,
Isabelle Vergassola

Spoken languages: French, English

Originally from the catering industry and an experienced PA/EA, isabelle has been working in the yachting industry for the past 10 years.
Her studies in communication in an international environment help her understand different cultures and the needs each one may have.
Outgoing and full of ideas to surprise the Guests, she will do everything to make the experience onboard the best one can have.

Chef cook,
Bruno Baccati

Spoken languages: French, English and notion of Italian

Bruno has years of experience in various cuisines and countries around the world. His competences cover French gastronomy and international cuisine.
Prior to work on Yachts, trained with the best and climbed his way up in prestigious restaurants in France.
Constantly inspired by local and fresh products, he adapts to his Guests palate with a true signature in everything he makes.

Chef Engineer,
Philippe Schott

Spoken languages: French, English, Italian

Philippe was born in the beautiful island of Corsica where sea and mountains meet in the most graceful manner.
Very calm and thoughtful, he was from a young age attracted by mechanics and engineering and likes to work in a neat environment. He is the kind of person who inspires peace of mind and brings the team together in a very stress-free manner.

Second Stewardess,
Karine Maire

Spoken languages: French, English

Karine is a 29 years old woman who grew up in st Marteen, where her interest for yacht started.
Well presented, she is very discreet and has an attentive eye to what the Clients need. She has now been working in this industry for three seasons, interested in all departments on board and how best to work together as a team. Eager to learn, she feels confident in building a long career on board superyachts.

First Mate,
Paolo Pattuzzi.

Spoken languages: Italian, French, English

Paolo is from the Italy and grew up on or around the sea. Being in the yachting industry for the past 10 years he has extensive experience gained on similar vessels, Charter and Private.
When he’s not at sea, you’ll find him enjoying any number of shore based sports, mountain or just sitting back enjoying a good book.