Your friendly Captain, Ran Franco has always had a love for the sea, ever since he was a young child. After Ran left the military, he travelled and sailed the world living with different cultures and learning the ways of the ocean.
Ran has spent many years sailing Australia, the Caribbean, the Med and the Red Sea. Captain Ran has sailed the Panama Canal to navigate the Pacific. Ran is back sailing the most beautiful waters in the world, Tonga.
Captain Ran is certified by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) as a commercial offshore ‘Master of Yachts’ for vessels up to 200gt.
Ran is also certified by the Professional association of diving instructors (PADI) and Scuba Schools International (SSI) as an advanced diving instructor.
Your 1st mate and host is Gabriela. Gabriela comes with a wealth of knowledge from the hospitality industry and excels in looking after our guests.
Like Captain Ran, Gabriela has traveled the globe learning and perfecting her craft in food, wine and bar service and has held the position of Service and Hospitality Manager for a number of major restaurants around the world.
Gabriela is STCW 95 certified and has earned a reputation for going the extra mile to improve our guests Tahiti experience.
On top of all that, Gabriela speaks Italian, Spanish, Russian and is currently learning French.