CAPTAIN - Niksa Gluncic
Languages: Croatian, English & basic Italian
Niksa is the captain of ACAPELLA. Niksa has been at sea for almost as long as he can walk, spending time with his father and grandfather on their various family boats. The Gluncic family has a 100-year history at sea and Niksa has never imagined doing anything else. In 2003, he and his brother Tomislav bought Gulet Andeo and sailed with her in charter for 17 years; where they built a reputation of excellence which moves with them to ACAPELLA. Niksa studied at the American College of Management and Technology, and has his Yacht Master certificate. He speaks fluent English and basic Italian and has a genuine passion for meeting people, sailing and exploring new destinations. He is extremely service-oriented; going ‘above and beyond’ isn’t something he needs to think about, it is part of who he is. This is why Niksa isn’t a captain who remains solely at the helm, he is very much a face for the guests and a big part of creating the atmosphere aboard. Niksa plans to stay with ACAPELLA for the foreseeable future and is excited to sail different seas.
FIRST OFFICER - Tomislav Gluncic
Languages: Croatian, English
Tomislav is the first officer and the other half of the dynamic duo that is the Gluncic brothers. Like his brother, Tomislav grew up on yachts, sailing with his father and grandfather from a young age. Tomi finished Maritime High School, has completed his Yacht Master certificate and has been at sea all of his life. Tomi worked with his brother Niksa for 17 years aboard their Gulet Andeo, delivering excellent service and building a long list of loyal clientele. Tomislav is knowledgeable, passionate about sailing, customer service, and he has a positive nature which is felt by all those around him. Tomislav’s ambitions are to stay with ACAPELLA for many years to come and he hopes to sail different destinations.
CHEF - Luka Arapovic
Languages: Croatian, English
Luka grew up on the Kornati archipelago where he learned about the best food. After finishing school he went to Opatija, the mecca of Croatian gastronomy, where he worked with some of the Croatian top chefs. Throughout the years Luka managed to serve in many renowned restaurants in Croatia. With all his experience, you can expect high standards of food, exclusively local, organic and fresh ingredients. Respecting the seasonal
period and using only foods that nature provides us at the moment he can achieve a perfect taste in every dish.
Experienced in different types of cuisine, he can easily accommodate any and all dietary requirements or preferences. If chartering Acapella get your palate ready for an amazing gastronomic adventure afloat.
STEWARDESS - Klaudia Govic
Languages: Croatian, English
With education in hospitality and tourism, and eight years of experience Klaudia has an instilled strong sense of impeccable guest service, a good eye for detail and professionalism. By working in the yachting industry before, she is familiar with the environment, the tempo and the tasks required to conduct the work. She is very dedicated, eager and strives to provide the highest level of service for guests, combining her hospitality skills with her enthusiasm and positive energy, ensuring your stay onboard is both relaxing and enjoyable. Klaudia has been dancing for over ten years, and keeping fit is important to her. That is why in her free time she enjoys being active and practices pilates, zumba and yoga, but she is also learning new skills such as different crafts and foreign languages.
STEWARDESS - Sonja Radošević
Languages: Croatian (Fluent), English (Excellent)
Sonja has worked in the yachting industry along the Eastern and Western Mediterranean charter grounds since 2018, often as the sole stewardess on board. As such, she knows how to think on her feet to fulfil guest requests in a timely fashion as well as planning shore-based guest trips and completing interior maintenance to the highest standards.
Sonja is passionate about fitness and hiking plus the health benefits they bring, and her qualifications include First Aid and a licence as a Madero Therapist, sculpting the body using wooden tools to release built-up toxins and reduce cellulite in a hypoallergenic manner. Her experience, skills and positive energy all turn a Mediterranean cruise into a sensational holiday and first-time guests into repeat clients.
INTERIOR STEWARDESS - Loredana Grbin
Loredana choose a career at sea primarily to travel the world and make new friends but soon that became a great passion and even kind of a “lifestyle addiction”. After working on luxury cruise ships for seven years she is aware that customer service is the essential part of yachting and the goal is to provide the unforgettable holiday. She understands the importance of team work and believes that, that is the way to solve and even avoid possible problems on charter. Her love and care for people shows in her service and she will always be seen with a smile while providing a good and happy atmosphere for those around her. Loredana’s three great loves are: yoga, hiking and the sea.
DECKHAND - Vinko Capar
Languages: Croatian (Native), English (Fluent)
Vinko is a young deckhand whose drive to learn has already given him tons of experience in yacht maintenance and hospitality, both on the shore and while off on extended charters. He is at ease with driving tenders and helping guests with water toys, and his fluency in English as well as his native Croatian makes communication effortless.
Experience aboard motor yachts and sailing yachts proves his adaptability and hardworking attitude, from maintenance, docking and anchoring to night watch duties that ensure the safety and security of both guests and crew.
DECKHAND - Domagoj Lazeta
After finishing school and gaining few years of experience working on motor yachts and cruise ship up to 100 ft, Domagoj decided to build his career in yachting industry onboard a large yacht. The sea is his passion as he spent all his life living at the seaside. Domagoj spent many years washing down, scrubbing decks and driving tenders, he has since refined his skills to a fine art. He is an excellent team worker and his goal is to continue to progress in his career as a deckhand, describing himself as dedicated, disciplined, fast learning and always looking for ways to improve. When not busy on board
he is cycling, swimming, running but he is also passionate about photography, traveling and exploring.
Eggs encote with mushrooms and brioche toast topped with chorizo dust, served alongside roasted cherry tomatoes on a bed of creamy mushrooms.
Cinnamon mascarpone pancakes served with a medley of warm spiced apples and bananas sauteed with rum infused syrup, and an assortment of fresh berries.
Eggs caprese, Italian style. Lightly fried eggs are placed on slices of grilled garlic ciabatta, layered with crispy prosciutto and fresh creamy mozzarella, drizzled with pesto and freshly diced tomatoes
A serving of rum, raisin and coconut banana bread, blueberry scones with lemon glaze and an array of chocolate and fruit-filled croissants and/or muffins
Crispy dill latkes topped with thinly wrapped slices of smoked salmon around creamy
scrambled eggs served with toasted bagels
Smoked seafood risotto
Tuna steak in sesame, Mashed peas and mint, olive oil snow
Shrimp and chickpea soup
Fish in sous vide, Mayonnaise espumas, Potatoes in black tempura
Sea Bass fillet, Parsley dumplings, Nori Sauce, Caper chips