"The YPI team working on new build and yacht management is extremely strong, committed and knowledgeable. We always focus on bringing answers and solutions to our clients."
Nikolas is a Class 1 Master Mariner and Class 1 Chief Engineer with impressive and extensive operational experience in the maritime environment. Joining us in 2013, his maritime career started as a cadet in the French merchant marine at the age of 17.
Nikolas spent a decade at sea, cruising the world's oceans, and building up to a commanding position on a range of commercial vessels. He followed his onboard career with roles ashore in professional maritime training, marine risk management, and marine surveying for Lloyd's Register.
As a Maritime Training Instructor at the Martinique Maritime Academy, Nikolas implemented the first professional yachting training in the Caribbean. His is acutely aware of maritime safety issues, and spent two years as an Officer in the search and rescue division of the Marine National Française.
Nikolas' passion for sailing and the water started at just six years old, and he went on to race multihulls at a competitive level in his teenage years. As well as enjoying time on the water, he is particularly enthusiastic about submersibles, underwater exploration and filmmaking.
Master Mariner Class I (Unlimited)
Chief Engineer Class I (Unlimited)