Yacht Charter Croatia, Meet the Crew of Gulet Libra. At Otium Yachts, we pride ourselves on working with some of the best in the industry. With more than a decade’s worth of experience, we learned that the crew is the heart and soul of a yacht charter experience. The crew are the ones who transform a good holiday into an exceptional sailing holiday. Hence, we are just as passionate about presenting the crew from the yachts in our fleet as we are the yachts themselves. This week, we introduce you to the crew from Gulet Libra.
Marko Mrcic, Captain
The Mrcic family had been in the service and hospitality industry for more than 30 years; owning restaurants and clubs, boats, and luxury villas. The Mrcic family also had a long history at sea; Marko’s great-grandfather was a fisherman, and his father sailed as an officer in the Yugoslavian Merchant Navy for 10 years. Marko grew up around the sea, spending every summer at sea with his parents, and training in the optimist class from a young age. Before Libra, Marko skippered sailboats, catamarans, and motor yachts. Then, in 2013, when Marko heard that Libra was for sale, he knew it was the right yacht for him.
“We searched for a Gulet for many years, when we saw Libra, it was love at first sight.”
Marko is an experienced sailor and captain, in love with the Adriatic coast, and dedicated to customer service. Marko is an exemplary captain/owner, he speaks perfect English, has detailed knowledge of the Croatian coast, is welcoming, and can suggest the best itinerary and activities for his guests. Marko loves going above and beyond for his guests and leaving them with lasting memories. Anyone who sails with Gulet Libra is in good hands. You can read our interview with captain Marko here.
Antonio Misicin, Chef
Even while attending Culinary school in Split, Antonio was a part of the kitchen team at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Split. Antonio continued working in Radisson Blue for two seasons after receiving his professional chef’s diploma in 2015. Antonio left his mark at Radisson Blue and was invited to join the team at Yellow Tree – a new fine dining restaurant in Split. Following this, Antonio spent a season aboard a mini-cruiser as a chef; this change in scenery led Antonio to a new career path aboard yachts. Antonio’s ambition was to present his professional skills to smaller groups of people, with an intimate and personal approach. When accepting the invitation to join Libra’s crew, one detail stood out to Antonio – that Libra’s galley is open which gives him the ability to showcase his skill and passion for culinary art to guests. For those interested, Antonio is happy to share secrets of the trade and recipes. Guests always comment on this part of the experience and love watching Antonio in the kitchen creating magic. Antonio’s inspiration comes from locally produced, seasonal, and fresh ingredients.
Antonia Buktenica, Hostess
Antonia is close to finishing her diploma at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Split but for now, she still loves working in hospitality. Since Antonia was a teenager, she has spent every summer working in restaurants or clubs because she loves the hospitality industry. Antonia is fluent in English, active, and sporty with a cheerful personality that guests easily attune to. Antonia joined the Libra crew in 2017 and did not disappoint. Antonia impressed Marko with her professional and detailed approach to service, doing it all with genuine joy and a smile on her face. Antonia delights in making the yacht’s interior warm and welcoming, and she has an intuitive sense of service which guests appreciate. All of these attributes make Antonia a perfect hostess for Libra, and a complement to the crew profile.
Nikola Mrcic, Deckhand
Nikola is Marko’s younger brother and he has been with Libra since the beginning. Nikola was also involved in the family businesses from a young age and grew up by the sea. Thanks to the Mrcic family’s involvement with hospitality, both Marko and Nikola understand the importance of customer service. Nikola is always at the guest’s disposal with a friendly and relaxed demeanor. Nikola is also an all-rounder – understanding every aspect of the yacht and different roles, which makes him a team player. Nikola’s attitude helps create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere aboard that the guests feel instantly. In his spare time, Nikola loves being active, he especially loves water sports – this passion and knowledge he also transfers to the guests through guidance and recommendations.
Sail with Gulet Libra
We have worked with Libra for nearly a decade. Marko and his team always give their best to their guests, and every week guests leave Libra with nothing but praise and fond memories. Libra’s crew is young, dynamic, and very experienced, the energy aboard is the perfect balance of professional and friendly. Read more detailed information about Gulet Libra here, contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill the form on the contact page for questions and inquiries.