NIKSA GLUNCIC - Captain
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, Niksa and his brother Tomislav
bought Gulet Andeo and sailed with her in charter for 17 years; here, 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. Niksa speaks fluent English and basic Italian. He 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 onboard. Niksa plans to stay with ACAPELLA for the foreseeable future and is excited to sail different seas.
TOMISLAV GLUNCIC - First Officer
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. His ambitions are to stay with ACAPELLA for many years to come and he hopes to sail different destinations.
DOMAGOJ LAZETA - Deckhand
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.
VINKO CAPAR - Deckhand
Although Vinko hasn’t grew up near the sea he has a great love for yachting so couple of years ago he decided to live his dream and passion and start working professionally in the nautical business. Before that he worked as a day worker in shipyards on different yachts where he learned and gained experience. From then all of his contracts were on commercial (charter) boats so Vinko is very experienced on working with guests and this season he hopes to make a career for himself on Acapella. In his time away from yachts, he enjoys keeping
fit and has particular enjoyment playing tennis or hiking. He also plays guitar and has interest for IT and electronics.
LUKA ARAPOVIC - Head Chef
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.
SONJA RADOSEVIC - Stewardess
Sonja is very motivated, precise and has an excellent eye for details. She always tries to think from the guest point of view so she can
understand and predict their needs and wishes. Her ultimate goal is to provide the best possible personalized holiday. After finishing
business school Sonja worked as a restaurant manager, brand manager, marketing manager and event and concert manager. She
started yachting in 2018. and quickly found her way around yachts and guests because her previous work experience perfectly unites
the high level of service required in yachting. Her career in yachting is short term since her wish is to start her own business in the near
future but that just makes her more serious about getting the job done right. When not onboard of a yacht Sonja enjoys spending her
free time with her dogs and creating websites, she also has a license in maderotherapy. Her passion are fashion and interior design. Sport
and fitness activities are an indispensable part of her everyday life.
KLAUDIA GOVIC - Stewardess
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.
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.
LOREDANA GRBIN - Interior Stewardess
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