I’m Micha, I’m from Germany and have owned Pantagruel for 20 years. I’ve been sailing for 25, including 9 Atlantic crossings, and have sailed countless ocean miles as yacht charter entrepreneur and skipper between St. Petersburg, New York and New Zealand!
- Civil Engineer,
- Travel Organiser,
- Canyoning and ski guide,
- Coach Business Manager,
- Teacher at University of Applied Sciences of Frankfurt, Germany: Experimental Education Medium Sailing
“After decades a of being a captain and a tour operator I still enjoy meeting new people and bringing them together to infect them with team spirit.”
I have both the English and German yacht master qualifications and as a trained engineer, can fix pretty much everything on the boat. I’m a relaxed person who enjoys travelling, adventure and meeting new people. I’m a keen divers and have snorkelling and scuba diving equipment onboard including a compressor.
I view my guests as being part of the crew and whilst I don’t require my guests to have any prior experience, I do expect you to have a sense of adventure and an eagerness to learn and you will get the chance to learn a lot! I all share the jobs on the boat, including sailing the boat, keeping watch (especially when night sailing – but don’t worry you won’t need to do this alone), cooking and cleaning.
I want to use the boat for what it’s built for: crossing big oceans. It is made for long journeys and feeling close to the ocean. I both like to discover new countries and cultures when I’m onboard as well as onshore and really enjoy having a mixed international crew sailing with me (because it means I can fly more flags). Over the years I’ve had people from many countries onboard, including Argentina, Australia, South Africa, Israel, Russia and Mongolia! I’ve had great experience with this and with this in mind I’d like to invite the first person from a country whose nationality I’ve not yet had to sail with me on the boat for free.