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Who said a Yacht can't have two captains?

We started our  sailing adventure in Seattle back in 2016. We learned how to sail with our first boat, a 27-foot Cascade Sloop called "Flying Circus" and tasted the freedom of the sea. Then we said, like most of the sailors we know, why don't we buy a bigger boat!  We spent five fabulous  years with our 36 foot Hans Christian model sail boat named "Golden Heart" where we discovered the most beautiful bays and islands of the Pacific North West, USA.


Our final plan was to set sail in the warm waters of the Mediterranean :D Finally, our dream came true and we united with our 2009 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49i! We want to sail the Mediterranean sea with APPA and share this experience with you.
As the captains of APPA we promise you a safe, fun and peaceful holiday and we hope to collect good memories together.

Captain Sean

Credentials: United States Coast Guard 25 Gross Tonnage (GT) + Aux Sail

Sean received his USCG 25 GT+ Auxillary Sail License in June of 2021 after graduating from the United States Maritime Academy with a Masters 100 GT OUPV Certificate. He achieved this logging many hours Inland and Near Coastal voyages both in the Pacific North West of the United States and on the Turkish Coast. He also holds an ASA License book active up to ASA 104 with the International Proficiency Certificate for Mediterranean waters.

What he loves: Sailing!!! Getting as much as he can from the wind, arriving to a beautiful anchorage safe and sound just in time for the sunset!

Captain Asli

Credentials: Captain 149 GT+ Seaman Cert, Ministry of Sea Turkey

Asli has been sailing since 2016 mostly in the Pacific Northwest's waters and now exploring the beautiful Mediterranean! She received her Seaman Certification from Republic of Turkey (yes Seaman even though she is a woman!) in 2021 and currently is an intern captain that qualifies her for sailing yachts up to 149 GT.

What she loves: Exploring new places and having new experiences! She is a story teller so she needs more experiences to tell more stories :) 

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