Price from: €37,000
High season rate: €40,000
Low season: €37 000 + APA 20% + VAT
High season: €40 000 + APA 20% + VAT
Captain: John Esslinger
Captain: John Esslinger
John was born and raised on the coast of Oregon in the US where he developed his passion for the oceans. A very experienced sailor, John is never more at home then at the helm and has sailed across the Mediterranean, North Sea, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and nearer to his adopted country of England around and across the English Channel.
John’s career has been spent in or around the water including eight years in the United States Coast Guard, where he honed his knowledge of marine safety and security. Upon leaving the military he used his training and entrepreneurial spirit to build and run his own marine electrical business where he designed and developed electrical systems for superyachts and contracted with cruise ship companies, developing an in-depth knowledge of the boating industry.
Moving to London in 2008 he retrained as a landscape and architectural photographer, allowing him to connect with nature and use his skills as a visual craftsman in new ways. During this time he was able to continue sailing, participating and skippering boats in various races around the UK and southern Europe.
John will be taking his many years of experience as a sailor and outdoorsman to the helm of E where will continue to spread the message of marine conservation and responsible tourism, teaching others how to enjoy the best the water has to offer and how to ensure it remains a sustainable resource for future generations.
Chef: Marcin Nowicki
Languages: Polish, English, Spanish, basic Russian
A passionate chef who trained at the prestigious Kurt Scheller Academy, Chef Marcin has perfected classic French cuisine, which he delivers with a modern twist. His food is diverse, nutritious and even features elements of molecular cuisine.
Chef Marcin utilises the best cooking techniques including, grilling combined with natural smoking, high-tech steam and slow sous vide cooking through to slow juicing, allowing him to deliver diverse, nutritious and exciting menus that are tailormade for guests. Ensuring the freshest produce, Chef Marcin will grow herbs and sprouts on board, as well as baking his own bread.
A globetrotter, Chef Marcin has visited 78 countries on all continents except Antarctica and sailed many seas. Drawing on the sophisticated flavours of the best spices from around the world, Chef Marcin’s cooking fuses his culinary inspirations from his travels with a classical knowledge of cooking.
Aside from his Chef credentials, Marcin is an accomplished economist who worked as an expert for the World Bank, European Commission, as well as for numerous ministries and local governments. He was also an economic advisor and member of the political cabinet of the Minister of Environment in the Polish government.
Marcin is also an avid sailor and diver, as well as an author, editor and co-author of several hundred scientific-research studies and press articles.
Marcin brings invaluable expertise in environmental protection to E and his personal passion for environmental responsibility and marine conservation has been a key motivator for him to join the crew. Along with his fellow crewmates, Marcin is committed to reconciling luxury with environmental responsibility and inspiring change in this area.
3rd crew member: TBC