- 56m | Golden Yachts | 2018
Comfortable living areas filled with light define her interior, while her exterior decks are perfect for soaking up the yacht life. A large swim platform provides seamless access to the water; the sundeck is complete with a jacuzzi, sun loungers, al fresco dining area and bar, and a fully-packed tender and toys collection means there is never a dull day on board.
O’Mathilde accommodes 12 guests across seven en suite cabins. A 70 square metre owner’s suite is located on the upper deck, with the VIP and twin cabin on the main deck. The lower deck hosts three double cabins and one twin cabin with a Pullman berth.
Over the past 20 years, Greek Captain Panitsas Manoshas stood at the helm of some of the world’s best superyachts - including the iconic Maltese Falcon. “I have had a love for the ocean and boats from a young age,” he says. “My dream was to be able to combine my love for the sea with my profession. The ability to offer these incredible, once-in-a-lifetime moments to people on a yacht trip is an excellent side effect of my job.”
O’Mathilde is packed with modern charter-orientated features making her just as well suited for a multi-generation family vacation as for a memorable week of Mediterranean partying with friends.
Leading the professional crew of 12, Captain Manos describes the O’Mathilde experience as the perfect holiday retreat. “The crew is very passionate and highly energetic,” he says. “We all work together to create a place where guests can come on board, forget about their daily stresses, escape to somewhere new and exotic, or even tick something off their bucket list.”
Indeed, off-the-beaten-track adventures exploring hidden coves and private beaches are a breeze using one of O’Mathilde’s three tenders. Wakeboards, two Seadoo jet skis, kayaks, Seabobs and a range of inflatables ensure fun for everyone when exploring the azure waters of the Mediterranean.
“We offer an environment filled with seven-star service, luxury accommodation,” Captain Manos continues. “O’Mathilde is a personal floating oasis. The experience is something that is just unmatched, in my opinion.” It’s hard to disagree. Amongst O’Mathilde’s many features are a fully-equipped outdoor gym area, a jacuzzi on the sun deck and an outdoor cinema on the main deck - a treat for warm, lazy evenings unwinding after dinner.
Born and raised in Greece, Chef Valentina Argyropoulou studied culinary art in Athens before working in high-end restaurants across Europe. Her signature style is fresh, seasonal, and traditional with a twist. “I prefer cooking with seasonal ingredients to create the perfect dish - I always go to the local markets for fresh products,” she says.
Bringing her Greek heritage into her menus is not just about Mediterranean flavours and fresh ingredients, however. For Chef Argyropoulou, it’s all about creating food with heart and soul. “My mother taught me that through food, you could express your feelings and make people around you happier,” she explains. “Food creates memories. I love the opportunity to meet so many different people and cultures on board and to create these memories through my plates.”
Recalling one of her favourite culinary experiences on board O’Mathilde, Chef Argyropoulou describes a dessert to remember. “One of my signature dishes is the Chocolate Sphere filled with chocolate mousse, Caramelia Valrhona, and berries. The hot chocolate is poured over the top, melting the sphere right in front of the guests!”