- 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.
A graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy of Hydra with professional experience on cruise liners and motor yachts, Captain Zacharias Karalogos commenced his career on cruise vessels, where he was responsible for the navigation and the safety training of the crew while cruising around the world. After obtaining the Master Mariner License, Zacharias joined yachting and successfully served at the helm of a luxury motor yacht for more than a decade, as a permanent and loyal member of the crew.
A certified PADI diver, his communication skills and vibrant personality are only some of the assets that will make our guests feel comfortable on board throughout their stay. He is equipped with patience, persistence and deep knowledge of every aspect of yachting.
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 Zacharias 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 Zacharias 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 Kostis Kampas studied Culinary Arts at Le Monde Institute of Hotel and Tourism Studies in Athens before working in high-end hotels restaurants across Greece. You might even recognise him as the joint winner off the the Greek Master Chef II series back in 2013, and he has starred on a number of cooking shows since.
While Chef Kostis will often bring his Greek heritage into his menus, he is also an expert in Italian, Mexican, Mediterranean, French and Asian cuisine, so it's safe to say he has all bases covered. What's more, his presentation is second to none, and he will work tirelessly to create dishes that look just as good as they taste.
Menus change daily on board O'Mathilde, but a sample dinner menu might start with beef carpaccio with truffle oil, sundried tomatoes, dried black olives and 'Sa Mihali' Greek gruyere cheese. Mains include lamb chops with a crust of Mediterranean herbs, artichokes and chimichuri sauce, followed by bitter chocolate ganache with strawberries for dessert.