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Country of birth: UK
Current residence: Northern Ireland
Marital status: Married
Children: 3
Languages: English

Richard Oakley, 47

Chief Engineer

Richard has spent most of his working life on the ocean with over 30 years’ experience in the field of marine engineering both in the Royal and Merchant Navies. Thereafter he transitioned to working within the yachting industry, previously working yachts such as M/Y Quantum Blue and M/Y Sputnik. Rich grew up in England but is now settled in Ireland with his wife and three children. He is a great lover of sports, especially rugby, football and cricket.

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Country of birth: Singapore
Current residence: England
Marital status: Single
Children: 3
Languages: English, German

Ken Stringer, 49

Chief Engineer

Ken was born in Singapore, however grew up and completed his studies in the UK. He began his engineering career on land prior to joining the yachting industry. Initially his life at sea began working on cruise ships, where he spent many years prior to his transition to yachts.
Ken is a fully qualified Class 1 Chief engineer with over 28 years of overall engineering experience. Ken has previously worked on M/Y Tatoosh and M/Y Amariylis. In his spare time he enjoys working on his motorbikes and cars at home and spending time with his dog!

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Country of birth: South Africa
Current residence: Scotland
Marital status: Single
Children: 0
Languages: English

Steven Rice, 34

SECOND ENGINEER

Steven was born and raised in South Africa, moving to Scotland when he was 14 years old. He went onto study marine engineering in Glasgow, Scotland. He then started working onboard cruise ships for nearly two years, after which he spent another three years on tanker ships before joining the yachting industry. He has now been working on yachts for 6 years and has in fact previously worked with us on board M/Y Axioma. After some time away he has now decided to join us full time! Steve enjoys playing cricket and rugby and has a great sense of humour!

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Country of birth: Croatia
Current residence: Croatia
Marital status: Married
Children: 2
Languages: Croatian, English & Italian

Ivan Cvetko, 43

ETO

Ivan is one of our ETO’s and is a fully qualified marine electrician. After completing his studies in Software Programming and as an Electrical Technician, he went to sea in 1996, first working on container ships and then offshore drilling rigs. After many years at sea, Ivan spent 8 years at home in Croatia, where he managed his own computer store and started a family. His love of the ocean has led Ivan back to a life at sea, he joined his first superyacht as ETO in 2016, the classically designed M/Y Wedge Too. In his spare time, Ivan enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two children.

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Country of birth: Croatia
Current residence: Croatia
Marital status: Single
Children: 0
Languages: English & Croatian

Petar Baumgartner, 32

ETO

Petar was born in Ckaovec, Croatia, a small region Medimurje famous for its wine making and its hardworking people. From the early stages of his life, Petar showed interest in engineering and working with tools and mechatronics. Petar has been working in the industry for seven years and takes great pride in his work. His favorite hobbies are freediving, kite surfing, climbing and customizing his motorbike.