We founded Yatstay as a way to make yachts more affordable for owners (including ourselves) and to offer travelers an original place to stay. We also want to breathe more life into marinas. Yachts can simultaneously host guests and sail when owners want to.
We spent 2017 assembling a specialized marketing, hosting, IT and maintenance team able to makes hosting on yachts fun for guests, and hassle-free for yacht owners. We’ve made sure that we are properly licensed, and we’re insured and equipped beyond the legal requirements. In 2018 we launched in Lisbon and Cascais, in Portugal, with our own three yachts, and are planning to launch in new destinations soon.
Meet the Team
Jodi comes to Yatstay with 10 years of experience as a stewardess and supervisor on board several superyachts in the Caribbean and the USA. Jodi’s specialized training courses include Basic Safety, Stewardess, and Power Boat operation. And did I mention Jodi is awesome to work with?
Jolanta’s career has been in market research, first with a large multinational and now part-time. In her spare time she travels around the world, and hosts travelers to Portugal, which she now calls home.
João has worked for 4 years in tourism, mostly around the Belém, Lisbon area, and previously worked as a teacher. João has also worked on cruise ships!
Sergio Cooper Teixeira
Sergio spent years in business, and 10 years with the United Nations in Europe, North and South America, and West Africa. Sergio has been sailing since 2012, and is based in Switzerland.
Luis has been running businesses for 20 years, and sailing for even longer. Luis is based in Dubai.