We founded Yatstay to make yachts more affordable for owners (including us) and to offer travelers an original place to stay. We also want to breathe more life into marinas.
We spent 2017 assembling a team with the needed marketing, hosting, IT and maintenance skills to make yatstays fun for guests, and hassle-free for owners. We’ve made sure we are properly licensed, and insured and equipped beyond the legal requirements. In 2018 we launched in Lisbon and Cascais, in Portugal, with our own three yachts, and by 2020 we had enrolled 7 yachts. COVID-19 slowed us down of course, but we’re now re-enrolling yachts.
Meet the Team
Sergio Cooper Teixeira
Sergio has 15+ years of experience in business, as a management consultant, a marketing director, and running start-ups. He has also spent over years in international development both with the United Nations and NGOs. Sergio has been sailing since 2012, and is based in Geneva, Switzerland.
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!
Luis has been running businesses for 20 years, and sailing for even longer.