Moni and Nicolai as shown on the picture right side above will be hosts on the Vixen II. Both are Dutch and 41 years of age.
Moni van Hoek was working for a big Dutch tour operator for over 12 years, and has a lot of experience as a representative/guide working in Greece, Spain, Bali and Mexico.
As she travelled the Greek islands intensively and speaks Greek she knows all of the best islands and what they have to offer.
Moni is excellent chef as she has proved on charters in the past, always ready to standby with information and delicious foods and drinks.
Besides Greek, Moni also speaks Spanish, Dutch, German and English.
Nicolai Visser (Owner) found the Vixen II on the internet in 2005.
He was sailing since his childhood and owner of quite a number of sailing vessels before he found Vixen.
Looking around for a classic yacht since 2003, finally in 2005 he came along the Vixen in USA Maine and decided to purchase her.
With a crew of 4 he flew to the states and worked for 9 weeks to prepare the boat, as she has been stalled for over 2.5 years, to make her ready for an Atlantic crossing.
Hurricane Maria met them while crossing, forcing them to make a stop on the Azores in September 2005 with some damage to the backstay and bow spreader. As the bad
weather season started in October the Vixen II stayed in Praia (Azores) for the winter 2005. In 2006 a new cross-over was made and the Vixen II arrived in Amsterdam in April. The year 2006 was used to renovate the ship, putting new electrical systems onboard. She was stripped of all paints and varnish and had a complete make over.
She was a big success during the Volvo Ocean Race in Rotterdam and has been on the cover of the biggest newspaper “de Telegraaf” and an 8 page article was published in the biggest nautical magazine in Holland “Waterkampioen’.
In 2007 he decided that the Dutch waters where not ideal with a draft of 3 metres and made our way over to the Med where they did charters in Cannes on Elbe, Corsica, Greek islands and in Turkey.
Most of the year was spend sailing along the Greek islands and delight full Turkish coast between Bodrum and Antalya, where we will start chartering beginning of may 2008.
In September she will make her crossover from Turkey to South of France to join the Royales in Cannes (bookings available) and Voiles de St Tropez (booked).
 

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