Our team bring a diverse range of incredible experience to Swiss Ocean. With naval architects working alongside expedition leaders, we have outstanding knowledge of every part of the yachting industry.
Master Mariner – Director
A born adventurer, Matthias Bosse has sailed all of the seven oceans. This includes world circumnavigations, numerous cruises to Antarctica and Northwest Passages, cruises on the Arctic Ocean and the Amazon River, all the way to Iquitos/Peru.
He has been at the helm of large yachts and expedition cruise ships for more than 20 years, serving as the master of some of the most prestigious private yachts in the world, where he has been solely responsible for budget and management.
Matthias’s exceptional knowledge of the yachting industry inspired him to create his own company that brings efficiency and advanced strategies to yacht management.
AFNI – The Nautical Institute
Verband Deutscher Kapitäne und Schiffsoffiziere e.V.
Ship Manager – Director
Norman started sailing at the age of 5 and is since then connected to the sea. He has 15 years experience in commercial Shipmanagement with a strong focus on HR and client relationship management. He serves in the board of Directors of the United Hospitality Institute and is an advisor in various training centers around the globe.
Naval Architect & Marine Engineer
Andri has over 20 years' experience managing shipping and yachting projects. Before co-founding Swiss Ocean, Andri held various technical management positions for companies such as Blohm+Voss and Columbia Shipmanagement and headed the ship finance division at Hannover Leasing.
He holds Master's degrees in Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering and Ocean Systems Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as well as in Mechanical Engineering from ETH Zürich in Switzerland.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
Helicopter Pilot – Aviation
Michel Seppey is a professional pilot and the director of Alpark, a luxury hangar company in Switzerland. He is also the CEO and owner of Partn’Air Management and Flight-Ops. Michel joined the Swiss Ocean team in 2015, bringing his extensive expertise in the aviation industry over to complete our business travel service.
Master Mariner – Crewing
Ex Master Mariner with more than 35 years of experience in crew management. Specialized in all aspects of manning services for passenger ships, predominantly Expedition Cruise Ships and Superyachts. Holding Senior Position as Crewing Fleet Manager with Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
Vangelis is an experienced Naval Architect and Marine Engineer, and he is a member of Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology, Hellenic Technical Chamber of Engineers and SNAME. His career started at Princess Yachts in Customer Support and multinational Technical and Commercial Shipmanagement.
His experience includes Dry Dock Projects, Ship Maintenance, Yacht Performance and Hull Propeller Optimisation.