Captain Bernd and Chef Daniela

Crew Profiles: 

Crew on Award Winning Yacht: 2018 USVI Charter Yacht Show – Best Yacht Runner Up Over 52' Award Winning Chef: 2018 USVI Charter Yacht Show - 1st Place Appetizer & 2nd Place Entree in Culinary Competition

Captain Bernd and Chef Daniela are eager to welcome you aboard for the vacation of a lifetime! This husband and wife team are both originally from Austria, and Daniela's cooking will definitely tempt you with some fabulous Austrian specialties. Both are originally medical doctors but changed their life for a life on a yacht. Bernd and Daniela are highly experienced and work in the charter business for more than 20 years, they organized sailing events in Croatia for up to 600 guests per week. In winter they charter the catamaran Shangri La in the BVI, whilst in summer they sail in Croatia. For each guests they love to plan an individual adventure and vacation and they have only one goal in mind: To make this the best vacation you have ever had!

No wonder that many of their guests are repeated clients that love and appreciate this professional, enthusiastic and dedicated couple.

Bernd (RYA Yachtmaster Ocean) is a dedicated yacht captain and sailor since he turned 18. He sailed extensively in the Mediterranean, Caribbean, US Coast and Bahamas and he did an Atlantic crossing. Due to his former business in Croatia he has a wide local knowledge in Croatia and Dalmatia and will show you some secret places as well. He loves to share his passion for sailing, water and nature with all guests as well as his passion of creating tasteful cocktails. Besides that he is a massive music fan and enthusiastic DJ which, as one might imagine, provides the basis for great on-board parties.

Daniela, the perfect first mate and chef, loves to make her guests feel healthy and happy. Her passion and love for food and service paired with Austrian culinary training, makes her the amazing chef she is. No wonder that she won the culinary competition this year. She is energetic and enthusiastic, loves sailing, hiking, snorkeling and sports. As a former ballet dancer, she is very good with kids and makes an enthusiastic yoga and meditation teacher. This team will turn your sailing vacation to an extraordinary unforgettable lifetime experience!



Each breakfast is served with a mix of fresh fruits, Original homemade Muesli or Oats, Milk,

Yogurt, Toast, Bread, Butter, homemade Jams, Coffee and Tea, Fruit Juices

Omelets Dalmatia with Pag cheese, onions and Dalmatian ham

Fluffy buttermilk pancake tower stuffed full with Nutella and cherries

Croatian Breakfast: fresh goat cheese, cucumbers, tomatoes and olives with fried eggs

Huevos Rancheros with homemade special salsa

Scrambled eggs seasoned with pumpkin seed oil, bacon and nuts

Fluffy Italian Crepita filled with Vanilla Ricotta, Bananas and Strawberries

Mediterranean Eggs Benedict with Dalmatian ham and sauce hollandaise


Med Treasure Salad with grilled Chicken, fresh Herbs, Watermelon, Berries, Blue Cheese in a

Raspberry Chipotle Dressing

Homemade Crème Brule


Greek Tzatziki and Greek Salad served with homemade Pita Bread

Original Austrian "Grandmother ́s" Redwine Cake


Sicilian Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes, Anchovies, Olives and Fresh Basil



BLT Sandwiches with Fresh Bread, homemade Aioli and Coleslaw

fresh made Chocolate Mousse


Steak Burritos with Guacamole served with Rice & Beans, Garden Salad and fresh Sangria

homemade Croatian Palatschinke (Crepes with Ice Cream, Chocolate and Fruits)


Cheeseburger in Paradise – a Mediterranean interpretation



Vitello Tonnato inspired Pasta Salad with Capers, Onions, Arugula

homemade fruit biscuits


A daily culinary delicacy surprise from the kitchen served on the Foredeck together with our

well known Cocktail Specialties


Each Dinner on Shangri La is accompanied by an Aperitif and a Digestif and you can choose from

our special Selection of European Wines

Dalmatian Octopus Salad

Mediterranean Chicken, baked with fresh Tomatoes, Basil and Mozzarella in an Olive/Herb Jus

with Rice

Homemade Tiramisu


Beetroot-Carpaccio with Parmesan and Walnuts in Truffle Vinaigrette

Garlic crusted, Fig stuffed Pork Tenderloin in a light white wine sauce, served with polenta

Red wine Pears with a fluffy vanilla mousse

Fresh made Beef tartare with fresh bread

Fresh Tuna Steaks with mashed Wasabi Potatoes and Mixed Vegetables in a Soya Ginger


Drunken Muffins: Fresh baked Cakes in a warm wine sauce with Whipped Cream


Goat Cheese over a Bed of Mixed Greens flavored with Austrian Pumpkin Seed Oil

Original Austrian Wiener Schnitzel with Parsley Potatoes, Salad and Lingonberry Sauce

Homemade fresh Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream