Who we are

Office Manager

Nouvart Stampolian

Nouvart is Sail in Ionio ‘s office star, handles all enquiries, bookings and website. While she values perfect logistics, particularly in the harsh port environment, she will give you all the necessary info and assistance you may need. She is working for more than 25 years  in yachting market as yacht charter and insurance executive manager and she has big experience in handling all the expected and unexpected factors coming of a charter. Her pleasant, companionable and trustworthy character as also her sweet smile makes her very trustable and attractive personality.

She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Psychology , Master’s in Shipping Management and a Diploma in Customer Service Management. She has a sailing diploma from Glyfada Nautical Club (Athens) and has been a co-skipper for many years in yachts transfers all around the Greek Seas.
Novart lives in Lefkada.


Nikos Markou

Nikos Markou yacht skipper, who knows perfectly the Ionian Islands.Captain Nikos has been involved with charter yachts for more than 35 years. He is a highly qualified yacht skipper, having sailed tens of thousands of miles around the Islands of Greece.

Captain Nikos is very proud to be Greek. He is knowledgeable and delighted to answer questions about his Hellenic culture and its history. His sense of humor, gentleness, and versatility make him an irresistible, pleasant company. He maneuvers the yacht like she is his second skin.

After serving in the Greek army, Nikos attended university and qualified as a pharmacist. However, his love for sailing took him down a different career path, eventually operating several charter yachts of his own at the BLUE MARLIN and BEBELA.
He is a most adept fisherman and loves to fish from the yacht, often catching tuna and other delicacies for lunch.  In addition, Nikos enjoys surfing and diving.  You are welcome to join him.

He lives in Lefkas.

Lesley Lai

Lesley lai, catering and hospitality experience managerLesley is your cook/hostess. She loves to cook and prepares the most delicious meals in the Ionian, so as you can imagine, she is always the most popular member of the crew!!!

With over 25 years of catering and hospitality experience, Lesley brings a wealth of expertise to our team. Having managed her own restaurant and two hotels in England, as well as working in prestigious establishments in France and Canada, she has honed her culinary skills. Lesley has a particular flair for Greek cuisine, using fresh organic ingredients and our homemade extra virgin olive oil to create delicious dishes.

Lesley’s gourmet creations have elevated lunchtime to a highlight of the day, and her warm personality ensures a memorable holiday experience. As an experienced RYA Coastal Skipper with over 15 years of sailing charter experience in these beautiful islands, she possesses the ability to make guests feel welcome and at ease. From answering inquiries to ensuring seamless holiday planning, Lesley is dedicated to making your stay effortless. You’ll find her ready to welcome you aboard with a smile.

Lesley lives in Lefkas.

Steve Langton

Steve Langton command of yachts.

With over 40 years of experience sailing his own yachts, Steve’s expertise is evident from the moment you set sail with him. Despite his relaxed demeanor, safety is always his top priority. Having sailed over 20,000 miles in various seas, including the North Sea, English Channel, Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean, Steve’s mastery of sailing is unquestionable.

With four sons who share his passion for sailing, Steve has passed down his skills from a young age during family sailing holidays. His sense of humor and enthusiasm make him a delightful and engaging skipper for your holiday adventure..

Stevelives in Lefkas.