MEET THE CREW
Portiate is a family run company specialized in yacht charter in Portugal, with or without your own private skipper.
In 1996 with the vision of José Taveira, Portiate started floating. Supported by his wife Anna and their three sons, Portiate
began sailing in Portugal. Over the years, the family has done it all, from customer service to sailing and maintaining the fleet.
"As a company, our main goals are to ensure that our guests have the best experience possible. We truly believe in customer
satisfaction and that a personalized service is the best. We're all part of this wonder that is the Ocean and we want to share it with you."
With great courage and determination, José built this yacht charter company from the ground up.
His love for the sea, ever since he was a child, brought Portiate and the family to where they
José taught himself almost everything there is to know about the industry.
Leadership by example, knowledge, experience and full commitment to customer satisfaction are just a few of the characteristics that make him the manager he is.
He always goes the extra mile for guests.
Administrator / Customer Service
Anna deals with the administrative side of Portiate.
If you've sent in an email to Portiate it is very likely that it has been read worked on and answered by her. Aside from this, she manages the bookings.
Her work ethic and experience in customer service make her the perfect administrator.
Like his older brother Alex, Philip began sailing at 9 years old on Optimist's.
Watching his father closely, he slowly started to take interest in skippering the bigger boats. After getting his Yachtmaster in England, doors opened for him. Working as a private skipper for a Beneteau 57 for 3 seasons, he also added to his experience when he worked as a charter skipper on 46ft catamarans in Thailand. With the experience earned he is now back at Portiate managing the sailing fleet and skippering with passion.
Andrew also began at an early age. He always did a little bit of everything.
He's learned side by side with his brother Philip.
Briefing customers, skippering, maintaining and managing the motorboat Portimão fleet are his main duties with Portiate.