After graduating from the Maritime Academy in Varna, Bulgaria, Svilen commenced his seagoing career in 2001 as an officer on board river ships. Progressing from cadet to Captain, Master Mariner (unlimited) Svilen has served as a deck officer, safety officer, environmental officer and chief officer on board a wide array of vessels, ranging from Panamax bulk carriers, general cargo and container vessels to luxury 5-star cruise liners.
Entering the superyacht industry in 2011, he has held positions of responsibility as chief officer, Staff Captain & Relief Captain. He has subsequently amassed extensive yacht charter and shipyard experience, having successfully completed both new build and major refit projects.
Pursuing his long-term goal of starting a career in yacht management, Svilen obtained an MSc in transport technologies and management, and is at present concluding his MBA shipping studies at the Hamburg School of Business Administration.
Joining the Ocean Management team is a significant milestone in Svilen’s professional growth. He can now fully utilise and apply his knowledge, analytical skills and abilities, which he regards as essential for delivering top level managerial performance and excellent service to the company’s clients in the superyacht industry.