Tim

Tim Tavinor Senior Advisor Having started working at Petticrows boatyard in 1988, at the beginning of their Dragon building project and as the company owner from 2005 to 2021, he has been involved in successfully bringing 800+ Dragons to life during that period. Additionally, at Petticrows boatyard in England, Tim successfully developed and built the […]

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Bernardo

Bernardo Faria e Maia Partner – Sales & Marketing Bernardo has more than 20 years of experience in Investment Banking in Portugal, Switzerland, UK and Latam always with Deutsche Bank Global Markets & Investment Banking. Bernardo was Managing Director at Deutsche Bank AG and Head of Multinational Corporations Coverage in Latam. Recently, Bernardo co-founded and […]

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Vasco

Vasco Empis Partner – Production Vasco, founder and current head of a leading sports and marketing events company in Portugal, started his career at Citigroup in Investment Banking. With extensive experience in nautical sports, he held key roles, including managing the Portuguese Bid for the 32nd America’s Cup, overseeing Cascais 2007 ISAF World Championship, and […]

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Francisco

Francisco Avillez Partner – Finance Francisco has over 24 years of experience in finance, particularly in the banking sector. He worked in Portugal, Switzerland and Angola for the BPI Group. Francisco started his career as an Asset Manager and later served as trader and head of Treasury. His latest role was as Board Member at […]

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Vidinha

João Vidinha Technical Advisor Vidinha is a professional sailor and rigging expert who joined Petticrows in Portugal from day one. Sailing the Dragon class since 2015, he already won a World Championship and a Gold Cup. Since 2018, he’s been focused on rigging and ropes, testing over 20 new Dragons in the process. […]

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Gonçalo

Gonçalo Neves Production Manager Gonçalo has a longstanding fascination with the intricacies of systems and its functionality. He attended classes of the Mechanical Engineering major, where he acquired skills across diverse domains. Gonçalo’s passion for sailing took root in dinghy boats, and he has previously served as operations manager at major sailing events, showcasing his […]

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Martim

Martim Abreu Loureiro Operations Meet Martim, navigating the challenges of work and studies at the same time. Despite his academic background not directly aligning with his current role (currently attending Tourism Management studies), the past two years at Petticrows have proven to be transformative for him. Martim helps manage suppliers, wharehouse inventory and client orders. […]

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André

André Tavares Fit-out Specialist André is a local craftsman with a love for all things handmade. His versatility shines through as his primary role involves setting up all the Dragon hardware. In addition to his craftsmanship, André has a nautical background, having previously served as a sailor at the Club Naval de Cascais. […]

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