About Us

We are a team of professionals with diverse backgrounds and skills. The one thing that brought us together is our love for the sea. The combination of our skills and our love for the sea is what allows us to design and build seaworthy vessels and provide high-end boating services.

Our Team

Kimon Karydis

Naval Architect – Partner – Managing Director

Kimon has more than 15 years of accumulated experience in RIB design, construction and rebuilding.

An experienced seafarer with over 20,000 cruising hours and a constant presence in the market, he is considered an opinion leader.

In 2005 he founded the first RIB Chartering company in Greece, introducing the RIB bareboat charter to the Greek market.

In 2009 he sold his shares and along with long-time friends and fellow students Christos and Eftyhis Kyriakopoulos co-founded OpenSea RIB Charter. Capitalizing on his technical expertise, OpenSea created a “Design & Build” department, a key move which later led to the signing of exclusive contracts for the assembly of ONDA TENDERS and RAFNAR boats.

He holds a M.Sc. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.

Christos Kyriacopoulos

Naval Architect – Partner – After Sales Director

As the head of Technical Department at the family car dealership «Citroen Afoi Kyriakopouloi SA», Christos was responsible for all technical, organizational, financial and qualitative aspects pertaining to the maintenance and repair of customer vehicles, for more than 15 years.

He was giving leadership to a 30-people strong team of mechanics, stock keeper, administrative and workshop personnel and operators. In the first five years of his career at the family business he was also appointed as president of the board. In 2009 he co-founded OpenSea Rib Charter with his collegemate Kimon and brother Eftyhis. He was assigned with the task to setup the Service & Repair division of the company and help his partners realize their vision of building their own line of RIB boats.

He holds a M.Sc. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.

Eftyhis Kyriacopoulos

Partner – Chartering Director

Growing up in an entrepreneur family has given Eftyhis the opportunity to see from a very early age what it means to run a business and what it takes to be a leader.

At the age of 23 he assumed the position of Head of Sales at the family car dealership business «Citroen Afoi Kyriakopouloi SA», while continuing his post-graduate studies in International, European and Area Studies at the Panteion University. Three years later he took leadership of the project to set-up a new branch that would focus on the import and sales of used luxury cars from all over Europe.

In 2009 after accumulating a 10-year experience in sales and business administration, he moved on to co-found OpenSea Rib Charter along with Christos and Kimon, where he successfully holds the role of Commercial Director for the last 10 years.

His undergraduate studies are in Business Administration & HR from Aix- Marseille III University.