Mikael Krafft

Mikael Krafft
Founder and CEO
Star Clippers

Founder and CEO of  Star Clippers cruise company, based in Monaco.

Specialising in Maritime law , Mikael Krafft  worked as  a lawyer in  Sweden and France.

He also became CEO of a  small Swedish shipping company in difficulties. Further aquisitions followed and he eventually headed a group with interests including dry cargo shipping, oil, forestry and real estate.

After moving to Brussels where he was involved in real estate projects,  Mikael Krafft decided to fulfill a childhood dream  and in 1988 ordered 2 sailing ships built to his own design. Thus Star Clippers was born.

The company flourished.  The five mast full ship Royal Clipper was launched in 2000 and a fourth ship is being built in Croatia.