Efe Karakaplan was born in İzmir and graduated from high school also in İzmir. In 2008, he graduated from the Sports Science Faculty of Ege University. He received his Master’s degree in 2017 from Dokuz Eylul University,Izmir. After various managerial posts in the private sector, in 2017, Efe became the Managing Director of AnD Yachting and Concierge. Efe is certified “PFSO” (Port Facility Securty Officer).He was also a member of Turkish Sailing Team several times and still racing on the big boats.