Cruising Area of Douce France

Summer PortItaly, Greece
Winter PortPort Victoria, Seychelles

Douce France Specification

Length42.20 Metres
Beam15,40 Metres
Draft2,50 Metres
Built1998
Refit2009 & 2016
A/CFull
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard Computer
Max Speed19
Cruising Speed9
Fuel Consumption60 Litres/Hr Litres/Hr
Range3500 nm at 9
EnginesENGINES: 2 x Cummins engines (305 Hp each) GENERATORS: 2 x 45 KW Northern Lights generator (plus backup generator)
Communications
Cellular phone
Fax
Satcom
Guest email address available

Accommodations

Guests12
Cabins6
Crew7
Double6
TP in Heads-
Accommodation Details
6 equal staterooms. All are convertible and can have either a queen double or twin beds.

Water Sports

Dinghy (Metres)Zodiac - 30hp
Dinghy Pax21´ Zeplin Semi-rigid 115 hp
Dinghy Sailing2 L
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
WindsurferYes
Snorkel GearYes
Tube2
ScurferYes
Wake BoardYes
1-Man Kayak4
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Other Toys
4 x Suex diving scooters

8 sets scuba diving equipment w/ Divemaster as permanent member of crew

BBQ

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaOnboard
Resort Courseon demand
Full Courseon demand
LicenseMaster & Instructor
Air CompressorOnboard
Tanks8
BCs8
Regulators8
Wet Suits8
Weight Sets8
Num Divers8
Diving Info
4 x Suex diving scooters

8 sets scuba diving equipment with Divemaster as permanent member of crew

Rendez-vous diving recommandable in some areas
Dive Costs
On demand

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes
Other Entertainment
XBOX 360

Cuisine

Special DietsInq
KosherInq
BBQYes

Douce France Crew Profile

Crew Number7
Captain
CaptainJean-Christophe Lefèvre
NationalityFrench
Born1961
SpeaksFrench and English


S/Y DOUCE FRANCE - Crew Profile

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JEAN-CHRISTOPHE LEFEVRE
Function: Captain
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: 1961

JC has been sailing since a young age and became already a captain on sailboats when he was 18 years old.

His passion for the sea and his remarkable navigation skills brought him to the rank of professional captain with unlimited restrictions. He managed to exercise this qualification on different types of vessels, such as cargo ships, passenger ships, tugboats and large sailing yachts. JC is a proud father of two handsome boys.

When his boys were small he managed a hotel of 200 beds with a big hotel team under his supervision. He likes organising exclusive holidays for guests, welcoming them and looking aTer them during their stay.

Being captain on DOUCE FRANCE is for him the perfect combination of his hotel management experience together with his navigation skills and this in the most beautiful locations in the world! Jean-Christophe will be delighted to share these exceptional moments on DOUCE FRANCE with you. With his experience and his client-focussed character, he will make every holiday onboard of DOUCE FRANCE to perfection. In his free time, Jean-Christophe enjoys kite surfing and diving.

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LOLA VUILLEMENOT
Function: Chef
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: 1996

Hobbies:
Dance, music, hiking

Experience:
I worked as a Chef de partie at the Intercontinental Thalasso hotel in Bora Bora. During 2019, I´ve worked as a chef/stewardess on a 50 ft catamaran. Since 2020 I´m working full time on board Douce France as a chef.

Cruising Areas:
French Polynesia

What is your favourite style of cooking:
Exotic

What can guests expect from you:
I adapt well to their requests, I am very approachable and good-spirited.

What are your most positive points:
Good adaptability, patient and motivated.

What do others say about you:
That they rarely catch me in a bad mood!

Favourite quote:
Si tu veux, tu peux! (When you want it, you can do it).

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CYRIL MARQUET
Function: First 0fficer
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: 1976

Hobbies:
Water sports, trekking, sailing, archaeology, cooking

Experience:
I started to sail in 2000 as a deckhand on a 25m catamaran in the West Indies. In 2003, I obtained my sailing vessel master certificate with which I worked until 2010 around the Caribbean Islands. In 2009, I joined the catamaran Levante as a captain to sail from Brazil to New Zealand and discovered the Pacific Islands in the following years. From 2012, I returned to the Mediterranean Sea and worked on passengers ships as captain for 4 years. Last few years I worked on ferries, motor yachts and sailing yachts as first mate. During my sailing career, I did over 10 Atlantic crossings so far.

Cruising Areas:
Mediterranean, Pacific Islands, Caribbean islands.

What can guests expect from you:
I can assist them with any activity. I am in charge of safety on board, and always available for good advice in order to have a nice stay on board.

What are your most positive points:
Positive attitude, sailing skills, really sensitive to ecology

What do others say about you:
Pleasant, hard worker

Favourite quote:
Il n´est pas de vent favorable pour celui qui ne sait pas où il va. (There
is no favourable wind for those who do not know where they are going)

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GREGORY PANNETIER
Function: Engineer
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: 1982

Hobbies:
Cooking Indian and spicy food; to discover new countries

Experience:
I have been working in this industry for more than 12 years now as a chief mate and engineer on luxury catamarans and motor yachts

Cruising Areas:
I have been in nearly every tropical place by now and just can´t get enough.

What can guests expect from you:
I´m always sensitive about the comfort and safety of guests, they need to feel like at home.

What are your most positive points:
I´m always happy at work and I like to transmit it to everybody.

What do others say about you:
Living most of my time in Cambodia, which is the land of my ancestors.

Favourite quote:
The leaf never falls far from the trunk.

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MARINELLA BOZIC
Function: Chief Stewardess
Nationality: Slovenian
Year of Birth: 1992

Hobbies:
Fishing, Sailing, Diving

Experience:
Hospitality experience: Theatre hostess and waitress. / Yachting Experience : 
3 years on a 90ft modern classic sailing yacht, 1 month on a 112ft Baltic Yacht, Sailing around the world with my little 38ft sailing boat for 4 years

Cruising Areas:
Mediterranean, Caribbean, South Pacific, Alaska, All Ocean crossings

What can guests expect from you:
Professional attitude, Top service with a sharp eye for details.

What are your most positive points:
Dedicated and adventurous, open-minded.

What do others say about you:
An entertaining and positive companion, who knows how to enjoy life.

Favourite quote:
Life is not waiting for the storm to pass, it is to learn to dance under the rain.

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DAMIEN RITTER
Function: Deckhand
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: 1989

Hobbies:
Diving, skiing, sailing, natation, wakeboard

Experience:
I practice sailing since I was a child, but I began to sail intensively as a skipper 2 years ago on my own 39ft sailboat. I started with day trips along the French Riviera during the summer season. At the same time, I worked on the French Riviera shipyard to gain more experience in the technical aspects. Finally, I decided to focus on yachting, and I started on Douce France as a deckhand.

Cruising Areas:
Mediterranean

What can guests expect from you:
Availability, professionalism, good energy and happiness in work.

What are your most positive points:
Passionate about my work, serious but friendly.

What do others say about you:
I make a good mate. ☺

Favourite quote:
They told us it was impossible, so we did it.

Douce France Calendar

Douce France does currently not provide a calendar or bookings list. Please inquire for more information.

Douce France Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: €96,000

High price: €106,000

The high and low prices of this yacht depend on both the number of guests and the traveling season. Send us an inquiry for exact pricing.

Yacht terms: Plus Expenses

The price includes a professional crew operating your chartered yacht, but all running expenses such as fuel, tax, provisions and any other costs are extra. Calculate between 15-25% for a sailing yacht and 25-35% for a motor yacht on top of the given rate with an APA cash payment made to the ships agent or captain, who will keep an open tap and produce full accounts of all expenditures. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Douce France.

Douce France Guest Reviews

Seychelles 18/12 - 02/01/2022

We had 2 splendid weeks cruising on Douce France! For the ninth time, in fact.

The Captain was excellent, in all respects, and we could not have had a more friendly crew!
The Captain obviously know this archipelago and Harry was a gorgeous chef.
Diving Master Marcel was a dream to dive with, for us all, and Greg, Damien, Anna and Timi gave it all,
so that we were always feeling well.

We look forward to Christmas and New Year.

Tuamotus - 22/12/201 - 03/01/2018

As repeat charter guests we are a big fan of DOUCE FRANCE. We experienced her at her best and were impressed by the good crew and the diving in this beautiful location. We saw a lot of sharks and even a hammerhead shark of 4m30 in Fakarava. Well done crew and dive master for giving us this wonderful experience! we will be back next year in Tonga!

Charter 6 - 20 Dec 2016

Dear all staff of DOUCE FRANCE
Merry Christmas

We are Just finishing the celebration of our Christmas after fantastic days on DF.
Let me start to say, thank you so much to make our holiday so incredible fantastic.

After more than 52 charter all over the world the owner of DOUCE FRANCE is a very lucky person to have a team like you and on top of Captain Pascal.
Not only luck of course - he is a successful businessmen so has employed the very best of the best.

Captain Pascal ! The knowledge and the atmosphere you make on board is amazing. You know the boat and the sea as no one else. Im also a Captain and enjoy every moment with you in charge.
The greatest and gentle and very safe way you running the old lady DF no one can do better and with the very best expertise, congratulation.

The Chef and the food Mr Shailen !
Everyone at sea knows how difficult it is to serv fresh and organic at sea. To store vegetable, fruits berries and serve fresh warm bread and croissant every morning . Not easy.
But most important, he served us absolute everything we ask fore and in a gourmet/Michelin style Im never see at sea before. Impressive and amazing.

The deckhand and dive instruction. Charlotte
OMG !!!
Perfectionist, experience, safe and great. Serving with a big smile. She is the best for the boat and the guest at the same time and are doing the whole cruise to the best of the best.

The engineer Erwann serving the boat elegant and silent . Nothing more to say, everyone how have a yacht know one thing :) all the thing breaks down and it is always a need to fix things on board. On Douce France all the things work all the time ! Finish

Eric Pontoire
The next generation Captain. Thank you for great friend ship and service. Elegant and in style.

The beauty of Philippine the 2 sisters :))) miss Rose and Florelyn
Massage and service as a 6 star hotell thank you for all the great job, massage and cleaning and service we simply love it.

Im happy to say will strongly recommend all of you anytime to anyone. Im looking forward to seeing you again in the future of 2017.

If DOUCE FRANCE one day is on the market for sale please let me know.
I wish all of you a happy new year 2017.