Cruising Area of Grand Bleu Vintage

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Winter PortAntibes

Grand Bleu Vintage Description

Grand Bleu Vintage is an exercise in elegance, comfort and impeccable hospitality. Designed by the renowned Philippe Briand and built by CNB Bordeaux, she exudes quality and performance in every situation. Whether under sail or at anchor guests will find Grand Bleu Vintage comfortable and luxurious.
The deck salon offers guests the opportunity to relax and unwind in the warm breezes of the Mediterranean while sipping an aperitif before dinner or simply reading a great book. Guests have the choice to dine on deck or below in the light and airy salon.
The crew of 4 members is gracious and dedicated to the enjoyment of their guests. Captain Pascal has an incredible knowledge of the Mediterranean and can guide you to the best sailing and beautiful anchorages where you can enjoy a swim in crystal waters or star-gazing unimpeded by artificial light. Furthermore, in the team, there is a professional chef who takes great care in catering to guests preferences.

Specification

Length95 Feet
Beam23,00 Feet
Draft11,50 Feet
Built2003
Refit2013
A/CFull
Sun AwningYes
DeckshowerYes
Bimini TopYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Nude ChartersInq
HairdryerYes
Guest Smokeon the deck
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Ageany age is welcome
InverterYes
Voltages220
Water MakerYes
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
GeneratorYes
Max Speed14
Cruising Speed10
Fuel Consumption40 Litres/Hr
Turnaround72 hours
EnginesCUMMINGS 350 HP. 2 GENERATORS (30 KW AND 17 KW) brand new from 2019 Ballast 2*3 700L, Bow thruster Maw power
Communications
SAT PHONE - FAX AND EMAIL - MOBILE PHONE

Accommodations

Guests8
Cabins4
Crew4
King1
Queen2
Twin1
Showers4
Wash Basins5
Heads4
Electric Heads4
Accommodation Details
8 guests can be accommodated in 4 cabins as below:
- 1 Master equipped with a sofa and a desk. Large en-suite bathroom with 2 washbowls.
- 1 cabin with a double bed
- 1 cabin a double bed convertible into twin beds
- 1 cabin with two single beds
All cabins have en-suite bathroom and head.

All cabins are with: A/C with private control, plugs, hair dryer.

Entertainment

Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
CDsYes
Board GamesYes
BooksYes
Other Entertainment
Wireless speakers
Hifi and DVD home cinema
TV flat screen in saloon
Hifi sound system in saloon and cockpit
Games, books, MP3
Apple TV, Ipod station
Winecooler, Ice maker and Water maker

Cuisine

Special DietsYes
KosherYes

Water Sports

Dinghy (Feet)Surmarine ST 370 (3,7 meters)
Dinghy Hp40
Dinghy Pax6
Adult WaterskisYes
Kids WaterskisYes
KneeboardYes
Snorkel GearYes
Tube1
Wake BoardYes
Floating MatsYes
Standup Paddle2
Swim PlatformsYes
Boarding LadderYes
Beach GamesYes
Fishing GearYes
Other Toys
Surmarine ST 370 dinghy (3,7 meters) with Yamaha 40 HP engine, stored in the transom.
Waterskis for children and adults
Monoskies
Wake board
2 paddle boards
Towing ring
Snorkeling gears
Fishing gears

Swim platform
Sun bathing cushions
Bimini and sun awning
Deck shower
Deck fridge with drinks in the cockpit - Free service for guests.

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard
Diving Info
RDV diving
Dive Costs
On request

Grand Bleu Vintage Crew Profile

Crew Number4
Crew SmokeNo
Captain
CaptainPascal MINIAOU
NationalityFRENCH
Born1962
SpeaksFRENCH - ENGLISH
Years Sailing20
Years Chartering20
LicenseCAPTAIN CLASS 4 MCA
Crew
CrewGuillaume DROUET
NationalityFrench
Years Sailing5
Years Chartering5
LicenseCaptain 200


CAPTAIN: Pascal MINIAOU
Nationality : French, born in 1962
Language: French - English fluent.
Qualifications: Captain Class 4, MCA, Stcw95

Pascal worked as a sport shop manager for three years before deciding to crew on sail boats such as the 80’ Umatalu, the 75’ Serenité and the Swan 651 See Flo. During his five years of training, he sailed in the Mediterranean, the West Indies, Brazil and took part in several Atlantic crossings. He is now perfectly at home in the charter world on board large sailing yachts.
He also monitored the building of a 75’ sail boat, ‘Kermor’ and stepped on board as Captain for a round the world cruise which took him to all the seas and oceans of the world between 1993 and 2002.
Since then, he has sailed on various boats, such as the Swan 72’ Elysion Blue, the 130’ Globana M, the motor yacht Pegasus, the 82’ Falcon, and Sirius of Man, a Predateur 100, before embarking on Grand Bleu Vintage in February 2007.
In addition to his excellent seamanship and technical skills, Pascal loves water skiing and downhill skiing, he plays golf and enjoys natural history, astronomy and photography.
Quiet and cheerful, Pascal is an attentive and welcoming host. His extensive experience allows him to deal confidently with any situation.


HOSTESS: Clémence LASSNIG
Nationality : French, born in 1984
Languages spoken: French - English fluent
Qualifications: CIN

It was perhaps her childhood on an African peninsula that gave Clémence her love of the sea at a young age; she grew up sailing in the Gulf of Guinea, and later she served as hostess and sailor on the seas of the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic Ocean.
As comfortable on sailboats as luxury motor yachts, her professionalism and good humor will make your stay aboard the Grand Bleu Vintage relaxed and pleasurable.

FISRT MATE: Guillaume DROUET,
Nationality : French, born in 1994
Language: French - English fluent
Qualifications: Captain 200 - Medical 2

Guillaume comes from the French Riviera where he discovered his passion for the marine environment at a very young age.
He studied in different military establishments, which taught him discipline and determination.
Passionate about sliding sports, he has followed the waves from the East Coast to the West. During his travels, he extended his passion to fishing, underwater hunting, deep sea apnea diving and yachting.
Guillaume is recognized for his dedication to excellence and his eagerness to learn new techniques and get new skills.

CHEF : details coming soon

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Grand Bleu Vintage Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
May 01, 2020Jun 07, 2020Unavailable: Antibes, France* to Brindizi, South Italy*
Jun 10, 2020Jun 26, 2020Unavailable: Brindizi, South Italy* to Kotor
Jul 10, 2020Jul 17, 2020Booked: Split, Croatia to Split, Croatia
Aug 03, 2020Aug 13, 2020Booked: Split, Croatia to Kotor, Montenegro
Aug 16, 2020Aug 23, 2020Booked: Kotor to Trogir, Croatia*
Aug 24, 2020Sep 02, 2020Transit: Split, Croatia to Porto Rotondo
Sep 03, 2020Sep 13, 2020Booked: Porto Rotondo to Portofino, Italy*
Sep 24, 2020Oct 05, 2020Unavailable: St. Tropez to St. Tropez

Grand Bleu Vintage Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: €39,000

High price: €43,000

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 Grand Bleu Vintage.

Grand Bleu Vintage Guest Reviews

Charter 15th to 20th July 2019, Naples-Naples

Bonjour Pascal, nous avons des très beaux souvenirs de notre première croisière en famille, avec les enfants! Nous espérons refaire une autre, peut-être l’année prochaine. Merci à toute l’équipe pour notre séjour magnifique à bord! Bon week-end.

Charter 26th May to 2nd June 2019, Milazzo-Milazzo

´Our family absolutely loved our experience on Grand Bleu Vintage. The boat itself is beautiful and maintained to a stunning standard by its crew: everything works, everything is spotless. The crew led by Pascal is very competent, flexible, and discreet. Hippolyte is a gourmet chef who ensured that we raved about every meal and despite the obvious space limitations, he also managed to ensure his presentation was impeccable. Clemence, our hostess, attended to us with a smile and always attentive to your needs or desires. Guillaume not only looked after the boat but went the extra mile to keep our two kids engaged and entertained with water sports, fishing and beach frolics. Overall, our stay on Grand Bleu Vintage will count among our family’s happiest memories. A big thank you to the team.´

Charter 26th May-2nd June 2019, Milazzo-Milazzo

´Our family absolutely loved our experience on Grand Bleu Vintage. The boat itself is beautiful and maintained to a stunning standard by its crew: everything works, everything is spotless. The crew led by Pascal is very competent, flexible, and discreet. Hippolyte is a gourmet chef who ensured that we raved about every meal and despite the obvious space limitations, he also managed to ensure his presentation was impeccable. Clemence, our hostess, attended to us with a smile and always attentive to your needs or desires. Guillaume not only looked after the boat but went the extra mile to keep our two kids engaged and entertained with water sports, fishing and beach frolics. Overall, our stay on Grand Bleu Vintage will count among our family’s happiest memories. A big thank you to the team.´

Charter 23rd June - 7th July 2018, Palma - Palma

« Dear Pascal!

Thanks for 2 wonderful weeks! We had a great time and I gained 3 kilos... We really appreciated the trip. The four of you is such a good team! Experienced crew that we always are safe with, Hippolyte’s fantastic cuisine, Clemence that looks after us to the smallest detail all day long, Guillaume that is quick and young - activates the children and supports you well. And you Pascal - Captain that overlooks everything and fixes big and small things!

There are many things to mention. However; the boat is execellent - a real sailboat that is sturdy, stable and calm - with everything we need of comfort - and all technical things works well. It is like a home when we are there. And most of all the people - you - that are both calm and discrete and gives plenty of room for us feeling at home on a boat that is after all a limited area. The friendly relations we have with you and the fact that we can all be a big family without stress, made also this holiday fantastic for us.

Give my regards to everyone! »

Charter 8th – 13th July, 2017 Antibes-Antibes:

All in all it was great.
- The crew is very professional, helpful, service-minded.
- The boat is ´impeccable“. Clean, well-kept and maintained.
- The equipment is of the highest sort and kept in good shape.
- The atmosphere was very pleasing, relaxed and we were left to our privacy.
- The meals were delicious and lovely presented.
- The captain was very reliable and had always a good overview. He never looses his temper.
- Prices are fair.
It was a fantastic experience and we could think of doing it next year again.

Charter June 24-July 05, 2017, Olbia-Bonifacio

Guest´s comment:

« We hadextremely nice days at the Grand Bleu Vintage in Sardinia and Corsica June 24th –July 5th. Wereally liked the boat and the sailing - and the crew was excellent. They workedvery well together as a team and made us all feel welcome and at home. Caringand smiling. Always. Nothing to complain about. We have chartered boats before.This was the best crew by far until now! They seem to enjoy to work together.

Pascal is experiencedon board and the boss – as it should be – very friendly and caring. Hippolytemade excellent food for us several times every day – always fresh and made withdedication – and a nice person to learn to know. Clemence helped us in allpossible ways – kept the boat tidy, served the food, provided whatever weneeded early and late – positive and friendly. Ivan is a first class sailor andalso supported the crew, kept the children busy with watersports and helped uswhenever needed – always with a smile. »

Broker´s comment:

« Thank you for taking such good care of myclients - I know they had a wonderful time and I will do all I can to get themonboard again next year. »

Charter July 4-14, 2016 Kotor-Split

Thanks for the one of the best week of my life ! The crew was amazing and I hope we will cross our roads again ! all the best.

Un grand merci pour cette semaine remplie de bonheur culinaire, de la voile a vitesse grand V avec un equipage si sympathique. A tres bientot.

Charter 16th-23rd May 2016 - Sicily

Capt. Pascal,

This is the email which I just sent to Hippolyte. I forward it to you so that you know Dave and I say ´Bravo´ to you for making excellent choice in your selection of crew. Julien and Anne Sophie also are excellent at what they do. All 8 of us on board the Grand Bleu Vintage felt so very well taken of last week. You run a wonderful ship! Merci Beaucoup pour nos jours splendids!

Cher Chef Hippolyte,

Dave and I have visited Portofino and Cinque Terre. We are now en route to the Amalfi coast. We have eaten at some very fine restaurants in our long lives. But few compare to the fantastic meals which you served to us aboard Grand Bleu Vintage -- day after day after day! It was truly amazing: we never expected to eat so well aboard a sailboat with a little galley! Bravo, et Merci Beaucoup!!

Charter 12-21th of August - Palerm-Millazzo

From the guest to the broker: I would like to give 15% of gratuity to the crew as they have been amazingly professional, kind and careful for us.

Charter 23-30 August 2014 (Kotor-Split)

The feedback is that we very much enjoyed the week.

The crew were excellent and so was the yacht.

Charter 15-22 Feb 2014

We have just returned from a memorable cruise on your yacht Grand Bleu Vintage.
We were a party of seven. We would all like to thank you for allowing us onboard your beautiful yacht which is clearly your pride and joy. We also thank you for having such a wonderful Captain and crew which made up a perfect team. They were extremely courteous and very professional. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We had a fabulous time. Great sailing and great food !
Thank you so much for giving us this privilege.
Yours truly,

Charter 4 -11 January 14

Dear Pascal:
I am back in my office in Sao Paulo and wanted to thank you again for a wonderful week. We were very impressed by the professionalism of the whole crew (in particular Hypolite s cooking!), the quality of the boat and your enthusiasm in meeting our wishes. We wish you a successful season in the forthcoming months. Regards to all,
Antonio B

Charter 20 - 29 December 2013

They were extremely happy with their choice of yacht and the sailing and diving worked perfectly for them.
´Captain Pascal was flexible in the itinerary and Julien was unfailingly helpful and skilled at teaching the boys to wakeboard, Hypolite cooked up countless different and delicious meals, and Indira did a great job keeping everything clean and tidy. It is a good team and they all get on well´.

Charter 12-21 July 13- Corsica

We spent last week on the Grand Bleu Vintage for a charter in Corsica. We want to express to you how great this experience has been for all of us. This was a premiere for our girls but our husband and I had already been on 4 or 5 other charters before. This is thanks to your beautiful and comfortable boat, and particulary thanks to a very wonderful crew. Captain Pascal has been an outstanding captain, leading us through the best places of Corsica with patience and kindness, very attentive to our requests and tastes, being also particularly didactic about sailing with us and our kids. Indira´s only concern has been our comfort and she has been treating us like kings and princesses with permanent attentions. Chef Hippo made all the efforts to please us and taylor to our specific tastes and food constraints. Julien has been a cheerful and kind mate, very patient also with all of us in all kinds of activities and always with a positive mind.
Before coming, I was worried being 4 of us with a crew of 4 but they have been so discreet that it has been a real pleasure at all times. When we wished for company and discussion they were there and when we wished to stay as a family they disappeared.
As you understand, we are very motivated to reexperience a charter with your boat and with this crew next year, because this will give us the garanty of having a very good time and a unique experience......
Lauren E.

June 20-26 / 2010 - Croatia

Dear Reia, Thanks for all your hard work. The week was fantastic. We all loved the boat and especially the crew. They did an amazing job of looking after us for the week. Pascal is a great captain and made all the family feel safe as well as ensuring that we had a wonderful schedule. Thanks again. We will be back next year. Mark.

July 10-17, 2011 - Corsica

Hello,
It´s been on my mind to write you for over a month now, to let you know about the fantastic charter we had aboard Grand Bleu Vintage this summer. My wife Terry and I along with our good friends were aboard her for a week as we cruised from Antibe to Corsica.

I have chartered large power and sailing yachts over 3 dozen times in locations from Tonga to Canada, all over the Caribbean and the Med. This crew and boat were in our top 5 of all time. As you probably know, the key to a really great charter is always the crew. And this was no exception. Pascal has put together a great team. The fact that this group worked together as well last summer shows as they are really a nice team.

I have to say a special word about Hyppolite, the chef. The quality of the food, the presentation, the selection of the menus, the way he listened to his guests were all absolutely perfect. In fact, my wife and I felt this was consistently the finest food we had ever had on a yacht. We particularly loved how he got all that taste and variety into our meals and we didn´t gain any weight. Maybe it is true that ´French women don´t get fat´, which was the name of a popular little book here in the USA a couple years ago.

Well, I know you must get lots of note of commendation, but I didn´t want our wonderful experience to go without comment. I wouldn´t have changed a thing (except for perhaps a bit more wind!)

Please feel free to use us as a reference for anyone interested in GBV or their crew.

Best Regards,

Paul K

Charter June 24-July 05, 2017, Olbia-Bonifacio

« We had extremely nice days at the Grand Bleu Vintage in Sardinia and Corsica June 24th – July 5th. We really liked the boat and the sailing - and the crew was excellent. They worked very well together as a team and made us all feel welcome and at home. Caring and smiling. Always. Nothing to complain about. We have chartered boats before. This was the best crew by far until now! They seem to enjoy to work together.

Pascal is experienced on board and the boss – as it should be – very friendly and caring. Hippolyte made excellent food for us several times every day – always fresh and made with dedication – and a nice person to learn to know. Clemence helped us in all possible ways – kept the boat tidy, served the food, provided whatever we needed early and late – positive and friendly. Ivan is a first class sailor and also supported the crew, kept the children busy with watersports and helped us whenever needed – always with a smile. »

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