Ed Hamilton & Co.

DOUCE FRANCE

  • Guests 12
  • Cabins 6
  • Model Cat
  • Year Built 1998

Rates Per Week

Crew Profiles

Specifications

Accommodations

6 equal staterooms. All are convertible and can have either a queen double or twin beds.

Additional Rate Information

Additional Rate Information

Summer Area: Greece

Winter Area: Indian Ocean and SE Asia

Location Details: DOUCE FRANCE will be in the Seychelles starting November 2021 until March 2022
Afterwards she will sail towards Greece for the summer of 2022

Location Details

Summer Area: Greece

Winter Area: Indian Ocean and SE Asia

Location Details: DOUCE FRANCE will be in the Seychelles starting November 2021 until March 2022
Afterwards she will sail towards Greece for the summer of 2022

S/Y DOUCE FRANCE – Crew Profile

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.

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).

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)

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.

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.

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.

Title Name Nation Born Languages
Captain Jean-Christophe Lefèvre French 1961 French and English

Captain

Jean-Christophe Lefèvre

Chef

Lola Vuillemenot

Deckhand

Damien

Engineer

Gregory Pannetier

First Officer

Cyril Marquet

Chief Stewardess

Marinella Bozic

Ammenities

Ac Full
Ice Maker Yes
Internet Onboard Computer

Electronics

Ipod Yes

General

Length 42.20
Pax 12
Cabins 6
Refit 2009 & 2016
Year Built 1998
Cruise Speed 9

Leisure

Dinghy Zodiac - 30hp
Adult W Skis Yes
Jet Skis No
Wave Run No
Knee Board No
Wind Surf Yes
Gear Snorkel Yes
Tube 2
Scurfer Yes
Wake Board Yes
1 Man Kayak 4
2 Man Kayak No
Games Beach Yes
Fishing Gear Yes
Dive 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
Other Toys 4 x Suex diving scooters

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

BBQ

6 equal staterooms. All are convertible and can have either a queen double or twin beds.

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