DOUCE FRANCE Price per week from. € 95 000

    Specification
  • Built year / Refit
  • 1998 / 2016
  • Length
  • 42.2 m
  • Crew members
  • 7
    Accomodation
  • Cabins
  • 6
  • Persons per day / per night
  • 12 / 12
  • Showers / Toilets
  • 6 / 6
    Summer Season (January - December)
  • Summer location
  • Malaysia / Thailand
  • Homeport
  • Phuket  
  • Price per week
  • €95 000 - €105 000
  • Price per day
  • €15 840 - €17 500
  • APA
     
  • 25%
     
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Sleek, sophisticated, sexy and incredibly fast, this 138 ft catamaran, known as 'the gentle giant' is the largest in her category, and combines spaciousness, cleanliness, culinary excellence with the charms of a traditional sailing boat, the stability of a catamaran and the result of excellent design and construction by the world's finest craftsmen. Douce France is a famous charter yacht available in beautiful locations all over the world.

 

Douce France is a luxury saving catamaran designed by Van Peteghem & Lauriot Prévost, world-renowned naval architects and specialists for multihull yachts. Douce France s perfectly equipped for charter worldwide to decover the world's most beautiful and unspoiled places whilst submerged in the highest standards of luxury in the yachting industry. She s built for adventure and graces the world seas with her gentle, yet impressive, appearance. Guests appreciate her spaciousness and intimacy, her elegance and fine line on the water. Douce France is unique and offers a guest experience that is unprecedented. With her 138 feet she's the largest schooner sailing catamaran in the world and anyone who sees her stunning looks cannot be left untouched. Guests have easy access to the sea and tenders with a fold away stairway. The aft deck is an exquisite sunbathing area or lends itself to cherish a perfect sunset over the infinite ocean. Her trampolines are exceedingly spacious, offering enough room for guests to sprawl out on and feel the sea spray as she glides along.

 

The teak decks are smooth and desirable to the touch and lure her guests to a variety of levels, including a towering fly bridge that embellishes the surroundings. A wet bar in the spacious cockpit offers guests a well-deserved refreshment in the shade after a swim. Douce France's beautiful interior is the essence of elegance. Furniture of Mahogany and Rosewood exudes a feel of colonial charm.

 

Douce France offers an environment that invites long naps and serenity in an abundance of comfortable outside settings where the natural scenery cradles the yacht. Guests have a choice of three dining areas. The spacious cockpit pleasantly shaded by the overhang of the deckhouse, the more intimate lounge for the cooler evenings or the aft deck where one can enjoy the warm breeze and dine under the starlight.

 

Snorkeling and diving are the greatest ways to discover underwater life. Douce France is equipped with all the necessary gear for any guest to dive into the crystal blue water and start discovering this captivating world. The onboard personal diving instructor will guide the guests into the tropical reefs and diving spots. With his great experience, guests will feel safe around their instructor while they are learning more about the fauna and flora below sea level. 8 full sets of diving gear are at the charterer's disposal.

 

What is more relaxing than having a massage on the fly bridge of Douce France with a 360-degree sea view around you? All you hear is the sound of the sea and the masseuse on board can take away any stress with her selection of different types of massages. DOUCE FRANCE also provides onboard all the necessary material for big or small game fishing. The crew will be happy to assist and instruct guests in the exciting sport of finding, hooking and reeling in one of the oceans predators.

 

An impressive selection of water toys and activities will please any guest. Peddling through the tropical blue waters in a one or two-seated ocean kayak, guests will discover their own little paradise of unspoiled nature and wildlife. Douce France has all the equipment to explore life below the waterline snorkelling around a reef or next to a white sanded beach.
For the more active guests. Douce France carnes a large selection of water sports equipment and offers activities such as wave surfing, water-skiing, sailing and windsurfing. After workouts, guests can enjoy fresh fruit salads or healthy snacks created by the chef at all times during the day to recharge their batteries for the next adventure.

 

Aboard Douce France, barefoot charter guests dine alfresco. This wonderful experience leaves guests tasting the skills of the world-class chef while enjoying the view. Dining on Douce France is where one will appreciate the presence of French knowledge in the art of gastronomy. Masterful creations fresh from the sea are artfully presented on Limoges china and are enhanced by a wine selectton that is perhaps one of the most extensive offered on board any charter vessel.
French haute cuisine as well as Asian, Japanese. Indian, Thai or Creole preparations with fresh fish and local ingredients will leave everyone not asking for more. Based on the client's preferences, the chef will personalize every meal. A professional crew will serve comfortably seated gourmets, the finest meats prepared in a modern stainless steel galley.
 

Accommodation
The boat is designed to accommodate 12 guests in 6 bightly lit and air conditioned staterooms. Each of them is attractively lined with pale sycamore wood. The chic linen beckons the guests to a restful night's sleep. Each 50 square feet room offers the option of either a queen double or twin single bed arrangement and also leaves sufficient room for a convertible desk or dressing table.
Every stateroom has its own spacious en-suite shower with a separate head compartment. After a sunny day on deck it is a nice feeling to get refreshed in the cooled rooms. Douce France just has all the requirements for a perfect holiday in secluded locations with a high standard of service and a welcoming crew.

 

Location Details:
Tuamotus ( French Polynesia) from December till March.
Then Easter in tuamotus or Tonga.
May June Polynesia.
July, Salomon islands.

 

Watertoys
Main Tender: 6.5m Zeplin RIB – 150hp Yamaha.
Crew Tender: 4.1m - 21ft Cholamark Rib - 40hp Yamaha.
Diving Gear: 8 full sets – aluminum bottles.
Snorkeling Gear: 15 full sets + Wetsuits.
Water-Ski: Children, Adult, Slalom, Acrobatics & Wakeboard.
Other Toys:
2 x Laser Radial Small Sailing Dinghy.
4x Sea Kayaks.
Windsurf & Long board surfboard.
Donuts & Flying Manta.
Professional Fishing Gear - Big & Small Game.

 

Guest comments

Tuamotus - 22/12/2017 - 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!

Specification Alu Marine

Boat name Builder Built year Length Draft Engine Engine Quantity Cruising speed Cruising consumption Hull type Crew service
DOUCE FRANCE Alu Marine 1998 42.2 m 2.5 m Nanni Diesel 2 9 60 l/h displacement Crew service!
Category Yacht architect Refit Beam Flag Engine power General Max speed Max. consumption Hull material Crew members
Luxury Catamaran Peteghem & Lauriot Prevost 2016 15.4 m Belgium 310 hp Flybridge 18 0 l/h aluminium 7

Accomodation Alu Marine

Cabins Master cabin VIP cabin Double cabins Twin cabins Bunkbed cabins
6 0 0 6 0 0
Single cabins Toilets quantity Inside showers Persons per day Persons per night Crew members
0 6 6 12 12 7
Double cabins:
Each 50 square feet room offers the option of either a queen double or twin single bed arrangement and also leaves sufficient room for a convertible desk or dressing table.
Every stateroom has its own spacious en-suite shower with a separate head compartment.

Tender & Toys Alu Marine

Tender Jet Dinghy Jet ski Water scooter Waterskiis Kayak Kneeboard Wakeboard Wakeskate Windsurfboard Snorkellingset Fishing gear
Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Banana Donut Other Seabob Kitesurfing Trampoline Sailing boat Paddleboard Canoe Bicycle Diving
No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Tender:
6.5m Zeplin RIB – 150hp Yamaha, 4.1m - 21ft Cholamark Rib - 40hp Yamaha. x2
Waterskiis:
x2 adults,children
Donut:
1 Person, 2 Person x2

Equipment Alu Marine

Interior:
Icemaker, Oven, Fridge, Freezer, Stove, Sink, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Coffee maker, Dishes
Navigation:
Navigation lights, Compass, Echo sounder, Wind gauge, Autopilot, GPS, VHF radio, GPS-plotter, Radar, Navtex, SSB, Barometer, Harbour guides, Sea charts
Technics:
Generator (2 x 45 KW Northern Lights ), Watermaker, Air conditioning, Battery, Battery charger, Inverter, Shore supply 220V, Electricity 12V/220V, Main circuit breaker, Searchlight, Windscreen wiper, Stern anchor winch (manual), Bow anchor capstan (electric), warmwater, Pressurized warm water, Spare anchor, Tool kit
Deck equipment:
Barbecue, Wetbar, Separate crew cabin, Bathing ladder, Deck Guardrail, Gangway, Deck shower, Fenders, Bimini, Teak Deck
Entertainment:
Television (lcd), Television rooms (Salon), Satellite TV, Computer, Internet, Fax, Other (xbox), Board games, Wifi, SatCom, Satellite phone, Iphone dock, DVD player, MP3 Player, Cockpit speakers
Other:
Cockpit table, Suncushion, Cushion

Crew profile Alu Marine

Crew members:
7
Captain:
Pascal Goger (French)
Chef:
Shailen Sewlal (Mauritian)
Crew profile:
CAPTAIN: Pascal Goger
Age: 57
Nationality: French

Pascal’s family have been sailors for centuries – records show that one was a privateer captain! Pascal has sailed around the world over many years and his knowledge of the best spots to cruise or to dive is inexhaustible. Pascal has been a captain for over 16 years on many kinds of vessels such as cruise ships, high speed crafts and other passenger’s ships. He has served as Captain on DOUCE FRANCE for almost 10 years and has great charter experience. He particularly enjoys sharing DOUCE FRANCE’s stunning sailing performance with his guests. In his free time Pascal enjoys diving, spear fishing and helping to raise his son.

CHEF: Shailen Sewlall
Age: 39
Nationality: Mauritian

Chef Shailen Sewlall hails from the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, and it was there that he completed his professional training at the Hotel School of Mauritius. Shailen’s career has taken him to several top hotels throughout the region including the Lemuria Resort, Seychelles Islands. He worked there as Sous Chef under Robert Lalleman, a third generation French chef. Lalleman was acclaimed as one of the top seven chefs of Provence for his inspired cuisine at L’Auberge de Noves in Avignon. In 2004, Shailen decided to leave terra firma behind and joined the cruise ship “Pearl of Seychelles” as Head Chef. After a very successful year there, he came to join DOUCE FRANCE. As one would expect of a chef who comes from an island paradise, Shailen specializes in fresh seafood - usually caught from the yacht that day! He also lists fusion, a tantalizing blend of French and Creole cooking from his native Mauritius as a specialty. Shailen's cuisine receives rave reviews from all guests on board DOUCE FRANCE.

RELIEF CAPTAIN & FIRST MATE: Eric Pontoire
Age: 45
Nationality: French

Eric used to be a sport teacher in Brittany, France during his younger years. Living close to the sea, he decided to work with his passion for the sea and wanted to discover the oceans. Ever since he was a kid, he loves all sorts of water sports, like fun board, diving, sailing, and kite-surfing so he will enjoy being your sports guide during the charter. Erik has also been a captain on several sailing boats, which results in having a lot of experience in different jobs on the yacht.

FIRST MATE: Valentin Lemarchand
Age: 26
Nationality: French

Valentin was born in Brittany and continued the family tradition by becoming a sailor. His passion for the sea led him to the famous regatta, "The Route du Rhum" and "Transat Jacques Vabre".
He was a student officer on several ships before being skipper on catamarans. He is also a good kite surfer and surfer and will be please to help you in these activities.

ENGINEER: Jonathan Michel
Age: 35
Nationality: French

Another Britain sailor, Jo is responsible for the main engines as well as the generators, water makers and all other technical systems. He worked on many other kind of ships and have solutions for everything on board.

DECKHAND and DIVE INSTRUCTOR: Anne Charlotte Pierre
Age: 32
Nationality: French

She works on DOUCE FRANCE two years ago and makes a stop to consolidate her diver instructor experience in Egypt, Bahamas and French Indies.
She came back on Douce France with a great experience as diver instructor. She is very motivated to provide the best services to the guests. She works as deckhand, she will accompany the guests during the excursions to the best shore sites and ensure your guests have a trip to remember.

CHIEF STEWARDESS: Florelyn Bacatan
Age: 33
Nationality: Filipino, Florelyn (nick name Jing) used to work in Singapore for almost 5 years in 5 stars hotels before joining the yachting industry. Her experience, positive attitude and skills will make the stay of the guests more memorable, fun and unforgettable. Since some months, she put all her experience in Douce France to make sure that the guests are happy and satisfied. She will create awesome days with her beautiful smile.

STEWARDESS: Timi Rose Sarreal Bandong
Age: 27
Nationality: Filipino
She has been previously employed as Service Crew in many restaurant and resort in Philippines where she gain more knowledge and experience in dealing and attending with the customer’s needs. After that she continue to work in Singapore for a front line position where she became more exposed to different nationalities and culture. She join Douce France to sail the world with a very sincere enthusiasm.



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