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Douce France

Accommodations

6 equal staterooms. All are convertible and can have either a queen double or twin beds.
Overview
Name: Douce France
Type: Cat
Builder: ALU MARINE
Year: 1998
Pref. Pick-up:
Other Pick-up:
Turn-around:
Locations
Summer Area:
Winter Area: New Zealand, South Pacific, French Polynesia, South East Asia
Dimensions
Length: 42.20 Metres
Beam: 15,40 Metres
Draft 2,50 Metres
Accommodations
Guests: 12
Cabins: 6
King:
Queen:
Single Cabins
Double Cabins 6
Twin Cabins
Pullman Cabins
Crew: 7
Helipad: -
Jacuzzi: -
A/C: Full
Guests Smokes:
Crew Smokes: Inq
Pets Aboard: -
Pet Type:
Guest Pets: -
Children Allowed: -
Minimum Child Age:
Food
Special Diets: Inq
Kosher: Inq
BBQ: Yes
# Dine In:
Ice Maker: Yes
Equipment
Hairdryers: -
# Port Hatches:
Generator:
Inverter:
Voltages:
Performance & Capabilities
Max Speed: 19
Cruising Speed: 9
Water Maker:
Water Capacity:
Entertainment
Salon TV/DVD: Yes
# DVDs/Movies:
# of Videos:
Salon Stereo: Yes
# CD's:
Camcorder: -
Books:
Board Games: Yes
Amenities
Sun Awning: -
Hammock: -
Windscoops: -
Deck Shower: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Water Sports
Dinghy size: Zodiac - 30hp
Dinghy hp:
Dinghy # pax: 21' Zeplin Semi-rigid 115 hp
Water Skis Adult: Yes
Water Skis Kids: Yes
Jet Skis: -
Wave Runners: -
Kneeboard: -
Windsurfer: Yes
Snorkel Gear: Yes
Tube: 2
Scurfer: Yes
Wake Board: Yes
Kayaks 1 Pax: 4
Kayaks (2 Pax): -
Floating Mats: -
Swim Platform:
Boarding Ladder (Loc/Type):
Sailing Dinghy: 2 L
Beach Games: Yes
Fishing Gear: Yes
Fishing Gear Type:
Fishing Rods:
Under Water Camera: -
Under Water Video: -
Scuba: Onboard
License: Master & Instructor
Compressor: Onboard
# Dive Tanks: 8
# BCS: 8
# Regs: 8
# Wet Suites: 8
# Weights: 8
# Divers: 8
# Dives:
# Night Dives: -
# Dive Lights: -
Dive Info: 4 x Suex diving scooters<br /> <br /> 8 sets scuba diving equipment with Divemaster as permanent member of crew <br /> <br /> 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

Other Amenities

XBOX 360

Communications

Cellular phone
Fax
Satcom
Guest email address available
Captain Name: Jean-Christophe Lefevre Nationality: French Number of Crew: 7

S/Y DOUCE FRANCE - Crew Profile
No. Crew: 7


CAPTAIN: Jean-Christophe
Age: 58
Nationality: French

JC has been sailing since a young age and becomes captain of sailing cruisers from 18 years old. This passion for the sea and navigation brings him to the rank of unlimited captain and exercises this trade on many kind of vessels: cargo ship, passenger ships, tugboats, large sailing yacht. When these children were small he managed a hotel structure of 200 beds with a big hotel team, he always liked the welcome and the organization of holidays. This magnificent sailboat that is DF can reconcile navigation and high-range hotel in the most beautiful places in the world. He will be delighted to share these exceptional moments in Palau. In these free times he enjoys kite surfing and diving.


CHEF Harry Bhiwa
Age : 39
Nationality : Mauritian

Harry commenced his career in 2001 as an apprentice at the Hilton Resort and Spa, Mauritius, then quickly moved onto senior chef de partie at Lemuria Resort in the Seychelles for 3 years. 2005 took Harry onto the water working for Princess Cruises for 2 years before moving onto sous chef at Relais &amp; Ch&acirc;teau, Mauritius. Having the taste for travel and wanting to learn more in the world of cuisine, Harry worked in Canada, Maldives, Mozambique to then Head Chef in Italy come 2012 to 2014 developing a technique he could call his own. Harry then stepped on board SV Douce France &amp; following that SV Demoiselles, and now onto BERZINC. Harry uses the fundamental and technical ideas from tropical cuisine blended with flavors from Asia, Africa and Europe, all these are brought together to develop a tasty, light and elegant dish with simple, fresh and use of seasonal products. Cooking technique skills include sous vide.


CHIEF MATE Alexandre D&rsquo;Acrement
Age : 40
Nationality : French

Alexandre started sailing at the age of 7,
no need to say that he has a lot of
experience as a sailor. He has been
very active all over the globe to gain more technical experience of different types of vessels. His best experiences were in Thailand, Tarifa and Greece.
For the last 10 years he has been working as a captain on passenger ships in Great-Britain during high season. During low season he has been crossing the Atlantic, delivering sailing yachts to their winter destination. In his free time, Alexandre is passionate about windsurfing and drawing.

CHIEF STEWARDESS Timi-Rose
Age : 36
Nationality : Philippines

Timi has been on board DOUCE FRANCE last year and brings a strong background in hospitality, catering and service. Born and educated in Phillippines. Her qualifications include STCW95. She is every day more and more happy to serve on Douce France. Timi is always smiling and in a good mood.


STEWARDESS Diana.
Age : 22
Nationality : Phillippines

Diana is Timi's younger sister. She is a hard-working and reliable stewardess who works well under pressure. They are both a perfect team and make sure the charter guests feel comfortable on board.


CHIEF ENGINEER Cynthia Koch
Age : 48
Nationality : French

Cynthia is a professional sailor for more than twelve years. Multi-skilled, as an engineer and a technician, she acquired her experiences while fishing on a Long Liner boat, tug boats and Sailing Yachts. Now she is a passionate sailor with a great feel for nature.


DECKHAND / DIVE INSTRUCTOR: Arnaud Peloquin
Age : 30
Nationality : French

Arnaud started to work as a diver in 2012 on the island of Malta, After several experiences around the mediterrannean sea, he moved to the Indian ocean to serve on the Seychelles sailing live boards and Maldivian islands resorts. He joined the Douce France crew in December 2018. He will always be keen to share his love for the underwater realm.


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