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. (New pictures taken by Nicolas Claris, from September 2015)
2 cabins with double bed
1 cabin double bed convertible into a twin bed
1 cabin with two single beds
DINGHY WITH 40 HP - WAKE BOARD - BUOYS - 2 PADDLE - 1 KAYAK
Captain (right on the picture): Pascal Miniaou, 49 years old
Language spoken: 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 feet Umatalu, the 75 feet Serenity 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 feet Elysion Blue, the 130 feet Globana M, the motor yacht Pegasus, the 82 feet 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.
Cook: Hippolyte Achard de La Vente, 31 years old
Languages spoken English; ..read more
Qualifications: 2001 Diploma in Hostelry - 3rd Prize in the Regional Best Apprentice in France (2001)- Training with Bocuse (Nov 2011- Jan 2013 - October 2017.
Since getting his diploma, Hippolyte has worked as a cook and chef, mainly in Verbier (recently in the restaurant L Atelier), where he was able to capitalize on and enjoy his love of mountain sports. He is now delighted to have found a way to combine his love of the sea with his work. He strives to please each guest by providing varied and sophisticated dishes. His sound experience, based on French gastronomy, enables him to manage his galley at a highly professional level. He respects both hygiene and nutritional rules without compromising his creativity and imagination. He is calm and reserved. He knows how to listen and is open to suggestions. He embarked on Grand Bleu Vintage in May 2010, and except for the summer 2015, he has been aboard.
Hostess: Clémence LASSNIG, 33 years old
Languages spoken: French - English fluent
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.
Deckhand: Ivan Munari, 29 years old
Languages spoken: French - English fluent
Qualifications: Captain 200 - Personnal survival techniques
Ivan comes from the small coastal town of La Ciotat with its Old Port typical of south-east France.
He grew up amid the fishing boats and the naval shipyard of La Ciotat. With such close links to the maritime environment, Ivan decided to join the merchant navy to study; he has 8 years of experience sailing on the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and the seas of the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
He has made 2 Atlantic crossings on Maita’i, plus worked a charter season as captain on a 14 metre catamaran with a hostess on board, during the summer of 2015 in Polynesia. He has also carried out many deliveries, and worked as a deckhand on large yachts such as S/Y Tiara, 54m and Morning Glory, 26m in sailing races.
Ivan is sympathetic and attentive to the well-being of others.
He is passionate about water sliding sports and will be able to share these passions with you.
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