Charter 23rd June to 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 afterall 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
« 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. »
« 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 4-14 July 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 thebest.
Un grand merci pour cette semaine rempli e de bonheurculinaire, de la voile à vitesse grand V avec un équipage si sympathique. Atrès bientôt.
Charter 16-23 May 2016 (Sicily)
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 12-21 August 2015:
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 to 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, Richard Earp
Charter 20 -29 December 2013 :
Charter 4 -11 January 14 :
I am back in my office in São 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
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".JUNE 2010. Dear (Broker)
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.
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!)
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