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GRAND BLEU VINTAGE

95 ft / 29 m CNB Bordeaux - Sleeps 8 guests

From: €39,000 To: €43,000

Chartering in the West Mediterranean

About GRAND BLEU VINTAGE

Operating in the West Mediterranean

Grand Bleu Vintage is an exercise in elegance, comfort and impeccable hospitality. Designed by the renowned Philippe Briand and built by CNB Bordeaux, refitted in 2013, 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. The team is assisted by a professional chef who takes great care in catering to guests’ preferences. (New pictures from Nicolas Claris, from September 2015). 

At anchor

Underwind

Sailing

Overview

Cocktail in cockpit

Breakfast in cokpit

Master cabin

Master cabin with the desk

Master cabin's bathroom

Guests middle double cabin (portside)

Guests middle twin cabin (starboard)

Guests after double cabin (portside)

Saloon

Saloon with dinner area

Sunbath area

Bathing plateform

Paddle boards

Wakeboard

Deck forward

Sailing

Specification

Length

95 ft / 29 m

Year Built

2003

Sleeping Guests

8

Cruising Speeds

10 kts / 18.5 km/h

Engines

Cummins 350 HP. 2 Generators (30KW and 17 KW). Ballast: 2*3 700L. Bow Thruster M

Beam

23 ft 11 in / 7 m

Builder

CNB Bordeaux

Crew

Captain: Pascal Miniaou + 3

Stabilisers

None

VAT Registered

No

Draft

11 ft 5 in / 3.5 m

Designer

Philippe Briand

Refit

2013

Flag

France

US Duty Paid

No

Amenities

  • Deck shower
  • Fishing gear - light
  • Kosher
  • Special diets
  • Sun cushions
  • Swim platform
  • CD library
  • Cell phone
  • DVD library
  • DVD player saloon
  • Fax
  • Indoor audio system
  • Local TV
  • Satellite phone
  • Satellite TV
  • TV saloon
  • Kayak
  • Kneeboard
  • Tube - towable
  • Wakeboard
  • Water skis - adult
  • Snorkelling gear

Crew Profile

The Captain (right on the picture): Pascal Miniaou, 49 yrs. 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’ Umatalu, the 75’ Serenité 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’ Elysion Blue, the 130’ Globana M, the motor yacht Pegasus, the 82’ 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.


The Cook: Hippolyte Achard de La Vente, 31 years old – Spoken English

Training: 2001 Diploma in Hostelry - 3rd Prize in the Regional Best Apprentice in France (2001)- Training with Bocuse (Nov 2011- Jan 2013).

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.


The hostess: Lucille Vrignaud, 32 years old, French. Spoken English.

Lucile is French, age 32.She studied in Sales before working for 5 years in contemporary furnishing in London. Through an introduction, she moved naturally toward the yachting world. And for 4 years, she has worked as hostess on different sizes of boats, responding cheerfully and with discretion to the guests’ needs to ensure a pleasant stay.


The Second: Nicolas Gaudy, 28 years old, French, Spoken English, Captain 200 STCW95, medical 2

At the age of 14, Nicolas joined the Merchant Marine School in Ciboure where he learned to sail. Now 28, he is passionate about his work. He began his career as a fisherman where he continued for several years while continuing to gain diplomas. He then continued his trade in passenger transport. 

After this valuable experience in the maritime field, he decided to take his sailing exam in order to fulfil his true passion.Nicolas is calm and cheerful and a good listener. He loves to share his love for the sea and enjoys helping guests with sailing and water sports.




Layout

GRAND BLEU VINTAGE can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins.
The Master cabin has a double bed, shower and toilet.
1 Guest cabins have a double bed, shower and toilet.
1 Guest cabins have a double bed, shower and toilet, convertible into 2 single bed.
A Guest cabin has a twin bed, shower and toilet.
GRAND BLEU VINTAGE is fully air conditioned through out.
Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.

Testimonials

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)

"Capt. Pascal,

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 4 -11 January 14 :
Dear Pascal:
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


Charter 20 -29 December 2013 :
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. 

Mark.

JULY 2011

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!)

Please feel free to use us as a reference for anyone interested in GBV or their crew.  

Best Regards,

Paul K

 

 

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