- 1 Master equipped with a sofa and a desk. Large en-suite bathroom with 2 washbowls.
- 1 cabin with a double bed
- 1 cabin a double bed convertible into twin beds
- 1 cabin with two single beds
All cabins have en-suite bathroom and head.
All cabins are with: A/C with private control, plugs, hair dryer.
Price TermsPlus Expenses
Price from: €39,000
High season rate: 43,000
Summer 2020 - weekly rates:
May- June - September - October: € 39,000 + 25% APA + VAT /based on MYBA terms.
July - August: € 43,000 + 25% APA + VAT /based on MYBA terms. One-week-minimum charter rate
All rates are for 7 nights, 8 days. Charters of less than 7 nights on request depending on schedule and season (5-night-minimum rate)
For short charters, please use the divide-by-6 rule for figuring short charter premiums. Charters of 6 nights, use 6/7ths (six sevenths) of the weekly rate.
Hifi and DVD home cinema
TV flat screen in saloon
Hifi sound system in saloon and cockpit
Games, books, MP3
Apple TV, Ipod station
Winecooler, Ice maker and Water maker
Captain: Pascal MINIAOU
CAPTAIN: Pascal MINIAOU
Nationality : French, born in 1962
Language: 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.
FISRT MATE: Guillaume DROUET,
Nationality : French, born in 1994
Language: French - English fluent
Qualifications: Captain 200 - Medical 2
Guillaume comes from the French Riviera where he discovered his passion for the marine environment at a very young age.
He studied in different military establishments, which taught him discipline and determination.
Passionate about sliding sports, he has followed the waves from the East Coast to the West. During his travels, he extended his passion to fishing, underwater hunting, deep sea apnea diving and yachting.
Guillaume is recognized for his dedication to excellence and his eagerness to learn new techniques and get new skills.
CHEF : Cesar CORTIAL
Nationality : French, born in 1996
Languages : French, Fluent English
Qualifications : BTEC National Diploma (Hotel)
BTEC Higher National Diploma (Hotel & Catering)
HOSTESS: Indira BELTRAN
Nationality : French and Venezuelian, born in 1974
Languages : Fluent in Spanish, French, English
Indira worked for a few years as a housekeeper and in child care on a private estate. In 2006, her enthusiasm for sailing led her to embark on Dear Friends (Cat 65’) in Ft Lauderdale, the Keys and Sarasota, Florida. The following two years, she was hostess on Exit Strategy, a Cheoy Lee Expe yacht 90’, operating between Ft Lauderdale, the Keys and the Bahamas.
Her taste for the sea and travel prepared her for coming to the Mediterranean where she was hostess on Xaroco, a Ferretti 95', in Spain and from May 2010 to 2016 on Grand Bleu Vintage.
After 4 years on several other yachts to improve her skills, she comes back on GBV in June 2020. She has a sunny hardworking dispostion and is always ready to respond to the needs and preferences of her guests, who are always touched by her kindness.
I would particularly like to highlight Cesar as perfect chef of french cuisine.
One of my guests, Norbert S., a former star chef, was very enthusiastic.
All in all nice and safe too. I am looking forward to the next trip with hopefully the same line-up ..
Thank you !
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 after all 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! »
- 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.
« 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. »
Un grand merci pour cette semaine remplie de bonheur culinaire, de la voile a vitesse grand V avec un equipage si sympathique. A tres bientot.
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!!
The crew were excellent and so was the yacht.
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.
I am back in my office in Sao 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,
"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".
Before coming, I was worried being 4 of us with a crew of 4 but they have been so discreet that it has been a real pleasure at all times. When we wished for company and discussion they were there and when we wished to stay as a family they disappeared.
As you understand, we are very motivated to reexperience a charter with your boat and with this crew next year, because this will give us the garanty of having a very good time and a unique experience......
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.
Pascal is experienced on board and the boss – as it should be – very friendly and caring. Hippolyte made excellent food for us several times every day – always fresh and made with dedication – and a nice person to learn to know. Clemence helped us in all possible ways – kept the boat tidy, served the food, provided whatever we needed early and late – positive and friendly. Ivan is a first class sailor and also supported the crew, kept the children busy with watersports and helped us whenever needed – always with a smile. »