Crewed Catamarans Captain Eric Saint Plancat
1st Class French Merchant Marine Captain. Radio operators
certificate. Advanced fire training. National Dipolma
in first aid and rescue. Eric Saint Plancat is probably
the most qualified captain in his age group. Having passed
with honours his French Baccalaureate at the age of seventeen,
he has never ceased to accumulate experience in the sailing
domain. During his last ten years he has mostly worked
on sailing yachts for both commercial and chartering purposes.
power catamarans Enjoy sailing two power catamarans and then two more power catamarans
He has often sailed in the Caribbean and Mediterranean
waters, which makes him particularly at ease when sailing
on DOUCE FRANCE. Eric is very flexible on the itineraries
as DOUCE FRANCE cruises at an average of 15 knots!
Eric has worked on the following:
SOULEIAS - 56 ft sloop
LYS NOIR - 80 ft yawl
FRIDAY STAR - 138 ft schooner
BELEM - 190 ft sail
RECOUVRANCE - 140 ft schooner
Eric worked on L'EMIGRANT for a season where he
chartered with adolescent children, giving him precious
experience in keeping children occupied.
Chef Jean Francois Dive
French. Age 27 (1999). Diploma from
the Bruxelle Hotel University. 8 years professional
crewed experience (1999). Trained in Relais Chateaux
Since the age of 17 Jean Francois has worked in some
of the most prestigious restaurants in France. His idea
was to cover all the regions of France to obtain maximum
knowledge in the art of French cooking.
"When asked by Mr. Borgel to become the first
chef aboard Douce France I couldn't refuse the
opportunity to put at test my experience. It also gave
me the chance to discover numerous flavours found in the
Caribbean which I use to elaborate my menus."
"I especially enjoy making ice cream on board to
marry with numerous desserts, and the guests
particularly enjoy my home made french bread served warm
Dive Master Fabrice Rapenne
29 years old (1999). Private dive master as a permanent
member of the crew of Douce France. Diving equipment on
board for all guests wishing to dive.
- Official diving certificates and passports
delivered to guests diving on board.
- First dives in total security for beginners and
personal training and certificates for children.
- Fabrice is a fully qualified dive master and life
guard. he has been aboard Douce France for a year
(1999) and wishes to stay aboard to offer clients
the possibility to discover the underwater beauties
in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.
- He can swim down to 165 feet (50 meters) without