Personal details

Nationality:  French

DOB:  16/03/1968 in Tahiti.

French passport : Exp 01/10/2022.

ENG1 : March 2020

VISA: B1B2 Exp 9 Jan 2024.

Married

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Clean driving licence.

Open water diver.

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I was born in Tahiti, on a family owned charter sailing yacht (DANAE II) this is where I got my love for boats and yachts. I started as a captain just after maritime school in Tahiti. After several years exploring the Tahitians island on Lady Sephora a 72 ft ketch for Stardust Marine, I sail From Tahiti to St Martin via Galapagos and Panama Canal, and to the med for the summer season. I continue my captain career on several luxury yachts, a 65ft catamaran Bonavista for three years from Grenada to New York, a brand new 77 sloop in the West Mediterranean and down to the East Mediterranean, Greece Turkie Croatia and back to the Caribbean Sea several time. I was called by Austal shipyard to take the command of Tia Moana a 227feets luxury yacht in Tahiti for Bora Bora cruise for seven months. With a permanent desire to move up and upgrade my Captain experience I decided to stop sailing on charter yachts and worked as Captain on a high-speed passenger ferry for eighteen months and therefore improved all my safety and security knowledge for passengers and guests.  

                                                                                                               In 2006 I was called by the owner of a super project: the construction of the unique and largest carbon fibber catamaran Allures as project manager, it was a great challenge to get this yacht alive and on the charter market. I operated and managed Allures up to Mars 2011. 

 

In June 2011 I was proposed by Burgess to take over the command of MY Perla Blu for a private owner in  the Med, I operated and managed Perla Blu until October 2012 in Miami.

 

I started as Captain on MY Ability in May 2013 a Mangusta 130 managed by Burgess we had a very buzzy and succesfull charter season this summer.

I managed the ten years clasification survey with the BV in Italy in March 2014.

 

I operated Ability also for the 2014 summer season in the Med , we had a busy summer .

I was in charge of all the winter(2014/2015) maintenances and preparing the yacht for potential new owners.

 Ability was sold in March 2015 to a French owner.

 

The new Abilty was purchased in June 2015 a Baglietto build in 2004 for Mr Roberto&Cavalli .

I organised the complet interior refit in accordance with the new owner in summer 2015,after 7 weeks of refit we managed to sail a couples of weeks with the owner before starting the major external and technical refit during the winter.

We presented Ability at the 2016 MYBA show in Genova .

It was a great experience .

I managed the relocation of Ability in Greece and managed the procedure to obtain a Greek charter license, to operate the yacht in Greece.

Presented Ability for the Naflion boat show in Greece in 2018 with Burgess and with Athens Yachts in 2019.

 

 

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