Arnaud was born in a little village east of France. He spent the holidays of his childhood on the Mediterranean Sea, learning to sail on Hobie cat and Laser. In his early career choice, Arnaud studied child development psychology. He worked in social centers with trouble kids. His love for children takes him to the tourism industry managing the kids club in Club Med.
There, his passion for sailing took shape. To truly follow his dreams, he moved to the Caribbean island of Martinique in 2008. He sailed around the Caribbean as a professional skipper for 11 years. As freelance captain, he worked for several companies on different types and sizes of boats, chartering, delivering boats along the West Indies and across the Atlantic.
Learning to speak English was one of his main goals too and being in the Caribbean working with local businesses he achieved that goal, now he’s fluent.
Arnaud is not only passionate about the ocean, he also loves photography, free diving, hiking and travelling to different countries to experience their cultural backgrounds.
Sonia grew up in Les Sables d'Olonne, a small town on the French Atlantic coast, where the “Vendée Globe”, this legendary sailing race around the world, sets off.
With a solid hotel trade and catering training, she began her professional life in Parisian restaurants before leaving for Saint Barth where she worked in a villa rental agency. She discovered sailing, traveling and exploring different gastronomies with Thailand, Venezuela, Argentina, New York, San Francisco and of course, the West Indies.
With a French coast license and STW95 in hand, she started working on the water as a cook for charters in the Caribbean, in the Mediterranean Sea (Corsica, Porquerolles, the creeks of Marseille, etc.). She is also discovering the joy of being a team member on a "round trip" cross the Atlantic.
When in she is in France, she sails on "the Canal du Midi" on her river boat which is her home.
She relish "home cooking" and she sets her menus according to the preferences and needs of the guests. She adapts her cooking to the diets and wishes of each one while respecting the “eating together” which is for her an important moment of pleasure and sharing on the water. She loves French gastronomy but also local and family cuisine. She masters the work of raw or cooked fish ... She is aware of new eating habits (gluten free, lactose free ...) while respecting a gourmet cuisine adapted to its location.
MINIMUM NIGHTS: Inquire for less than 6
For 6 night charters, divide weekly rate by 7 nights X 6 nights. For 5 nights or less, divide weekly rate by 6 nights X number of nights. If cruising area includes BVI, rates are PLUS permits, licenses and fees which are to be paid by client.
No USVI charters
$250 PER CABIN SLEEP ABOARD: Sleep aboard the night before charter dates. Boarding after 4PM, welcome cocktails, then dinner to be taken ashore at client expense. Includes breakfast the next morning. Valid for 6 night charter or longer. Minimum 2 cabins. EXCLUDES: Christmas and New Year's weeks.
I just viewed this yacht at the Virtual BVI Yacht Show today ( November 10th) Watch this video, and you will see why I think it is a stand out choice. Felicia will be able to do charters this winter season through the lower Caribbean! Time to take that Grenadines trip you have always talked about.
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