Model: Model Dufour Yachts Classic 35
Length Length: 34
Year Year: 1998
Passenger capacity Passenger capacity: Up to 6 people
per half-day (4hrs)
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed by the owner.
Before you embark on a vessel and trust your life into someone's hands, you need to know a bit about the person in charge, in other words, the captain. I have sailed since I was 12 years old and never stopped since. My best memories as a teenager are made of many moments spent with friends in the main cabin around a warm meal and red wine or solo sailing at the wheel in 30 knots of wind and the sun rising. Memories like sailing with a broken rudder in 30 knots of gusty winds, diving to untangle the rope caught on the propeller or a fishing net around the rudder and many more tribulations too long to list here. I have sailed the Mediterranean, the Atlantic, the Caribbean and many places along the Eastern U.S seaboard. Since 2004, I have a USCG 100 ton offshore captain license. For an extensive resume of my sailing experience, please contact me. By the way, I am French but also speak fluent Italian and basic Spanish. I am working on Portuguese :) The point is that sailing is not something you learn in a book or in a classroom, you have to put in the hours and slowly but surely you will learn something every time and gain that experience and respect for the sea. If there is one simple lesson I have learned in my 45 years of sailing experience it would be that the sea is unforgiving. If you make one mistake, one way or another, you will pay for it. Which brings me to safety. My main concern when sailing with guests or students is safety first and foremost. My second most important goal is to insure that my guests and students enjoy their sailing experience to the fullest. Sailing is supposed to be fun and I will make every effort possible to make it so.
A security deposit hold (not a charge) will be placed on your credit card 48 hours before your booking starts to cover any incidental damage that may occur during your rental. This hold is released 48 hours after the booking is complete, if no claims are made. The security deposit amount for the boat you are booking will be outlined during the check-out process.
If requested, the owner can provide a list of available captains for bareboat charter or the renter can use their own qualified captain. If the boat is being time chartered, the owner will provide the Captain.