12 guests, 7 crew
Douce France is
one of the world’s largest sailing catamarans. Built to meet the stringent
requirements of a commercial passenger vessel, she conforms to SOLAS and Bureau
Veritas category 3. The yacht Douce France has the ability to sail at up to 19
knots in the right conditions. Her twin diesel engines also allow her to
silently cruise at up to 10 knots, with a very economical cruise speed of around
The Douce France truly is a performance yacht, that also offers luxurious accommodation. Decked out in mahogany and rosewood, she has a feel of understated elegance. The windows on the curvaceous deckhouse provide a wonderful 360 degree viewpoint for guests relaxing in the main lounge. Accommodation is offered for up to 12 guests in 6 chic air-conditioned staterooms. Each of these staterooms is lined with pale sycamore wood and offer the option of either a queen-double or twin bed arrangements. At 50 sq ft in size, this also leaves ample room for a convertible desk / dressing table. All have spacious en-suite showers and separate heads facilities.
Dining on Douce France is a wonderful experience, where guests will have the chance to taste the skills of the first-class chef, who is equally at home preparing French haute cuisine as well as Asian, Japanese, Indian, Thai, Creole cuisine and simple dishes, using fresh fish and local ingredients. The Douce France also has a wine cellar that can take up to 600 bottles, with a selection of the world's most famous wines, which can be offered to guests to compliment their meals. Guests have a choice of three dining areas: a spacious cockpit pleasantly shaded by the overhang of the deckhouse; the more intimate lounge for the cooler evenings... or the aft teak deck where one can enjoy the warm breeze and dine under the starlight.
For the more active guests, the Douce France carries a large selection of watersports toys and offers activities such as: jetskiing, water-skiing, sailing, windsurfing and not forgetting the on board personal diving instructor who will guide you on the tropical reefs and also can offer official certification if required. Access to the water and tender is particularly easy, using the folding stairway. There are also ample deck spaces for sunbathing.
TOYS: 21' Zeplin semi-rigid w/ 100hp, Zodiac with 30 HP, 2 Laser Sailing Dinghies, Windsurfers, 4 Sea Kayaks, Water-skis (adults, slalom ski, ski’s for children & for acrobatics), Wakeboard, Surfboard, Scurfboard, 2 donuts (single and double), Snorkeling equipment, Fishing equipment,8 sets scuba diving equipment w/ diving instructor as permanent member of crew, BBQ