DOUCE FRANCE - Catamarans


Luxury Sailing Catamaran DOUCE FRANCE yacht charter brief:
Super yacht Douce France (42.2m / 138.5') is one of the largest sailing catamarans in the world, offered for yacht charter at the same time.  Launched in 1998 by French Alu Marine Shipyard, this Peteghen & Lauriot Prevost design mega yacht is one of the most luxurious boats offered for charter. She was last refited in 2009 and it conforms to stringent maritime requirements as she conforms to SOLAS and Bureau Veritas category 3 as a true commercial passenger vessel. On top of sumptuous luxury her yacht charter guests will find on board, she is also a fast sailing yacht, cruising at 9.5kn and reaching maximum speeds of close to 20kn in perfect conditions.

Tip:  Douce France is one of the most famous sailing yachts in the world, secretly known as ''the gentle giant''.  She regularly cruises in the most beautiful regions, lately around New Zealand and Fiji, and as such is one of the most prestigious offerings in the luxury crewed yacht charter market today.  She also has a unique 250-bottle wine cellar, with a great selection of the world's most famous wines on board.
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About Luxury Sailing Catamaran DOUCE FRANCE:
Douce France is both a luxury as well as a true performance yacht. She is decked out in mahogany and rosewood and is said to be providing an interior of understated elegance. The ahead-of-her-time windows on the curvaceous deckhouse provide a wonderful 360 degree panoramic views for guests relaxing in the main lounge.  The accommodation is offered for up to twelve adults in six well appointed and fuly air-conditioned staterooms.

Luxury service:
Dining on board of Douce France is trully a wonderful experience. The guests will have the chance to sample the skills of the first-class chef, who is equally at home preparing French haute cuisine as well as Asian, Japanese, Indian, Thai and Creole cuisine or very simple dishes, using fresh and always locally sourced ingredients.  Dining on Douce France is where one will appreciate the presence of French knowledge in the art of gastronomy. Masterful creations, usually taken directly fresh from the sea, are artfully presented on luxury Limoges china and are enhanced by a wine selection that is perhaps one of the most extensive offered on board of any luxury charter vessel.
The guests have a choice of three dining areas including:

  • The spacious cockpit pleasantly shaded by the overhang of the deckhouse
  • The intimate lounge for the cooler evening or
  • The aft teak deck where one can enjoy the warm breeze and dine under the starlight.

Special Services:
Douce France crew has a qualified masseuse on board offering relaxing massages with a 360-degree sea view around you.  When taking this service, it is expected that yo will be able to relax so much that all you will hear is the sound of the sea and soothing words of the measseuse who will point you to change the position you are in so you can relax even more and get rid of all stress in your body.  This luxury yacht is also equiped with full diving equipment for up to 8 guests.  With a qualified instructor on board and his great experience, guests will feel safe around their instructor, while they are learning more about the fauna and flora below sea level.

Big game fishing:
Douce France luxury yacht also provides onboard all the necessary material for big or small game fishing. The crew will be happy to assist and instruct guests in the exciting sport of finding, hooking and reeling in one of the oceans predators.


Douce France luxury crewed yacht was designed to accommodate 12 adults in greatest luxury, with brightly lit and air-conditioned staterooms. Each guest cabin is attractively lined with pale sycamore wood and they all have spacious en-suite shower rooms with a separate head compartment.  The large floor space at around 16m2 in size, also leaves ample room for a convertible desk / dressing table. All cabins have spacious en-suite showers and separate heads facilities.

Luxury crewed charter yacht DOUCE FRANCE is fully air conditioned throughout.
This is a non-smoking vessel.
DOUCE FRANCE´s experienced super yacht charter crew of up to 8 has a separate head and shower.
Guests may not be allowed to bring pets on-board.

Super Yacht TENDER:
Luxury yacht DOUCE FRANCE, a 42.2m saiing catamaran has a 6.3m / 21' super yacht tender on board.

Super Yacht Itineraries:
The luxury sailing catamaran DOUCE FRANCE usually cruises around the Leeward Islands of the East Caribbean and the South Pacific including ports within the BVI's, the Bahamas or the cruising grounds around NEW Zealand and Fiji.  She can also do charters in other parts of the world on request, including ONE WAY charters to South of France or Indian Ocean. During 2020/21 season she is likely to be in the South Pacific, between Tahiti, Tuamotu's and New Zealand.  She currently charges 96,000 Eur/week plus VAT/APA in low season and 106,000 Eur/week plus VAT/APA in high season.

Apart from the super yacht DOUCE FRANCE, an Alu Marine 138.5' luxury yacht charter boat, SuperSailYachts can offer a great selection of other superyachts available for yacht charter.  These include sailing yachts, motor yachts, crewed charter yachts, de-luxe gulets, motor sailors, catamarans or mega and giga yachts. In order to receive detailed quote, please fill out the following CHARTER REQUEST FORM or contact our experienced and friendlySuper Yacht Charter Team.

For more information, please contact us on +44 (0) 121 285 8010

Technical data

Type: Catamarans
Shipyard: Alu Marine
Year built: 1998
Last refit: 2009
Length: 42.2 meter
Beam: 15.4
Draft: 2.5
Cabins: 6
Guests sleeping: 12
Guests cruising: 12
Crew: 7
Cruising speed: 9.5
Max. speed: 18
Weekly Price from: 96,000.00 EUR
Location: Tahiti - French Polynesia


DOUCE FRANCE is a 42.2m / 138.5’ luxury sailing catamaran designed by Van Peteghem & Lauriot Prévost. She is normally cruising around the Caribbean Leeward Islands or South Pacific and is offered for luxury crewed yacht charters in many other sailing destinations worldwide. This 42.2m super yacht with a total of 206m2 mainsail area, can accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 double or twin en-suite staterooms.  She is a fast cruising, luxury sailing catamaran, cruising at speeds of around 12-15kn.

Thanks to her twin 12V Nani Dei super yacht diesel engines, she comfortably cruises at speeds of around 12kn when under motor power, while under perfect sailing conditions, she can reach speeds of above 20kn. Her best features are luxury styling, fabulous French cuisine and dining experience, unique wine cellar and choice of special sailing itineraries and yacht charter destinations.


Douce France sailing catamaran accommodates up to 12 adults in 6 en-suite staterooms.
They can be converted into twin cabins if required.
The super yacht crew of 7including the captain Eric Saint Plancat are accommodated in their own quarters.

Cabin configuration:

  • 6 double queen / twin cabins with en - suite
There is also individual controlled air conditioning, iPod dock station, and en-suite bathroom in each cabin.
GABY is fully air conditioned throughout.
Her super yacht crew of up to 7 including the captain, have separate crew quarters with heads and showers.

Water sports

For the more active yachtcharter guests, luxury crewed charter yacht Douce France carries a large selection of watersports toys.

This includes:

  • 6.5m/ 21' Zeplin super yacht tender with 150hp Yamaha engine
  • 4.1m Cholamarke Rib tender with 40hp Yamaha engine

A number of other watersport activities are offerd:

  • Jetskiing on a SeaDoo with 85hp engine,
  • Water-skiing (children, adults, slalom, acrobatis, wakeboard),
  • 2 x Laser Sailing Dinghy,
  • 4 x Sea Kayaks,
  • Windsurfing and long board surfboard,
  • Donuts and Flying Manta,
  • Underwater camera,
  • Snorkelling equipment and wet suits for 15 persons,
  • Various fishing gear incl. Professional fishing gear for Big & Small Game,
  • Swimming platform, with access to the water and tender being particularly easy, using the folding stairway,
  • There are also ample deck spaces for sunbathing.

Douce France is equipped with all the necessary gear for any guest to dive into the crystal clear blue water. The onboard personal diving instructor will guide the guests into the tropical reefs and all nearby diving spots. Eight (8) full sets of diving gear are at the charterer’s disposal.

  • Scuba Diving with 8 FULL SETS including Tanks and Air Compressor
  • There is also a personal diving instructor on board who can also offer official certification if required.


Luxury crewed catamaran DOUCE FRANCE has a good selection of entertainment facilities on board:

The guests will find the following on board:

  • A Wet Bar with an icemaker
  • Electronic entertainment such as music Stereo, CD player with Speakers in both Cabin and Cockpit
  • TV in the main Salon and DVD & VCR and a CD player in each cabin.
  • A Sailing Bimini, a Deck Shower, Sun Floats, Cockpit Cushions and Table Seats 12 Dining on Deck,
There are also the following luxury facilities on board:
  • Cummins Generators x 2, each with 80kW 6BT5.9D (M)
  • Northern Lights 80kW emergency generator
  • Dessalinator/Watermaker at 440L/Hr, 2 x 10.000L/D HEM
  • Air Compressor Bauer 40sqf/h
  • WiFi connection on board
  • Cellular Phone & Fax & Email.

Charter Flights:
On request, we can arrange private charter flights for all guests on board of this yacht.

Luxury Airport transfers:
Luxury helicopter or limousine and de-luxe air-conditioned van transfers from the airport, directly to the nearest bay or port.

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