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The majestic 138' Sailing Yacht DOUCE FRANCE, crafted by ALU MARINE in 1998 and refitted in 2009 & 2016, offers an unparalleled sailing experience. Marketed for both spirited adventures and serene voyages across the West Med and Caribbean waters, this yacht accommodates up to 12 guests with 6 spacious and transformable staterooms. Her silhouette, marked by a beam of 15' and a draft of ~9', promises stability and substantial space on board. Notable features include a robust collection of water toys, a dedicated and experienced crew led by Captain Jean-Christophe Lefèvre, and top-tier amenities ensuring comfort and entertainment.


DOUCE FRANCE provides flexible sleeping arrangements across 6 equal staterooms. Each room can be configured with either a queen double or twin beds, catering to the varying needs of our guests. The yacht’s full air conditioning ensures comfort in all climates.


  • 4 x Suex diving scooters
  • 8 sets SCUBA diving equipment, supported by a Divemaster as a permanent crew member
  • BBQ facilities for outdoor dining experiences


  • High-quality salon stereo system
  • Onboard salon TV for entertainment
  • Top-tier multimedia system
  • Internet access through an onboard computer
  • Ice maker for refreshing beverages
  • Board games for interactive fun
  • Shade provided by bimini
  • Onboard BBQ setup


The crew of DOUCE FRANCE is composed of seven professionals, each bringing a unique set of skills and experiences. Led by Captain Jean-Christophe Lefèvre, a veteran sailor with years of experience across multiple vessel types, the crew guarantees exemplary service. Chef Lola Vuillemenot specializes in exotic cuisines, adapting to guest preferences, ensuring a delightful culinary experience. The team is rounded out by specialists in watersports, engineering, and guest services, all dedicated to providing a memorable and luxurious yachting experience.

Specifications and Technical Details

Specification Detail
Length Overall 138'
Beam 15'
Draft 9'
Cruising Speed 9 knots
Max Speed 19 knots
Year Built 1998
Refit 2009 & 2016
Flag Belgian
Homeport Italy, Greece

With its splendid blend of performance, luxury, and service, DOUCE FRANCE stands as a premier choice for discerning charter guests seeking a sublime sailing adventure.


6 equal staterooms. All are convertible and can have either a queen double or twin beds.

What is the cabin arrangement of DOUCE FRANCE?

  • 6 Double cabins


Aft Deck Massage
Aft Deck Massage
  • Weekly price:
    $99,500 - $115,000

    Low Season | High Season

  • Length: 138'
  • # of Guests: 12
  • # of Cabins: 6
  • # of Crew: 7
  • Builder: ALU MARINE
  • Consumption: 60 Litres/Hr
  • Cruising Speed: 9
  • Max. Speed: 19
  • Built Year: 1998
  • Refit: 2009 & 2016

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DOUCE FRANCE Yacht Charter Price

# of charter days Base Price APA (deposit for provisioning, fuel, docking fees, etc) Total Note
14 day charter 199,000$ to 230,000$ 39,800$ to 69,000$ 238,800$ to 299,000$ Discounts outside the main season are common.
7 day charter 99,500$ to 115,000$ 19,900$ to 34,500$ 119,400$ to 149,500$ Standard charter rate, base for all calculations.
3 day charter 49,750$ to 57,500$ 9,950$ to 17,250$ 59,700$ to 74,750$ The usual formula is the 7 day charter rate divided by 6, times the number of days (3).
Boat policy might differ.
99,500$ / 6 * 3 days = 49,750$

All prices are generated by a calculator and serve as a guide for new charterers. Any additional information of the Price Details section has priority over above. Availability is always subject to confirmation. Gratuity not included for it's discretionary character, usually 5%-25% of the Base Price.

Price Details

Price from: $99,500

High season rate: $115,000

Charter rate info MED 2023
High season: €115.000,00 (July - August)
Mid season: €105.000,00 (June - September)
Low season: €99.500,00 (Other moths) Charter rate info MED 2023
High season: €115.000,00 (July - August)
Mid season: €105.000,00 (June - September)
Low season: €99.500,00 (Other moths)

Price Terms

Plus Expenses


Salon Stereo: Yes
Salon Tv: Yes
Multimedia System: Yes
Nude: Inq
Crew Pets: No
Ice Maker: Yes
Board Games: Yes
Bimini: Yes
Special Diets: Inq
Kosher: Inq
Bbq: Yes
Gay Charters: Inq
YachtNudeCharters: Inq
Crew Smokes: Inq


Tube: 2
Guests: 12
Maxspeed: 19
Draft: 2,50
Cruising Speed: 9
Helipad: No
Ac: Full
Ac Night: No
Built: 1998
Cabins: 6
Double: 6
Electric Heads:
Jacuzzi: No


BBQ: Yes
AC: Full
Internet: Onboard Computer
Cruising Speed: 9
Max Speed: 19



More Specifications

Flag: Belgian
Homeport: Italy, Greece
Resort Course: on demand
Yacht Permit: 2
Yacht License: 2
Yacht Mca: 1
Yacht Insurance:

Diving Onboard

Tanks: 8
Wet Suits: 8
Dive Info: 4 x Suex diving scooters

8 sets scuba diving equipment with Divemaster as permanent member of crew

Rendez-vous diving recommandable in some areas
Communication: Cellular phone
Guest email address available
Full Course: on demand
Air Compressor: Onboard
Bcs: 8
Weight Sets: 8
Number Of Divers: 8
Registrations Number: 8
Dive Costs: On demand
Scuba On Board: Onboard


Fishing Gear:
Fishing Gear Type:
Deep Sea Fishing:

Green Initiatives

Green Initiative:
Reusable Bottles:
Other Green Efforts:

Water Sports

Dinghy Size: Zodiac - 30hp
Kayaks 1 Pax: 4
Kayaks 2 Pax: No
Dinghy Hp:
Floating Mats:
Dinghy Pax: 21' Zeplin Semi-rigid 115 hp
Swim Platform:
Water Skis Adult:
Boarding Ladder:
Water Skis Kids:
Sailing Dinghy: 2 L
Jet Skis: No
Beach Games:
Wave Runners: No
Kneeboard: No
Snorkel Gear:
Underwater Camera:
Underwater Video:
Wake Board:
Seabob: No
Sea Scooter: No

Other Entertainment



Crew Information

Crew of DOUCE FRANCE|Captain Captain

Crew of DOUCE FRANCE|Chef Chef

Crew of DOUCE FRANCE|Deckhand Deckhand

Crew of DOUCE FRANCE|Engineer Engineer

Crew of DOUCE FRANCE|First Officer First Officer

Crew of DOUCE FRANCE|Chief Stewardess Chief Stewardess

Captain: Jean-Christophe Lefèvre

S/Y DOUCE FRANCE - Crew Profile


Function: Captain
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: 1961

JC has been sailing since a young age and became already a captain on sailboats when he was 18 years old.

His passion for the sea and his remarkable navigation skills brought him to the rank of professional captain with unlimited restrictions. He managed to exercise this qualification on different types of vessels, such as cargo ships, passenger ships, tugboats and large sailing yachts. JC is a proud father of two handsome boys.

When his boys were small he managed a hotel of 200 beds with a big hotel team under his supervision. He likes organising exclusive holidays for guests, welcoming them and looking aTer them during their stay.

Being captain on DOUCE FRANCE is for him the perfect combination of his hotel management experience together with his navigation skills and this in the most beautiful locations in the world! Jean-Christophe will be delighted to share these exceptional moments on DOUCE FRANCE with you. With his experience and his client-focussed character, he will make every holiday onboard of DOUCE FRANCE to perfection. In his free time, Jean-Christophe enjoys kite surfing and diving.


Function: Chef
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: 1996

Dance, music, hiking 

I worked as a Chef de partie at the Intercontinental Thalasso hotel in Bora Bora. During 2019, I’ve worked as a chef/stewardess on a 50 ft catamaran. Since 2020 I’m working full time on board Douce France as a chef.

Cruising Areas:
French Polynesia

What is your favourite style of cooking:

What can guests expect from you:
I adapt well to their requests, I am very approachable and good-spirited.

What are your most positive points:
Good adaptability, patient and motivated.

What do others say about you:
That they rarely catch me in a bad mood!

Favourite quote:
Si tu veux, tu peux! (When you want it, you can do it).


Function: First 0fficer
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: 1976

Water sports, trekking, sailing, archaeology, cooking

I started to sail in 2000 as a deckhand on a 25m catamaran in the West Indies. In 2003, I obtained my sailing vessel master certificate with which I worked until 2010 around the Caribbean Islands. In 2009, I joined the catamaran Levante as a captain to sail from Brazil to New Zealand and discovered the Pacific Islands in the following years. From 2012, I returned to the Mediterranean Sea and worked on passengers ships as captain for 4 years. Last few years I worked on ferries, motor yachts and sailing yachts as first mate. During my sailing career, I did over 10 Atlantic crossings so far.

Cruising Areas:
Mediterranean, Pacific Islands, Caribbean islands.

What can guests expect from you:
I can assist them with any activity. I am in charge of safety on board, and always available for good advice in order to have a nice stay on board.

What are your most positive points:
Positive attitude, sailing skills, really sensitive to ecology

What do others say about you:
Pleasant, hard worker

Favourite quote:
Il n’est pas de vent favorable pour celui qui ne sait pas où il va. (There
is no favourable wind for those who do not know where they are going)


Function: Engineer
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: 1982

Cooking Indian and spicy food; to discover new countries

I have been working in this industry for more than 12 years now as a chief mate and engineer on luxury catamarans and motor yachts

Cruising Areas:
I have been in nearly every tropical place by now and just can’t get enough.

What can guests expect from you:
I’m always sensitive about the comfort and safety of guests, they need to feel like at home.

What are your most positive points:
I’m always happy at work and I like to transmit it to everybody.

What do others say about you:
Living most of my time in Cambodia, which is the land of my ancestors.

Favourite quote:
The leaf never falls far from the trunk.


Function: Chief Stewardess
Nationality: Slovenian
Year of Birth: 1992

Fishing, Sailing, Diving

Hospitality experience: Theatre hostess and waitress. / Yachting Experience : 
3 years on a 90ft modern classic sailing yacht, 1 month on a 112ft Baltic Yacht, Sailing around the world with my little 38ft sailing boat for 4 years

Cruising Areas:
Mediterranean, Caribbean, South Pacific, Alaska, All Ocean crossings

What can guests expect from you:
Professional attitude, Top service with a sharp eye for details.

What are your most positive points:
Dedicated and adventurous, open-minded.

What do others say about you:
An entertaining and positive companion, who knows how to enjoy life.

Favourite quote:
Life is not waiting for the storm to pass, it is to learn to dance under the rain.


Function: Deckhand
Nationality: French
Year of Birth: 1989

Diving, skiing, sailing, natation, wakeboard

I practice sailing since I was a child, but I began to sail intensively as a skipper 2 years ago on my own 39ft sailboat. I started with day trips along the French Riviera during the summer season. At the same time, I worked on the French Riviera shipyard to gain more experience in the technical aspects. Finally, I decided to focus on yachting, and I started on Douce France as a deckhand.

Cruising Areas:

What can guests expect from you:
Availability, professionalism, good energy and happiness in work.

What are your most positive points:
Passionate about my work, serious but friendly.

What do others say about you:
I make a good mate. ☺

Favourite quote:
They told us it was impossible, so we did it.


    Price Terms: Plus Expenses

    Price from $99,500/week

    High season $115,000/week

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