Size / Year Built / Builder
95.0 Ft / 2003 / CNB Bordeaux
Grand Bleu Vintage is an exercise in elegance, comfort and impeccable hospitality. Designed by the renowned Philippe Briand and built by CNB Bordeaux, she exudes quality and performance in every situation. Whether under sail or at anchor guests will find Grand Bleu Vintage comfortable and luxurious. The deck salon offers guests the opportunity to relax and unwind in the warm breezes of the Mediterranean while sipping an aperitif before dinner or simply reading a great book. Guests have the choice to dine on deck or below in the light and airy salon. The crew of 4 members is gracious and dedicated to the enjoyment of their guests. Captain Pascal has been on board for 14 years. He has an incredible knowledge of the Mediterranean and can guide you to the best sailing and beautiful anchorages where you can enjoy a swim in crystal waters or star-gazing unimpeded by artificial light. Furthermore, in the team, there is a professional chef who takes great care in catering to guests preferences.
8 guests can be accommodated in 4 cabins as below:
- 1 Master equipped with a sofa and a desk. Large en-suite bathroom with 2 washbowls.
- 1 cabin with a double bed
- 1 cabin a double bed convertible into twin beds
- 1 cabin with two single beds
All cabins have en-suite bathroom and head.
All cabins are with: A/C with private control, plugs, hair dryer.
Hifi and DVD home cinema
TV flat screen in saloon
Hifi sound system in saloon and cockpit
Games, books, MP3
Apple TV, Ipod station
Winecooler, Ice maker and Water maker
Waterskis for children and adults
2 paddle boards
Sun bathing cushions
Bimini and sun awning
Deck fridge with drinks in the cockpit - Free service for guests.
Our team endeavors to provide up to date and accurate information regarding each yacht in our listing, however some yachts reserve the right to make last minute changes to their availability and rates. With this in mind, please note that premium rates may be attached to certain destinations and dates, such as Christmas and New Years in the Caribbean or July and August in the Mediterranean. Kindly contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s final rate and availability.
CAPTAIN: Pascal MINIAOU
Nationality : French, born in 1962
Language: French - fluent English.
Qualifications: Captain Class 4, MCA, Stcw95
Pascal worked as a sport shop manager for three years before deciding to crew on sail boats such as the 80’ Umatalu, the 75’ Serenité and the Swan 651 See Flo. During his five years of training, he sailed in the Mediterranean, the West Indies, Brazil and took part in several Atlantic crossings. He is now perfectly at home in the charter world on board large sailing yachts.
He also monitored the building of a 75’ sail boat, ‘Kermor’ and stepped on board as Captain for a round the world cruise which took him to all the seas and oceans of the world between 1993 and 2002.
Since then, he has sailed on various boats, such as the Swan 72’ Elysion Blue, the 130’ Globana M, the motor yacht Pegasus, the 82’ Falcon, and Sirius of Man, a Predateur 100, before embarking on Grand Bleu Vintage in February 2007.
In addition to his excellent seamanship and technical skills, Pascal loves water skiing and downhill skiing, he plays golf and enjoys natural history, astronomy and photography.
Quiet and cheerful, Pascal is an attentive and welcoming host. His extensive experience allows him to deal confidently with any situation.
FISRT MATE: Guillaume DROUET,
Nationality : French, born in 1994
Language: French - English fluent
Qualifications: Captain 200 - Medical 2
Guillaume comes from the French Riviera where he discovered his passion for the marine environment at a very young age.
He studied in different military establishments, which taught him discipline and determination.
Passionate about sliding sports, he has followed the waves from the East Coast to the West. During his travels, he extended his passion to fishing, underwater hunting, deep sea apnea diving and yachting.
Guillaume is recognized for his dedication to excellence and his eagerness to learn new techniques and get new skills. He has been part of Grand Bleu Vintage's crew since 2018.
CHEF : Cesar CORTIAL
Nationality : French, born in 1996
Languages : French, Fluent English
Qualifications : BTEC National Diploma (Hotel)
BTEC Higher National Diploma (Hotel & Catering)
Training in 2021 at Paul Bocuse School (France)
Born in Provence, passionate by food since he discovered the cuisine of his grand mother, he went straight away to culinary school in Nice. During this period, he got the chance to work with Michelin-starred chefs as Georges Blanc and Édouard Loubet. Those chefs had a big influence on his cuisine .
At the age of 18 years old, he left the south of France to go to London where he met a new food culture.
After 2 years in London, he decided to get closer to the nature and worked for the 2-star chef Simon Rogan, owner of a farm and a gastronomic restaurant.
He is in its second summer season onboard Grand Bleu Vintage.
"With all the things that I learned in the restaurants I worked in, I wanted to propose and serve my own cuisine. That why I chose a beautiful sailing yacht to offer the best of my French cuisine with a British twist."
HOSTESS: Indira BELTRAN
Nationality : French and Venezuelian, born in 1974
Languages : Fluent in Spanish, French, English
Indira worked for a few years as a housekeeper and in child care on a private estate. In 2006, her enthusiasm for sailing led her to embark on Dear Friends (Cat 65’) in Ft Lauderdale, the Keys and Sarasota, Florida. The following two years, she was hostess on Exit Strategy, a Cheoy Lee Expe yacht 90’, operating between Ft Lauderdale, the Keys and the Bahamas.
Her taste for the sea and travel prepared her for coming to the Mediterranean where she was hostess on Xaroco, a Ferretti 95', in Spain and from May 2010 to 2016 on Grand Bleu Vintage.
After 4 years on several other yachts to improve her skills, she came back on GBV in June 2020. She has a sunny hardworking dispostion and is always ready to respond to the needs and preferences of her guests, who are always touched by her kindness.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability, individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party and particular dates, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This yacht offers an “All Inclusive” Rate:
Typically this includes all your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. Standard Ship's Bar which includes your alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Fuel for the yacht and its tender, and the necessary water for the onboard facilities. Use of the Yacht’s onboard equipment and the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any food or beverages purchased ashore. Although optional, crew gratuity is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Inclusions and exclusion are not standardized across the different yachts, with each offering slightly different terms. Please contact us for a proposal that details the yacht’s availability and individual pricing based on the number of guests in your party, as well as the list of the inclusions and exclusions for that particular yacht.
This Yacht offers a “Plus Expenses” Rate:
Included are the Yacht and its onboard equipment as well as the Captain, Chef and Crew’s services.
Excluded are food and beverages, fuel for the yacht and its tender, any dockage, airport transfers costs, onshore excursions and tours, as well as any cruising permits, licenses and other charter related expenses. Crew gratuity, although optional is customary at 15% - 20% of the charter rate for the Caribbean and 10% - 15% for the Mediterranean.
Advanced Provisioning Allowance:
For "Plus Expenses" charters, yachts request an Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA), which is generally estimated at 20% - 25% of the base charter fee for sailing yachts (catamarans and monohulls) and at 30%-35% for motor yachts. The APA essentially creates a bank account for the Captain to purchase provisions, fuel, dockage, food, beverages, bar, and other consumables on the charterer's behalf. The Captain will keep all receipts and manage a running balance of the account, so that expenditures can be checked at any time. Any amount not used will be refunded at the end of the charter. If during the charter the costs have exceeded the collected APA, then additional funds will be required for the outstanding bills. All purchases are transparent and nothing is marked up. The APA is used purely for the charterer's provisions and charter-related expenses.