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. 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 9 knots.
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 toilet 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. DOUCE FRANCE also has a wine cellar that can take up to 750 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, 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. Access to the water and tender is particularly easy, using the folding stairway. There are also ample deck spaces for sunbathing.