Main Office Address
The Boat House, 7 Crouchmans Yard, Poyners Lane, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS3 9TS
STCW95, CGO, medical 3, PCMM
Franck has a wealth of experience sailing the Seven Seas of the world for the past 18 years.
Languages: French, Basic English
Co-skipper on Tokio and Mari Cha IV, he was first mate on board Geronimo with Olivier de Kersauson when they broke the record of the round the World Jules Vernes Trophy in 2004.
Steeped in the culture of racing sailing yachts, Franck is equally comfortable in command of sophisticated charter yachts and continued his career as Skipper of very popular charter yachts such as Django Too, Rose of Jericho and the classic Tuiga, flagship of the Monaco Yacht Club.
Now onboard Ipharra, he looks forward to sharing his extensive knowledge of the best anchorages and sailing grounds of the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.
Franck is committed to safety and will enjoy taking you to a new thrilling experience on board this splendid catamaran.
STCW 95: PSSR, PST, FF, 1st Aid
Hotel and Management Diploma
Languages : Italian-French mother tongs / Fluent in English and in Spanish / Small German
After graduated at the Tourism and Management School in Switzerland, Danielle has been working all over the world.
From 2011 Danielle did enjoy working onboard several Motor and Sail yachts, first as a Stew, and then also as a cook.
She brings experience of busy professional charter and private boats, and she is very capable all aspects of table service, bartending and general housekeeping.
She has also worked as 2nd Stewardess onboard motor yachts (Askari 140’, Latitute 165’, Gloria Maris 140’) and catamarans and monohull (Aroa & Kaveka 44’, Oya 100’) in French Polynesia. She has also crossed Atlantic Sea several times. Danielle is aboard Ipharra since 2014.
In her prior career in hospitality management in 5 Stars Hotels in French Polynesia and Costa Rica, and event Management in South Africa for the World Cup, she brings knowledge from all over the world. Smiling and enthusiastic she really enjoys her job and provides a high-quality service aboard.
STEWARDESS: Charlotte BESTER
STCW 2010, ENG1, PYA GUEST Interior Introduction, PYA GUEST Food Service Introduction, PYA GUEST Wine/Mixology Introduction, City Guilds Food Health Safety Level II, Professional Accountant (SA)
Languages : English, Afrikaans
Charlotte graduated at Stellenbosch University with a BCom Management Accounting Degree, after that she did her articles as an auditor/accountant and is now a certified Professional Accountant (SA). During her studies she worked in the hospitality industry as a bartender and waitress in a bar and at weddings or big functions.
Her love for boats and the ocean started at a young age when she used to join her grandfather on his fishing trips and by living in a small coastal town on the West Coast, South Africa where she had the ocean at her doorstep. She decided to join the yachting industry to explore the world by combining her love for the ocean and the hospitality industry.
She enjoys being surrounded by people and her positive, energetic demeanor makes her a valuable team player.
CHEF: Gustave CHAMBRIN
STCW 95 – sailing instructor
Languages: French, English
Classically trained French Chef with over four seasons experience on M/Y and S/Y and over four years experienced in catering at a Michelin star restaurant in Cannes, Gustave has worked on private yachts as M/Y AFRICAN CAT 130’ in Monaco, S/Y LEVANTE 80’ in Pooland and Canary Islands. Also on charter yachts like M/Y INOUIS 115’, M/Y TORTOISE 115’, M/Y CLAUDIA’S 924? M/Y TILUSA 904 and M/Y SIRAN in the French Riviera
He would describe his cooking as Mediterranean, however he is also enjoying cooking world food and love making pastries and desserts.
He is easy going, hard-working and truly passionate.
DECK-HAND: Arnaud KANGAMBEGA
STCW 95 - 750 KW Mechanic degree
Languages: French, Fluent English and Spanish
Arnaud has 4 years experienced in the yachting industry
He first worked in French Riviera shipyards as Mechanic, then as Mechanic/Deck-hand in Tunisia aboard Princess Sany 36m and in Urugay aboard a Mangusta 30m.
In addition of yachts and mechanics, he likes fishing and rugby.
Charter March 1-4, 2019 in Saint Martin / American party of 12
Thank you for the most incredible 4 days! We loved everything about this trip, the people, the hospitality, the boat, the islands. We will miss you all especially when we land back in the snow tonight in NYC.Thank you for taking such care of us during our stay. You all were the best! xx. K & S
Thank you Ipharra and crew for a magic charter! The food, the service and experience watched the extraordinary scenery. An unforgettable 40th birthday experience. Thank you for taking such good care of us all. E & J
Thank you Ipharra and amazing crew for a phenomenal trip. What incredibly memorable weekend. All was perfect! K & M
Charter December 20-27, 2018 in the Virgin Islands / American family of 10
Mid trip comments from the P. on IPHARRA are outstanding:
Mr.: "Could not be better. Great crew. Chef outstanding. All good."
Mrs.: "Everything is awesome!”
Franck please extend my thanks and admiration to your entire crew!!
Charter August 8-18, 2018 in Croatia / French family of 12
La croisière a été très agréable, le bateau très spacieux et confortable et le personnel est aux petits soins pour toute la famille.
Merci pour tout!
Personnel souriant, attentionné, pays magnifique. Tout fut parfait. Espérant bien revenir pour découvrir de nouveaux horizons.
Merci et bon vent!
Charter July 5-15, 2017 / Balearics / 12 guests
Mille mercis à ce merveilleux équipage, professionnel, chaleureux, prévenant et parfait en toutes occasions.
Ipharra est de surcroit un magnifique bateau.
Le seul problème, les kilos que nous avons pris en croisière.
Amitiés, N. L. D. K.
Thousand of thanks to this wonderful crew, professional, warm, thoughtful and considerate, perfect in all situations.
Ipharra is in addition a beautiful yacht.
The only matter, kilos we have take during the cruise.
Sincerely, N. L. D. K.
Charter February 6-11, 2016 / BVI’S / 12 guests / American family
Thank you all so much for being so awesome !
I’ve had the best time ever.
Hopefully I will see you some day.
Best of luck
PS: If you ever in San Francisco call me for a good times
The boat was marvelous. And you all were even great.
So much kindness and fun.
What a wonderfultrip it was.
Thank you so much !
We will all miss you very much !
Keep sailing into bliss.
THANK YOU for the best week of my life!!!
Many kisses to the crew
I’d like to thank all the crew of Ipharra for my most memorable and amazing trip I have ever been on !
I’ve made a great new group of friends and I hope that our lives cross them again soon.
Thank you to Danielle, Franck, Anais, Alfredo & Maud for this beautiful journey !
It’s definitely one of the most memorable enjoyable, fun holidays which I have with a group of newly met friends.
The crews on Ipharra have made the trip perfect & completely carefree.
There are good ships.
There are woodships
Ships that sail to sea
But the best ships are friends
Forever may they be