Operating in the West Mediterranean
Aerial Deck View
Yves-Marie Loudoux - Captain
FRENCH – 46
Sail and work experience
Yves Marie is a lifelong yachting enthusiast; hailing from Brittany and growing up on a sailing yacht between Africa, the Caribbean, Brazil and Venezuela there is nothing Yves Marie is more passionate about than being at sea. With experience as a captain, first mate and technician for a wide variety of both motor and sailing yachts.
Previous yachts: LALIBELLA, BLUE ICE, MOONLIGHT II, CANNON BALL, MAXI ONE DESIGN (27m Farr), NEMO POLYNESIA, IKRA II
French (native), English (fluent), Spanish (basic), Italian (basic)
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Sail and work experience
Yann has over 30 years’ experience in the yachting industry.
He began as a first mate in 1988 working with a team shooting
whales and dolphins for French T.V. From there he went on to work
as a captain and engineer on sailing yachts all around the world
before turning his hand to motor yachts in 2017. He now finds
himself aboard OCEAN SAPPHIRE as an accomplished, passionate
and capable First Officer.
STAR OF THE SEA, MAITA’I, TRUE BLUE STELLA,
ATAO, ARIALDA, MONDANGO, MARI-CHA III, DENEB OF RYE
Johanna has a large amount of hospitality experience she worked as
head waiter in a number of restaurants all over the South of France
before moving into the yachting industry. In 2017 she completed
a transatlantic crossing aboard S/CAT NABUCHODONOSOR, and
has since completed a number of charters aboard sailing and
motor yachts as a stewardess, chef and deckhand. She now finds
herself aboard OCEAN SAPPHIRE with the experience to confidently
Patrice is a veteran chef, having worked in the industry since 1998.
Over the last 21 years he has made his way through the ranks of
various restaurants and hotels, even working at some with Michelin
stars! From there he joined the yachting industry, working most
recently on M/Y MOSKING in 2017. He can cook food from all over
the globe, creativity and authenticity are his trademarks.
Benjamin began his career in marketing, spending a year working
for large companies such as Schweppes and Société Générale. From
there he went into management working at Aldi and Leroy Merlin.
His yachting career began on S/Y BABOON where he worked as a
deckhand before moving on to motor yachts DREAMCATCHER and
LADY TAHITI. He is now a seaman aboard OCEAN SAPPHIRE with
varied and extensive experience.
Judicael was really thrown in at the deep end, beginning his marine
engineering career on a container ship. This was a great start that
soon allowed him to graduate to the sole engineer aboard M/Y
GEMS in 2014. Since then he has worked on a number of motor
yachts as both the lead and 2nd engineers. This included a 2 season
stint aboard M/Y ABILITY. He’s had experience with a huge range of
different operating systems and has even supervised maintenance
work during the winter. He has completed numerous charters
so is ready to come aboard OCEAN SAPPHIRE with the skills and
enthusiasm to keep her running smoothly.
Julie began her career in customer service experience, working in
various Cannes outlets such as EVE, Planet Kids, Just For You and
IKKS. From there she went on to become the Secretary Treasurer
of the Prud’homie de Peche in Antibes. Her career in the yachting
industry began with a transatlantic crossing aboard SUPER SERVANT
4. Since then she has gained 8 years of stewardess experience on
various motor yachts including GALATEA, ELENA, AFRICAN QUEEN