1990
1991-2007
2008
2009-2012
2013-2015
2015-2016
2017

1990

Construction of the schooner by the Alu Marine shipyard in Saint-Brévin-les-Pins in Loire-Atlantique on behalf of SNC Charmer whose goal of the partners is to carry out 5 sister-ships for exploitation in the West Indies.

1991-2007

The exploitation of Lady of the Tropics began in the West Indies in 1991 in Martinique, at Pointe-du-Bout in front of the hotel Bakoua.

The “Dame des tropiques” is then the largest commercial sailing vessel flying the French flag in the West Indies.

These are the great years of Bakoua hotel where rich families, celebrities and politicians spend their holidays. On the Guestbook of “Dame des tropiques” appear the names of members of the Rothschild family, ministers and a future President of the French Republic.

In 1998, SNC Charmer and the schooner were bought by Guy Lefevre who first met the schooner as a customer, then became her proud owner.

For 10 years, the schooner will share her activity between her activities in Martinique and cruises throughout the West Indies.

2008

The schooner leaves the West Indies to join metropolitan France for a complete refit.

During one year, important work is done to develop the schooner to the standards of luxury charter.

In October 2008, the tropical storm “Omar” destroyed the nautical facilities of Pointe-du-Bout in Martinique. “Dame des tropiques” can no longer be stationed and operate at the pontoon of the Bakoua Hotel.

2009-2012

The exploitation turns during the summer towards the Mediterranean while returning at the mercy of the trade winds every winter in the Antilles. Based at the port of Marin, the schooner travels the Caribbean. In the South: The Grenadines, in the North: Guadeloupe, St Martin and the British Virgin Islands.

2013-2015

Since then, the wintering “Dame des tropiques” happens in Tunisia with seasons exclusively realized in the Mediterranean with for Port of attachment: Ajaccio.

The schooner travels the Mediterranean from north to south: Marseille, St Tropez, Nice, Monaco, Corsica, Sardinia, Naples and the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Palermo and the Aeolian Islands.

2015-2016

“Dame des tropiques” changes direction and turns to the “Monaco of the North” to spend the winter in Granville which becomes her new home port.

The schooner offers services at the dock (work sessions, receptions and accommodation) and cruises mainly to the archipelago of Chausey and the Channel Islands.

2017

The exploitation of “la Dame” is taken over by Seanergies Océanes, shipowner since 1993, former operator of Fétia Ura and Spirit of Viking two sister-ship schooners of 33 m. “La Dame” returns to the Mediterranean, to the delight of her lovers. The Var coast, Corsica, the Sardinian and Italian Islands, the Pontine Islands, Capri, Sicily, as well as the Balearic Islands are new accessible to her passengers.

She’s also ideally placed to receive on board work teams, for onboard seminars, reward trips, or receptions at sea or at the dock.

  • Schooner
  • Type Auzepy Brenneur
  • Aluminum construction
  • Total renovation in 2009
  • Long. : 28 m.
  • Width. 6.4 m.
  • Displacement: 50 t.
  • Draft: 2.4 m.
  • Sail area: 350 m²

  • 28 passengers on the day trip
  • 12 passengers cruising
  • 6 double cabins including 2 master cabins convertible into twin cabins
    • bathroom, shower, WC
    • individual air conditioning
    • internet and Hifi
  • 100 m² of bridge (Central square 30 m² with panoramic view)
  • Bar and indoor lounge with TV DVD player
  • Deck lounge 15 m² covered
  • Mini bar deck

The crew of “Dame des Tropiques” is composed of at least one Captain and one who collaborates closely with a cook during cruises.

Vincent Lyoen
Captain

He is on the water since his teenage in Brest. He sailed in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, alone and with a crew.

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Crew members
Second / Cook / Sailors

The crew is also formed during the rotations by Grégoire, Brice, Nicole or Priscillia, all Captain 200 sailing who sail for many years either on "la Dame" or on Patriac'h.

Full biographies

Vincent Lyoen: CaptainCrew members

He is on the water since his teenage in Brest. He sailed in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, alone and with a crew.

He has been technical director of a luxury hotel and has been captain of sailing and motor yachts since his return in France.

It puts forward the comfort of the passengers and experience sharing.


The crew is formed during the rotations by Grégoire, Brice, Nicole or Priscillia, all Captain 200 sailing who sail for many years either on “la Dame” or Patriac’h.

You will also be able to cross on board according to the formulas, a cook-sailor but also a sea-hostess who are all holders of the minimum patents to ensure your security in addition to their services. These are of course professionals recognized for their expertise and selected by Seanergies for their skills

  • Sun bathing
  • 2 sea kayaks and 2 SUPs
  • Free diving equipment
  • Big game fishing equipment
  • Zodiac with towable buoy

Rates - Cruises

Different types of cruises are possible up to the all-inclusive, in double or twin cabin, with independent toilet, for 12 people maximum.
  • Example: in the Mediterranean basin, Italy, Sardinia, Spain, Balearic Islands

From 225 € per day and per person

  • Cruises days, from Toulon or Hyères up to 28 people

From 125 € per person

It is possible to privatize the boat for any event or nautical event, private or business reception, lunch, dinner, business meeting.
Different forms of cruises are possible, up to the all-inclusive.

Discounts:

  • 2 consecutive or not consecutive weeks in the year -5%
  • 3 consecutive or not consecutive weeks in the year -10%

Boarding:

Weekends and long weekends:

  • boarding from 9am on Saturday and disembarking on Sunday 6pm
  • boarding possible on Friday nights on request

Weeks :

  • Boarding on Saturday from 10am and disembarking Friday before 2pm

Cruise services are subject to a 10% VAT when they take place in French territorial waters. All services are exempt from VAT when they are carried out in international waters.

Rates excluding special events, Cannes Film Festival, MIPIM, Sails of Saint Tropez, etc...

Reception rates:

Provision at dock or at anchor

(excluding catering and dock tax)

No. of people

2019 rates excluding taxes

Lunch - Dinner - Working session 3h

up to 28

1 400 €

Day work session

up to 28

3 000 €

Evening 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

up to 28

1 400 €

Brunch / aperitif dinner

up to 28

From 20 €

COLD BUFFET LUNCH(1)

30 €

LUNCH OR DINNER BUFFET (2 hot dishes to choose from) (2)

40 €

(1) APPETIZER (Open-bar) : Planter, Pastis, Whiskey, Rosé and white wines, salty mixtures, homemade black olives tapenade and croutons, Caribbean cod acras
  • STARTERS : Anchoïade and its crunchy vegetables, deli platters
  • DISHES: Marinated tuna, beef carpaccio, zucchini spaghetti with Bolognese (vegetarian), pickled vegetables, fragrant rice
  • VARIOUS CHEESE
  • DESSERTS : Basket of seasonal fruit, fruit pies, ice cream, coffee, tea, water, AOC 3-color wines in a carafe (0.5 l / person)
  • Served as a buffet with dishes and cutlery
(2) APPETIZER (Open-bar) : Planter, Pastis, Whiskey, Rosé and white wines, salty mixtures, homemade black olives tapenade and croutons, Caribbean cod acras
  • STARTERS : Anchoïade and its crunchy vegetables, Bouquet of shrimps, arugula and roasted goat cheese
  • DISHES: Roast beef, Duo of fish in foil or Provençal aioli, lasagna of vegetables (vegetarian), Gratin dauphinois, Provençal tomatoes, fragrant rice
  • VARIOUS CHEESE
  • DESSERTS : Basket of seasonal fruits, fruit pies, ice cream cup, Coffee, Tea, Water, Wines AOC 3 colors in carafe (0,5 l / person)
  • Served as a buffet with dishes and cutlery

A very dedicated crew

Date: Summer 2014
Destination: Aeolian Islands
Service: Cruise discovery

Get off sleep in the cabin, leaving the glowing sunset over the city of Cefalu.
Wake up in the orange glow of Vulcano Island escorted by a ballet of dolphins.

Having landed on the island of Lipari to discover the multicolored flowering shrubs, alleys paved with pebbles, the remains of a Norman monastery.
At the chance of navigation, swim, walk, breathe the sulfur vapors of Vulcano or Stromboli, rest in the silence of the boat ... have a crew to our care.

This was our program of this discovery cruise of the AEOLIAN ISLANDS "
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2019-03-01T18:28:40+01:00
Date: Summer 2014 Destination: Aeolian Islands Service: Cruise discovery Get off sleep in the cabin, leaving the glowing sunset over the city of Cefalu. Wake up in the orange glow of Vulcano Island escorted by a ballet of dolphins. Having landed on the island of Lipari to discover the multicolored flowering shrubs, alleys paved with pebbles, the remains of a Norman monastery. At the chance of navigation, swim, walk, breathe the sulfur vapors of Vulcano or Stromboli, rest in the silence of the boat ... have a crew to our care. This was our program of this discovery cruise of the AEOLIAN ISLANDS "

To do again with so much pleasure

Date: July 2015
Destination: Ajaccio
Service: 7-day cruise

Pleasantly surprised by a boat, more beautiful than the photos.
Excellent crew and attentive.
Very nice experience.
To do again with so much pleasure, the children have loved and already ask what we will do next year.

- Home: 5/5 (Excellent)
- Boat: 5/5 (Excellent)
- Quality / Price: 4/5 (Very Good)
- Destination: 4/5 (Very Good)
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2019-03-01T18:33:21+01:00
Date: July 2015 Destination: Ajaccio Service: 7-day cruise Pleasantly surprised by a boat, more beautiful than the photos. Excellent crew and attentive. Very nice experience. To do again with so much pleasure, the children have loved and already ask what we will do next year. - Home: 5/5 (Excellent) - Boat: 5/5 (Excellent) - Quality / Price: 4/5 (Very Good) - Destination: 4/5 (Very Good)

We still want some

Date: July 2015
Destination: Sardinia
Service: 7-day cruise

We sailed aboard "Dame des tropiques" for four consecutive summers and we are still begging for more.
Dads and their children keep memorable memories of this cruise: at anchor, swimming, good food, etc.
We fully recommend the sailboat Dame des Tropiques.

The crew is very welcoming and professional and the beauty of the boat will only please you!
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2019-03-01T18:37:47+01:00
Date: July 2015 Destination: Sardinia Service: 7-day cruise We sailed aboard "Dame des tropiques" for four consecutive summers and we are still begging for more. Dads and their children keep memorable memories of this cruise: at anchor, swimming, good food, etc. We fully recommend the sailboat Dame des Tropiques. The crew is very welcoming and professional and the beauty of the boat will only please you!

A very rich experience

Date: Summer 2014
Destination: Aeolian Islands
Service: Cruise

We made our 2nd cruise on "la Dame des tropiques" ... a great tour from Palermo through the Aeolian Islands. The landscapes are beautiful and the welcome on la Dame is good quality.
Captain Grégoire is very attentive to our wishes. If we want to swim around the boat before breakfast or an aperitif? Gregoire sets up the equipment and "monitors" the bath. We want to go stretch and walk on an island (or have a drink)? It's done. Gregoire disembark us without problem. The kitchen has always been quality, very fragrant.

The volunteers were able, on the proposal of the captain, to enjoy the night navigation under the stars and to make their "quarter". Very rich experience supported by the explanations of the captain. An event to celebrate? (birthday type)? The crew goes out of their way to fulfill our wishes.

Our second stay on the beautiful "Dame des tropiques" was as successful as the first, when will the next be? Hope that Gregoire will always be at the helm because we had a crush on this young captain serious and full of humor ... who has adapted to the group of sixties sometimes a little dissipated ....
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2019-03-01T18:09:28+01:00
Date: Summer 2014 Destination: Aeolian Islands Service: Cruise We made our 2nd cruise on "la Dame des tropiques" ... a great tour from Palermo through the Aeolian Islands. The landscapes are beautiful and the welcome on la Dame is good quality. Captain Grégoire is very attentive to our wishes. If we want to swim around the boat before breakfast or an aperitif? Gregoire sets up the equipment and "monitors" the bath. We want to go stretch and walk on an island (or have a drink)? It's done. Gregoire disembark us without problem. The kitchen has always been quality, very fragrant. The volunteers were able, on the proposal of the captain, to enjoy the night navigation under the stars and to make their "quarter". Very rich experience supported by the explanations of the captain. An event to celebrate? (birthday type)? The crew goes out of their way to fulfill our wishes. Our second stay on the beautiful "Dame des tropiques" was as successful as the first, when will the next be? Hope that Gregoire will always be at the helm because we had a crush on this young captain serious and full of humor ... who has adapted to the group of sixties sometimes a little dissipated ....
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