CAPTAIN: Franck FEREY
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.
Then in 2014 joined 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.
CHEF: Maria Fancesca BATTAGLIA
Languages: French, Italian, Basic English
After her studies first in Marketing then in cooking, Maria Francesca acquired extensive experience working in good restaurants in the French Riviera and Swisszerland.
In 2006 she started to work on the Yachting industry first aboard a Paquebot “LE BLEU DE FRANCE” as Chef de rang.
Quickly she has the opportunity to work for charters including during big events like MIPIM as Cook- Stewardess aboard Motor Yachts SAMJA 40m in Corsica-Sardinia,
LA VIE EST BELLE 24m in Italy or ELISABETTA 38m in the Balearics.
Then as Chef aboard many M/Y: MISS CANDY 30m, SARAH 25m, SENSEI 35m, in the French Riviera; and ST JACQUET 23m in the Balearics.
Her cuisine is light and innovative, mostly French, Mediterranean, Thai & English but she can cook whatever guests likes.
Her passion for cooking leads her to search for new flavors and delicious recipes to surprise them.
Full of energy she likes nautical sports but also yoga and Art & Decoration.
CHIEF – STEWARDESS: Danielle KAROUBI
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.
1st OFFICER: Vincent ROUSSEAU
Stcw95, engineer 750kw, diving instructor
Languages : French, Spanish, English,
Diving instructor since 2014 and after studying marine engineering in Marseille, Vincent started his career in the marine industry working aboard numerous boats in south of France, Greece, Spain and Egypt.
Vincent joined the team on Ipharra in 2017 and embraced the challenges and rewards of maintaining all the systems in top working condition. Vincent is a professional, self-motivated individual who brings with him a lot of experience. He is easy going personality and is very much looking forward to entertaining you on your stay with all our water sport based activities.
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.