About us

Luxury catamarans for blue water sailing

Privilège is the most renown luxury catamaran brand for blue water sailing. Since more than 30 years, we dedicate our work to design and manufacture individually tailored masterpieces, giving Privilège owners their exclusive home at sea.

Once upon a time

Philippe Jeantot

(twice world champion in single-handed sailing and founder of the famous Vendee Globe round-the-world race), designed the original cruising catamaran for his family to live aboard during their calls : comfort, strength and security were the basic criteria.


In 1985, he founded Jeantot Marine and exhibited his first vessel in Paris, more for personal pride than to start a life in marine construction, however the many orders he received encouraged him to set out on this next great adventure !

Philippe Jeantot brought all his round-the-world navigation experience to the Privilège brand, creating a superb design in terms of comfort, security and cruising pleasure !

In 1989, the shipyard was the leading builder of cruising catamarans, dominating the American market, and became a benchmark for the profession. Recognition came in the form of: Le Trophée International de la Qualité in 1992. The Privilège 45 and 42 were chosen as 'Boat of the Year' in the USA in 1995 and 1996.

In 1996, under the aegis of Alliaura, the brand grew and confirmed its position at the top of its class in large catamarans over 15m ; over 60 vessels ranging from 18-23m were delivered around the world, with the well-known PRIVILÈGE 745 being the flagship of the fleet.

2012 sees a new chapter being written in the Privilège story, where passion, quality and experience are the watch-words. On the historic site at Les Sables d'Olonne, PRIVILÈGE MARINE has gathered a highly qualified team, many with more than 20 years seniority... These men and women form a truly enthusiastic and committed team, led by Gilles Wagner.

Since May 2017, Privilège Marine has been part of the worldwide well known HanseYachts AG.


Meet the great team of privilège

Great things start with passion.

Gilles WAGNER : CEO of Privilège Marine since 2012

I am the proud CEO of a marvelous company with outstanding yachts and an amazing team. All my life I have been working in the industrial sector, managing projects in the hotel, automotive and naval industry. In 2012 I have realized a personal dream. I joined Privilège and experienced something I have never experienced before. The intensive passion for a product. Every new Privilège is a masterpiece, build in cooperation with its new owner, for the blue oceans of this world.

Isabelle DOUX  :  Head of HR since 2015

Since 33 year I dedicate my work to the nautical sector. In 2015, I had the chance to join Privilège Marine, for me one of the most outstanding shipyards in the world.

Cécilia EDELINE : Marketing & Communication Manager since 2006

Privilège and I go back a long way. I learned to sail offshore on a Privilège and was enchanted ever since by the grace of these yachts. Since 2006, I have the honor to act as marketingmanager as well as interior specialist, working together with future owners to design their personal Privilège.

Bernard VOISIN : Technical manager since 1988

I can almost say that my life is dedicated to Privilège catamarans! After my studies in the electrotechnical domain, I worked 7 years in the construction industry. Then I had the opportunity to join the team of Philippe Jeantot to work on the mechanics, plumbing and embedded systems on Privilège. It fascinates me to see the impressive evolution of the yachts.

Eric ELLEAUME : Head of Customer Service since 2012

With my master's degree in economic sciences, my working life brings me to other horizons... Customer Service ! After 25 years of experience in supply chain activity in sectors like telephony, automotive and food industries, I moved to a new area, in Les Sables d'Olonne. Here, I discovered with great pleasure, the yachting industry and especially Privilège with very passionated customers and owners.

Freddy MICHAUD, COO since 2018

"As a Vendéen through and through, I’ve been lucky to be able to combine my manufacturing experience with my passion for boating. I am pleased to bring the best aspects of industrialisation to the yard. Joining Privilège was above all a choice of the heart, made by my passion for the sea. It’s also the story of beautiful encounters with the directors of the shipyard and the HanseYachts group. Finally, building unique boats that match the customer's wishes makes my job a fascinating one.

Régis PICART, CFO since 2018

After 23 years spent especially in the electronics industry, it is a pleasure to join a motivated team and the very pleasant boating industry.

I am pleased to participate to the development of Privilege studying the key financial indicators. Working for Privilege is also an opportunity for me to come in the west coast of France. The Privilege catamarans are splendid, the technical know-how recognized and I really feel joining a family.

Expertise and experience

Expertise does not come about on its own, it is built up over time !

Marc Lombard , renowned architect with an historic connection to Privilège, is in constant relation with the PRIVILÈGE MARINE R&D team on research, development and services, for example :


  • Optimisation of space and accommodation needs
  • Balance of weight and strength
  • Management of electrical installations, plumbing, mechanics and electronics
  • Efficient deck layout with reliable equipment and fittings
  • Quality control and monitoring at every stage of build
  • Launch, commissioning, sea-trial and delivery of every Privilège sold

The GRP section and the construction department are led by experts constantly seeking to improve and expand their knowledge.

Also, the wood work is part of our culture and we propose a choice of fine finishes in maple, oak or cherry. A highly qualified and multi-skilled team supervises the fabrication and assembly of the whole Privilège range up to final delivery.

PRIVILÈGE MARINE has a close team, passionated and expert to create the best sailing experience and dealer service for all our owners.

Construction quality

The studies CAC/CAD of hulls, shapes and decks are entirely developed by the design office of MARC LOMBARD DESIGN GROUP (MLDG). Each Privilège has been studied and modelled with the most modern performing software, used for improving hull shape resistance (prismatic) and hull drag (Computational Fluid Dynamics software) and the structural performance of the boat (Fine Element Analysis software)

The reputation of MARC LOMBARD's design office does not need further demonstration. Its numerous victories in offshore racing and multihull projects (Formula 40, Orma 60, etc), and also in the mono-hulls world (Classe 40, Imoca 60, IRC, Mini Transat, etc) are sufficient proofs. Historically focused on racing, MARC LOMBARD is the very first naval architect office to integrate doctorate specialists in hydrodynamics, to further expands its expertise.

"The forward pod ":the Privilège signature!

The distinctive Privilège style in looks and construction has existed since 1985. Owners, charter operators and guests agree on the following:

The extra volume in the pod allows for generous volume space in the forward cabins, especially for the Owner's Suite.

This space can be used for full view across the boat in the Owner's Stateroom.

A fixed baby stay, ready for use in order to set a storm sail or staysail should bad weather set in.

A large comfort factor in rough weather when the pod leans on the wave in order to avoid deep immersion of the bows, On a structural point of view, the forward beam and seagull striker is supported on 3 points, which reinforces the whole structure at sea.

Structure / Infusion

The hulls, decks and structural bulkheads are made in infused sandwich with some vinylester base resins, known for their anti osmosis properties. Top quality closed-cell foam is used in order to allow a well controlled impregnation of the entire sandwich during the infusion process; weight and resistance are thus optimised, sonic and thermic insulation preserved.

Some monolithic areas are devoted when fittings such as thru hulls, ground plates, etc. are added in order to avoid any risk of water infiltration and also to secure the fitting to a crush-proof base.

The "impact zones" have been especially addressed :

  • keels areas are entirely isolated from the rest of the catamaran and are subject to numerous vertical and horizontal reinforcements,
  • the fore peaks are equipped with compartments named "crash boxes" to optimize the buoyancy of the vessel in case of frontal impact, and this since the very first Privilège,
  • the aft transoms are equipped with a waterproof bulkhead to safeguard the engine compartment in case of damage (grounding, etc)

Systems on board / Technical

In close cooperation with MARC LOMBARD, our engineers design and develop the entire range of equipment necessary for the construction of our catamarans. From the technical systems, interior layouts, selection of deck fittings, right up to the delivery to the customer. The multi-area know-how and experience from our craftsmen as well as the feedback from our owners are unique assets.

Our team supervises the entire technical follow up of each unit, throughout the construction process, up to and including final sea trials. In particular:

Mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, plumbing, A/C, the outstanding quality of these installations and on board systems does not require further proof. The installed equipment is:

  • easy to use with an automated real-time management system,
  • studied and installed in strict accordance with the toughest specifications by our experts,
  • continuously reviewed through the feedback received from owners and users,
  • accessible for maintenance or service. Furthermore, the equipment installed is supported by an international dealer network.

The technology watch we have set up allows our technical team to test and validate various products and/or process to constantly improve the operation of Privilège catamarans. Many suppliers and sub-contractors have accompanied the brand for over 20 years and team up for the regular product innovations and development.

The passion and experience of our team allow the optimization of installations, and also to adjust to some specific demands, i.e. territorial requirements (US, Australia ...), charter or professional specifications, customize the technical management of the boat in accordance with our owner's expectations.

Interior layouts

The quality of our interiors does not allow for any compromise. Our interior furnishings (furniture, upholstery, electrical, etc.), use the best available products for your satisfaction. Technical integration (set up of equipments, phonic and thermic isolation, wires and supply set up, etc) and studies on ergonomics and functionality can optimize quality of life on board.

Deck fittings / Rigging / Sails

We work very closely with the office of MARC LOMBARD and our specific, faithful suppliers of over 20 years, to develop the best ergonomic and easy to use deck layouts while cruising, but without compromising with security and reliability.

MARECHAL mast, historic supplier of all our masts, has a second to none reputation. They accompany us in the development of each Privilège catamaran. The white lacquered aluminium profiles are optimised for the best strength/weight ratio, the weldings are flush, the fittings and additions well calculated. They also supply the fore-beam, which is so important for the main strength of the whole hull / pod / deck configuration.

Elvström sails, well known as the supplier for a large majority or racing yachts, has been a faithful partner since the first sailing of our Privilège in 1985. They use the best fabrics, take special care given with the stitching and cutting, reinforcements to clews, tack and head corners, with the thread lines. All important details in the fabrication are addressed so that the sails will not get prematurely old under tropical conditions.

Tests and delivery

PRIVILÈGE MARINE has an exceptional location on the marina of Les Sables d'Olonne:

  • direct access for launching from the yard with a 500T shiplift,
  • mast-stepping at the yard by our team,
  • static shore-side tests in accordance with a detailed protocol,
  • sea trials in real conditions, all this is done in order to guarantee a properly functioning boat,
  • private pontoon at the shipyard.

It is fairly common to be confronted with dysfunctions in new equipments; tuning is necessary, constant controls will be made until total satisfaction is reached...





Since 1985, Marc Lombard has been the chief designer for Privilège giving special attention to the owner’s preferences: ”For more than 3 decades I have sailed and lived the Privilège dream. Every Privilège is designed and built to combine seaworthiness with comfort, luxury and pleasure, a true masterpiece on the sea.”

Historically focused on racing, Marc Lombard was the very first naval architect’s office to integrate specialists in hydrodynamics.

DESIGNER - Franck Darnet


Franck Darnet is undoubtedly one of the worlds most renowned interior designers for luxury hotels, and custom yachts. His refined designs are found on every Privilège making them the most elegant multihulls today.

News Archive

Privilege Serie 7 Namaste - First sail test

The Privilège Serie 7 NAMASTE made her first sea trial last saturday in Les Sables d'Olonne. Ideal weather to test this giant of the seas of 22,70m...

Etienne Marcel Award 2016 to Privilege Marine

Privilege Marine is proud to receive the "Prix Etienne Marcel 2016" Award !

PRIVILEGE SERIE 6 nominated !

The Sailing Today Awards will once again celebrate excellence in the marine industry and cruising world.

Interiors as per your wishes

During the International Multihull Show in La Grande-Motte, Privilege Marine has exhibited two owners' catamarans, two models with different interiors...

Privilege Marine signs her first EUPHORIE 5

Privilege Marine introduced the project in last September during Cannes Yachting Festival in order to answer to customers requirements : offer all the...


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Data privacy statement

We are delighted that you are interested in our company and our website. We would like to provide you below with information about the processing of your personal data in connection with your visit to our website.

Who is responsible for the data processing?
The controller within the meaning of the data protection legislation is

HanseYachts AG
Ladebower Chaussee 11
17493 Greifswald

E-mail: info(at)hanseyachts.com

You can find more information about our company, the duties of the individual authorised to represent the company and also other options for contacting us in our legal notice.

Our data protection officer
You can contact our data protection officer at:

HanseYachts AG
Attn. Data protection
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17493 Greifswald

E-mail: datenschutz(at)hanseyachts.com

Your rights as a data subject
If your personal data is processed, you are the data subject within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and you are entitled to assert the following rights against us:

You can ask us to confirm whether personal data that concerns you is processed by us (right of access).

Furthermore, you have to right to rectify incorrect data, a right to object to the processing, the right to restriction of the processing, a right to have your personal data erased and to assert your right to data portability. Should you have reason to believe that we are conducting processing unlawfully, you have the right to submit a complaint to a supervisory authority. You can submit a complaint for example to the supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over us:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit (State Commissioner for the Protection of Data and Freedom of Information) of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
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19055 Schwerin

What data concerning you do we process? For what purposes? On what legal basis?
We process the most varied of data, which you transmit to us while you are visiting our website. We provide a clear presentation of the individual processing for you below.

Provision of the website and creation of log files

Description and scope of the data processing
Each time our website is visited, our system automatically records data and information from the computer system of the requesting, i.e. your, computer.

The following data is collected here:

  1. IP address of the user
  2. Date and time of access
  3. Websites from which the user’s system was directed to our website
  4. Websites that were visited by the user’s system from our website
  5. Volume of data received and sent in bytes

The data is also stored in our system’s log files This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

Legal basis for the data processing
The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and the log files is Article 6(1) f) GDPR.

Purpose of the data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary in order to enable the website to be delivered to your computer. Your IP address has to be stored for the duration of the session for this.

The data is stored in log files in order to ensure that the website functions properly. Furthermore, the data helps us to optimise the website and to guarantee the security of our information technology systems. No evaluation of the data for marketing purposes takes place in this connection.

These purposes are also based on our legitimate interests in the data processing pursuant to Article 6(1) f) GDPR.

Duration of storage
The data is erased as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. If the data is collected in order to provide the website, the data is erased when the current session is ended.

If the data is stored in our log files, it is erased after no more than seven days.

Contact – Your interest in us

Description and scope of the data processing
You have the option on our website of getting in contact with us using a variety of contact forms in order to order a brochure, to submit a general enquiry, to request access to a product configurator or even to arrange a meeting at a boat show.

If you use this option, the data entered on the input screen will be sent to us and stored. This data includes:

Title, given name, family name, address, post code, town, country, e-mail, telephone number, contents / subject matter of your enquiry.

No disclosure of the data to third parties takes place in principle in this connection. We disclose your data to your nearest specialist dealer, who will process your enquiry. The data is used in principle only for processing the enquiry.

Legal basis for the data processing
The legal basis for processing the data is provided by Article 6(1) f) GDPR. If the purpose of getting in contact by e-mail is to enter into a contract, an additional basis for the processing is provided by Article 6(1) b) GDPR.

Purpose of the data processing
The processing of the personal data helps us to answer your enquiry. These purposes are also based on our legitimate interests in the data processing pursuant to Article 6(1) f) GDPR. We take care in this connection that we process only the data from you that is actually required.

Duration of storage
We store your data in our management system. The data is erased as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected, its erasure is not in conflict with any statutory retention requirements (10 years) and it is no longer required for our interests. We conduct a regular review every two years to this end.

Newsletter data

If you would like to access the newsletter offered on the website, we need to have your email address as well as information allowing us to check that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Additional data are not collected or are collected only on a voluntary basis. We use these data exclusively for sending the information requested and do not disclose them to third parties.

The data entered on the newsletter registration form are processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Article 6(1a) GDPR). You may use the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter at any time to withdraw the granted consent to save the data, email address and the use thereof for sending the newsletter. The lawfulness of any data processing already carried out is not affected by this withdrawal.

The data kept by us for the purposes of receiving the newsletter will be saved by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted after the newsletter stops. Data that are saved by us for other purposes are not affected by this.


Description and scope of the data processing
We use cookies to operate our website. Cookies are small text files that are automatically stored on your system by your browser. We use what are known as session cookies in order to make our website easier to use and fully functional. Furthermore, we use what are known as “persistent cookies” in order to analyse search behaviour, but also to measure the reach of the website with the help of Google Analytics and Facebook. You will find more information on the use of cookies for marketing purposes and for the measuring the reach in this statement.

Legal basis for the data processing
The legal basis for processing the data is provided by Article 6(1) f) GDPR.

Purpose of the data processing
We process this data for the purpose of the commercial operation of this website. This purpose is also based on our legitimate interests in the data processing pursuant to Article 6(1) f) GDPR.

Duration of storage
Session cookies are deleted after you leave our website or at the latest when you close your browser. The persistent cookies that we and third parties such as Google use are valid for between 24 hours and two years depending on their function.

Opt-out and rectification option
You can switch of the use of all cookies in the basic settings of your browser. This can mean, however, that our website will no longer be fully functional. Furthermore, you can object to the use of cookies for advertising purposes and for the measurement of the reach (opt out). You can use the following websites for this for example: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/

Web analysis using Google Analytics

Description and scope of the data processing
We use Google Analytics on our website to analyse your surfing behaviour. The software places a cookie on your computer (see the section on cookies above). The following data is stored if individual pages of our website are visited:

  1. Three bytes of the IP address of the user’s client system
  2. The website visited
  3. The website from which the user came to the website now being visited (referrer)
  4. Sub-pages that are visited from the website being visited
  5. Time spent on the website
  6. Frequency of visits to the website
  7. Origin (country and town)
  8. Language
  9. Operating system
  10. Device (PC, tablet PC or smartphone)
  11. Browser
  12. Screen resolution
  13. Traffic sources
  15. Retrieval of specific URLs
  16. Interactions with the website (clicks)

The Google Analytics software is a service offered by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (Google). All data is (generally) transmitted to Google servers in the US and stored there for processing.

In order to guarantee that European data protection law is complied with, Google has signed the Privacy Shield Framework

We have set up Google Analytics so that the IP addresses is not stored in full, but with the last byte of the IP address masked. This means that the IP address counts as anonymised and there is no possibility of identifying you through it.

Collecting the specified data allows us and the other clients of Google’s advertising services to display advertisements to you that might match your interests.

The stored data is used by Google among other things in order to analyse and compile reports on the usage behaviour on our website.

We are able to use these services on the one hand through a direct connection and, on the other, by using the “Google Tag Manager”.

Legal basis for the data processing
The legal basis for processing the personal data of the user is provided by Article 6(1) f) GDPR.

Purpose of the data processing
The processing of your personal data enables us to analyse surfing behaviour. Thanks to the analysis of the data acquired, we are able to compile information about the use of the individual elements of our website. This helps us to constantly improve the commercial operation of our website and its user-friendly design, but also to configure target group-specific advertising. These purposes are also based on our legitimate interests in processing the data pursuant to Article 6(1) f) GDPR. Your interest in the protection of your personal data is taken into satisfactory consideration by the anonymisation of your IP address.

Duration of storage
We have set up the Google services in such a way that the data is erased after 26 months, as we no longer need this data for analysis and processing purposes after that time,

Opt-out and rectification option
Cookies are stored on your computer and sent from there to our page when you use our website.. As a user, therefore, you also have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transfer of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all the functions of the website to the full extent.

You can restrict or prevent the processing of the data mentioned above. Google provides a browser plug-in for this: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Google provides you with more information on the use of the data, settings options and how to submit an objection:

“Use of data by Google when you use websites or apps of our partners” – https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners, “Use of data for advertising purposes” – http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads and “Managing information that Google uses to show you advertising” - http://www.google.de/settings/ads.

Use of content and services of third parties

Description and scope of the data processing
We use various technologies and services of third parties on our website. These include, for example, map services, technologies to filter spam in forms, but also the embedding of videos in blog entries. Data from you will therefore also be forwarded to third parties when your visit our website. This includes your IP address. We endeavour always to use service providers who use your data only for the relevant visit. The following are used:

  • Services of the provider Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, United States. When these services are used, data is transferred from and to Google services mainly in the US. You will find Google’s data privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy. You can adjust the use of your data by logging in to your Google account: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated Specifically, we use the following Google services:
    • We use the Google Maps map service to display maps.
  • Fonts of the service provider “fonts.com” Monotype GmbH, Werner-Reimers-Strasse 2–4, 61352 Bad Homburg. Each time you visit our website, font data from this service provider is loaded so that our website can be displayed in accordance with our settings. This embedding is also necessary for the billing of the licensing fees for the relevant font. You can find more information on the use of data, the responsibility of “fonts.com” and settings options in its data protection policy (https://www.monotype.com/legal/privacy-policy).
  • Services of the provider “JWPlayer” LongTail Ad Solutions, Inc., d/b/a JW Player, 2 Park Avenue, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10016, USA. The video player provided by JWPlayer is used on our website. If you visit our website and a video is played back using this video player, your browser transmits information on this to the developer. We do not use other forms of tracking in the videos using JWPlayer. You can find more information on the use of data, the responsibility of “JWPlayer” and settings options in its data protection policy (https://www.jwplayer.com/privacy/).

In addition to the service providers expressly specified here, other service providers may also be used that we require to provide the website or individual content. It is possible that personal data will be transferred to these service providers in this process. We ensure in principle that we conduct a careful analysis and use only service providers that can guarantee an appropriate level of security.

Legal basis for the data processing
The legal basis for processing the data is provided by Article 6(1) f) GDPR.

Purpose of the data processing
We process this data for the purpose of the commercial operation of this website. This purpose is also based on our legitimate interests in the data processing pursuant to Article 6(1) f) GDPR.

Reference texts

We process your data in principle only to process your enquiry. To this end, we transmit this data to the nearest authorised dealer so that they can advise you concerning your enquiry and send you offers and brochures. You can find further statements on this in our data privacy policy.

We process your data in principle only to process your enquiry and to provide access to our press releases in connection with that. You can find further statements on this in our data privacy policy.

We process your data in principle only to provide and to operate our newsletter. You can find further statements on this in our data privacy policy.

Appointment at dealers and certain boat shows:
We process your data in principle only to process your enquiry. To this end, we transmit this data to the authorised dealer you have selected so that they can advise you concerning your enquiry and send you offers and brochures. You can find further statements on this in our data privacy policy.