Before any Privilège catamaran can be delivered to its owner, it must first fully satisfy Javier Serra. He wields a list containing hundreds of points of detail that relate to the interior and exterior finish, the deck gear and the technical installations behind the scenes. During a 24-hour intensive sea trial, he will evaluate each item on the list and inform the yard of any shortcomings.
Satisfaction for me is when problems are solved right and on time with a happy and grateful customer at the end.
Born in Baiona, in Spain’s wild northwest corner, Javier has always sailed. His hometown lies at the mouth of the southernmost of Galicia’s famous rias — deep river inlets that offer shelter and spectacular scenery. They also make an important stop-over for bluewater boats heading across the Atlantic, as many Privilège catamarans do.
He looks every inch the experienced sailor with his distinctive beard and has long worked with boats. When we asked him what he likes to do in his spare time, he replied with just a single word: “Sailing!” If he had his own Privilège yacht, he wouldn’t hesitate. “I would go sailing around the world.”