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In terms of the number of yachts sold worldwide, HanseYachts AG is the second-biggest manufacturer of sailing yachts in the world and VSV Yacht Sales is very proud to be your 'Hanse Caribbean' dealer.

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Shipyard of HanseYachts AG, Greifswald, Germany. Hanse production team with Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany, and Hanse CEO Jens Gerhardt.

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All Privilège catamarans are built at the Privilège Marine shipyard in Les Sables-d’Olonne, France.


About Us

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VSV owners Richard Lacelle, Helen Goulet & Denis Brisbois at the Cannes Yachting Festival, France.

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Hanse Caribbean is a division of Vacances Sous Voiles (VSV) and we are the exclusive dealer for HanseYachts AG sailboat brands Hanse, Dehler & Moody in the Caribbean and for the full line of Privilège sailing and power catamarans in the USA, Canada and Caribbean. Based in Montreal and Ottawa, Canada, we are bilingual and can offer our services in both English and French.

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VSV-Hanse Caribbean participating in the BVI Spring Regatta 2019, Hanse Class.

We connect with our customers by hosting and attending boat shows in the USA and attending international boatshows in Europe. We arrange for private visits to the Privilege shipyard in France. We host a hands-on, 3-day orientation program for new Privilege owners we call 'Privilege Academy', participate in the BVI Spring Regatta 'Hanse class', organize sea trials, deliveries and occasionally allow participation in passage-making! We believe in building and maintaining long-term relationships with our clients and with the teams at the shipyards to ensure the best possible outcome for you, our customer.

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Delivery & sea trial: Rob with new Privilege 500 owner, Rob S. and delivery team from Privilege Marine.

image Each year HanseYachts AG holds an annual dealers meeting at the Hanse shipyard in Germany. Since taking on the Privilege brand in 2018, we have won 'Dealer of the Year' for both 2018 and 2019!


imageOwners Richard Lacelle and Helen Goulet have enjoyed a lifelong love of sailing and have years of experience running a charter fleet, including Hanse & Moody, in the BVI. They have extensive knowledge of the Hanse brand, both professionally and personally, of yacht delivery and the logistics of keeping your boat in the BVI, and are well-connected in the sailing community. If you live in the Caribbean OR plan to keep and sail your new yacht in the Caribbean, then we are your Hanse dealer!
Call Richard: 1 (514) 994-9142​ or email: richard@vsvbvi.com.

imageDenis Brisbois has many years of sailing experience and is the owner of a Hanse 548 named 'Soulmate' (his second Hanse yacht!) Denis loves to sail in the British Virgin Islands and keeps his current boat at the Nanny Cay Marina in Tortola. Like many Québécois, he also sails on Lake Champlain, located between Vermont and New York. Denis is a 'monohull guy' and as part owner of VSV, he loves to work the boat shows, often offering his own yacht for display. Look for Denis at the Hanse booth the next time you are in Annapolis or Newport; he's always proud to show his boat and happy to answer your questions about sailing, the caribbean, and ofcourse, Hanse yachts.

imageRob Poirier is our sales and marketing manager for the Privilege line of luxury catamarans in North America and the Caribbean. He has over 20 years experience in the industry, working directly with catamaran builders in North America, South America and Europe and has made many passages aboard both sailing and powercats, all over the world. He likes to say that he never tires of talking about boats, so feel free to call anytime.
Phone: 1 (613) 981-1740  Email: rob@privilegecatamaransamerica.com