The Crew of Manutéa

Meet Your Hosts


Ben, your Captain and guide during your stay, is a graduate of the British Maritime & Coastguard Agency and holds a Master of Yachts 200 Tons Limited Certificate, and is STCW certified. With over 25,000 nautical miles under his belt, rest assured that you will arrive safely to your destination. His love of nature is contagious. He will also be your guide throughout your stay.

If you want to learn more about sailing or the nature that surrounds you, this teacher at heart, and a former guide at the Montreal Biodome and Tadoussac will be more than happy to share his wealth of knowledge with you.

Our hostess Nini, is a people person, and her love for life, along with her humble personality is like no other!

Nini knows how to pay close attention to the finer details, and she is very attentive to the needs of each individual. All of this, plus her talent for cooking will make you feel right at home!

She also has a STCW certification to ensure the safety of everyone on board!

Sailing with this incomparable duo, you will experience an unforgettable vacation tailored to your needs and desires.

There is something for everyone to enjoy, from peace and tranquillity, to an action-packed experience!

Benoit Pichette


Annick Laroche


  • Our Very First Experience!

    We had the chance to have this memorable experience with some extraordinary people. Captain Benoit and his wife Annick, the cook, welcomed us with open arms. It was our first experience on a catamaran and in the Bahamas, and it was a colorful and gastronomic adventure! If this is the adventure you are looking for in a heavenly place…Benoit and Annick are your hosts par excellence.

    Majo and Steph
  • A Wonderful Crew

    We had an amazing experience on the beautiful blue waters of the great Exuma in the Bahamas thanks Annick and Benoit’s wonderful crew.

    Édith and Steve

Explorers Of Happiness

is the ultimate goal,
that “Je ne sais quoi” that everyone is looking for!
That moment when we say we are completely happy…

But what is happiness? Where can we find it?
Is happiness a state of being, an emotion, a moment, a place, a person?

Each being on this earth has their own definition of happiness.
Some people will search for it,
while others will wait for it.

But, there are beings who will CREATE it, EXPLORE it and SAVOR it at every moment possible.
For them, happiness is from within.

It is through exploration of the world that they make their happiness be born, to grow and to last.
Let us learn to be EXPLORERS OF HAPPINESS.

We will accumulate happiness along our way, every day,
and we will have the chance to savor every moment of it!

Text written on the boat by Kathy Desrochers