After an international career in Marketing, Christel settled down in 2003 in the South of France. It was just the beginning of a great adventure in the world of yachting: firstly with the worldwide distribution of US sport boats, later with the sales and services for the Benelux clients of the Ferretti Group. Running her own company has always been on Christel’s mind, since her MBA studies in the area of Seattle, and it became a reality in 2012. Since then, she has been dedicating her hard work exclusively to support yacht owners, providing a tailored yacht management along with a professional charter organization. Her encounter with her business partner Yann Gaucher happened at the right time. Their skills are complimentary and they are both driven by upper customer satisfaction.
Yann has been in the yachting industry since birth, following his father’s steps in the Port Vauban harbour, towing his first boat at the age of 14. He developed at a very young age a hard working mentality, a service come first attitude, together with a strong technical knowledge. He is well acquainted with all the local partners, being able to provide fast and reliable solutions. On top of this, Yann is a very good yacht captain and can jump behind the wheel whenever needed. Together with Christel, they are now able to provide a wide range of services.
Brigitte has had a successful career working as a PA in countries as diverse as the United States, France, Dubaï and Saudi Arabia. She is fluent in English, French and knowledgeable in Spanish and Italian.
Brigitte has a positive and proactive mindset, she is multicultural and open-minded thanks to her experience traveling and working all around the world. In her spare time she enjoys singing, playing music and painting.
Niels Lensen grew up at the lakes of Loosdrecht in The Netherlands where he started sailing at the age of 5. Passionate with motor boats, he has been navigating with his family both in Holland and the South of France since then. His love for yachting led him to become a yacht broker in Holland and in 2002 Niels moved to the South of France and has been working as an international yacht broker, having worked with the exclusive Ferretti Group brands for 7 years together with Christel Pocachard which turned out to be a highly successful partnership as Christel and Niels both showed their commitment to service a large and demanding international clientèle, servicing and selling yachts from 15 - 40 metres in length. The Dutch roots of Niels Lensen also appeal to Dutch Shipyards who have been working with him in the South of France since many years, by re-joining Christel Pocachard, the Charter and yacht Management services of Naturally Yachting are now extended with Niels who will be taking the lead of the sales department.