Technical and Operational Information and Guidance for the safe use of the French Maid

This section is divided into four areas all of which should be read prior to your sailing the French Maid.

  • The first area: Captain's Pass Down Orders is mandatory reading and you will be required to sign a statement at the time of check out with Seabbatical Long Term Charters that you received this information and that you understand it. Why? We have seen that a few charter guests have misused (let's assume it was unknowingly misused) the French Maid's equipment which resulted in damages and excessive costs to repair or replace. We have commissioned the French Maid with top-of-the-line equipment to provide the best cruising experience possible and we want each subsequent charter guest to have the best experience without finding damaged equipment or lost items. Granted mistakes do happen, just acknowledge them by informing Seabbatical Long Term Charters so that they can be fixed prior to the next charter and pay for the damages. Your insurance should cover some of the mishaps, lost items, and damages.

  • The second area: Technical Specifications lists the specifications and information about the French Maid and her equipment.
  • The third area: Operating Instructions for the equipment on board the French Maid. Since the PDF files are too large for this web site, links have been provided to "dropbox" where you can read/print the manufacturers' instructions. All of the operating instructions are on the computer at the Nav Station and paper copies are in the bookcase binders. We have included a few notes/remarks about the equipment that need clarification or emphasis. If any of the installed equipment is new to you, Please, Please read the operating and care and use instructions before using it. Damage caused by failing to follow the instructions will be charged to you. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call Jim Bateman
  • The fourth area: Emergency and Safety Procedures Guide. We are not about to tell you how to handle emergencies or how to be safe. You may or may not have more experience than us. It is your judgment and ability to handle the yacht and crew so as to return to port in the same condition as you departed. Please read the sailing/cruising literature we have placed onboard for you and your crew's enlightenment.

Where to Find Us:

Bookings & Charter Info

BVI and Caribbean  Charter Managers:

Seabbatical Long Term Charters

Call Dan Surmond

Bus:1 780 974 5257

Cell: 1 780.974.5257



Atlantic Coast Charters Managers:

French Maid, LLC

Call  or Fax Jim






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