Jérôme Le Joubioux

Vannes - Director

+ 33 6 07 45 71 73 - jerome@antipode-yachts.com

Jérôme founded Antipode in 2007 after having spent 15 years working for a major French boat builder, having sold and delivered boats all over the world. As all the employees of Antipode, Jérôme is passionate about the sea, boats and anything that floats by some means … especially when it goes fast : windsurfing, dinghies, catamarans, offshore racing, Jérôme loves putting on his wet suit and navigate on his favorite spots : Golfe du Morbihan and the Quiberon Bay. He is an expert on technical points, especially on rigging and sails, and is very proud to say that he always recognizes a boat on the first look.

« We sell used boats that by definition are not perfect and we need to be irreproachable on the manner in which the transactions are carried out, respecting the interest of the buyer and the seller ».

Jean-Baptiste Lemaire

Vannes - Partner

+ 33 6 10 25 00 03 - jb@antipode-yachts.com

At the age of 4 he was learning to sail on the Seine, at 15 he was doing his first French Micro championship, at 25 he was sailing across the Atlantic on an Wauquiez and at 39 he ran the Mini Transat and finished 7th in the Series category. In 2018, Jean-Baptiste raced the Transquadra (double handed transatlantic race) on the ARCHAMBAULT A 35 VLI MAGELLIMO and finished on the podium in 3rd place.

Fifteen years of experience in selling yacht charters brought him to sail on many seas, from Polynesia to South Britt any, via the Caribbean or the Mediterranean. Cruising or racing, comfort and performance, the extent of Jean-Baptiste’s experience enables him to give relevant advice with regards to the client’s navigation program. He is as dedicated to selling a boat as he is to preparing his boat for the Mini Transat : there is no place left for luck. Smiling, relaxed, available and always in a good mood, Jean-Baptiste is your partner to buy your boat : « At Antipode, we are rigorous, precise and available. We have the sense of service and it is not because we have the cheque that the job is done ».

Since November 2022, Jean-Baptiste is a partner in the company ANTIPODE

François Mouchel

Port-la-Forêt - Sales

+33 6 62 30 97 30 - francois@antipode-yachts.com

At the age of 34, François has already known three professional lives all related to his passion for boats. He worked several years as a carpenter building magnificent small modern wooden boats. After this he work on the preparation on boats for offshore racing, notably Figaro Bénéteau. With the technical experience gained and animated by his passion, he then trained at the Institut Nautique de Bretagne when a Bénéteau dealer gave him the responsibility for an agency in Port-la-Fôret. At the same time, he has always been sailing on dinghys, catamarans, Surprise, J 80 and classic sailing yachts such as the Pen Duick. Currently he races with his Gib’Sea 80+ and with other enthusiasts they are trying to revive the series.

This accumulation of experiences is a richness that François shares with Antipode’s clients. « When I discover boat, I have a trained eye to appreciate the complete condition. I can give well informed advice on all the technical parts and the navigation program suitable for each boat.» François joined the team in 2019. Based in Port-la-Fôret, he is our interlocutor in Finistère. « Since years back Antipode have developed efficient tools to offer a quality service that has made their reputation. I am very happy to have integrated the team and share my passion with our clients. I am not a very ordinary seller, I can only sell boats! »

Catherine Cattaert

Vannes - Sales assistant

+33 2 97 68 49 44 - catherine@antipode-yachts.com

Catherine joined Antipode in 2023 after having spent over 30 years in the cosmetic industry. She has boats “in her genes”. As a child she helped her father build their own sailing boat, a beautiful catamaran that brought the family to the Antilles. Catherine cruised around the Golfe du Morbihan and its islands on board the successive family boats (First 211, First 260, Dehler 29) and then with her racing partner, even though she readily admits that she prefers “reading and fishing when it is possible !”. From her past in the world of cosmetics, Catherine has kept her scientific rigor, her versatility, her optimism and great curiosity. A precious quality for her as in parallel she practices traditional Chinese medicine.

“I’m delighted to have joined team, very friendly and committed. We create a relation with our clients with rigour and delight !”

Axel Le Port

Vannes - Broker assistant (Alternating student ESUP Vannes)

+33 2 97 68 49 44 - axel@antipode-yachts.com

Born and raised in the Golfe du Morbihan, Axel could have joined the Merchant Navy like his father and grandfather before him. But after having studied at the ESCAM commerce school in Brest, Axel joined Antipode on a work-study program in Octobre 2023 as part of his Bachelors in Commerce, Marketing and Sales at ESUP in Vannes. Passionate about surfing as much as fishing, Axel has already gained experiences where the sea is never far away : welcoming of the boats on the water at the marina of l’Ile aux Moines or oyster farms. Learning to sell, learning to sail: that’s what drives Axel.

“With Antipode I have discovered a team that really listens to their clients. The market is dynamic, our mission is exciting : I like to sell everything and being in contact with the client and try to understand their expectations as best I can. I believe I will live a very enriching experience.”

Antipode recruits

1 Yacht Broker

> Permanent full-time

> Based in Vannes, France

> Fluent English required

> Personal practice of sailing, cruising or racing

> Extensive travel West of France, car provided

1 Commercial Assistant

> Permanent full-time or part-time to be agreed with the candidate

> Based in Vannes, France

> Fluent English required

> Personal practice of sailing, cruising or racing

> Extensive travel in Britain, car provided


Jérôme Le Joubioux : + 33 6 07 45 71 73