Your visit to Gruissan
Some helpful information in order to ensure that you have the best possible visit
Where to meet?
We will meet you at the main reception in the marina at Place Raymond Gleizes.
Address: Place Raymond Gleizes, 11430 Gruissan, France
+33 (0)4 68 75 21 60
We have laid out an approximate schedule of what will be happening throughout the day to help you prepare. Should you need a second day for further support our team will discuss and arrange this with you on an individual basis.
9.00 Arrival - your Ancasta Sales Manager will make advance arrangements with you, so you know where to meet and when.
9.30 On the dock - you will then be taken to your boat to introduce you to your Handover Technician who has prepared your boat. They will spend the day familiarising you with the various systems on board, including the electronics and engine.
13.00-14.00 Lunch - and a chance for a pause!
14.00 Sea Trial – our Handover Technician will take you out on your boat so you can familiarise yourself with the boat at sea and at the same time check everything is to your total satisfaction.
16.00 Back on the dock – our Handover Technician will go over the warranty paperwork with you, and give you the contact details for your Aftersales and Customer Service points of contact post-handover.
17.00 Paperwork - your Ancasta Sales Manager will run through any outstanding balances, go through the final paperwork so you can sign off, and the boat will be officially yours!
Please note these timings may vary depending on the questions you may have or we may move the test sail to the morning if the weather forecast is more favourable.
What to bring
Warm clothes – we will be going out on the water for a test sail and it can be chilly out there!
Things to organise prior to handover day
Remember the boat is yours at the end of the day so you must have in place the following:
Safety equipment - if you are providing your own equipment you should have this for your delivery to the boats mooring.
Insurance - our insurance ceases on handover so your investment should be covered from this point.
Berthing- you will need to organise your own berthing after handover. As this is normally Friday there may be an available berth over the weekend, your sales contact will discuss this with you so you can make arrangements in advance.
Border Control for UK Flagged Boats – please be aware that control processes have recently been introduced in some locations as the UK is not part of the Schengen Agreement, you may need to allow half a day for this (NB. The local Border Control offices are closed at weekends).
If you need help or would like us to organise any of these items please do not hesitate to ask!
Where to stay
Address: 16 Avenue du General Azibert 11430 Gruissan
+33 (0) 6 58 55 89 44
Gruissan’s house welcomes you to the gruissan house. This late 19th century mansion has been recently renovated with great care of retaining the architecture and original building materials. There is a lovely shaded and quiet courtyard where you can enjoy your breakfast or relax with a refreshing drink. The geographical location of the House allows you to access the marina, such as the marina, the many lagoons, the aromatic garigue or else the vineyards. Very nice owners, superb rooms and centrally located just 250 yards from the marina.
Where to eat
Address: Nautical Pole Chalets, 11430 Gruissan
+33 (0)4 68 65 25 10
A popular summer cafe where friends from all walks of life meet in a joyfully welcoming atmosphere.
Serving products selected from their friends fishermen, producers, winemakers, giving preference to go organic, sourced locally where possible. Great restaurant, ON THE BEACH, only 3 mins drive from the marina with a cool chillax atmosphere. This is where handover lunches will take place.
Where to eat
Address: 13 rue de la République,11430 Gruissan Village
+33 (0) 4 68 75 12 07
Very passionate chef who loves using local produce and especially organic. Think Heston Blumenthal meets surf ‘n’ turf. In the heart of the village of Gruissan, this ancient residence once hosted the presbytery. We invite you to take a seat to enjoy a cuisine of flavors and terroir. A cuisine of elegance where land-sea associations are mastered, mixing tradition and modernity.