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Hello, I am Bruce

Roquebrune-sur-Argens France • Member since 2018


About me

Association ( loi 1901) EV Sunrise was created in 2008 to promote an ecological way of living and promote environmental conservation.
In 2018 a Scottish Fishing trawler was purchased and converted to Sail power in 2020 to be more ecological and economic on fuel.
Skippered at present by Bruce, an ex navy sailor, and SCAPA flow diving Skipper.
Sunrise was delivered from Scotland to Nice, via Gibraltar and converted to a more comfortable MED expedition trawler, with its new aft dining deck with sun Bimini and BBQ cooking area, and forward lounging areas for guest to enjoy. Overnight stays are possible for up to 10 guest with basic comforts at minimal cost.
Bruce had excellent knowledge of the Northern Mediterranean coastline including France and Italy which I gained over the last 25 years living and sailing in the MED, and is president of the Association.

Association EV Sunrise and it’s crew and members, are passionate about everything related to the sea and its conservation and promote this cause by fundraising events to learn in a fun and responsable way about protecting and conserving our oceans..

My level of experience

  • On a sailboat : Skipper Pro
  • On a motor boat : Skipper Pro


  • Offshore license obtained
  • Professional Skipper

Maritime experience

A 52 y.o. ex navy sailor converted to RYA Yachtmaster with Ocean's qualifications, as well as MCA approved engineering course. Have owned yachts and completed deliveries of motor and sailing yachts in the Mediterranean and Atlantic sailing areas since year 2000. I have excellent knowledge of the Northern Mediterranean coastline including France and Italy which I gained over the last 25 years living and sailing in the Med. Passionate about everything related to the sea and its conservation. I would like people to experience the sea, learn about it and to have fun at sea in a safe and responsible way.

reviews (9)

  • Wi
    September 2019

    Fantastic! I cannot recommend Bruce and the Sunrise highly enough. The boat is a great size for larger groups, kitted out with everything you could need and is great value for money. Bruce was a brilliant host, responded very quickly to all our queries and even took us out on a different day after bad weather was forecast on the original date. A great find and an unforgettable experience!

  • Jérome
    September 2019

    Bruce et son équipage ont été super. Un sens de l accueil très chaleureux, des petites attentions bienvenues, un bateau adapté aux groupes. Nous y avons passé le weekend à 8 à l occasion d un anniversaire et c était parfait ! La mise à disposition du kayak et du paddle a participé à la convivialité du moment. Je les temercie chaleureusement et recommande vivement cette expérience !!!

  • Mi
    August 2019

    Superbe sortie en famille, Bruce et son équipage sont accueillants, sympathiques et disponibles.
    Le bateau, très atypique nous a permis de passer une bonne journée et de pratiquer les différentes activités.
    A refaire et a recommander les yeux fermés.
    Merci BRUCE et son équipage.

  • James
    August 2019

    Just the most wonderful day. Bruce and Franco were so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We had a ten month old with us and they put us at ease straight away. They also made the experience for our 4 and 7 year old nieces and nephews so fun. The boat was fab in terms of cooking and storing drinks. Also the kayak and paddle boards were such an extra bonus! Highly, highly recommend this boat. We will be back!

  • Charlotte
    July 2019

    C'était tout simplement génial !
    Le bateau est fabuleux !! Authentique et il y a tout ce qu'il faut pour s'amuser et profiter pleinement !
    L'équipage est super sympa et très à l'écoute !! Merciiii milles fois encore !!

  • Ro
    June 2019

    Superb —> couldn’t have wished for more

    There are many options on how to spend your time and money in Côte d’Azure; this experience however will rank long in the memories of my friends and family.

    Captain Bruce and his team made our pre-wedding boat experience a highlight of the year. The good ship Sunrise is a place where you’ll have a ton of fun with a professional skipper who is genuine and ready to go out of his way to make your voyage unforgettable.

    5-stars isn’t enough to rank our recommendation.

    Bruce, you get 100 !

  • Jo
    October 2018

    Une journée magique! Le bateau est magnifique et très bien équipé (gros plus pour le barbecue !), Bruce et Barbara sont adorables. La communication est très facile et ils ont été très flexibles sur les horaires etc. Je recommande à 100%!

  • Da
    September 2018

    Super après-midi en compagnie de Bruce et Barbara !
    Extrêmement sympathiques et arrangeant nous avons passé un super moment à bord ! Je recommande vivement :)

  • Lo
    August 2018

    Fabuleux ! Simple ! Efficace ! Atypique ! Adorable ..... que dire ..... MERCI à Bruce et Barbara pour cette magnifique journée !!!! A l’écoute , sérieux , a l’heure .... la totale !!!! Très belle expérience et on remet ça semaine prochaine !!!!! N’hésitez pas en tout cas ....