Pierre Prado

About us

My name is Pierre Prado and I was born in Brazil from french sailor parents. I lived the first 4 years of my life on the boat that my parents had built, between Brazil and the Caribbean, where we settled when I was 4 years old. Since I have been living in Martinique.

MERMER Location has been created by my father in 2001,  it celebrates in 2020 its 20 years of existence. Presently this small yacht charter company is family run by my father Georges PRADO and me Pierre (in picture).

My personal and professional convictions are to keep Mermer Location afloat, with quality services and the best possible price and the smallest environnemental impact.

Why catamaran yacht charter?

Mermer Location in the name of a famous book by Hugo Verlomme "MERMERE". This author inspired my parents to build there own boat. The company Mermer Location was founded in 2001. My father was previously base manager for a bareboat charter company in Martinique . He started with a catamaran and then developed the fleet slowly, while remaining on a "human scale" in order to be able to manage the maintenance and the marketing of our catamarans alone. I know want to share with the greatest number of people the pleasure of sailing and leaving on the sea

Quality rather than quantity

We are one of the last small yacht charter structure in Martinique (6 catamarans in 2023), it ensures a close relationship and an excellent service with its customers (have a look to review on the web); the majority of the competitors have at least 20 vessels (sometimes more than 50), and the smallest often commercialize catamarans that are not theirs. with MERMER Location this is not the case all the boats that we propose are those of our own fleet exept our ORC 42 ( TS 42) who belong to a friend of me.. Since its creation by George Prado (who left since May 2015 to make a world tour with his wife) the choice was always to remain "human scale" in order to manage all the activities, from marketing to boat maintenance.

Competitive rates

With this, MERMER Location manages to offer better competitive rates than larger structures without sacrificing the quality of its services, all the contrary ... We limitate the number of "stop and go" charter the same day, to ensure boat in perfect seaworthiness and the possibility to to take the time needed for the Check in.

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Fully equipped catamarans

Since its creation, mermerlocation works exclusively with the shipyard Fountaine Pajot. It now offers a large range with a :

  • Mahé 36 (Evolution 2015),
  • 1 Lucia 40
  • 1 TS 42 from Marsaudon Yard (fast catamaran)
  • and 3 Helia 44 (2015, 2017, 2019).

All boats are perfectly equipped and autonomous in energy with powerful solar panels. The watchword is to have a boat perfectly equipped for navigation:

  • GPS plotter,
  • fridge and freezer in all catamarans (exept TS 42 with 2 fridge),
  • Semi-rigid dinghy with outboard of minimum 6cv (9.8 for free;),
  • watermaker on the 44 feets, TS 42 and Laggon 42 ,
  • inverter,
  • salt water tap at the sink to save water;)
  • etc ...

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All the reviews
Mermer Location  - Note clients :   4.9 / 5
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