Considered The Authority on Boat Repair, Jean-Michel has been working with Beneteaus for 33 years. Born in Normandy, Jean-Michel spent his childhood sailing in the Channel with his father. Right out of the Navy, he got a job at the local Beneteau factory in Croix-de-Vie in Vendée, France. After 5 years Beneteau recruited him to the Marion, SC factory which opened in 1986. In 2000 Jean-Michel came to work at St. Barts and has been an invaluable resource ever since. With the technical knowledge and skill to diagnose and trouble-shoot any problem, he is regarded as the Guru of the service world.