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Iconic yacht Jolie Brise to replace GN Espace cooker with the new OceanChef XL Induction Electric

Ex-student Venetia Smith and Jolie Brise skipper Toby Marris with the outgoing cooker
Specialist galley manufacturer GN Espace is set to replace a globe-trotting cooker that it supplied back in 2010 to the Jolie Brise, the legendary 108 year old winner of the first Fastnet race back in 1925, which has been owned by Dauntsey’s School since 1977.

The specialist manufacturer of cookers, sinks and accessories built to the highest standards of craftsmanship for motor and sailing yachts, is exhibiting at this week’s Southampton Boat Show on stand J312, while the Jolie Brise, a gaff cutter, can herself be seen in the show marina.

Jolie Brise is eyeing up GN Espace’s very latest offer, the OceanChef XL induction electric cooker, a professional sized marine cooker designed with cutting edge energy saving technology. The four-zone hob can be combined into larger areas by bridging them into one or two oval cooking zones, perfect for producing large volumes of good food for hungry young sailors.

The cooker it will replace, an OceanChef XL LPG, has served its time well, having been used to prepare some 36 meals a day, totalling 3,500 each summer season. The cooker has also withstood over 80,000 nautical miles including four Atlantic crossings and destinations from 200 miles north of the Arctic circle to south of the Western Sahara.

About GN Espace

GN Espace is a UK-based specialist galley company, whose innovative marine cooker designs and integrated systems are chosen by the world’s leading yacht builders as original equipment for their galleys.  The company offers every solution in yacht galley equipment, superyacht galleys and commercial galleys.

With a choice of Electric, Induction or traditional LPG Gas, GN Espace cookers deliver ‘Home from Home’ no compromise domestic style cooking capabilities on board.

GN Espace also partners Promart, the UK’s leading provider of commercial land-based and offshore marine foodservice solutions, to focus on bespoke superyacht galleys and the galley and food dispensing needs on commercial passenger, naval vessels and offshore installations. All of the galley equipment is designed and supplied for marine use and there is a wide range of SOLAS commercial specification equipment to choose from.

The company was founded in 2007 by Ralph Olingschlaeger and Julian Kimberley with the simple aim of creating the best yacht galley equipment available.  Ralph has worked for many years in the domestic appliance industry while Julian trained as a chef with Trusthouse-Forte before establishing and managing his own chain of restaurants. Both are keen sailors.