Breanker

Yacht Details

Length: 55ft Simonis
Cabins: 4 Queen Berths
Number of Guests: 1-8
High Cost: $18200
Low Cost: $15200

Yacht Description

Breanker has been specifically designed and custom built exclusively for your comfort on charter.

Your Hosts have set the standards for experience, skill and professionalism. Once aboard you’ll find an enthusiasm for fun that will capture your days.

Your Vacation will be tailored to your dreams. It will be the vacation of a lifetime, unless you are lucky enough to come back again next season!

Breanker carries upto 8 guests in 4 Queen size cabins with ensuite facilities

Yacht Rates in USD

 

2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax 7 pax 8 pax
W 2012/13 15200 15200 15200 15450 15700 17200 18200
S 2013 15200 15200 15200 15450 15700 17200 18200

Rates are all inclusive of food and standard bar,  cruising permits and licenses are paid by boat
Taxes, relocation fees may be extra

Not included is a crew gratuity at your discretion is usually 10 to 20% of the Yacht Rates handed to the crew at the end of the charter

Additional Rate Details:
Rates for 5 and 6 guests are for use of up to 3 guest suites
Rates for 5 and 6 guests using 4 guest suites are: $16,200  for 7 nights aboard.

Diving for up to 6 guests is included. Gear rental is $150/diver/week  Onboard
License – Master

Diving Info     7 dives per weeks
Diving Costs     Diving is included for up to 6 certified divers, gear rental is $150/diver/week
$1000 off on short notice bookings (ie: confirmed 60 days or less from date of boarding) Not to be combined withother offers
Shoulder Season – $1000 off regular rates – for bookings  between 28 Nov & 16 Dec. 2011 and between 6 to 28 January, 2012

Plus 10% for Xmas or New Years (6 pax min)

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Yacht Amenities

  • Elec. Heads
  • Fully Air Conditioned, Salon TV/VC/Stereo in Salon
  • lots DVDs/Movies,100's CD's
  • Books
  • Board Games
  • Sun Awning
  • Windscoops
  • DeckShower
  • Bimini
  • Special diets by arrangement
  • BBQ
  • Hairdryers
  • 10/16 Port Hatches
  • Guests Smokes on stern only
  • Children Welcome no age minimum
  • Generator
  • Water Maker
  • 14 ft Dinghy with 40 hp
  • Water Skis for Adult
  • Kneeboard
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Tube
  • Wake Board
  • 2 x one man Kayak
  • Floating Mats
  • Swim Platform on 2 transoms
  • Boarding Ladder on transoms
  • Beach Games
  • Fishing Gear
  • Cellular Phone Computer and Internet Icom
  • VHF & SSB Radios
  • Full Compliment of Brookes & Gatehouse Instrumentation

Cruising Area

  • Summer Base Port: Virgin Islands
  • Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands, Winter Base Port: VIrgin Islands
  • Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Pref. Pick-up Red Hook, Other Pick-up Tortola

Charter Information

  • All rates are for the entire boat and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation
  • Not included is a crew gratuity at your discretion is usually 10 to 20% of the Yacht Rates handed to the crew at the end of the charter
  • All guests over 18 yrs wishing to fish in BVI must purchase a BVI license prior to boarding ask us for information
  • Marina dockage if applicable upon the request of the charter guests is not included in the rates
  • Fine wines champagnes and top shelf liquors are not included and can be purchased upon request of the charter guests at their expense
  • Children welcome no age limit
  • BVI catamaran rental Breanker accommodates up to 8 guests on its 4 Queen size cabins, all with ensuite facilities.
  • Come aboard BVI Yacht Charter Breanker

Crew

Captain and Crew of Breanker, a 55ft Simonis Caribbean Yacht Charter

Crew Profile

Capt. Kristian Søndergård and Marianne Rasmussen

Marianne and Kristian are both Danish citizens, and both born in 1954. Two truly talented and extraordinary individuals, Marianne and Kristian are not only highly experienced world sailors, but have designed and built two fine yachts together in the past 25 years – Nana, a traditional 68 ft Baltic trader, completed in 1981, and Casador, a more contemporary luxurious 68 ft sloop, featuring sleek classic lines and sweeping overhangs, she was completed in 1991. Since 2005, Marianne and Kristian have been busy refitting and upgrading Breanker.

The sailed away from the Danish coast in 1983, their 10 year old son accompanying them, and worked Nana for the Danish government as a sail training ship for young people. They sailed the Baltic and North Seas, the English Channel and the Atlantic to the Azores, thence to the Mediterranean Sea and North Africa. Eventually the path lead to the Canary and Cape Verde Islands, and the Caribbean. After spending much time cruising the eastern seaboard of the U.S., the warm southern waters of the Bahamas, the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, Marianne and Kristian knew that the tropics was for them.

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After completing Casador, they started their charter careers in the Bahamas and along the shores of Central America before finally settling in the Virgin Islands, where they have now chartered for more than a decade. Marianne holds an International Yacht Master 3rd Degree license, and Kristian holds an International Yacht Master 1st degree license. Marianne also has a university degree in education, and is a master of the art of canvas work and upholstery, having owned her own canvas and sail loft for a number of years. Her father was a chef, and Marianne was brought up close at hand and instilled with a love of cooking and a keen interest in fine cuisine. Their extensive travels have only served to broaden Marianne’s culinary horizons and gourmet options, creating mouth-watering delights for the many guests she has welcomed aboard for the past many years.

Kristian is by all rights a master shipwright, having operated his own yacht repair and wood working shop for years, though his education led him to fine arts, especially in art weaving. Kristian also has a passion for water sports, especially diving, and he is happy to share the fascinating marine life of the Caribbean with guests.

Marianne and Kristian look forward to making your cruise aboard Breanker the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation ever.

Yacht Layout

Yacht Layout of British Virgin Islands Charter Breanker

Sample Menu

Breakfast

Always served with freshly brewed coffee, choice of regular or de-café,

and choice of regular or herbal teas.

Juice or freshly made fruit smoothie made from ripe tropical fruits.

Fresh tropical fruit platter. Fine imported preserves and cheeses.

Waffles with fresh berries – Caribbean French Toast – English muffins

Home made banana walnut bread – Chocolate chips pancakes

Eggs and bacon – Warm croissants – Bagels with smoked salmon

Scrambled Eggs platter with ham and tomatoes topped with green onion

Lunch

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Served with fresh French or home made breads

Sea food salad with fresh asparagus served in avocados

Marinated steak salad – Portobello Picata with Marinara sauce

Spinacopita with Greek salad – Smoked salmon and melon salad

Pasta with Gorgonzola sauce

Hors d’oeuvres

Always served for “Happy Hour” accompanied by your favorite cocktails.

Baked artichoke dip – Home made graved Lax – Vegetable platter

Crab dip – Cheese platter – Pita bread with home made hummus

Baked Brie cheese bread.

Entrees

Always served with your choice of wine

Salmon in potato crust with fresh steamed asparagus and Hollandaise sauce

Grilled marinated pork tenderloin with potatoes au gratin and steamed vegetables

Poussins with basmati rice, red wine sauce and warm fruit salad

Rack of lamb Greenbrier with rosemary potatoes and steamed carrots

Sesame seed seared tuna with plantains, wild rice and wasabi

Grilled Filet Mignon with Hassel baked potatoes, steamed vegetables and Béarnaise sauce

Desserts

Always served with coffee, tea and your choice of after dinner drinks.

Blue berry cheese cake – Almond crepes with ice crème

Chocolate soufflé’ – Fresh berries in Chamboard liquor with whipped crème

Mango mousse – Hazelnut cake with panache – Key lime pie

Testimonials

BREANKER GUESTS COMMENTS
June 2011 – May 2012
May 13 2012
Kristian and Marianne – Best crew ever – Thank you for a fantastic trip – Excellent food and company – Memories we will never forget – Hope to see you again!
P.S. If you come to Napa, California please call us so we can share a bottle of wine and more good times!
Tim and Robin

May 6-13 2012
Marianne and Kristian, what a great trip! We have never had a better crew! You made our trip absolutely the best. Ellen will hear how wonderful you both are. We WILL be back! Come visit!
Toni and Ken

May 2012 I can’t begin to thank you for the wonderful trip we’ve had! We have enjoyed every moment – from the beaches to the bars to the FOOD! You both make an incredible team and we couldn’t have asked for more. And the swimming – especially at midnight – WOWEE! Thanks again for an amazing experience!
Mike and Jenifer

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5/2012
Kristian and Marianne – tusind tak (spelling?) We now share memories!! You will be forever in my thoughts! Marianne, I really enjoyed our talks. Kristian, I really enjoyed our “swim”!! Of course the sailing and the food were the best! Please, if ever you are in Napa, you must visit us – Or if you find yourselves in Kauai, the same. Both Ken and I love your boat, this trip, and both of you!
Ken and Debby

19 April 2012 – The Dailey family voyage.
Dear Marianne and Kristian, this has been the briefest week – long holiday ever.
A lot of swimming, eating, dining, diving, sleeping and only the occasional interruption for an occasional drink. You are the perfect hosts – Thank you!!
Tom, Kate, William, Lilly and Georgiana.

THANKS – The ski bobbing was so much fun. (I hope that I spelled that right!) We saw so many fish when we went snorkeling and we had so much fun. Thank you so much for this trip and all of the excitement and excellent food!
Libby (9 years old)

Dear Marianne and Kristian – It was so much fun! I loved to swim to the beaches and around in the middle of the boat. We had an awesome time.
From Georgie (8 years old)

April 13-20 2012.
Dear Marianne and Kristian. Well this is what it is all about! Fabulous food, glorious scenery and wonderful company. Thank you, thank you!
You are the greatest!
Louise and Bob Dailey – Jubilee Yacht charters.

4-7-12
Mrs.Marianne and Capt. Kristian, Thank you for every thing. The food was AMAZING. I saw so much I hadn’t seen before. Thank you?
Bailey Robertory.
Dear Mrs. Marianne and Capt. Kristian. Thank you for a wonderful 4 days. I will not forget Mrs. Marianne’s cooking and captain Kristian’s table settings. This was the best vacation.
Thank you, Catherine Corsini
Dear Mrs. Marianne and Capt. Kristian, Thanks for an awesome vacation and GREAT food. We had a fun time. Your boat is so cool.
Thank you, Lauren R.
Dear Mrs. Marianne and Capt. Kristian.
Thank you for a wonderful trip on your boat I had a really fun time. Thank you for teaching me how to make a boat out of a napkin! Thank you Emily Corsini.
It was fun ?
Kristian and Marianne.
WOW, what a wonderful 3 ½ days… not long enough that is for sure?
We had such great laid back days full of fun exploring, great food. Thank you for sharing your home and your incredible hospitality. A trip we will never forget!
Kevin, Jodi, Catherine, Emily Corsini.
Kristian and Marianne, Thank you for opening your home to us! What a fabulous and luxurious trip for our two families. I just love the bathing and showering system here. Whish I could continue it at home. Thank you so much for catering to Bailey’s food needs…. Again, made mommy very happy. Great food…. Wish I could cook like that and so does Rob! Thanks again for your gracious hospitality.
Paige, Rob, Bailey and Lauren.

March 31, 2012
Marianne and Kristian, what a lovely Spring break vacation we have enjoyed aboard the Breanker! We had no idea of what to expect of our five days on the water and now are so sad to be leaving… Thank you for taking our crew to some fabulous places in the BVI. Sailing, snorkeling eating, reading, diving and most importantly RELAXING. We take with us lasting memories!
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and love for this part of the world. I hope we can come back some time in the future and stay more than five days!
Happy sailing, The Robertsons, Kim, Jim, James and Emma.

March 31, 2012
Kristian and Marianne, We can’t thank you enough for your hospitality throughout our five day adventure aboard your beautiful cat, Breanker.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but I have to say that the trip totally exceeded our expectations. The food was delicious and I especially appreciated your extra efforts to accommodate my dietary restrictions. Your extensive knowledge and experience in the BI enabled all of us to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings – such a treat!
We have many friends back home who can’t wait to hear about this trip – we will defiantly spread the word about this wonderful trip and the Breanker specifically.
The Crowes, Kevin, Julie and Ryan.

March 23, 2012
Guests of Kristian and Marianne for 12 years!!
Kristian and Marianne – Again – WOW! What a wonderful week! Everything is always so relaxing and laid back aboard Breanker. The food is wonderful, the company even better! You both spoil us terribly!
Martin and I have counted. Now we have been with you 6 times (42 days at sea) over the last 12 years and 3 times aboard your other boat, Quest (when you were not available).
Each time is as special as the time before! It is amaxing that there are always new places to discover – Cow wreck beach, Cam bay, Key bay…. We are always looking forward to next year…time with ya’ll and the new discoveries on Breanker!
Love you both – Martin and Jodie Stott
P.S. Martin asks if you have any weight loss program you can recommend!!
Food was awesome again!! ?

3/5-12, 2012
Four girlfriends from Kansas are feeling a bit sad this beautiful morning on the Breanker – we have to go home today!
From the minute we stepped onboard with Marianne and Kristian we were treated to wonderful meals (Sue took pictures of each one as they were beautifully presented). Kristian also made sure we had drinks – painkillers, wine, margarita’s and more. Our (my favorite) was the little coves that we anchored into and snorkeled along the most beautiful coral reefs. We saw amazing fish – every day we discovered a new variety we would get back on the boat and identify as many fish we could with the books on coral fish that were supplied. We were exited to discover a school of squid – so odd and beautiful, a spotted eel, a eagle ray, a couple of beautiful angle fish that we couldn’t identify. The coral was the same.
We thank you our hosts for taking care of us and being attentive to our interests – the week went by way to fast – Also enjoyed the décor on the boat and special conversations with Kristian and Marianne!
We will return – soon, I hope!
Sue, Julie, Lisa and Sarah
Feb 27 – Mar 4 – 2012

Marianne and Kristian. Our second year on Breanker! We have so loved every spot you have taken us!!
1. The FOOD.
2. The last resort
3. The soggy dollar
4. Anegada
5. The dolphin that swam and played with us on the sail back from
Anegada!! Unbelievable – an experience we will never have again!!

xoxo Bolding and Rice families

3-3-12
Thank you Marianne and Kristian for having me on your boat! It was so much fun. I loved the burgers they were the best. I loved to get to do different things, especially trying different foods and snorkeling …of course! You guys are so sweet and thanks for having me! I hope you enjoy your hat and bag. Remember go Tarheels!.
P.S. Anegada was so cool?.
Love, Mary Rives
Another fabulous vacation on Breanker! We had so special sightings of dolphins, rainbows and starfish! Thank you both for you hospitality.
Suzanna, Brent, Mary Rives and Suzie Rice
Marianne and Kristian, your food is amazing! I like everything, especially the burgers. The snorkeling was great and again the food was amazing especially the toast and jelly you had in the morning. Anegada was my favorite place we went to.
A happy Jack. P.S. Go heels!! From Jack
What I like about the Breanker is that we saw a wild dolphin. I’m lucky because no kid my age get to see a wild dolphin so that is what I like about the Breanker!
From Suzie

February 2012 – 3. Time repeats.
Another great adventure both for any of us who are returning again and for the first timers. So many highlights it is hard to list them all. Marianne’s excellent cuisine, the great weather, many great snorkles, encounting great tarpon and sea turtles, learning about each other’s and ourselves. Another shitty day in parrotdise!! We look forward to adding to your napkin ring collection.
Bev and Rick Kleinman

Bill (best boy) and Dee tropp You haven’t seen the last of me!
Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us! You made us feel welcome and we hope we respected your wishes – we will be singing praises of this week for years to come! Thank you again!
Dean and Terry McClan
Just watching the two of you cook through the windows working so well together is a treat.
Jimmy and Terry Ramsay.
2-17-2012
Dear Marianne and Kristian.
Another very special holiday with you – without the boys this time and I think they wish they came!! Not sure they’ll let us come without them again! You coped with Tom and his eating habits very well (without me missing out on all the fabulous things you do)! You found so many special places for our evening stops – and so many different visits in the days too. No other holiday can ever measure up. Thank you for sharing your “winter home” with us again – it was so lovely seeing you again and to getting to know our newfound friends better. We hope you have a good time the rest of the season (some relaxing moments together I hope amidst all the hard work and planning) and a well-earned time at home in the summer (workshop and greenhouse calling!)
With our love and see you again soon, God willing.
Tom and Mary Monfries

February 7, 2012
Kristian and Marianne. Thanks so much for a fabulous time! You made us feel very welcome on your lovely “cat”. I hope to be able to fit in to my clothes some time this year!!
Love Carlyn and Tom.

Marianne and Kristian. Thank you for a great trip. Breanker is quite the “trooper”. Best of best always.
Warmly Joe.
P.S. Kristian, my 50/50’s were perfect every time – ? Thank you.
P.P.S. Blue cheese olives were well done. Thank you again. Joe

1-22-12
What a wonderful tour of the BVI’s! My group of nature lovers truly enjoyed being enlightened by Kris and Marianne. My fun loving flock will return next time we need to be recharged and relaxed.
Dennis, Brenda Ohio. David, Sheryl AZ. Bob, Lisa Denver Dick, Julie CO

1-20-12
Thank you so much for a lovely trip! The fantastic meals and the beautiful boat were unforgettable. Kristian was a fantastic SCUBA guide! Our vacation would not have been complete without conversation and guidance. We hope to be able to come back to visit you again for frilly painkillers.
Sara and James
P.S. Thank you to the O’Neill’s and Lantzy’s for inviting us on their family vacation.

To our amazing hosts, Marianne and Kristian.
You have delivered a most incredible family vacation for Dad, Mom, John, Jared and I. I have been enormously awed by you smooth perfectly orchestrated hosting each day. We have been lucky to have had a week on charter with you. In addition to the tasty gourmet meals, spectacular snorkeling and SCUBA, smooth sails and comfortable accommodations, you have the great mix of laid-back and good-humored personality that absolutely makes the atmosphere! Thank you both for an unforgettable week of escape and fun.
Sincerely Shanon
P.S. It’s all in the details, and you do the details like none other!

My husband and I got to not only spend a week with our adult children – but got to enjoy a perfect vacation, perfectly orchestrated by Kristian and Marianne – thank you to you two. Family and friends together on such an enjoyable vacation is so perfect and a touch stone life experience, so what can be better than sharing life with family and friends – and Marianne and Kristian – who made it possible. Perfect!!
Nicki O’Neill

1/3/2012
Dear Kristian and Marianne.
Roses are red the Ocean is blue.
I can’t think of a better way to spend the New Year than with you!
Our family cannot appreciate your love and understanding of the beauty in the surroundings enough. Thanks you for sharing your home, your fabulous cooking and your fabulous surrounding and most importantly, thank you for being patient with a group of crazy Southerners – God bless and hotty toddy.
The Carters and friends

12/25/2011
Dear Kristian and Marianne. Thank you for welcoming us into your beautiful floating home! We spend a fun and sun-filled time in your company this past week, making memories we will cherish for years to come. 1
Your zest for life is contagious, your cooking is scrumptious and your hospitality is boundless. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend a holiday.
Sicerely Gil, Monica, Eduardo and Diana Sverdin and Sara Melman Lisker

11-17-11
This has been the most wonderful week aboard Breanker. Great friends both new and old, wonderful crew, and fabulous meals! Thanks Kristian and Marianne.
Dennis (yacht broker)

Dear Kristian and Marianne.
I have known that you are the best, but too experience this myself was just amazing. The sailing, the fantastic food Marianne you create and those astonishing yummy cocktails….. this could go on and on!
I love you guys xoxo Sonja (yacht broker)

I have so enjoyed the time on Breanker. Thank you Andrea

11-17-11
Dear Marianne and dear Kristian!
We thank you so much for this wonderful week. Thank you for you to show us the best places, to cook the best meals, to sail all the time when sailing was possible, to tell us something about Denmark, to dance with us during the night and so on and so on.
We wish you all the best, your Austrian people from Vienna.
P.S Thank you for my Birthday cake!

10-30 – 06/11/2011
Dear Kristian and Marianne.
We are from Brazil and English is not easy for us. But, in our pour English we are going to pass our telling about our trip.
All the days are happy?!! We love the food, the sea sight, the music, the diving, the swimming…. And the cheese!!
The boat are comfortable and everybody likes. But your reception were wonderful, excellent and everybody loves you….
For you we are a different experience, for us you were excellent and we want to continue to be friends, and we wait you in Brazil.
Thanks for all things!!
WE LOVE YOU MARIANNE!! – WE LOVE YOU CAPTAIN!!
Thanks, Valena & Sergio, Clarice & Higinio, Claudia & Ruy, Flavio & Myria

June 5th thru 12th, 2011
Barefoot elegance, just elegant! And I am VITA MIX challenged?
Thank you Kristian and Marianne for memories that words can not describe but will forever be written in our hearts.
We love ya Pe-tah!
Cindy and Greg Abrahamson

June 12 2011
Dear Marianne and Kristian. This was a vacation that Mike and I have dreamed of doing for a long time. Thanks to you guys it was every thing we dreamed of and then more. Ya’ll made us fell “at home” the minute we stepped aboard. You are two wonderful people that I am now happy to call friends!! Thank you for extending your season one more week!
Hope you are blessed with many more wonderful charters.
Mike and Susan

November 2010 – April 2011
4-25-11
Dear Marianne and Kristian. By reading through many of the entries in this guest book, I can see we are not the only people who have been totally blown away by this incredible experience – turtles, sharks, dolphins, barracudas, Rays, Kenny Chesney and pain-killers – What a week!! Thanks for every thing – come visit Austin soon! Highly recommended, can’t wait to do it again.
Vivek and Brittany

The Goswami family – second time around:

Dear Mrs. Marianne and Kristian.
Thank you for cooking so good food and being good drivers. I will never forget you guys. Please let us come back to the Breanker. If there were any option we would choose you.
Love Kegan – 8 years

Dear Marianne and Kristian.
You guys rock! You did an awesome job! Thank you for the food and steak!
I am so glad I came to Marianne and Kristian. From Maya – 6 years

Dear Mrs. Marianne and Captain Megasore.
Thank you SO MUCH for the fantastic food and great hospitality. I really enjoyed the beautiful beaches that you took us to. I especially liked Sandy Spit. I hope to come back next year. You guys are really great people.
We will miss you! (a lot)(and your great food) Take care of the crabs 4 us – please! Rekha – 11 years

Kristian and Marianne.
Priceless memories will live with us forever. Great weather, food, drinks, family and 2 great friends You two are “the class of the Caribbean!” Thank you so much! Keep up good work – we will be back soon –
Nilesh and Monica Goswami

15-4-11
Dear Marianne and Kristian.
WOW…..What to say!….. We have been lucky enough to see some beautiful places over the last 10 years or so, but this holiday takes the price for the best ever! So many beautiful places (and still so many left to see for next cruise…..!) Delecious food (every meal!) than even sometimes-defeated 4 teenagers! Great “Happy Hour” (or two hours or three) and some wonderful restaurants and bars you shoved us too.
Hard not to admire what you do – not just the hard work, the professionalism, the hospitality, your relaxed and easy going atmosphere (perfect for vacation!) – but the character the two of you bring to us all. It has been a privileged getting to know you just a little bit….and a shame it will be a while before we see you again.
We were all ready trying to figure out this morning when we can come back next year (Easter unlikely because of teenagers with Public exams!)….but we will figure it out, even if we have to miss a season!
Love you both, thanks for a wonderful time, for sharing your home with us and for being so relaxed and welcoming with “our” four guys.
We will miss you both…. Until next time…. Mary and Tom Monfries

Dear Marianne and Kristian, Thank you so much for this last week. I have enjoyed every part of this week. The food has been consistently amazing, as have been the drinks! The ship is beautiful and very homely. I wish I could stay longer. I loved the island and all the places we went, and I can’t wait to come back.
Thanks so much, Rob Monfries – age 16

Dear Marianne and Kristian. Hearing that we were going to be on a boat for the most part of our vacation exited me greatly, and it did not disappoint. The food was superb and the drinks were amazing! – especially Kristian’s painkillers. We have had the honor of visiting some brilliant islands and reefs. The atmosphere and warmth on this boat have been very special, and you are both lovely, caring people.
Thank you for a brilliant week. Simon Bickley – age 14

Dear Marianne and Kristian. Thank you for an incredible experience. It’s been amazing. Every thing was better that expected. The boat was brilliant, the islands was beautiful and the food was to good to be true. You are both extremely welcoming and hospitable, I really felt at home. I just hope I wasn’t to much trouble. In my gap-year I would love to be able to visit for a while and say hi.
Hope all continues to go well.
Thank you Byron Blacking – age 16

Dear Marianne and Kristian, thank you for taking care of us this past week, it has been a great experience and is even better than I thought it was. The islands and beaches were great as well as the snorkeling, seeing a lot of fish and even a turtle. You both were lovely and made great food and drinks, and I hope to return to the BVI soon for another sail. Good luck with your next charter.
Thank you. James Monfries – age 14

3-31-20011
From all of us, thank you for welcoming us into your world and home. The seas, dives, Happy Hours and meals were all superb – only surpassed by the graciousness of our hosts. We are lucky to be able to call you friends. We had a wonderful time! Thanks for all the hard work and the hospitality to make our vacation fun!
We love you!! Waiting to return soon…. (your favorite 3rd grader Greg!!!)
Hope to see you both again, The Tupelo Crew, The Burks, Ramsey’s and West.

March 10-17 2011
The Steppe family:
Cyrus Steppe, 12 years: Thank you for teaching us how to make conch fries.
Kamran Steppe, 10 years: Thank you for the excellent pasta.
Kian Steppe, 10 years: This is the place to be?
Thank you for a memorable trip for our family. The cruising the snorkeling the food, the company and much more to mention were fantastic! Your kindness will always be remembered!
Richard Steppe
OH WHAT A TIME!!! Island time! So sad to be going. But we need to get back to our friends and tell them about our new friends. All three generations found the food and kinship wonderful. You have become part of the family, so when we see you both in Denmark and back here in the VI’s we expect to hear about new adventures and dreams till next time.
Espanta Steppe

We came far and long. We floated on Breanker for a week. I was taking my wife, child, son-in-law and grandchildren to an unknown captivity in a boat with a strange name, and captain and admiral with even stranger names. Now I am in the harbor to take the plane home from Beef Island airport. We do not want to be sad, as the week has been the most fun my traveled grandchildren and I have had! So much that we are considering joining The Viking Clan in Denmark! Fortunate are people who are given the chance to spend time with the beautiful Marianne and Kristian. We all love them and promise to be back.
Houshang Sedrage, MD, Oklahoma City, USA

WOW what an incredible first sailing trip with the kids! We will defiantly return and charter with you again! You set a great course packed with everything that everyone wanted to do! It’s a hard job to satisfy 7 people all with different whishes and you did it with such grace and charm. We look forward to a future trip.
Carrie

P.S. Dr. Seradge talking: With my grandchildren joining me on their first sea voyage, I wanted a conservative and cautious captain and mate. Our captain was so cautious, that he married his wife “ The Admiral Marianne” after their grandchild was borne! That’s what I call a cautious man that you can trust your loved ones to keep safe and give them enough fun that they would like to come back. My grandchildren are calling me to the dinner table and telling me that I do not have to write a book. Let me tell you, a book long written is well short of what Marianne and Kristian can tell!!

2-26-11
2nd annual Chicago Parrot-head sail charter!
The second time was as good as the first! Both the returners and the newbie’s had a great time. The food and the hospitality was fabulous and the destinations were as well. Thank you for getting us safely to Virgin Gorda in gale force winds – it was totally worth it to get to the Baths. We appreciate the fact that you kept the sun shining all the time, even with the crazy winds. We will be back!
(Note to Kristian from Kristin: Thank you for telling me over and over what island we were on and where we were going and how long it would take to sail there!!)?
Thank you for such a wonderful ride! We loved the sights/ the food/ the drink/ and the company. Safe home! Slainte!
Billy and Kristine

Kristian and Marianne – Thank you for another fabulous week – You are the best!
Bill & Dee
Kristian and Marianne – Thank you so very much for an absolut wonderful vacation! We loved everything and hope we can come again! Cheers!
Jeremy and Tiffany
Kristian and Marianne, thank you so much for another wonderful week. The scenery was spectacular, the food was amazing and the company even better. Thanks again for your generous hospitality.
All the best Teresa and Tom

March 2011
I love the food it is awesome. It was so fun.
Suzie, 8 years

“Heaven on a plate” – Marianne’s food
Thank you so much for taking us to amazing snorkeling spots and windy sailing. The food was amazing and I hope we can come again next break.
Thank you ? from Jack, 11 years.

Thank you for having me! I really enjoyed the food and all of the beautiful sites. I loved getting to do different things and meeting new people. I love you guys! I love the beach!
P.S. Kristian I loved sailing! I am going to get my sailing license.
The girly sea girl, Mary Rives, 11 years.

Marianne and Kristian – Thank you so much for “rescuing” our families! Words cannot begin to express our gratitude. Your boat is beautiful and every meal was outstanding! Thank you for providing Mary Rives a “make up” 11th birthday! It is one she will never forget…. Neither will the rest of us.
Hi Hi! The Rice’s and the Bolding’s

March 10-17 2011
The Steppe family:
Cyrus Steppe, 12 years: Thank you for teaching us how to make conch fries.
Kamran Steppe, 10 years: Thank you for the excellent pasta.
Kian Steppe, 10 years: This is the place to be?
Thank you for a memorable trip for our family. The cruising the snorkeling the food, the company and much more to mention were fantastic! Your kindness will always be remembered!
Richard Steppe
OH WHAT A TIME!!! Island time! So sad to be going. But we need to get back to our friends and tell them about our new friends. All three generations found the food and kinship wonderful. You have become part of the family, so when we see you both in Denmark and back here in the VI’s we expect to hear about new adventures and dreams till next time.
Espanta Steppe

We came far and long. We floated on Breanker for a week. I was taking my wife, child, son-in-law and grandchildren to an unknown captivity in a boat with a strange name, and captain and admiral with even stranger names. Now I am in the harbor to take the plane home from Beef Island airport. We do not want to be sad, as the week has been the most fun my traveled grandchildren and I have had! So much that we are considering joining The Viking Clan in Denmark! Fortunate are people who are given the chance to spend time with the beautiful Marianne and Kristian. We all love them and promise to be back.
Houshang Sedrage, MD, Oklahoma City, USA

WOW what an incredible first sailing trip with the kids! We will defiantly return and charter with you again! You set a great course packed with everything that everyone wanted to do! It’s a hard job to satisfy 7 people all with different whishes and you did it with such grace and charm. We look forward to a future trip.
Carrie

P.S. Dr. Seradge talking: With my grandchildren joining me on their first sea voyage, I wanted a conservative and cautious captain and mate. Our captain was so cautious, that he married his wife “ The Admiral Marianne” after their grandchild was borne! That’s what I call a cautious man that you can trust your loved ones to keep safe and give them enough fun that they would like to come back. My grandchildren are calling me to the dinner table and telling me that I do not have to write a book. Let me tell you, a book long written is well short of what Marianne and Kristian can tell!!!

2-12-2011
Three couples from Finland, six good friends, one plan in February 20011, Breanker, Marianne and Kristian. Six hat-headed friends sharing a home with a lovely couple and a lizard.
Ingredients of a once in a lifetime holiday: Love, good laughs, Marianne’s excellent food, Kristian’s Pina Coladas and eyes, sunsets, snorkeling, relaxing, swimming, clear blue water, turtles and sharks, 5 coffees and a little cup of tea, rain following eating, folded napkins, fruity and fresh smoothies, Black Jack with poker eyes, 11 hours of sleeping.
A dream came true, beautiful views, good stories enjoying life?
Warm thank you from co-captains Siru, Teppo, Annemari, Adrian, Maria, Mika

1-2-11
Marianne and Kristian, we really enjoyed a relaxing week with you aboard Breanker – a beautiful boat, a gorgeous setting, and a week to enjoy a family reunion of sorts for the Ghrones, Tassones, Harrisons and Huberts. You fed us well – no one is going home hungry! I think we enjoyed it all, just wished for a little less wind(!)
Happy New Year! Jenny and Butch, Jack, Sahara, Ben and Lindsey.

Kristian and Marianne, this trip has been amazing and a lot of fun and also very memorable. It was a great first experience in the BVI! I can’t wait to return! The food was AMAZING! I have no complaints. The Happy Hour was always entertaining with the people from Quest. Thank you so much for every thing, and hopefully we can take another trip with you!
Sarah Huber

Dear Marianne and Kristian, Thank you so much for our memorable family sail – it took a lots of extra planning and effort to do our tandem trip with Quest. We all look forward to be able to do a repeat – with less wind a little bit warmer days.
We wish you good health and happiness.
Marg and Dave Grohne.

10-30-10
Dear Kristian and Marianne, Thank you for hosting the greatest 50th birthday party ever held in the BVI’s! Our group had long awaited this trip and very moment exceeded our hopes and expectations. Being aboard this lovely boat and having the flexibility to have so many new adventures every day created memories that will last a life time!
Bob and Sheryl

Truly an experience of a life time and certain of the ultimate 50th birthday anyone could have. Thank you for all your wonderful service, knowledge and friendship! Hope we can return soon!
Anne and Starke

Marianne and Kris
The water can be perfect (it was!) the temperature ideal (it was!) the food delicious (it was!) and the scenery breath taking (it was!) but with out the two of you being as wonderful as you are, the other would have been worthless. Thank you for making us all feel like family. It truly was one of the nicest weeks we have ever experienced. I do hope that we will be lucky enough to be able to return one day soon.
Stockton and Melinda

Dear Kristian and Marianne
Not just on vacations but everywhere people appreciate flexible people. It seems to come naturally to you both. We never once felt like we had to follow a n exact “prescription”. We loved the company of the crew, not to mention the foos, drinks, music, scenery, breeze and general BVI – heaven. Thanks in particular for dropping us with cooler at our own hard to get to beach.
With fondness and appreciation Steve and Kathy
P.S. We will send you an electronic copy of 10-23-10 Charted Map!

11-30-2010
To Captain Kristian and Captain Marianne.
First thank you very, very much for all your excellent hospitality making your home a home to all of us. Second, thank you for sharing your life at sea and the many wild and adventures tasks. They were amazing. Finally thanks for keeping a close eye on Dennis while he was driving the boat. That could have been a bit of trouble.
Many thanks and best regards Jeff.

11-30-10
WOW! Needed to be recharged and that definitely happened here. Great food, great company! You two are the best! I hope you aren’t retired next time we decided to sail! Thank you! Thank you!
Kim

11-30-2010
Marianne and Kristian. Thank you so much for a wonderful week aboard the Breanker. Your hospitality and fun personalities made the trip truly a pleasure. I know I will be so much more relaxed when I return to work. Meals were delicious!! I hope to see you both again soon and wish you more happy sailing! Thank You!
Christina

11-30-2010
Dear Marianne and Kristian. Thank you for making your boat our home for a week. You made us feel comfortable and spoiled. I loved the stories and making new memories together.
Many thanks, Hend

11-30-10
Dear Marianne and Kristian
I loved the broccoli smoothies mmmm mmmm good!
Thank you for the wonderful time. Dennis

October 2012
Nov. 2nd., 2012
Marianne and Captain “Sean Connery” ?
Thank you so much for an amazing trip from your “shit wrecked” Canadian Team. Our BVI Baaaar…. Tour is one to remember!!! Well, some of us will remember more than others 😕
Food and hospitality were as Chris would say “Top 10”. We couldn’t have asked for anything more for a vacation destination – thanks for the …..Banana rum, air conditioning, dinghy rides, being the girl’s wingman when our husbands could’t, day care rope, early shuttle home, shoe basket, doing Chris’s laundry ?, the best anchorages, your never ending patience with our silly antics and most of all sharing a piece of this amazing paradise!! Am only sorry the time went by to fast!!
If you ever make it up to Canada please be sure and come and visit us so we can show you some Canadian hospitality and boating in the Ontario Kawarthios.
All the best for a wonderful boating/charter season in 2012-13 and hope one day we can come back to visit?
Cheers!!! Lynn and All Brodie, Chris and Taren Annett, Mark and Jackie Bizjack
P.S. Sorry about the luggage ?
Guests aboard in November, 2010
Yacht: S/V Breanker
Date: November 10-17, 2010

Thank you for selecting us for your tropical adventure. Kindly take a few moments to honestly evaluate your experience onboard your selected vessel.

Comment on the comfort onboard Breanker:

We were very comfortable aboard the boat. Kristian and Marianne took care of our every need. We thought the trampoline area on the front of the boat was much more comfortable than our last charter.

Comment on the condition of Breanker:

While Breanker isn’t the newest catamaran on the water, she is very well kept up. You can tell that a lot of work has been put into the boat, and at the same time… there is a nice charm to the catamaran. It feels very warm and soulful.

Comment on the cleanliness of Breanker:

We found Breanker to be extremely clean.

Comment on the congeniality of the Captain and crew:

We loved Kristian and Marianne. I would definitely travel with them again.

Comment on the service of the Captain and crew:

The service, overall, was excellent. They read us all very well, and tailored the trip to our likings. They have a very good way of blending the service aspect, with having us feel like welcomed guests in their home.

Comment on the fun aspect of the Captain and crew:

Again, we loved them. There was definitely a good bond between captain, crew and the guests.

Comment on the expertise of the Captain and crew:

They seemed adept at all aspects of sailing… but honestly we didn’t have any wind and we weren’t under sail. Can’t really judge here… but from my untrained eye, they seemed to have a good sense of things.

Comment on the quality of your meals:

Food was very good. I would say that they followed our preference sheet to about 90%. The other 10% didn’t really bother us anyways, as we still ate and loved it. Marianne makes some really nice dishes, and she spent time listening to us when we didn’t know she was listening and came up with some nice surprises as well.

Comment on the presentation of your meals:

Meals were presented in a great homestyle format. It’s very much like we eat at home. My crewmates all liked this very much.
Would you charter this yacht again? YES

Dennis
April 09 to February 2011
4-11-09
Thank you so much for the awesome food. We had a wonderful time. The snorkeling was so much fun. We saw a lot of fish. I can’t wait to come back.
Rekha, Springfield, IL – 9 years old

Marianne and Kristian.
Thank you both for a wonderful week – We are speechless!!!
I am so glad we went with you for our charter! You made the trip so easy for us but we know the two of you worked so very hard. Your experience shows and we had complete confidence in your knowledge, skill and judgment. You made us feel safe and took excellent care of our young children – our most valuable treasures! Kristian – you are a captain with a soft heart and compassionate soul! Truly CAPTAIN MEGASAUR! Marianne your meals were delightful, fresh and worthy of a top kitchen/restaurant! We appreciate you both and thank you for a week – we will never forget.
I will echo what I wrote in our card to you! Truly a (how about) spectacular week. Not only was this a beautiful backdrop but your hospitality, kindness and cooking made it that more special. I think we grew as a family this week! This may have been the most I have relaxed in many years. Our kids have really enjoyed this and I know they will remember this forever – looking forward to the Breanker cook book – we will surely return soon.
The Goswamis! Nilesh, Monica, Rekha, Keegan and Maya. Springfield, IL

4-18-09
Amazing! The trip of a lifetime. A great experience. WOW. Thank you very much.
Parker Shea (11years)

Thank you for EVERY THING and making my 40th unforgettable.
Kim Shea, Park City Utah

4-18-09
Izak thanks you for the wonderful food and Pina Coladas and lime Margaritas. Justin thanks you for the great diving, snorkeling and fishing. I thank you both for the memories of a lifetime, your gracious hospitality and your endearing personalities. I hope we will see you again soon – either here or there – Colorado is calling you!
Kaylene, Justin and Izak

5-15-09
Kristian and Marianne
Where to begin…. This was one of the most relaxing, beautiful vacations I have ever been on. It exceeded my expectations beyond belief. The Breanker along with the two of you is beautiful. Marianne, your meals were delicious, and you both made us feel so much at home. I am amazed of how you do a tremendous amount of work with such little effort. I can’t speak for anyone else, but my favorite part of the trip was the sailing. We had some wonderful times….great food, great drinks, good scuba diving and snorkeling and many, many laughs. It is a trip that all of us will remember for many years to come. Thanks you for making all of us feel so welcome. It would be great fun to come back again!
Thank you
Greg and Vichi Sasso, Dan and Pam Hann, Maggie and Jeff

5-20-09
WOW – what can we say!!
Great friends – Great food – Great drinks – Great sailing – Great time.
Thank you for making our trip so enjoyable – Ya’ll is THE BEST
Marsha and Buddy Reid

5-20-09
Thank you for showing us the wonderful Islands. We had such a great time and also great food and services. Also the accommodations were outstanding. Thank you so much for making our trip so memorable. All the best of luck and hope to one day see you again.
Brad and Tammy Cochran

5-20-09
Another trip that far exceeded our expectations. What sweet and accommodating hosts you both were. So much fun every day, and you put up with our crazy antics (pirates – arrgh!) We’ll be back for sure – one of our best trips EVER!
Love Sharon and Mike

6-12-09
This has been a wonderful experience! We have been pampered and taken care of to the inth degree. Your kindness and thoughtfulness have made our lives so lazy. Your information has kept us going in the right direction. Thank you for taking such good care of us. Good luck for us for choosing just the right boat.
Mary and Don Doan
P.S. – SIMPLY FANTASTIC

6-12-09
Kristian and Marianne – We feel so blessed to have been on such an amazing trip! The food was incredible and we loved all of the fun little places you took us to. Thank you for your hospitality during the cruise and thank you for “the little things”!
John and Teri

6-27-09
Kristian and Marianne
We enjoyed our trip to the BVI’s. We appreciate the countless painkillers you made us along with all the other stuff you did for us. We hate to leave because we have had such a great trip and we hope to join you on another vacation soon. Thank you for showing us some great sights on all the little islands you took us to. It was a great trip we will never forget.
Sincerely us – the Sheley and Schulz kids – Julia, Mary Caroline, Mary Elizabeth, Colin. – written by Julia, 10 years

6-27-09
Julia says it the best – thanks for a fantastic week! See you next time.
Lori and Raymond Sheley

11-27-09
Kristian and Marianne,
We had a truly enjoyable time on our trip with you. Thanks for helping with the multiple meals we required at each meal (food allergies, vegetarian daughter, etc. Our Thanksgiving dinner was incredible! And the best part sandwiches the next day! The lobster dinner at Anegada was a ton of fun as well.
Day one at Trellis Bay,
Day two at Virgin Gorda, the Baths the Leverick Bay,
Day three, Savana Bay,
Day four at Bitter End,
Day five, Anegada,
Day six, Jost Van Dyke, Sandy Cay, Jacuzzi, Diamond Shoal,
Day seven, white Bay and Great harbour.
Fantastic trip – See you soon.

Ted, Lisa, Alex, Kathrina, Derek, Tyler Kasemir, Illinois
My vacation was amazing because of you guys. Thank you for putting up with my vegetarianess!
Kathrina

1-3-2010
Dear Kristian and Marianne
Great trip, great people and great times minus the Canadian.
Thank you. Ian

Thank you so much for the great vacation and the great food!! We had so much fun!
Jessica Schrader

Thank you for a relaxing and delicious vacation ?
Lydia Fletcher

We had such a wonderful vacation. Thank you both very much!
Emma Fletcher

Thank you very much for the best vacation I have ever experienced. It was a blast and I will never forget it! (I still dream about you….. best story ever ?) HI HI
Rob Flather

We truly relaxed, and swam, and drank, and ate – we had a wonderful family vacation and you made it perfect through your hospitality and thoughtfulness!
Thank you for every thing!
Scott and Lenny Fletcher
We had a stinking good time!
Scott

February 11 2010
You are the best host’s we have ever had! Every little thing you did made us feel at home and pampered at the same time. You took us to the most wonderful spots for snorkeling and enjoying the views. We love your boat and the two of you! The food was fantastic! Thank you so much!
Kathy and Jeff Gray.
P.S. Jeff is now addicted to your painkillers?!

Feb. 11 2010
We are so lucky to be here…. You have been the most wonderful host’s! Though at home Washington DC had the two biggest snow storms in well over 100 years… we quickly forgot those problems with the good snorkeling sites, the “over the top” great food. Every meal was as delicious an adventure as the islands and beaches we visited! We will be back!! THANKS.
Kathy and Scott Spitzer?

Dear Kristian and Marianne.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We truly ad a fantastic trip!
You are two wonderful people and we are grateful to have been able to know you and spend the week with you!
Peace! Kathy, Jeff, Kathy & Scott

February 20 2010
WOW. We had a wonderful time getting to know you guys! While we loved the meals, the weather, the dives and the hospitality, the two of you made the top of the list! Thank you for being so flexible, so nice and so understanding of all our ideas: night dives, drop-offs, expresso’s, shakes, exposed dives and CHOCOLATE! It was a fantastic blessing for all of us as we enjoyed this wonderful paradise and your hospitality. We will never forget our time with you. You made us fee like this was home. We couldn’t have been more comfortable.
Darcy and Eric Bosshard, Jason and Lisa Spotnik

February 21-27
Tropps – Wegners – Owens – Carters
WOW! Kristian and Marianne, You were the best! Breanker was beautiful and the crew was the best in the history of the world. The food wad fabulous, especially the salmon and the Mahi although Bill was a big fan of the bacon. The desserts were divine and the drinks were spectacular and free flowing.
Best of all were the stories about your travels and adventures. We really enjoyed your company and feel we’ve become good friends.
The destinations you took us to were all great and you always managed to get us to the best spots. We can’t wait to come back!
Thanks for the wonderful food, sailing and fun. Ann and Ted Owens
Thanks for the best vacation EVER! Sheryl and Don Wegner.
THANK YOU! For everything – we’ll keep in touch. Dee and Bill
We had an absolutely wonderful time this week and we are so very appreciative of your gracious hospitality. Thank you very much for everything you did for us, including Teresa’s “no seafood” request. ? Tom and Teresa Carter

March 6-13-2010
Dear Kristian and Marianne.
For this time aboard your lovely home, “The Breanker”, for your warm hospitality, the delicious gourmet meals, the opportunities to sail, your joyful, loving and gentle ways in all circumstances, we shall be forever grateful. May Heaven hold you. May you always, always live in love.
We had been on the boat before but it is in better shape than when we were aboard 10 years ago!
Jim and Nancy Bricker

Dear Kristian and Marianne.
Our expectations were high before we came – since this charter is our fifth.
You both have met and exceeded EVERY expectation. Thank you for welcoming us onboard “Breanker” and then giving us such a wonderful seven days away from reality. We will hold this time in our memories and our hearts. Until we meet again – God bless you and keep you in his loving care.
Jim and Linda Cluck

First and again 2010
Again on Breanker.
First Kristian and Marianne – our captains and hosts. Thank you for allowing us time on Breanker – your home.
Our time on Breanker has been special – sailing – exiting and fun. Snorkeling best @ Norman island. Hospitality and meals outstanding! Thank you Kristian and Marianne. If it is in Gods plan we hope to meet again!
Bob and Barb Palmer

Dear Kristian and Marianne.
We loved the week – The food, the sailing, the painkillers, dancing at the Bitter End, the Jacuzzi bubbles – it was all wonderful. We will have amazing memories of this wonderful week. Thank you for our best week ever!
Dan and Melinda Stearns

14-21 March 2010
Kristian and Marianne –
What a great trip! You are wonderful hosts. The travel and meals were great but we really enjoyed your friendship too. Thanks for every thing.
Jane and Richard Phillips.

Thanks for the memories. You are a gracious host and hostess. We enjoyed your company and your knowledge of the islands. Thank you again for letting us share every evening with our friends. We hope you will remember our laugher, singing and our friendship. We are blessed!
John and Alicia Wagner.

27 March – 3 April
Thanks for such a memorable trip. We had a fabulous time. We really enjoyed your beautiful boat, the lovely coves, the awesome diving, the terrific food and your gracious hospitality. This trip exceeded my expectations. Thank you for all of your hard work to make it so nice!
Eileen and Scott Kauma with Lizzie, Katherine and uncles Jeff and Byron.
Kristian and Marianne.
Many thanks for a wonderful trip. To relax to the point where you forget about all the other things in your life is a true measure of vacation. What day is it? The two of you are so very gracious it makes us feel right at home.
Uncle Jeff

Kristian and Marianne.
Hitting swells (underway back home) so forgive the penmanship. It was great to get to know the two of you and spend time on your boat. Will recommend you to anyone looking this most peaceful and relaxing vacation – and may ask to tag along!
Peace, good fortune and God’s blessings be with you both.
Byron.

4-17-10
Marianne and Kristian. Thank you for the remarkable journey! Every day was a new adventure. Your kindness and generosity was never ending. Marianne – you should write a cookbook – we would by the first printing! Kristian – you rock as the bartender of the “fruity drinks”.
Good luck on your adventures in life.
Dawn and Larry

Marianne and Kristian. Remarkable food, drinks, itinerary and accommodations. We had a blast! You two are so laid back and easy to get a long with. Best trip we’ve had in years. Happy anniversary.
Love Bill and Jill.

Marianne and Kristian.
Spectacular is one word that describes the week. Your personal touch, menu, the snorkeling, the sights – you two exceeded our expectations! We are seasoned travelers and you will remain a fond memory that we will look forward to repeating.
Thank you Leeann Peniche Rosenburger
WOW this was so much better than a week of working in Portland, Oregon. Thanks so much – Thom

April 23 – May 1 2010
Dear Marianne and Kristian. Thank you so much! I had a wonderful time, this was an awesome trip (one of the best)! I LOVED the food and the drinks, the snorkeling, the beaches and the water was great! It was very fun sleeping on the boat, especially with the rocking! I hope we get to come back.
Love Molly McCoole, 11 years.
To Marianne and Kristian, thank you a lot! I liked this trip a lot! The swimming was really nice (and wet). Again thanks!
From Maggie McCoole age 9. My b-day is Oct.19 (2000)
Keelan McCoole age 14
This was my favorite vacation. I loved every thing. The food, places and the boat, and most importantly the crew. I’ve never had a tuna steak before but I loved it. Breakfast was great with all the fresh fruit and food. The lunches were perfect after a day of swimming and the dinners were things I would never had thought of having. THANK YOU!
Marianne and Kristian. My life is full of so many blessings – three fabulous, kind, caring children, a terrific husband, many wonderful friends and a loving family. My blessings grew this past week with the beautiful turquoise water, warm white sand, swimming, snorkeling, walks, quite time reading books and lots of family time. My blessings (my family’s blessings) also grew meeting you! Life on Breanker was coming HOME! Not only were we fed (most deliciously) and sheltered (rocked to sleep every night) but we felt at peace and loved. We are so very thankful to you both for having us in your home (Breanker)! We will forever hold your beautiful hospitality and most especially your friendship within our hearts! Parting is such sweet sorrow…..
Love, Michelle and the whole McCoole clan.

5-12-10
Marianne and Kristian
When our friends asked us if we wanted to charter a cat for a week with them we were excided, then throw in diving and good food, it makes a wonderful holiday! Seeing how you guys work together as a team was inspiring! We loved the diving and the food was awesome. Loved happy hour too. Thanks for the wonderful trip!
Tami and John.

Marianne and Kristian
It was wonderful being back this year – it felt like coming home. As always the food was incredible and you guys are very gracious and tolerant hosts. Thanks to Kristian for being a great dive guide. Again we had a wonderful time and hope to be back next year.
Warm regards Dan and Pam Hann

Marianne and Kristian
Second time is a charm. Oh yah, the saying is “ third time is a charm” Guess that means that you haven’t seen the last of us yet. Once again you exceeded our expectations. Last year I came thinking that I would help cook, this year I knew better and focused only on relaxing. All your hard work and attention to detail made this the perfect trip for “over achievers” who need to unplug. Thanks for everything, see you again soon. Maggie and Jeff.
5-28-10
Marianne and Kristian
It was a hot and windless week, thanks for the air conditioning – We had the best time ever. Thanks for taking care of us and putting up with us. You are both terrific and so is your boat – it was a trip of a lifetime – your hospitality and the food was absolutely wonderful. Thank you and we hope to see you again!
Chris and Janice Johnstone

5-28-10
Marianne and Kristian.
We can honestly say that this has been our best vacation ever. Relaxation, great food and drinks, beautiful sights and the best company ever. Thanks for putting up with our music and multiple mishaps with your glasses! We will be back for sure!
Aron and Jodi Maxfield

5-28-10
Marianne and Kristian.
It was very nice to find out so many people like both of you. I totally enjoy a lot your company and specifically your excellent service. I hope we can make it again with both of you and have another wonderful time like the one we have this time. I love you both.
Note: Muchias gracias por todo.
Hector Ramos
5-28-10
Dear Marianne and Kristian.
Words cannot express how wonderful this week has been. All my expectations have been surpassed, due to the two of you! Rarely have I been so comfortable in an unknown situation so quickly. You both exceed hospitality – it shows in everything you do. You both laughs so easily – so important in the hospitality business! Thank you is barely sufficient. I will only say that if people is not sailing the BVI with you – they are not really sailing the BVI. YOU ARE THE BEST.
We will meet you again soon.
Best wishes Ned Steiner.

5-28-10
Dear Marianne and Kristian.
This was a vacation of a lifetime. The service was outstanding, the food and beverages were excellent and your gracious hospitality made this a truly memorably experience. We will surely be talking about this for a very long time. Wherever we are sharing a drink at Ned’s with our good friends, will talk of you fondly. Hopefully we will be back on board in the near future!
Fondly Susan and Michal Basso

June 6th 2010
Dear Marianne and Kristian.
I really don’t know where to start. This has absolutely been one of the BEST vacations we have ever had. Certainly one of the MOST relaxing and pampering – and the food was unbelievable – quality and variety! We certainly feel we made the PERFECT choice for us. We will miss you both greatly and hope you enjoy your time at home, you both deserve a vacation. Thank you so much again. Hope to see you again.
Thank you. Love to you both Mary Ann and Scott

Marianne and Kristian.
Words can’t express how grateful we are for your hospitality this week. If ever there was a place on earth to find peace and contentment, this is the place. I know for sure that I will never forget this fun vacation. We saw beautiful island, shared time with friends and were able to find friends. Both of you made our vacation fabulous and I feel that you excellent meals, your interesting conversations and your individual generous interacting with us made it extra special. Thank you so much for making this a special vacation of a lifetime. In our hearts and minds we have made two special new friends. Come and visit us any time! Carol and Jo

Kristian and Marianne I do not know if I have the words to adequately express how much we enjoyed this past week with you on your catamaran Breanker. This is the first time for Gary and I in the BVI, we had no idea what to expect. The meals was fabulous (I tried to write every thing down and take photos). Kristian – your knowledge of the islands history was so enlightening. Marianne, your after dinner chats – you made us feel like family.
I hope we can find the time (and money) for a return visit with you!
Happy sailing, Gary and Sue

Kristian and Marianne.
WOW!!!!! Words can not begin to describe how we felt about this week with you. Spending a week with two complete strangers on a boat was a little scary thought at first – but after 10 minutes on the Breanker we already knew this was going to be a perfect fit. We want to thank you so very much for this fantastic vacation. After going through cancer and chemo and radiation treatments last year the anticipation of this trip this year was very much needed. It made the year go by so quickly.
You both have been wonderful. The food has been absolutely delicious.
Thank you so much. Gregory and Christine

6-15-2010
Kristian and Marianne
Thank you so much for your generosity and hospitality. I’m amazed that you didn’t pull your hair out with 6 18 year old boys, especially after Monday night. Thank you for the delicious food and the wonderful beverages! This has truly been a vacation of a lifetime thanks to our crew.
Sincerely Trent Luecke

Kristian and Marianne, it was good seeing y’all again! Y’all are a great crew and even better people. I love y’all so much and hope to see you again very soon.
Sincerely Ben Stott

Dear Kristian and Marianne this trip was amazing. I can not thank y’all enough for every thing y’all did for us. One of the best parts of the trip was the food! I will miss Kristian’s pain runners and his Caribbean toast. Thanks for every thing.
Hunter Schoen

Dearest Kristian and Marianne, thanks a million times over for the great trip. The meals were phenomenal and your sailing abilities are unmatched in my opinion. I am glad you brought us to al the cool places that we visited, swam and snorkeled at. It was a blast the entire time and I appreciate all the hard work you guys put in to make this sail a success. Many thanks
Patrick Alexander

Dear Kristian and Marianne. Thank you for taking us on this amazing trip! I have never experienced anything like this in my life. You both took us to wonderful places, and you were both extremely kind during the entire time. I also appreciate you being caretaker after some “interesting” drinking nights.
Thanks again – Richard Ruthbane

Dear Kristian and Marianne. Thank you so much for this incredible trip. Nothing can beat this trip when you have an awesome crew like y’all and great friends and parents. I will miss having amzing meals three times a day. I will also miss smoking cigars with you Marianne and miss having talks with you and Kristian. Once again thanks for this amazing trip. I will miss y’all and can’t wait for next year.
John Stott

Once again, you both have outdone yourselves!! Your kindness and friendship means so much to us! The week is always great — food, drinks, sails, – but the goodbyes are always so hard!!
We love you, Kristian and Marianne
Martin and Jodie Stott

July 24-30 2010
Dear Kristian and Marianne!
We can’t begin thanking you for everything! This trip has far exceeded our expectations. Memories of this trip will last us a lifetime! The food the dives, the hospitality –everything was EXCELLENT! I’m not sure I will be able to return to reality! Thank you for “another beautiful day in paradise”!
The Johnsons – Malrie, Cynthia, Brittany & Evan, Greensboro, NC

10-30-10
Dear Kristian and Marianne, Thank you for hosting the greatest 50th birthday party ever held in the BVI’s! Our group had long awaited this trip and very moment exceeded our hopes and expectations. Being aboard this lovely boat and having the flexibility to have so many new adventures every day created memories that will last a life time!
Bob and Sheryl

Truly an experience of a life time and certain of the ultimate 50th birthday anyone could have. Thank you for all your wonderful service, knowledge and friendship! Hope we can return soon!
Anne and Starke

Marianne and Kris
The water can be perfect (it was!) the temperature ideal (it was!) the food delicious (it was!) and the scenery breath taking (it was!) but with out the two of you being as wonderful as you are, the other would have been worthless. Thank you for making us all feel like family. It truly was one of the nicest weeks we have ever experienced. I do hope that we will be lucky enough to be able to return one day soon.
Stockton and Melinda

Dear Kristian and Marianne
Not just on vacations but everywhere people appreciate flexible people. It seems to come naturally to you both. We never once felt like we had to follow a n exact “prescription”. We loved the company of the crew, not to mention the foos, drinks, music, scenery, breeze and general BVI – heaven. Thanks in particular for dropping us with cooler at our own hard to get to beach.
With fondness and appreciation Steve and Kathy
P.S. We will send you an electronic copy of 10-23-10 Charted Map!

11-30-2010
To Captain Kristian and Captain Marianne.
First thank you very, very much for all your excellent hospitality making your home a home to all of us. Second, thank you for sharing your life at sea and the many wild and adventures tasks. They were amazing. Finally thanks for keeping a close eye on Dennis while he was driving the boat. That could have been a bit of trouble.
Many thanks and best regards Jeff.

11-30-10
WOW! Needed to be recharged and that definitely happened here. Great food, great company! You two are the best! I hope you aren’t retired next time we decided to sail! Thank you! Thank you!
Kim

11-30-2010
Marianne and Kristian. Thank you so much for a wonderful week aboard the Breanker. Your hospitality and fun personalities made the trip truly a pleasure. I know I will be so much more relaxed when I return to work. Meals were delicious!! I hope to see you both again soon and wish you more happy sailing! Thank You!
Christina
11-30-2010
Dear Marianne and Kristian. Thank you for making your boat our home for a week. You made us feel comfortable and spoiled. I loved the stories and making new memories together.
Many thanks, Hend

11-30-10
Dear Marianne and Kristian
I loved the broccoli smoothies mmmm mmmm good!
Thank you for the wonderful time. Dennis

12-25-10
Marianne and Kristian. Thank you for sharing your home and excepting all of our last minutes adjustments with a smile. Our girls experienced an entirely new world and hava grown from each small challenge. You both do a wonderful job of making us feel at home. Hope to see you soon.
Chris

Thank you! I had a great time. I loved tubing, kayaking and a lot more. I hope I can do this again.
Thanks, Riley, 8

Marianne and Kristian – What can we say? We had such an amazing trip! Every thing was perfect. The hospitality, food and of course the drinks! Thank you for opening your home to us, it was so much fun and absolutely gorgeous. The trip we will never forget.
Warmest wishes, Diane

WOW!! What a wonderful experience to see our grand daughters have such wonderful time. It was so relaxing to be waited on and have “no have to’s”! Thank you for sharing your home and taking such good care of us.
Merry Christmas, Sue and Bob

All I can say is, so much fun!!! I loved absolutely every thing and there was nothing I would want to change…. Thanks soooo much.
Grace age 10

1-2-11
Marianne and Kristian, we really enjoyed a relaxing week with you aboard Breanker – a beautiful boat, a gorgeous setting, and a week to enjoy a family reunion of sorts for the Ghrones, Tassones, Harrisons and Huberts. You fed us well – no one is going home hungry! I think we enjoyed it all, just wished for a little less wind(!)
Happy New Year! Jenny and Butch, Jack, Sahara, Ben and Lindsey.

Kristian and Marianne, this trip has been amazing and a lot of fun and also very memorable. It was a great first experience in the BVI! I can’t wait to return! The food was AMAZING! I have no complaints. The Happy Hour was always entertaining with the people from Quest. Thank you so much for every thing, and hopefully we can take another trip with you!
Sarah Huber

Dear Marianne and Kristian, Thank you so much for our memorable family sail – it took a lots of extra planning and effort to do our tandem trip with Quest. We all look forward to be able to do a repeat – with less wind a little bit warmer days.
We wish you good health and happiness.
Marg and Dave Grohne.

2-12-2011
Three couples from Finland, six good friends, one plan in February 20011, Breanker, Marianne and Kristian. Six hat-headed friends sharing a home with a lovely couple and a lizard.
Ingredients of a once in a lifetime holiday: Love, good laughs, Marianne’s excellent food, Kristian’s Pina Coladas and eyes, sunsets, snorkeling, relaxing, swimming, clear blue water, turtles and sharks, 5 coffees and a little cup of tea, rain following eating, folded napkins, fruity and fresh smoothies, Black Jack with poker eyes, 11 hours of sleeping.
A dream came true, beautiful views, good stories enjoying life?
Warm thank you from co-captains Siru, Teppo, Annemari, Adrian, Maria, Mika

February 09 – March 09
2-13-09
Kristian and Marianne.
What a far cry from the Midwest cornfields!! This trip has been every thing and more than we hoped for and expected it to be… from the scenery, to the food, to the food, to the friendship we have cultivated. Hope to experience this again soon with the same friends and the same crew. Thanks for the great memories!!
Love Dave and Sheen

2-13-09
This trip was way more than we expected. Scenery was beautiful as usual, weather ever surprising – but we couldn’t change a thing. The food and service was exceptional. Bill is in trouble – I will not want to bare boat again. Especially if we can have a crew like you. Thank you so much for a fantastic experience!
Bill and Becky Krueger

2-13-09
Our first BVI experience and a memorable one. The trip far surpassed our expectations – from the blue water, the snorkeling and most definitely the food and service.
Julie and Tom Carew.

2-13-09
Kristian and Marianne
What a wonderful week – we couldn’t have asked for a better mix of gracious hosts, delicious food, great stories and beautiful water. You two are experts!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Kirsten and Scott Mills

3-15-09
The second year and we’ve had another fantastic trip! Great food, plenty to drink (hic hic !!) and some truly lovely locations. We are feeling very relaxed now and have had a great time. Thank you to Marianne and Kristian for your hospitality, help and looking after us so well.
Very best wishes and happy sailing!
Antony, Dave and Neil – England (UK)

3-17-09
Kristian and Marianne.
What can we say? The food, the bloody Marys, the crab Caesar salad? We had a blast! We were so relaxed and could not want for anything! All of our girls just chilled out and we drank and eat to our hearts content – Thank you so much for our perfect Spring Break 2009! We will be back – Loved it!
Amy Underwood

3-29-09
Kristian and Marianne
Come and visit us some time in Pittsburg. We cannot thank you enough!
We liked every thing, we might come back. We really liked your food!
We all liked your cheesecake. Cam really liked it so did Patti/mom and Ann and especially me, Lauren. We will miss you guys.
From Cam and the Hollingshead
Wrote by Lauren Hollingshead, nine years old, almost ten.

Kristian and Marianne
Thank you so much for an absolutely SPECTACULAR week. Not to sound like a broken record, but I must say again – YOUR FOOD IS FANTASTIC. We have had a lot of good food in our lives, but this was (bar one) the best week my mouth has ever had!
We truly appreciate the relaxing music, laid-back atmosphere and wonderful company. Cam’s not here, but I know he would want me to thank you for the well stocked beer supply + letting him choose the music every day (oh – he might also have enjoyed the food!!)
Take care – Ann, Washington DC and Cam, Bend, OR

Kristian and Marianne,
Where do I begin? The food (!), the delightful atmosphere, your willingness (and eagerness) to make every moment special.
After so many vacations, we’ve come to accept that – to most in the travel industry – we are just the few of the thousands of faces they need to deal with each year. You (both Kristian and Marianne) truly treated us as individuals. You were able to make each of us feel our wishes were catered to. From your willingness to provide crafts for young Lauren to your ability to accommodate our different interests from water sports to climbing to relaxing evenings – you did it all. We each got exactly what we wanted!
The topics of conversations always returned to the food! As my daughter said (on the previous page) – we’ve lived on three continents, eaten at the best restaurants and compared the delicacies of many chefs. The food here was a special treat for us. Always fresh, flavorful, varied and – delicious!!!! Our empty plates (and 10 extra pounds each!) are testimony to the skills of both of you!
Thanks for such a wonderful week of epicurean delights!
Best of all, however, was the time we spend with you our crew and now our friends. It was a pleasure to meet you and get to know you.
This was our 5th chartered yacht vacation so we have some experience and familiarity with other crews. Some were good, some not so good…. But you are excellent – without equal. Yes we will return to Breanker and we will suggest and refer you to our friends.
Thank you for a spectacular week in Paradise.
Patti Hollingshead, Pittsburg.

December 08 – January 09
December 08
The Taylor family. Chuck and Georgie from St. Croix, Ben and Stewart from Idaho, Jack and Kari, Rachel, Nathalie and Max from Colorado.
From the first day to the last, your smiles never disappeared. What a wonderful late Christmas gift and what a wonderful New Years gift to us all! It never mattered which island, which harbor, which meal, but you always smiled and you always made us feel special. Marianne was the best first mate, executive officer and chef. Kristian was the finest captain, bartender and so, so patient with the kids. Now we have some thing very special – a family memory. And we hope that you have a memory of a family who will never forget the two of you. And we have proved without a doubt, that a family that sails together, (and drinks together), stays together. Our goal is to go sailing with you again in to the setting sun.
Affectionately, Chuck.

Sorry for the late nights, tastes like chicken, chicken doodle.
Jack

It has been a great trip. You have been so nice to me. Sorry for the cup.
Nathalie

A very special trip. As I sit here on the last morning watching the sunrise and the beautiful cluster of islands, it is hard to believe I will be back in the mountains of Idaho soon. The wonderful sounds of water and wind will soon be replaced with the hustle and bustle of my restaurant, a chef coat instead of a swimsuit. I am fortunate to lead the life that I have chosen. Trips like this make it even more special. Thank you Kristian and Marianne for sharing your world. It is simply amazing!
Stewart.

It has been a wonderful experience for all of us to explore the BVI’s, but the best part was being on the Breanker with the two of you. You are the host and hostess with the mostest! Your boat is prestine and the food absolutely fabulous and you made us feel the part of the family. This has truly been a trip of a lifetime.
Fondly, Georgie

This is difficult to put into words just how unique our time has been on Breanker and with the two of you. Your patience, obvious experience and talent on deck and in the kitchen, and your infectious smiles are unparalleled. I can only say thank you for sharing part of your lives with us. People are truly blessed to have spent time with the two of you. We share that blessing.
TAK, Bennett Taylor

1-23-09
I ate too much!!! My pants don’t fit! I had such a relaxing trip, I really don’t want to go home yet. But I seriously had a great time this week. The boat is wonderful, clean and comfortable. I made some new friends in Marianne and Kristian. I hope I can return some day soon.
Sincerely, Mike Gifford.
1-23-09
I have never relaxed so much as on this trip. The friendship, the food, the drinks, the sights were well above expectations. The only thing that exceeds those insights was the camaraderie of the crew… starting as strangers and becoming great friends.
Memories will remain until the next trip. Same crew and same group. Nothing could be better! Kristian and Marianne…best of luck with future charters. Thanks again.
John Wojtuwicz
1-23-09
This is my third BVI charter on a catamaran. It is so far above the rest that words fail me (some thing all my fellow charterers and crew will tell you is near impossible). 4 guys – needing an escape – from the hustle of the real world have come together for a spectacular trip, beautiful scenery, excellent comfort, superb cooking and meals, a plethora of available activities, and a tour of great bays, great cays, and great bars.
Kristian and Marianne very unobtrusively took care of our every need. Without imposing at all, they became, by invitation, friends and travel mates to each of us. Accommodations, food and drink were all top notch – but the get-away, to relax among friends, made this my best trip to the Caribbean – ever!
Call me for more info – any time . Marty Zase
1-23-09
DITTO! Just what Marty just said. JUST WOW! – NIRVANA –
Narcy Dubicki

May – December 08
May 08
Marianne and Kristian. We had a wonderful time on Breanker the past nine days. After ten years of chartering in BVI we must say that Marianne is by far the best chef we’ve ever had! Your meals were a delight and we thank you enormously for the recipes. (The royalty check is in the mail). We loved the snorkel spots and especially the “Jacuzzi”! Thank you so much for the warm hospitality and sharing your home at sea with us. Wishing you good health and many great times with your grand kids.
Our very best regards, The Nobles, the Rogers, and the Morissons.
P.S. From Mike Rogers. It was restful too! Sleeping on the Breanker is like sleeping on a waterbed. We visited some of our favorite spots and then some. Thanks for a terrific trip. RMR

May 08
Marianne and Kristian, we are having the most wonderful time on the Breanker. The food is first wonderful, the company even better. We loved every moment. We hope to see you in Chile soon.
Love Kelly.

May 08
Ode to Mary and Kris
Marianne – Marianne one of the greatest hands
She cooks she cleans and always dreams about her Danish land.
She’s married to Kris in marital bliss also a first mate man
Her favorite hobby is a gardening with all the bulbs never hardening.
She is cute she is sweet, like a Danish treat and we all love her so.
She is almost always in the galley, narrower than all back alleys.
They have a yacht that they have almost bought and it’s called the Breanker
It is large and wide, has five heads, two hands and two large anchors.
Kris and Mary they sail the seas and know all their nauticals A’s to Z’s.
We wish them well with our big grin and hope to see them again.
A “great en week in Danish “speaken”, we all bid our farewell!
Ron Brown – A SUPER WEEK!

May 08
The most reluctant of sailors, had a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing this wonderful life style with us. May our fortunes carry us to another time together soon.
Severon and Carol
May 08
K and M thank you for sharing your home (glorious yacht) with us. Your hospitality, good food and sailing events we will keep in our hearts forever. Hope truly we will see you in Chile. Thanks again for all the special memories.
Love Kay and All
P.S. Awesome, outstanding. Enjoyed it and WILL be back… soon.
Al

November 08
Kristian and Marianne
What a wonderful experience. It was short but so sweet. I am certain I can express to my readers what a yacht charter should be. Good luck and thanks.
Best Tom Wuckowich

November 08
Kristian and Marianne
Thank you for a wonderful experience plus fabulous food. This is a trip I will never forget. Look forward to seeing you in the future.
Thanks, Angelina

December 08
Kristian and Marianne
Never a Christmas morn, never a Christmas ends,
When someone thinks of someone, old days, old times, old friends.
Mange mange tak for another wonderful week sailing with you – We were fortunate to gather the whole family this time, and more fortunate to be with you. May the opportunities to be with you again and again continue, (don’t retire!) Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
Marc and Francie, Maria and Bailey, Cooper, Hadley and Nate

March – April 08

March 08
Dear Kristian and Marianne
Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. We love your boat Breanker and felt comfortable and at home right away. Every day we looked forward to the delicious meal you prepared. I think we put on a few extra pounds, but it was worth it !! You made our vacation in the BIV very special. Kristian took us to great snorkeling places. The Caves were great! If you ever come to the Boston area, please call us. We would love for you to visit us because we live near a beautiful beach and we could take you for a sail. This has been one of our best vacations and we hope to come back to the BVI and see you both again.
Tony and Dolores Mack

March 08
What a wonderful week – great friends to share a dream week with and now we have both of you as new friends! The food was extra special, the down time to relax and unwind, swimming almost every day – all was well until I met the “huge” stingray. We are all already looking forward to our next week of sailing on the Breanker. – If you ever find yourselves in Dayton OH – there is only one Bloebaum in the phonebook – give us a call – you will always be welcome!
Happy sailing, Bill and Margaret.

March 08
Dear Kristian and Marianne.
Our last evening on board Breanker after sailing the BVI. We hoped that it would never end! You both made our vacation memorable. This was our first trip to the British Virgin Islands, and it was a week that we will never forget. You made us feel welcome, took us on a sailing adventure of many islands, served a wide variety of gourmet food from you kitchen, showed us were the best snorkeling was and provided us with all the comfort and service that we could have imagined. On a scale form 1 to 10, you rank as an 11. This was one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever taken – we can’t thank you enough! We envy your life style and wish you the best sailing in to the future. Hope to see you again.
Al and Phyllis Saye

April 08
Dear Marianne and Kristian
Thank you for a wonderful and memorable week How great to get to know you both and share the pleasures of sailing and Marianne’s gourmet meals every day!
Lois
This has been one of our best family vacations ever. The sailing, the atmosphere and the company of the crew could not have been better. We have been pampered start to finish. The food has been outstanding and Kristian’s bartending was very accommodating. From the towels and linens to the great appointenents in the salon and cockpit – every thing made us feel special.
Thanks for giving us such a special week! The Pipers, Bruce, Karen and Austin

April 08
Kristian and Marianne, how to begin! Being with Lois and her family who had this experience before, I had no idea of what to expect. How quickly you both removed any apprehension I might have had coming aboard. From day one being picked up on the dinghy, through the entire trip around the island of the BVI’s the both of you showered us with a genuine hospitality that is unsurpassed! Thank you !! It has been so very exiting to meet a couple like yourselves who has so much talent and openness to share it all with us guests. Many thanks, keep well. Enjoy your well-earned trip back to Denmark and God Bless.
Al Smeaton

April 08
Dear Kristian and Marianne
Thank you for a wonderful week of sailing. David has always wanted to sail the islands. This was amazing. There was some thing different and beautiful about each island. The food was delicious and beautiful to look at. We had no idea the food was going to be as good as it was. I know you will remember our group for the neat pickers. David is still thanking me for this gift to celebrate his big “50”. You make a wonderful team! Everything was great, thank you again for every thing!!!
Madeline and David Kessler

April 08
Dear Kristian and Marianne
Thank you for an unforgettable week. The food, atmosphere and happy smiles helped make a wonderful and easy time. If the two of you could only come home in my suitcase. I will never forget this cruise. Maybe we’ll be booking another charter with you soon! You never know!
Suzette and Mark

April 08
Dear Kristian and Marianne
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home away from home with us and all of our friends. I know we can be a bit rowdy at times but all in fun! You both are genuinely at the top of your game – you only do the very best of every thing – nothing is done half way – you do every thing with grace and ease but the show is spectacular and we all know that behind the scenes you worked so hard to create the perfect masterpiece. You both are absolutely at the top of your field and I surely wan you to know, I loved it!! You are welcome to come visit Jeff and I any time!
Love Debbie
P.S. It was one of the best weeks of my life – we had an absolute blast! So don’t forget when you are ready to visit Luosiana and the Kleinpetters.

April 08
Marianne and Kristian what a week! Thank you for making our trip outstanding. We could not have asked for anything more. You thought of every thing. The food was unbelievable and how amazed we were, when there was nothing out and then all of a sudden, out came a meal better than any fine restaurant. You took us to all the best spots in BVI. We had the best time with our old friends and our two new ones.
Thanks, Michael and Erin

February – March 08
February 08
Marianne and Kristian what a wonderful week in the BVI’s on the Breanker! Your hospitality was surpassed only by the meals, happy hours and cocktails. It was impossible to imagine matching our experience 21 years ago on the “Endless Summer”, but I think that you actually surpassed it. Willie T’s, the Soggy Dollar Bar, three wonderful dives – and who can forget our evening at Foxy’s? 16 lobsters and hours of dancing. You “played well” with the Shellette and your friends aboard your sister boat – and you never lost your balanced demeanor with them – or us! Thank you for a great week on your beautiful boat. We are confident it won’t be another 21 years before we return to see you.
Laura and Mark Bluhm.
Thanks for a wonderful week !!! We have never been so relaxed and having a fun time in the sun! You are both wonderful people and we thank you for everything. May God bless you and keep you safe and happy.
Love Gary and Jane
P.S. I wish I could cook like you !!

February 2008
Marianne and Kristian.
Thank you so much for a wonderful week at sea. As this was our first time for such a trip, you made us feel at ease and most welcome the minute we stepped on board. You are both great hosts. Marianne, what a fabulous cook you are and Kristian a most accommodating bartender. It was a fun and relaxing week with any memorable moments. “Get out of our cove”!
Best wishes to you both and safe sailing.
Kent and Cindy

February 2008
Dear Kristian and Marianne.
Thank you so much for a wonderful week! You made me feel so welcome in your home! The food was outstanding as well as the diving and the drinks!! We especially appreciate your willingness to accommodate our friends from the Shellette, 16 people on the boat for the entire day was asking a lot – The Happy Hours were great – I know you were a big part of our friends experience on the Shellette. Best to you always and we hope to sail again with you!
Regards Graig and Marianne

February 2008
Dear Marianne and Kristian.
Thank you both for the most memorable vacation – As you know, we have traveled a great deal, but this vacation will always be on the top of the list! The food was outstanding and so appreciated. The sailing was delightful, for Bruce, the snorkeling a treasure. But both of you and your hospitality were the best part! We consider you friends now, so keep in touch!
Carol and Bruce Appelbaum

March 2008
Dear Kristian and Marianne
Niel, Dave and I (Antony), wanted and hoped for a relaxing and friendly trip. You have far exceeded our expectations and have not only helped us to relax, but also made us feel so welcome, as to feel like friends. We have had a truly lovely trip witch we sincerely hope we are able to repeat in the not so distant future. The quality of the food, your help and service has been five star to say the least! Thank you so much for a wonderful trip.
Take care and happy sailing and long may it continue.
Antony (UK)

January – February 08
January 08
Marianne and Kristian – Thank you so much for the wonderful week on Breanker. We all had a great time – The beautiful little private harbors, the sea turtle sightings, the adventurous dives, the delicious and beautiful meals, the perfect weather, the beautiful boat, the laughs at dinner time, the tequila shots….And on and on and on!
We so appreciate you making us so comfortable in your floating home… and the lengths you went to to accommodate us (picky eaters, air tanks, football game!)…
We thank you and hope to see you on Cape Cod. Our door is always open, the welcome mat out!
The Barnicle family, Ted, Lou, Erin and Ryan

January 08.
Dear Marianne and Kristian.
It is with mixed emotions that we leave, sadness at ending our week with you and delight at the weeks adventures. I loved the beautiful isolated bays, the long ocean trip, the sail on Saturday, the exploring for dive sites and the little community that developed onboard as our three families developed our rhythm.
Thank you for your hospitality in your beautiful floating home. Your flexibility, experience, knowledge and kindness created a memorable ambience as we roamed the seas. Thanks also for arranging such unusually beautiful weather and creating such delicious fare for our idiosyncratic palates.
With respect and admiration, Ginny and Nate Sigel.

February 08
Kristian and Marianne.
Thank you for a wonderful week. We ate well, had fun, did what we wanted to when we wanted to and enjoyed your company. This is definitely the way to see the island of BVI, and it was different than our Breanker trip 3 years ago.
Your warmth and ready smiles made us feel at home immediately – the beautiful and delicious meals, the rare rain, (mostly at night), and your lovely boat all combined to make this a week to remember.
Thank you, thank you, thank you,
Carie and Ron, Judy and Mat.

February 08
Dear Kristian and Marianne.
What a fantastic time! You both are wonderful hosts – extraordinaire!!!
I never imagined I would enjoy being on a boat for so long and not once bored.
You made our family trip one we will all never forget.
Big hugs and kiss, Lisa Sterio.
Dear Kristian and Marianne.
Steve and I had a wonderful time, more than words can say. You were both exceptional host and hostess. Having all our family together was so special and thanks to you, it was a time full of fantastic memories.
Cheers Maria and Steve.
Dear Kristian and Marianne.
We sure all know how to ski, snowboard, hike the mountains in Austria and Canada, but we had no idea how it is being on a boat for a whole week in the Caribbean. But what we experienced exceeded all our expectations.
Every day another beautiful bay, smooth sailing on a “Rolls Royce boat”, fun party places, dancing on the beach, safe sailing through rough waters, great snorkeling and swimming…. But most of all your outstanding hospitality, the fantastic food and the great and friendly personality of you two gave us the feeling like being together with old time friends. Thank you for every thing – We will be back for sure for another “Dream Cruise”!
Love Wally (#1stroker of Foxy’s), Inge and the whole “Spitznagel family”

November – December 07

November 2007
When we look back upon this week the smiles we wont contain.
For in this short span of time our hearts will remain.
We look forward with a faithful heart that our paths will cross again.
But if our fate takes a different path, please know you are a friend.
We will remember glorious beaches with sand as white as snow
The Caribbean waters changing colors atop of every wave we roll.
We’ll remember the sounds of sails shifting in the wind
And the sweet Danish accent of our captain and his kin.
We will reflect upon the majesty and the beauty in His name,
The coral, the sand, the mountain strands and the creatures below,
But none of these will we cherish as much as the people we’ve come to know!
Thank you both for the most incredible vacation we’ve ever had.

Fondly Sam, Shawn and Alison Dell

December 2007
This has been a wonderful experience for our family. We had a goal of bringing this family together and having a meaningful commitment ceremony.
All was achieved but at a level that far exceeded our expectations. You two were a big part of making that happen. We will always remember this special trip and its moment in time makes a milestone for us.
Thanks for your hospitality, patience and taking a firmer hand with the kids – it turned our vacation around!
All the best David
Kristian and Marianne.
We have so much to thank you for! You provided a wonderful backdrop of hospitality and willingness to share your home on the water with all the Barb Sebastian Family!
With much love and many thanks for helping us celebrate the unification of our families. Nancy

Wow what a week! Thank you both so much for an awesome lifetime experience! Thank you for putting up with all of us kids, since I know we can be difficult.
The food was awesome, by the way the others the others are just a little inexperienced with eating quality food!
I will always remember this vacation and thank you both for making it such a memorial vacation.
Sincerely Benn

This was probably the best vacation I’ve ever had, and we owe so much of it to you guys. You gave us everything we could have possibly needed.
I know we can be a difficult group sometimes and you were so patient with us! Thank you for everything! I will never forget this trip or you guys!
Kim

Thank you for this once in a lifetime experience. This has been so much fun to be part of your life on the water. I know we were a hard family to put up with and I thank you for your patience. Again thank you so much for everything.
Chase

Thanks for this amazing trip. This was so much fun. Without you guys this trip would have been nothing.
Thanks again Reed

This trip was absolutely wonderful! You guys did so much for us this past week and I hope you know how grateful we all are! You made this trip very memorable and made everything run so smoothly! Thank you so much for making this week an amazing experience.
Sam
Dear Marianne and Kristian.
I came into this vacation very stressed and over worked. I needed something to take everything off my mind and this just did it for me. The combination of the Breanker and you two are probably the three biggest stress relievers even with the rest of my family onboard. This vacation I will always remember. Thank you very much!
Sincerely Beau

Marianne and Kristian.
This was probably the best vacation I’ve ever had; it exceeded all of my expectations! You provided us with so many opportunities, and we were so fortunate to have you guide us around the islands. I’m so glad I got to know you both, you’re so nice and helpful, and really helped me to feel like I was at home.
Everything was perfect and so much more than I imagined! Thank you so much for everything! I’ll miss you!
Kim

December 2007
To Kristian and Marianne.
Where do we start to thank you for the most wonderful week in your floating home. From the minute we met Kristian in Tortola we all knew we were going to have a special week. You have both exceeded our expectations by so very much. We feel that we have known you far longer than a week. You have anticipated and catered to out every need before we even thought of it!
The meals have been fantastic – one better than the one before. Kristian has taken us to the most beautiful places to snorkel and in and out of all the different bays. Thank you so very much for your wonderful hospitality and your gentle kind care of us this week.
It has been so wonderful to be with our family and dear friends for a week on your beautiful boat. It is not so often that we get the change to be so close to our girls for a week.
We feel like we made two new friends that we will think of often. We WILL be back again!!
Please call us anytime you are coming to the States. We would love to reciprocate your hospitality.
Love, Nancy, Bill, Jordan and Mary Mitchell Fuqua

Dear Marianne and Kristian.
We have had the most wonderful relaxing week with you. I can’t wait to come back. Your gracious hospitality has won our family’s heart. You both are such gentle genius people. I will always have fond memories of this trip with you, especially since you stole my son, Arthur’s heart with your fabulous meals and your caring spirit. Kristian, you are such a gentle person. It was a pleasure spending the week with you and see how you calmly handled your boat and every situation we encountered. Many thanks for the introducing our family to the BVI way of life! We’ll be back!
Fondly, Arthur, Carlton Arthur and Dudley
Come see us in the mountains! P.S. You are a fabulous cook Marianne

Kristian and Marianne.
Thank you for such a fine week! I have had such a good time traveling all around the BVI’s and getting to see so much in a short time. I hope we will be back soon!
Thank you again! Love Jordan.

Kristian and Marianne.
Thanks so much for such a memorable week. We had a great time getting to know you ya’ll, and ya’ll made our time here that much more special. I will always remember dancing with Kristian at FOXY’S. Thanks again for everything! I hope to see ya’ll in the future.
With love, Mary Mitchell

Kristian and Marianne.
Thank you so much for everything ya’ll have done for us this past week. I have had so much fun. I hope we will get to come back in the future!
Thanks again! Love Dudley

Kristian and Marianne.
I appreciate everything that you have done for us this week. It made our vacation so much fun and relaxing. And of course the food was wonderful! You are wonderful people and thank you again for a great week. Arthur (little)