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Yacht Charter BREANKER from $16,500 USD Weekly

55ft 1in (16.8m) Sail • Sleeps 8 Guests • 4 Cabins • 2 Crew

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YACHT INTRODUCTION

Your Yacht 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!

SPECIFICATIONS

Length 55ft 1in (16.8m)
Beam 27ft 11in (8.5m)
Draft 3ft 11in (1.2m)
Sleeps 8 Guests
Cabins 4
Crew Captain Kristian Soendergaard & Chef
Year Built 1991 / Refit 2018
Cruising Speed 9.7kts
Max Speed 11.9kts
Stabilisers None
Engines Diesel
Builder ETA Yachts
Designer Alex Simonis
Flag Not know
VAT Registered No
US Duty Paid Yes

APPROXIMATE WEEKLY RATE

High  USD $21,450 | Low  USD $16,500

FEATURES & AMENITIES

CD library, Cell phone, DVD library, DVD player all cabins, DVD player saloon, Indoor audio system, TV all cabins, Wi-Fi, 13ft / 4.20m 40hp Inflatable, Board games, Floating mats, Kayaks multiple, Mono ski, Swimming noodles, Tube - towable, Wakeboard, Water skis - adult, BBQ, Deck shower, Fishing gear - light, Special diets, Sun cushions, Swim platform

ACCOMMODATIONS

Sleeps 8 In 4 Cabins

BREANKER can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins. The Master cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. 2 Guest cabins have a queen size bed, bath/tub, shower and toilet. A Guest cabin has a queen size bed, shower and toilet. BREANKER is fully air conditioned through out (there is a small additional fee for A/C all-night). Crew has a separate companionway, heads and shower.

DIVING EQUIPMENT

Not Insured, Crew certified, Diving if certified, Snorkelling gear, 12 Tanks, 8 BCs, 8 Regulators, Diving for up to 6 guests is included. Gear rental is $150/diver/week.

YACHT CREW

Captain: Kristian SoendergaardCaptain: Kristian Soendergaard

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.

Chef / First mate: Marianne Rasmussen

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.

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Catamaran BREANKER - What the guests said, from an early February, 2020, charter group in the BVI

We had the most amazing time with you two on the Breanker! The food was DELICIOUS and the places we visited were beautiful! We loved the Scuba diving sites we visited and enjoyed all the swimming and relaxing. You two were a joy to spend the week with!

Love, Randy and Krissy

It was an amazing and super fun trip! We loved spending the week and sharing our life stories with both of you. You are beautiful happy people and it is a joy to get to know you! Thank you so much for your love and hospitality! Loved the diving and the sailing and the goats and the views and the swimming! Most of all we loved the food! Thank you so much and all our love,
Mark and Kim

We loved our week with you sailing the islands. I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful food. It was such a treat to be catered too so nicely. We hope to see you again on a future adventure. Love, Tad and Kim

Five-time repeat guests aboard BREANKER in January, 2020, said of their return trip:
The Steppe family...

I look forward to seeing you all year! I can count on you both to guide our family to beautiful spots and let us relax worry free. We love you very much and look forward to coming down again.
Love, Espanta

As always the time I spend in BVI and USVI with you and on the Breanker is perfect. We have been with you 5 or 6 times already and I still want to come back and do more. Can’t wait to see you guys again!
Kamran

I have been waiting and today saw my future room in Marianne and Kristian’s compound is one step to reality. I want my room to be sun filled and light color and purple. I am not concerned about food because Marianne is the best chef and very humble about it. At the meantime we travel on Breanker with our most favorite persons in the Caribbean. We just can’t have enough of them and have been back with them for 7 or 8 times – (I lost count) They know, observe and help my grandchildren going from middle school to today that one has his girlfriend added to the group. We love Marianne and Kristian and will be back anytime with them in this part of the world. They are seasoned, nice, considered and fun. They are the best! I have been chartering in the Caribbean for over 30 years and for the past 10 years we have not dared charter with anyone else and will be with them in the future. We always feel we are leaving our family when we head back. We just love them.
H.Seradge M.D. 
I have never been disappointed a single time on one of our charters and this time was no different. Your boat is a second home to my family and I and a nice breath of fresh air whenever we come down to the Virgin Islands on vacation. You both do an amazing job to make a welcoming, comfortable and secure environment for your passengers and I am privileged to have people like you in my life. Thank you for everything and I hope we get to spend more breaks with you in the future.
Kian

Very nice way to kick off the new decade! The warm, comfortable familiarity of Breanker meets expectations every time. All ages can have fun and explore the wonders of the Virgins. You guys are like the family that we have in the islands that we don’t visit enough. Every one in the crew loves to come and relax and have fun. We already can’t wait to come and see you guys again. So till then!!
Richard

Loveeee you guys too much. Please keep chartering a few more years and have us over for a house warming party on Water Island when you are all done. Super relaxed time and couldn’t have made the newest member of our crew happier J I wanna come to Møn!
Cyrus

This was the first time on the Breanker and I had a wonderful and fun time. The views and adventures we went on as well as the kindness, great food and hospitality was unforgettable. Marianne and Kristian are the sweetest and loving people I have meet and they made me feel safe and happy the entire time.
Thank you, x10000, Mar

New Years 2019-2020 guests aboard catamaran BREANKER wrote:

Dear Marianne and Kristian,

Everyone told me it was “the best trip ever” and sure enough, it exceeded my expectations! Thank you for your hospitality – around the clock – your patience and grace and for feeding us like kings and Queens. It takes special people to open their homes and hearts to strangers and we are deeply grateful we are some of the lucky ones to experience it and to witness the undeniable love and commitment you share with one another – a gift in and of itself. Your adopted home country is beautiful and we can’t wait to return! Thanks for letting us be part of your clan. It was fun ringing in the New Year – and decade – with you! All the best to you in the coming year. Cheers and love,
Nancy

Dear Marianne and Kristian, Thank you for feeding us. For taking us to the most breath taking snorkeling spots. For pulling out our soaking wet carpets because we didn’t know how to properly close the portholes. Thank you for going behind the bar at Sidney’s Lobster to pour us dark and stormies. For taking the dinghy to pick up dad at the beach because he couldn’t swim to the boat like he thought he could (no dark and stormies involved – just an over calculation of swimming abilities on Dad’s part) Thank you for ringing bin the new decade with us. For sharing all the stories and understanding of this place that you’ve accumulated from decades past. Thank you for helping us make some new stories of our own, too.
Ralph, Nancy, Lucy, Mary Katherine and Sally


The last guests of the season! Mid-May, 2019, guests wrote:

18thMay, 2019

Dear Marianne and Kristian. I am not sure how to put into words our experience with you. Thank you for sharing your home, life experiences, knowledge and passion for the islands. The trip was so much more than I expected. Not only did you show us coves and beaches that because of your knowledge we would not have found on our own, and you showed us friendship! How lucky we are to have spend our 30thanniversary with two people who has been together “forever” and love each other so much as you do. I admire your passion for each other. So rare today and such an inspiration for us all.

Kelly and Tim

Kristian and Marianne, Thank you! Thank you for opening up your beautiful home to us for our seven (7) day weekend. You two are an amazing couple, which simply made our stay on the high seas better than imagined. My favorite moments were listening as you shared your lifetime of experiences and adventures with us. You have a beautiful history together and amazing stories to tell, from high school sweethearts to senior adults you have consistently taken small things in life and made them bigger. The VW Beetle is a perfect example- to the average person the bug wasn’t road worthy, however you two saw it differently. Working hand in hand with limited resources you made her worthy and traveled throughout Europe sporting her nine colors and even allowed hith hikers to share the experience. Thank you for sharing your passion for life and living. The past week has been nothing short of amazing.

Kyle

Dear Kristian and Marianne,

Kyle describes how I feel about being on the boat with you for seven days. You treat us like family. We have been so comfortable on your boat. You gave us tips to where to go and what to see. We loved the quiet snorkeling spots. I loved that I didn’t have to lift a finger. A true vacation. I feel very spoiled. Thank you!

Dagmar

Thank you for an awesome vacation Marianne and Kristian. We have enjoyed our time with you and “the Islands”. The food was excellent! The drinks were excellent! 

Cheers, Teresa and Graham

Repeat guests aboard BREANKER for late April, 2019, said:

Marianne and Kristian. Thank you very much for a wonderful second trip on the Breanker. We loved our first trip with you in May 2010 and didn’t think that could ever be topped. But top it you did and exceeded our expectations bar far. We loved all the sailing time we had this week as the weather cooperated for sailing. We loved Marianne’s Denmark lesson. I know I learned a lot about an area I knew nothing about. But the thing we loved most was being able to spend time with you during our fabulous meals. You both have so much to share about your life stories. We loved hearing all about them. We feel like you have been part of our lives for a long time. Hopefully our paths will cross again some time! Thank you, Chris and Greg

Dear Marianne and Kristian

Don’t know how but our second trip was as spectacular as our first. Just a wonderful week and I am sorry to see it end and want to send all the same sentiments as Chris on the previous page. It is hard to find the words to express gratitude for your hospitality, food, - amazing – and most of all friendship! We feel very honored that you chose to spend time with us each night. We hope you have many more years sharing your gifts with others lucky enough to find you. Please know we consider you part of our family and I am sure our paths will cross yet again. Stay in touch, be safe, good luck building your new house. With much love and gratitude,

Scott and Marianne

Dear Marianne and Kristian. We have been looking forward to this trip since we booked it in 2017. We had a fabulous trip the first time in 2010 and hoped the second trip would be just as good. You did not disappoint us!  We so both enjoyed the knowledge you shared about the islands we passed and visited. The devastation from the 2017 hurricanes became so real to us we did not realize how many people are still suffering. The food you served us was spectacular. We wanted doggie bags for next week! You made us feel welcome in your home away from your house in Denmark. Breanker is a beautiful place. May there always be a breeze to fill your sails!

Love, Gary and Susan


Early April Guests just aboard catamaran BREANKER wrote:
We have done this chartering 4 times and Breanker crew have been the best for our eclectic guests. They took us to places we never saw in the past they are magnificent, for any of your future guests.
Alan Ortner

Guests aboard BREANKER in late March, 2019, wrote:

Such a wonderful, wonderful week for a couple of water novices. Beautiful part of the world and I can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed our time with Kristian and Marianne. We felt so comfortable with them sailing their “home” with us. Lovely, capable and easygoing couple. Food was fabulous. Can’t wait to do it again with the kids. Thanks so much.

Leslie and Dan.

Maryellen and I had a great time not water people in general, we learned about sailing and navigation. Never knew anything about a catamaran either. Food was outstanding, snorkeling, SUP boarding and shore trips were great. We went with three other couples and have had a lot of laughs. Kristian and Marianne were very hospitable and we were treated like family. Thank you for an experience of a lifetime.

Bill and Maryellen.

Kristian and Marianne, thank you, thank you, thank you for a trip of a lifetime.

Shane and I cannot thank you enough for such a great week on the water. You both are so warm and great travel storytellers. We will never forget this trip. Shane will tell stories of his time at the helm and I am sure the stories will grow as the years go by. I hope that our path will cross again someday – somewhere – we have grown to love you both. 

Always, Shane and Gigi

Marianne and Kristian, Thank you for making us look like heroes – we planned this trip for us and three other couples – who have never cruised – and I know that a great trip was had by all. This is our fourth charter of the BVI’s and it was everything and even more than we expected! Itinerary was fabulous and we saw some new places – food was out of this world delicious and plentiful – and our hosts made us feel like family. Many laughs were shared and memories were made – as well as new and old friendships – thank you till we meet again

Joyce and Alan

Guests aboard BREANKER in mid-March, 2019, wrote:

It is tough to imagine a better way to spend a week; unless of course you hate gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, beautiful islands, crystal clear Caribbean waters, terrific snorkeling and out of this world food! There is also the perfect sea breeze in the front of the boat, time to read in the sunshine and Kristian’s drinks to contend with…. Tough duty.

Thank you Marianne and Kristian for your delightful hosting and an absolutely perfect week
Mary Pat

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! A week on Breanker with good friends was exactly what this Iowa group needed! Marianne and Kristian were the perfect hosts. The food was fabulous, the accommodations were excellent, and the daily experiences couldn’t be beaten. We promise to spread the word that Breanker is a bucket list trip!
Brad and Anne

Thanks you so much for a great trip! The islands were beautiful, the boat was delightful and Marianne and Kristian were amazing! Muskmelon cove, the Beeline bar and Foxy were amazing. Marianne’s cooking and Kristian’s bartending were superb. Hopefully we are back soon!
Will

We are so honored to get to join this group of friends and crew on this sojourn around the islands of the Caribbean. Det bedste er “danks Mad” - (the best is Danish food)! Nothing better! We will have wonderful memories and pictures to remind us.
Siv

What a trip! Great food, great views, great booze and great hosts. The waking up to a delicious breakfast every day was always a delight. Great fun and would love a return trip!
Otto

Valentine's week, 2019, guests aboard catamaran BREANKER wrote:

WOW! What a wonderful trip! Such great hosts: The sights were perfect, the food and thoughtful service were perfect! Hate to leave – we will be back! Thank you so much Marianne and Kristian.
Paige and Rob

Thank you for sharing your wonderful boat with us! An idyllic way to experience the Islands we wont forget. See you again!
Kyle

Thanks for making each day a wonderful combination of fun, excitement, relaxation and luxury!
Clarissa

Thank you for a fabulous trip! The waters always perfect and we always found the best harbors thanks to you!
Thomas

What a fabulous week we’ve had cruising the BVI on Breanker with you, Kristian and Marianne! So many new beautiful new spots, exciting outings and always your relaxed and experience and guidance on what to do each day. We felt truly spoiled by the delicious and beautiful meals and service too! So great meeting you both – thank you!
Diana and Dave

Charter guests from the week before Christmas, 2018, wrote:

Well…what can I say… This trip has been absolutely amazing! The food, fantastic. This boat…. Amazing and the company have been incredible! Ask for a painkiller and you get the best we had on this trip! We can’t wait to come back. Thank you for everything! This trip has been more that we could have imagined!

Alex and Ginny

What a fabulous trip! A fantastic boat, crew, and the best food I have had in a long time and Kristian makes better painkillers than any bar in the BVI.

Becky and Curry

Your patience is matched only by your hospitality. Thank you for making us feel like more than family. We cannot possibly thank you enough.

David and Margaret

A wonderful trip all the way around. Marianne and Kristian are welcoming and helpful. The food is great and the anchorages are gorgeous. We will definitely be back with others.

Beth

November, 2018 - A 60th Birthday Celebration week aboard catamaran BREANKER

A week of pampering on Breanker with amazing friends, old and new.
Many thanks to Kristian and Marianne for new memories. Your attention to detail and our every need was seamless. Your hospitality is second to none.
The food – always made with an extra special touch of love – delicious and tasteful and beautifully presented. The expert guidance and knowledge of the area meant we experienced the common and uncommon.
The comfortable staterooms and appointments carefully attended with decretive ease. I understand how they are respected as seasoned charter hosts – experience matters!
Thank you till next time,
Cheers Joan

What an awesome week! You spoiled us! We had it all, wind, rain, sunshine and lots of fun and relaxation! The food was amazing and the drinks superb!
You do a fantastic job on Breanker! Thank you!
“Well behaved women rarely make history”
Jacquelyne

Many memories created aboard Breanker. Thank you for making my 60th Birthday a success.
Always remember:
Love many
Trust few
Always paddle your own canoe!
Tina

For my first time in the Caribbean I am totally spoiled. This has been one of the best vacations I have ever had. Your hosting is awesome – the food – the staterooms – Breanker and all your wonderful stories have been delightful. I can only hope that I will be back again before too long.
Thank you for everything.
Galen

Late April, 2018, guests on catamaran BREANKER wrote:

Marianne and Kristian. 

Thank you for a fabulous week. We enjoyed being with you both on your lovely boat, and loved the beautiful destinations you took us too. The food was spectacular, and thank you for attending to our every whim in such a gracious manner. We greatly appreciate the dolphin show you put on for us! We hope to see you again soon.

Rachel, May, Paul and Andree. 

Mid-April, 2018, guests aboard BREANKER, wrote:

Marianne and Kristian, 

Thank you for an amazing week with you! We loved every destination and experience, especially with your special insights! The only way to experience these islands! And thank you for making us all feel very much at home with you. Thank you for all the delicious meals – and new ones for the kids! LOVED THE SAILING! We loved our lesson on the Danish culture and our conversations on world travel! The destinations were fabulous – swimming with a 6’ nurse shark today was new for our family Jthank you for spoiling us in every way!!!

Kevin and Laura

Thank you for a great trip! I appreciate that you took us tubing frequently. The food was great (especially the pancakes). I had a lot of fun sailing and exploring the islands!

Nicolas, 15 years

Thank you for a great trip and thank you for taking us tubing. The food was great especially the pancakes, tuna, salmon and Key lime pie. I had a fun time sailing and exploring the island and water. Please visit us in NC.

Mange tak, Ana, 12 years

Easter week 2018 guests on BREANKER said:

Kristian and Marianne – What a delightful surprise to encounter the two of you! From day one, you welcomed us in to your life, treated us with the outmost care, tolerated all our fobies and idiosyncrasies with patience and kindness, and made us all feel like family.  

You showed us how the islands have changed from the hurricanes and at the same time and at the same time showed us the human side of a natural disaster, as well as economic, botanical, geographical and oceanographic effects. What an education! More people needs to come down here, not to exploit, but to understand how we can all do our part as human beings helping human beings.

All I can say about the food is YUM!! The garlic dipping sauce, pancakes the size of your head, beautiful salads and mysterious smoothies – WOW! Every meal was a treat! Most of all you feel like family to me, and I thank you so much for that.

Much love and we will all be seeing you soon.

Tusind tak! Calli

This trip was amazing I loved everything about it. I loved seeing the sea turtles and dolphins. I especially want to thank Kristian and Marianne for making this trip what it is. Without you I would not know what to do. You brought this trip to life.

Tusind tak, Gage 12 years old.

AHH this trip was nothing short of AMAZING! Yup and I meant it. Fucking amazing! And it feels good to say the “A” word! Thank you both for being you! So genuine, so sweet, so real so comfortable and easy to love. You made this trip feel like home…But better, HA! I know we will keep in touch, Marianne, I will be in contact on Face Book with pictures and smiley faces! You guys are such special people. I won’t forget you and hold a very special spot in my heart and memory. (Kristian, you make fantastic drinks!)

Xoxo! I will miss you. Hope to see you in person again!

Love Ya! Leslie

Kristian and Marianne, Thank you for allowing us in to your home. What an incredible trip with the best hosts. I loved all the stops and the islands in between lively and remote – it was so much fun to spend the week with such seasoned professionals. I really appreciated the food, thank you for preparing such melting delicious meals. I hope we can cross paths again someday.

Much love Amy

Marianne and Kristian – I knew that spending time island hopping would be an incredible experience. But I did not even consider what a difference the crew would make. I had planned surrendering myself to the rhythm of the water, the tempo and the island life, but you two made the experience of fully letting go transformational. Because you know the area so well and are tapped into the energy, every place you took us and every time we arrived, were perfect. I absolutely trusted having your directions and guidance. You have the ocean, the wind and boat in your bones and that makes you the perfect hosts – not just of your home but also of the entire experience. I was truly taken to another place – I can’t thank you enough for inviting us in and taking us there.

Your good friend, Neil

March, 2018 guests on catamaran BREANKER, 4 time repeats, said:

Well…Another voyage another great time with family and our extended Danish family. So difficult to express all the reasons that we come back, just happy that we do!

Be well with favorable seas till we cast off again.
Cheers! 
Richard

Thank you so much for another vacation on the Breanker. As always the sites were beautiful, the food was delicious and the hosts were wonderful. Life on the Breanker is always perfect.
Thank you again, 
Kamran

Another time and still the same charm. Can’t wait to hear how Kia likes Copenhagen and Møn. Always a pleasure talking to you and Kristian.
Love, 
Cyrus

#4 but we have so much fun each time it seams like#50 J Our time with you guys is always incredible – we will keep coming back year after year! And hopefully we will see you in Denmark too!!

Carrie

I could not figure these guys and had to come back to check them out. Well; they are nice, hospitable, caring and in summery as good as mama’s milk. Full enlightment came after fourth trip. Don’t miss an exceptional time in paradise with angels Marianne and Kristian.

Houshang

We love you both and the Breanker! Always thankful for you kindness and attention. Always in our best memories.

Espanta

I love talking to and spending time with both of you and you always know the best places to go. You guys make every trip special, thank you!

Kian

A February, 2018, family group aboard BREANKER said:

Marianne and Kristian. 
Thank you for being so kind to my children and teaching them so much. We felt like we were onboard with our own family. We couldn’t ask for anything more. This was the most perfect kind of holidays. You are both so kind and considerate… If we had to do it over we wouldn’t change a thing. I might come back for a few lessons in the galley – unless of course we can talk you in to a visit to Canada J
Until next time, we wish you smooth sailing. Mange tak!! Tusind tak!!
Love, The Kenney’s
 
Kristian and Marianne,
Making the complexities of sailing the USVI and BVI look absolutely effortless and simple. Your sailing skills and experience kept our families safe and well taken care off. The travel, locations and the total experience were made only more amazing by your wonderful personalities. All week we felt like we were sailing with our family. We can’t wait to find you in Denmark!! 
With outmost appreciation…
Fair winds and following seas, The Gallagher’s – Gene, Amy and David
 
David’s toast:
Everyone! I have something to say; To Kristian and Marianne, Thank you for everything you do to us. Thank you for changing my mind about food!!
David Gallagher, 6 years.
 
This was one of my best VKs (vacations) I have ever had. If I could do it again I would. "Tak" you very much for an amazing holiday.
Love Mac, 11 years

Mid-February, 2018, guests aboard BREANKER said:

Marianne and Kristian. 
Thank you for another wonderful week of beautiful sites, laughter, catching up and wonderful food. Your hospitality and attention to detail to create an outstanding experience. Although the islands are damaged there is resilience and welcoming at all the places we visited. The water is beautiful and beaches are still paradise. This is still our happy place J. We already look forward to seeing you again. Thanks so much for an outstanding trip.
Much love and hugs, Jenny and Mary-Jo
 
Kristian and Marianne. Thank you for a truly amazing week in paradise. You were the perfect hosts and always making sure our bellies were full and our drinks cold. Marianne, your meals were all incredible, I don’t know if I can pick a favorite but the ahi tuna was up there! Everyone on the islands was so welcoming. Jost Van Dyke and Norman island was my favorites - I can’t wait to come back and visit again.
Love, Tawnya
 
Marianne and Kristian. This is our second time on Breanker and we had a blast! We were so glad that Breanker survived the 2017 hurricanes. The ocean is still blue and the people are so welcoming. Thank you both for a wonderful stay aboard Breanker. You are both amazing and made our stay so comfortable. Thanks for the fabulous food and great sailing. We WILL be back!
Karlyn and Mary
P.S. We hope that you will do a Breanker cookbook!!
 
Marianne and Kristian. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I have been hearing about your charters from friends for a few years and was so exited to be able to finally experience sailing with you for myself. I had high expectations for a fun time, great views, amazing food and the best company…. You exceeded ALL of my expectations! It is obvious you both work very hard and have a large amount of passion for everything you do. The attention to details, organization and planning is amazing. Full bellies, yummy drinks and the most fun I’ve ever had on a trip, are all thanks to you two. Thank you for sharing this part of your life with us and just know I will be back again!!!
Stephanie
 
Thank you so much for an awesome week!! We were so impressed with how you found beautiful bays to snorkel even though we came post hurricanes! We were happy to place our trust in the experience with Kristian and Marianne! The food, the sailing, the scenery and conversation were all outstanding! Can’t wait to come back!
BREANKER ROCKS!!!
Sharon and Renee

Early February, 2018, charterers on BREANKER said:

We had a blast, the best food, drink and company. Thank you for making this trip to the BVI’s the best possible. May the wind continue to be at your back and the sun on your faces.
Love Ya! Jubal
 
Kristian and Marianne. Thank you for a memorable week in the lovely BVI’s. Food and service was fantastic.
Steve
 
To Mr. K and Mrs. M.
Thank you for being an amazing couple, caretakers and now new friends. You have shown me a new wonderful world and moreover I have enjoyed each and every second of the experience. Thanks for expanding and blessing my world.
Cheers to the next trip, Jessica.

Late January, 2018, charterers aboard BREANKER, said:

Kristian and Marianne,
Sheryl and I were invited on a charter cruise with our friends. Little did we realize we were just being invited to spend a week with friends we hadn’t met yet… in their beautiful home with amazing food and drinks and wonderful stories. The trip was no pressure, no demands, as if we were old friends getting together for a week. We were guest instead of customers. And we intend to come back to see our old new found friends. Two people we were meant to meet. 
Good friends have good friends… and now you are our good friends as well. And by the way, thanks for letting us sign the book.
Thanks you for all you do and all our love, Sheryl and Ed.
I was lucky enough to know Cheryl and Don Wegner, and even luckier that they invited me along on one of their awesome adventures! I instantly felt welcome in your home and found the accommodations to be beyond my expectations. I was VERY well feed, VERY well attended too – and I wanted for nothing. Your expertise with the BVI’s made me feel safe. It was the best vacation I have been on! Thank you for taking me on this great adventure.
Xoxo Margy
Kristian and Marianne. This is our 4th time aboard, and we never get tired of you! Again your amazing hospitality, sailing skills and great food made for another wonderful BVI trip. Now we add to the list of compliments, your survivor skills. Winds tore both the awnings – and out comes the sewing machine to fix them! WOW – you’re prepared for anything! And I have to mention how impressed we were that you two can sew together – quite the teamwork! 
Till next time – xoxo Cheryl and Don

Wow!  Is that a record? 25-times (!!!) charter guests on catamaran BREANKER with Kristian and Marianne in January, 2018, said:

Dear Kristian and Marianne. 
These past two weeks has flown by. It is hard to believe that we have been on 25 charters with you guys since January 2000 aboard Casador. Keith Berger really summed up well why we keep coming back – Breanker is a great boat, you guys do a great job with such ease. It is a privilege to call you “friends”. Thank you for being our home base since our home in St. John was severely damaged by hurricane Irma. We have been able to get a lot accomplice in a short time.
We are thankful that Breanker survived both Irma and Maria and is in such a good shape. We really enjoyed our time onboard and look forward to # 26! 
May the rest of your season be blessed!!
Much love 
Martin and Jodie

AND...

Marianne and Kristian. 
Thank you for such a beautiful week. To be with you on Mart and Jodie’s 25th trip with you was special. As I look back on the week a few things come to mind…. There is a way to know someone by simply watching what they do. In this past week it has been a work of art to watch you both. You are amazing craftsmen in all the parts in your work and service: Economy of motion and grace with the boat, exquisite dishes on the table, attentiveness to the smallest of details in every way. That kind of pride in your craft is beautiful to see and a real part of the joy in the trip. But then there is the ease of friendship and laughter with you that makes the trip unforgettable!
Thank you so much for letting us into the stories of your life on boats and the glimpses into your home in Denmark. We have rarely felt more “at home” with people we just met. But thank you for a beautiful week. Breanker is a beautiful boat and you both are a grace to the islands.
Thanks again,
Keith and Page

25 times on charter with Kristian and Marianne - This calls for champagne!

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Late April, 2017 guests on BREANKER said:

Marianne and Kristian, 
I truly don’t know where to begin; To try and share my thoughts and feelings abut this past week would take me “pages”! Without a doubt this is OUR BEST FAMILY VACATION EVER! From the beautiful boat to the incredible harbors, snorkeling adventures, boat jumping, tubing, family swimming and so much more – it was all over the top! And what can I say about our meals…. your cooking was FANTASTIC! You both did everything possible to make our family experience onboard the Breanker truly special – and it was! I have never had so much fun and relaxed so much all at the same time. As I stand above – I can go on pages…. Tarpon, sea turtles, pirate show, Honeymoon Bay, sunsets, bubbly pool, kayaking and trail hiking!! Please understand that as I write this and reflect on our week, literally have tears in my eyes thinking about all the wonderful family memories that we made here. Jack, Phillip, Ashley and I will cherish this experience forever. It was also a true pleasure to get to know you and Kristian. Thank you for the hospitality and new friendship forayed… Good luck with your Denmark project and I wish you safe travel home!We will defiantly be back for another Breanker adventure! Thank you again for this incredible experience. 
God Bless, With love,
John, Ashley, Jack – 10 and Phillip – 7

My highlight was snorkeling; I had so much fun at Buck Island with the sea turtles. JackI enjoyed snorkeling at Peter Island. 
Love, Phillip

Early April, 2017, guests aboard BREANKER said:

Marianne and Kristian,
I started this trip at a 0 out of 10. I was terrified of the ocean and apparently had a large seasickness that I did not know of. I couldn’t look at an ocean swell without being scared and my heart beating fast. The first morning when I woke up and threw up for 30 min. off the side of the boat really solidified to me that I shouldn’t be on the water. However, all I needed was a day and you guys made me feel so at home, (ocean included). Somehow with your guidance, and calm, cool collectiveness, I was able to ease my way into the ocean and overcome (not all the way) my fears. I saw dolphins, swam with turtles, heard “shark” and got out of the water (Thank Good), and so much more. The food was incredible and the company of you guys was so much better. Wish you nothing but the best!
Xoxo Kelly – (the girl that was scared of the ocean) 

Marianne and Kristian, 
Thank you so much for our second charter experience. We loved the USVI way better and this was the perfect week away. Thank you for you hospitality and for keeping our bellies full. As always the food was amazing. I feel this trip was extra special given all the animals we got to see – sea turtles, an octopus, a sand shark etc. The jumping stingray was also amazing! Since our sister and brother in law missed the trip due to their Breanker baby, we will be back again soon! Have a safe travel to Denmark and enjoy your time off with your family! Wishing you all the love and happiness.
Joe and Lauren 

Kristian and Marianne, 
Lighting does strike twice! This our second trip with you and again the adventure was one to remember. I especially appreciate the way I can share with you what our family likes to do and you then take us to the place where that vision becomes reality. Private beaches, coral reefs, hiking trails, visiting old plantation ruins, and spending a night listening to live music in a cozy island bay bar! More happy days to you both.
Dan and Linda

3rd time repeats said:
Kristian and Marianne this was our third charter on the Breanker and we had an absolutely fabulous time. Kristian and Marianne are the most welcoming and enjoyable hosts – we would not ever consider chartering with anyone else. They always go out of their way to make sure that their charter guests have a wonderful time. Marianne’s cooking is spectacular and the meals are healthy too! Although this is only our third charter it feels like we have known Kristian and Marianne for 10 years. We had such fun every night laughing until our stomachs hurt. The trip was pure joy for us. We are so relaxed and happy that we do not want to leave the boat. We will most definitely charter with them again. Thank you both for making our trip so enjoyable and memorable.P.S. Also I meant to mention that Kristian and Marianne keep Breanker in such good condition. The boat is always immaculate.WOO HOO! We want to do 10 days next time!
David and Cindy

23rd Charter! WOW! Guests aboard catamaran BREANKER for their 23rd charter with Marianne and Kristian said...

Dear Kristian and Marianne, 
Well, on our 23rd trip now you are still introducing us to “firsts”. The overnight in Honeymoon Bay with the world-class musicians on Water Island was fantastic. It’s very rare (unheard off) to go to Carnegie Hall in shorts and flip-plops! And then to Maho Bay on St. John to Marina Cay to Leverick. Thank you for joining us at Hog Heaven – what a view! Then to Anegada – thank you for spending the afternoon at Loblolly Beach, gorgeous, especially watching the breakers on the reef. Back on Breanker for snacks and adult beverages – I still can’t believe that sunset – incredible!! Have you ever seen the ocean that still? 30 feet of water and we could see the starfish on the ocean floor. Long smooth ride to Green spit Friday, another first with the wind mostly from the northwest. Then our last night on board anchored in front of the Bee Line. Okay, so I’ve written too much. It was a great trip! Oh, and the food, as always, was gourmet. Hope to be with you guys again soon!
Love 
Martin and Jodie
P.S. I forgot to mention the lobster dinner with you guys at Anegada Reef Hotel – It was wonderful! Thanks again.

6-time repeat guests aboard catamaran BREANKER wrote:

Kristian and Marianne, spending a week on Breanker is like coming home for us! I don’t even remember how many times we have been here but you just can’t get rid of us. As always, this week was fantastic – even though we got in troubles for leaving our portholes open – (on the sail back from Anegada). Next time we promise to keep ALL our stars!
Bill and Dee 
2-time repeats -
Dearest Kristian and Marianne. 
Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality. We enjoyed our second time around even more than the first – and we weren’t sure that was even possible – food was incredible – and thank you for introducing us to Little harbor – a new favorite! We hope to be back sooner than later…
Dean and Terrie – the only ones left with 5 stars – xxo! 
Kristian and Marianne thank you for giving us a wonderful vacation. The food was the best ever!! We loved all the places we saw, the ones we saw before and all the new ones. This was a trip of a lifetime for us. Good luck and we hope to see you again.
Jack and Patti 
3rd timers -Kristian and Marianne – Boarding Breanker and seeing you two again was like arriving at my “home away from home”. Your gracious hospitality, cooking and sailing skills are unsurpassed! Loved the sail to Anegada and snorkeling at little harbor. Many thanks to you for a wonderful vacation!
Sheryl and Don

Multiple repeat guests aboard BREANKER - January 28,2016 – 16 YEARS!!!! – 20 TRIPS?
Well, Kris and Marianne, we made it back!! One of these times we actually have to count the number of trips we have made with ya’ll. It’s been 16 years now since our first and quiet a few times we have been lucky enough to be with you more than once a season!As always, the time this year was amazing! Laid back for us this time – no snorkel or swim trips which was just what we needed!Getting us to our favorite anchorages in time for cocktails, lobster dinner at Anegada Reef, special time with you both on Cow Wreck beach, Anegada, Marina Cay, Peter Island, lunch at The Top Of The Bath – all new wonderful memories to add to our own list.Time on Breanker is always so special – the hospitality, the food – amazing – always SO GOOD, comforts of home and we are always still so pampered and cared for!We truly love you guys and hope to add to our memory and many more times on Breanker!! If not once more this season, hopefully next!!Thank you again for ALL you do and for always making us feel so special!!
Much love Martin and Jodie

Repeat guests aboard BREANKER, after a 12 year hiatus!
Back again after 12 years!
Thank you for another perfect sail in BVI. You out did yourselves again!! Thank You.
Donna and Phil

Thank you for one of the best adventures we have taken. This trip was more than we ever expected. You two are beautiful people. Thank you!
Rebecca

WOW what a great week! Perfect weather, perfect p[laces to explore and most of all perfect company with Marianne and Kristian – What a wonderful journey!!
Earl

What a great week – Breanker is beautiful and a wonderful boat and introduced us to the BVI sailing so comfortably. But the “big win” Was Marianne and Kristian’s hospitality and friendship. Looking forward to the next trip!
Laurie 

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