Cruising Area of Frenk
1 Rendezvous dive is included for each dive-certified guest (on 7 night charters please, Not combinable with other offers)
Frenk Crew Profile
Captain Gabriel Garcia
Having grown up in Alicante, a Spanish city on the Mediterranean that hosts the Volvo Ocean Race, Gabriel was always interested in sailing and the delights of the sea however when younger he focused his career on land; having a long and successful career in hospitality as well as owning and running several popular entertainment venues, ranging from jazz clubs to nightclubs and organizing large scale events and concerts. It was during this time that his passion for sailing developed and by 2003 he had completed his skipper course and changed his course of career.
His first work as captain saw him work as a private charter exclusively in the Mediterranean, from the Balearic islands to Gibraltar and then later two years in the Canary islands. One of his first solely owned boats was a 38 foot monohull which he used to cross the Atlantic in 2009 and returned to Europe the following year. This was a fantastic return voyage and one which has been repeated many times since. From 2009 Gabriel wanted to broaden his experience and has been sailing Caribbean waters doing charters. Now knowing these waters and its treasures so well, Gabriel loves to share his knowledge and combined with his professionalism, skill and personable style means a unique and unforgettably good experience.
Svetlana is German, originally from the Ukraine; however she is a world traveller and has lived in many countries. She speaks English, Russian, German, Spanish and Ukrainian, and always loves to meet new people. She has a passion for hospitality and has much experience in gourmet cuisine.
She worked for many years in Germany as a nurse in a nursing home and it was later when she moved to Spain that she discovered her gift for cooking. It was in Alicante that she developed her experience in international gastronomy, developing her art within top restaurants from French to Sushi to of course traditional Mediterranean.
Her love for sun, sea and sailing has now driven her further from Europe where she is looking forward to entertaining, pampering and cooking for you to the highest standards. Her exceptional attention to detail will ensure that you want for nothing on your holiday and will find all your expectations exceeded.
In her spare time Svetlana enjoys water sports, yoga, cycling and inline skating.
Frenk CalendarAvailableBookedHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Frenk Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Feb 21, 2020||Feb 29, 2020||Booked: Saint Maarten, West Indies* to Saint Maarten, West Indies*|
|Mar 14, 2020||Mar 21, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Mar 26, 2020||Mar 29, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Apr 05, 2020||Apr 11, 2020||Booked: Tortola, Village Cay, BVI to Tortola, Village Cay, BVI|
|Apr 12, 2020||Apr 19, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Apr 21, 2020||Apr 28, 2020||Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Apr 29, 2020||May 02, 2020||Hold: Saint John, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|May 24, 2020||May 30, 2020||Hold: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Jul 04, 2020||Jul 11, 2020||Booked: St Thomas USVI to St Thomas USVI|
|Aug 01, 2020||Aug 08, 2020||Booked: Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI* to Red Hook, St. Thomas, USVI*|
|Aug 09, 2020||Nov 10, 2020||Unavailable: Fajardo, Puerto Rico* to Tortola, Nanny Cay, BVI|
Frenk Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: $10,100
High price: $13,700
|Season||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax|
Yacht terms: All Inclusive
An all-inclusive charter covers all provisioning and running expenses. This includes a captain and crew that is fully trained and committed to your safety and enjoyment of your trip. A chef will provide the kind of exceptional, personalized meal preparation that you would expect of a five-star restaurant. The listed rate may not include all local taxes, premium beverages or scuba activities. Inquire for more information.
Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Frenk.
Frenk Guest Reviews
The Renner Family, aboard catamaran FRENK for New Years week 2019-2020, wrote:
Svet & Gabby:
Leading up to this vacation, We were excited, but didn’t know what to expect.
Those expectations were met and then some!
Your cooking was AMAZING,
laughter, smiles and educating us on our travel is something our family will forever cherish .
Thank you for sharing your boat, live stories and friendship! Until next time!
Your Indiana Family,
Knox, Tori, Jackson Lisa and Jim
Svet & GABRIEL,
What a way to ring 2020. Thank you so much for an amazing trip!
you two are wonderful host. We will miss you.
Svet your cooking is so incredible !!!
Thank you for sharing your boat and your entertainment.
you are both so kind and funny.
We can’t wait to sail with you again.
Best wishes to you both!
Lisa Renner + Family
Thank you both so much for a fantastic vacation.
You guys helped to make a wonderful trip full of memories.
We love you both!
The Nash family, chartering aboard catamaran FRENK for Christmas week 2019, wrote:
Svet & Gabriel,
We can’t thank you enough for welcoming us to your home.
We’ve had a lot of wonderful memories & laughs with you both. We are truly going to miss you.
Between Svet’s amazing cooking and the beautiful places you’ve shown us.. we are so grateful.
We’ve loved getting to know you and learning about your travels.
Todd can’t thank you enough,Gabriel, for your sailing insights and the 22nm sail he’ll never forget!
The scuba & snorkelling adventures were absolutely stunning.
We loved being able to drink and entertain with you both,
These are memories we’ll never forget.
Thank you again for your kindness, hospitality & adventures.
We hope to see you again soon!
Todd, Cathy, Lexi, Garret, Nash & Anthony
Late June, 2019, guests aboard catamaran FRENK with Gabriel and Svetlana wrote:
Gabriel + Svetlana -
This has a wonderful and relaxing vacation! Everything on the boat was lovely and you both looked after all the details.
We appreciate your generous hospitality- we felt like guest in your home, who are now friends!
loved the food and fun and talk of Spain. we’ll remember to never be in a hurry because that is for thieve and bad bullfighters ! :)
Beautiful sailing with beautiful people! :)
Trevor, Kristin, + Brennan from Texas.
I had so much fun, Thank you for having us
PS. From one busy “ artist” to another - I wish us both luck in keeping some art in our day all the time!
Early June, 2019, guests aboard catamaran FRENK wrote:
Svet & Gabriel -
What an absolutely amazing time we have had over the past 9 days! First, what a amazing team you are- second, as a mom of 4 children who plan all our trips, it was an absolute luxury for Capt to plan the route for us - eliminate all the guess work for me.
The destinations couldn’t be more perfect.
Third, your food is amazing! so much thought, attention to detail - love poured into each evening dish. From the bottom of my heart thank you for making this vacay an unforgettable family experience. Svet, i simply love your kind fan spirit. Love for our world. you are one amazing woman. We love you both.
Thank you for sharing your home with us !! we met us strangers but leave us friends. You both are gems, we are fortunate to share in your passion!!
Svet &Gabriel You guys really made this trip great. We love how kind & loving you guys are. Thanks for allowing us to live in your home for a couple weeks.
Thank you for teaching me how to drive a boat and talk on the radio. Thank you for taking us to all the beautiful places.
Guests aboard catamaran FRENK wrote
Dear Gabriel and Svetlana
We have nothing but words of thanks for the wonderful days we spent together !!!
You and FRENK, the dinghy and the sea are the perfect combination for a dream vacation like the ones we had.
Gabriel: thank you for your wisdom in every place of this sea.
Svet: Thanks for those extra kilos that we happily put in our tummies.
Greetings always !!
Julia and Luciano
(Queridos Gabriel y Svetlana
No tenemos mas que palabras de agradecimiento por los maravillosos dias que pasamos juntos!!!
Ustedes y FRENK, el dinguy y el mar son la combinacion perfecta para unas vacaciones soñadas como las que tuvimos.
Gabriel: gracias por tu sabiduria en cada sitio de este mar.
Svet:Gracias por esos kilos extras que con gusto metimos en nuestras panzas.
Julia y Luciano)
April, 2019, guests aboard FRENK wrote:
Dear Svetlana & Gabriel,
Thank you so much for welcoming us into your home.
We loved our short but sweet vacation with you!
Thank you for the beautiful meals Svetlana,
We are definitely taking your banana pancake recipe with us.
Julian loved all the fresh fruit and looked forward the breakfast everyday.
Thank you Gabriel for letting us drive the dinghy. I’m sure you were nervous the whole time :)
Congratulations to you both on your marriage. Hopefully you can come to SF to visit us. Brings lot of warm clothes, it’s cold! Especially in summer.
You are such wonderful people, hope to see you again.
We love FRENK!!
Sergio, Eva, Chase & Ju Ju
Guests aboard catamaran FRENK for the last week of March, 2019, wrote:
Dear Svetlana & Gabriel,
We had an awesome week aboard FRENK.
Capt Gabe did an awesome job of keeping our days full of great adventures.
Svetlana’s meals were awesome and will truly miss her cooking,
From the course Gabe set that kept all of ours preferences in mind to the awesome hospitality on the boat we have ad a great week.
Ashley, Will, ER, & TG Gray
Querido Svet & Gabby,
Gracias por una viaje fabuloso, a mi me gusta la comida delicioso y dando ver las islas de BVI, Ojalá que podamos ver en el futuro, Gracias por ayudarme con mi español y ojalá que pueda visitar España en mi futuro.
Teníamos un divertido tiempo!
Sinceramente E.R Gray.
Fan mail from March, 2019, guests on catamaran FRENK
- see the attached note:
The meals were amazing!
The sights we saw were spectacular...
The stars and smiley moon will be memories forever.
Thank you for making Dave´s 50th birthday unforgettable.
Late February, 2019, guests on catamaran FRENK wrote
What an incredible trip, your hospitality was amazing.
Thank you so much for making our first sailing trip a fantastic experience...
Early January, 2019 guests on FRENK wrote
Dear Gabriel and Svetlana,
What a trip! we had high expectation and you exceeded them. The food, the places, your tenderness and accommodation made us feel we ever sailed with friends! And therein we are friends.
We will return to your lovely boat next year for another wonderful trip.
John & Melissa
Ps. And we will tell all & our friend to come aboard.
FRENK´s guests for New Years 2018/2019 wrote
Dear Gabriel & Svetlana,
From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you for sharing FRENK and your many talents with us.
You are a fantastic team. You each have a magic touch with making sure we were all happy. The meals were over the top! Incredible!
I still cannot believe we had ice cream and homemade brownies!
The snorkelling, the swimming, relaxing, sailing seeing all the different islands was all ultra fabulous.
thank you for making this wonderful family memory for us.
We wish you love and happiness.
Sara, Abigail, John, jack, Ellen.
Guests aboard FRENK in late July, 2018, wrote:
Gabriel and Svetlana-
Thank you for the wonderful week on the FRENK! We made so many fabulous family memories.
-The beautiful sites
-The wonderful meals
-The fun happy hours stops
-The games and card filled evenings.
- LEARNING ALL ABOUT usvi/BVI
You spoiled us all week long
Thank you! Thank you !
Hope to see you again soon :)
Chris, Jen, Jackson, Ty and Elay
Guests aboard catamaran FRENK in early July, 2018, wrote
Gabriel and Svetlana,
Thank you so much for sharing FRENK with us this past week, We feel so lucky to have never planned anything more than a few hours in advance, and to never have more than “two choices”, and always end up in the most other worldly places, doing the most fun, relaxing things. Being able to remake ourselves from the decision process and 100% relax was such a luxury.
We all spend so much time together home in San Francisco, but you created an environment in this week where the four of us could all be kids together - enjoying incredible food, playing games, and exploring a new place.
That is something we never get in San Francisco and gave us such special memories to take back with us. Aside from the boat and food and amazing activities, we can’t leave out the fact that the two of you as human being are so wonderful, and simply spending time learning your stories soaking up your life philosophies (“why not?” and “ you can live many lives” will stay with us for a long time) made the week unforgettable .
We weren’t kidding when we said we would follow you wherever you take the FRENK , so please keep in touch so we can reunite on some other ocean! And please know that you have friends in San Francisco who would love to see you ( and maybe see some live music with you) if you ever make it out to California!
With so much love and gratitude,
Grace, Danny, Deanna, and Jason
A June, 2018, family aboard catamaran FRENK wrote:
Svet and Gabriel,
Thanks for making a dream come true. We spent almost a year planning this trip so that everything goes perfect and that´s how it came out.
We choose well and that makes us very happy!
You should say the good vibes with all of us that even move you to your childhood with board games! Jo!
Maica and Nico (parents)
Thank you for playing with us at the table games, the delicious food stucco (it made me think I was a queen.) Hopefully I can go back to the boat 1 or 2..etc ... times more
I´m going to miss you a lot and thank you for everything.
PS Thanks for teaching me Russian (for Svet) SPASIBA !! !LOL!
Emma Lederer (9 years old)
Thanks for everything, I had a lot of fun, I´m going to miss you a lot
Lucia Lederer (5 years old)
And in Spanish:
Svet y Gabriel,
Gracias por hacer un sueño realidad. Estuvimos casi un año planificando este viaje para que todo salga perfecto y así salió.
Elegimos bien y eso nos pone muy contentos!
Demas esta decir la buena onda con todos nosotros que inclusive te trasladamos a tu infancia con juegos de mesa !Jo!
Se nota el cariño con el que hacen cada cosa, con mucha generosidad y amor
De mas esta decir la calidad de la comida (y la cocinera, claro!) Que hacen una excelente combinación con con la seguridad que brinda Gabriel en su labor !!!Gracias!!!
Maica y Nico (padres)
Gracias por jugar con nosotros a los juegos de mesa, la comida estuco riquísima (me hacia pensar que era una reina0. Ojala pueda volver al; barco 1 o 2..etc… veces mas
Los voy a estrañar mucho y gracias por todo.
PD Gracias por enseñarme ruso( para Svet) SPASIBA!! !Jaja!
Emma Lederer (9 años)
Gracias por todo, me divertí mucho los voy a estrañar mucho
Lucia Lederer (5 años)
Catamaran FRENK charter guests that rescheduled after hurricane Irma wrote:
Gabby and Swetlana,
You two were so hospitable, we didn’t want to leave! Your catamaran was homey and filled with love, your attention to us and our needs/request was five star, and the food was some of the best food we´ve ever eaten!
We have certainly made lifelong friends and are very anxious for our next trip with you. Please keep in touch. We will send you a link to our online photo album.
Thank you so much for everything this past week! We will never forget this experience with you both.
Catlyn,Megan & Chuck
PS. Thank you for teaching me how to successfully grab balls, tie to the cleats, and be your dinghy captain!
March, 2018, guests on catamaran FRENK wrote:
Dear Gabriel & Svetlana,
Thank you for sharing your beautiful life and boat with us.
This was our first cat trip and won’t be our last! Can’t wait to see you both again in Miami or on our next charter on FRENK !
You are both so hospitable and made our vacation absolutely perfect!
Times brings opportunities of joy and laughter. We found all of that more on the FRENK. We had no expectation of how wonderful this would is be.
All the love of friendship and camaraderie from the both of us.
Jessica and Chris
March, 2018 guests aboard catamaran FRENK said:
Gabriel & Svetlana,
Thanks for an incredible vacation and helping us to realize the sailing trip we´ve dreamed of for so many years!! You chose the perfect destinations and charted an amazing course that made the trip perfect in every way. Thanks for being so friendly, accommodating and sharing your home with us! I hope one day we can continue our adventures in the Greek Islands :)
Best wishes and safe travels! With much gratitude -
The Basch Family
PS: I can´t say enough positive things about our trip and you both made it one of the best vacations ever!! Thank you!!!