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!
DECK & SYSTEMS
Diving for up to 6 guests is included. Gear rental is $150/diver/week.
BREANKER Crew Profile
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.
They 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. 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.
We can’t wait to come and charter again with ya’ll one day! Thank y’all for welcoming us with open arms.
We love y’all, Allison
From John: I have loved y’all from my first time on the Casador (I was 10 years old the first time) to my senior trip on the Breanker. (I was 18 in May of 2010) To the trip on Breanker now in 2015
Vi elsker jer – We love you (in Danish), John
Every time I make it down to USVI, it is always a special treat when we can make it aboard Breanker. Sailing is the best and y’all; make the trip way more enjoyable with the great hospitality. The food is top notch and some of the best meals I have had in my life. This is the 3rd charter with you (one on Casador and two on Breanker) and hopefully this will not be my last!
WOW, Kristian and Marianne! 15 years since our first trip with y’all and it is still awesome! Have lost track of the number of times – but this year – twice in three months – YEA!!
Y’all are excellent hosts and we have come to feel like you are part of the family. The food is always wonderful, table always set perfectly and attention to detail is great!! Kristian’s gentle spirit and calm way of dealing with snorkel trips and Scuba excursions always make us feel safe and looked after! Still from the moment we awake to “lights out”, you both see to all our needs – whether we are 2 or a group of 8! Thank you for taking care of our family so well for so many years! Have a great summer and we are looking forward to see y’all next season!!
With much love
Our 7th trip today!! It has been glorious!! You both are the best in the charter business! Never a disappointment! The snorkeling was wonderful and the trip to Leinster Bay fantastic!
The food – second to none! Marianne is an amazing chef!! Kristian the very best captain & bartender!! Thank you so much both of you for keeping in touch with us over the years and for your friendship! We look forward to our next visit, hope fully sooner than later. God bless you both in health and happiness, always!
Love and hugs – Jim and Allison
This trip was our first experience chartering and it will not be our last! Everything was perfect. The boat is beautiful, smooth sailing and all the toys you need to have fun. The food was awesome and we never had a change to get hungry. Thank you for a beautiful day and a wonderful memory. Snorkeling was top notch – we saw so many beautiful fish. What a relaxing day – you took care of us so well. We totally enjoyed our first time and hope to do this again!
Thank you Jessica and Michael
Tusind tak, (thank you in Danish)
Pam and John
Marianne and Kristian. What a fabulous sail! So relaxing and what a stress buster! You two make everything so enjoyable. I haven’t eaten so well in years!! Thanks for the best vacation.
Patti and Bob
P.S. I was going to write this in Danish – but knew no one could read it Patti
This was our second trip with Marianne and Kristian and it was absolutely perfect! The entire week was so relaxing and fun at the same time. Marianne and Kristian are wonderful people who make you feel at home. The food was so delicious and healthy (which was a great bonus). We had a group of 6 for the week and all of us are wishing we could stay longer. We are defentely coming back and wouldn’t sail with anyone except Kristian and Marianne. We had so much fun and can’t wait for the next trip and danci9ng with Kristian – what a blast! Wouldn’t have changed a thing on our trip!!
David and Cindy
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!
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!!
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!
Jeff and Stacie
Thanks for a fun and relaxing trip. Love the BVI’s.
Jim and Marilyn
Guests aboard cat BREANKER for their 14th charter with Kristian & Marianne -
Guests aboard BREANKER in mid March, 2015
Wonderful week circumnavigating of the BVI’s. Food was a gourmet delight with extraordinary service. This was our first crewed charter on a cat, so I enjoyed the opportunity to sail wing-on-wing at the helm. Also our first time to Anegada and wonderful lobster dinner ashore. Stay Happy and Sail on!
And more from Anderson/Delaneys –
What a great week to share with dear friends from St. Croix, the Colburns, and revisit our old sailing grounds. We have loved every minute. You have made our sail with you on Breanker a memorable one. Thank you and we are likely to join you again.
You have totally spoiled us! This was a fabulous adventure with a perfect mix of sea, sailing and shore. Thank you so very much for being so considerate, caring and thoughtful.
John and Patty
Guests aboard BREANKER the first week of March, 2015
Memories, memories…. We had a wonderful time! Great friends, great food and wonderful hosts! We saw beautiful beaches and even though we had rain it was still wonderful! Relaxation at its best!!
Trip of a lifetime. Enjoyed everything about the trip. Food WOW!!! Hanging at the boat at night awesome. Great friends, great crew.
Beautiful trip – love the sailing and the gorgeous views! Food was fabulous, company was awesome! Would do this trip again in a New York minute! Thanks for all your special attention.
AAARRGH!! Time flies when having rum. Great lounging on the trampoline with great friends and good music and some rum.
Ken and Crystal
We had a wonderful time on the Breanker. You both were outstanding hosts.
Thanks for a great vacation.
Best vacation in my life! Great variety of island stops. Kris and you did a great job.
Food was fabulous and it was a very relaxing vacation.
Thanks Marianne and Money
Guests aboard BREANKER for New Years Week, 2014/2015
Thank you so much for the wonderful food and kindness. We loved sailing across the seas into the islands. Thank you again for everything! (Also for trying to open the conch) J
Thanks for the outstanding food and hospitality!! Have a great 2015!!
I couldn’t have asked for a better trip across the seas. The day that we stayed at Bitter End I particularly enjoyed.
The food was delicious and everything exceeded my expectations. Thank you very much.
Awesome trip! I could not have asked for e better vacation! You both were amazing hosts to our BVI adventure! Loved the food, boat and crew!
Xo Nat and Adam.
Thank you for the amazing trip. I could not have asked to be on a better boat. The food was so yummy. You both were great hosts. I hope to see you another time.
Happy New Year – Emma
Fabulous hosts. Magnificent views. Delicious meals. Outstanding adventures.
A vacation of a lifetime! Thank you!!
Oh how we enjoyed sailing under the sun on the wonderful boat Breanker! We enjoyed beautiful views and calm seas. We even saw many underwater creatures including octopus and sea turtles and we even saw a few fireworks on NY’s eve.
Oh what a fabulous, extraordinary, special time we had!
Craig and Denise
Dear Marianne & Kristian,
Hello! I hope that this finds you well following your video shoot and time with friends. It has taken two weeks, but we have finally assimilated back into our everyday routines.
We just wanted to let you know what an extraordinary time we all had on the Breanker. Your expertise navigating the BVIs was evident as you led us to unbelievable reefs, islands, and coves where we swam, snorkeled, kayaked, paddle boarded, hiked, and even water skied amidst a stunning tropical setting. How exciting it was for the children to see so many fish and underwater creatures (including an octopus), and discover seemingly endless amounts of conch shells (that you graciously attempted to prepare). And what a thrill it was to raise the sails and to share the helm with you! Marianne’s culinary skills were superior to any fine restaurant, as we enjoyed delicious and beautifully presented meals complete with fresh herbs grown on the boat. Your attention to detail was flawless, bar none – from fresh ground nutmeg in Kristian’s pina coladas to homemade gravlax and chocolate mousse to our impeccable quarters featuring nautical themed bed and table linens. More than anything else, your kindness, warmth, and hospitality made our trip truly special. Our family will forever remember our fabulous sailing adventure in the Caribbean.
Thank you again for everything. If you ever need a reference (or an extra hand on deck), we would be delighted to share our experience with others.
Wishing you calm seas and sunny skies in the new year.
With warm regards,
Denise & Craig Strauss
|LENGTH||55ft (16.8m)||BEAM||28ft (8.5m)||DRAFT||4ft 0in (1.2m)|
|YEAR BUILT||1991||BUILDER||ETA Yachts||DESIGNER||Alex Simonis|
|GUESTS||8||CREW||Captain Kristian Soendergaard + 1||REFIT||2007|
|SPEED||10kts / 12kts||STABILISERS||None||FLAG||Virgin Islands (British)|
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.
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