- 44ft (13.4m)
- 24ft 11in (7.6m)
- 4ft 3in (1.3m)
- Captain Gabriel Griñan Garcia
- Not known
- 8kts (15kph)
- Virgin Islands (British)
- Not known
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 organising 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 mono hull 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.
Late June, 2019, guests aboard catamaran FRENK with Gabriel and Svetlana wrote:
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!
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)
March, 2019 guests aboard FRENK wrote:
Late February guests with Gabriel and Svetlana on FRENK wrote:
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.
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!!!
New Years 2017/2018 guests aboard catamaran FRENK said:
Late July, 2017, guests, Honeymooners!, aboard catamaran FRENK wrote:
Recent guests aboard catamaran FRENK wrote:
- Camcorder, CD library, DVD player saloon, Indoor audio system, iPod dock, Satellite TV, TV saloon, 14ft / 4.30m 40hp RIB, Beach games, Board games, Floating mats, Kayaks multiple, Kneeboard, Tube - towable, BBQ, Deck shower, Fishing gear - light, Hammocks, Swim platform
- Not Insured, Diving by arrangement, Snorkelling gear, Underwater still camera,
1 Rendezvous dive is included for each dive-certified guest (on 7 night charters please)