Captain Name: Karl Gerbstadt
Captain Nationality: USA
Number of Crew: 2
Karl Gerbstadt and Nikki Thompson are excited to charter on board catamaran G2. As experienced and enthusiastic crew they are sure to make your vacation one to remember! Karl hails from the waterways of the Chesapeake, Nikki hails from the shores of the Great Lakes; sailing and adventure have brought them together and now they will bring those experiences to you and much more!
Captain Karl is a fun, adventurous third generation sailor with a love for the Virgin Islands, its culture and history. Karl has called The V.I. home since sailing down from Massachusetts via Bermuda in 2012 on his father’s sailboat. Karl loves sailing, and he loves to share his passion with his guests. A week on the water with Karl is all it takes to catch the sailing bug, and he’s happy to share his knowledge. Karl enjoys entertaining, showing folks a great time, and sharing his enthusiasm with guests. Exploring the islands with Karl gives guests insights and adventures specifically tailored to their interests. A fun-loving and easy-going captain, Karl prioritizes safety and seamanship in all operations on board. Captain Karl is eager to share the gems of the Caribbean with anyone willing to join him.
Chef Nikki’s positive and enthusiastic personality welcomes guests aboard and puts everyone at ease. Her focus on hospitality ensures that each charter will be professional, fun, and carefree. Nikki has spent the last six years in the Caribbean working with experienced Captains sharpening her skills as a first mate. She grew up in the Great Lakes region helping to run the family owned yacht detailing company, which sparked her passion for boats and the sea.She brings her excitement for the Caribbean to each charter as well as to her culinary expertise. A well-rounded chef, Nikki focuses on fresh ingredients to inspire her dishes. Nikki loves to be creative in her execution while tailoring each menu to the specific charter. She is comfortable with specialty diets and enjoys introducing guests to new flavors and tastes.
This exceptional crew will make each charter special. Their local knowledge and focus on service are a recipe for the perfect charter. Onboard they create an atmosphere that allows you to sit back and relax and get the most out of your week onboard!