Captain: Garren Erlenbusch
Garren comes from the Great Lakes of the United States where he grew up cruising on his family’s sailboat. As a 3rd generation sailor he quickly made sailing his profession gaining both a USCG 100 Ton license and a MCA Master of Yachts 200 Ton Unlimited license.
For the last 10 years Garren has enjoyed cruising and chartering all over the world while turning his passion into a profession. Garren honed his seamanship skills after sailing from as far north as the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and as far south as pristine Marquesas and Society Islands in the South Pacific.
Garren has sailed on a variety of vessels from 60′ carbon fiber racing catamarans reaching speeds of 20+ knots to classic 175′ New England fishing schooners and everything in between.
In his free time Garren enjoys scuba diving, flying sailplanes, and playing ice hockey.
Garren brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Serenity and his goal is to ensure guests have a memorable, relaxing and extraordinary experience onboard. His number one priority is fulfilling and exceeding the expectations guests naturally would expect from chartering in the Caribbean and New England.
Chef/Mate: Grace Dvornik
Grace grew up playing in the waves on Clearwater Beach, Florida. When she wasn’t pretending to be a mermaid, Grace spent time in the kitchen with her grandparents learning old family recipes. After graduating from university, she embarked on the adventure of a lifetime sailing traditionally rigged tall ships off the coast of Maine.
While onboard, she split her time climbing the rigging as a deckhand and assisting the chef in preparing meals for 21 passengers on a wood-burning stove. Grace also sailed as a mate on a day sailing catamaran in the Florida Keys, where she spent her time on land working as a lead baker in a sweet shop that produced the best key lime pies in town!
Grace is thrilled to join the crew of S/Y Serenity and continuing honing her sailing and culinary skills while creating a wondering yachting experience for charter guests.