Hello, we are Silvina Reyes and Jorge Gonzalez. We are sailors with years of experience in the sea, we made life on board, our Philosophy, and we opened the entrance hatches to share it with you.
We dream to offer travelers and sailors unforgettable experiences in the sea, in wonderful destinations, either by renting boats with crew or without crew. That why we start to think how to do it and this is how Hostandboat started.
HostandBoat is a global platform that allows to rent boats with or without captain to take different vacations. It's a platform through which anyone can rent boats with or without crew around the world to take a different vacation.
We created and founded Hostandboat based on the convergence of our professional trajectories and miles navigated. Together we add the corporate know-how and the marine expertise.
Silvina has a great professional career in large companies such as Xerox, Uol, Telecom, Garbarino, and OCA. After 12 years of experience in OCA, she retired three years ago, being her Commercial Director. She is one of the pioneers and experts in Argentine electronic commerce, has been for several years Director and Treasurer of the Argentine Chamber of Electronic Commerce CACE and was a speaker at many conferences in Latin America and USA on the subject.
Jorge has been sailing since he was born and has been doing it professionally for almost fifteen years. He made five crossings of the Atlantic Ocean, being one of them alone, he taught navigation courses at the Kennedy University, he made several dozen ocean clinics in South America, the Caribbean and Europe. And he was Captain of the Fleur de Passion, the largest sailing ship in Switzerland, in the Patagonia Argentina stretch, Strait of Magellan, Chile. He has sailed more the 50.000 Nm. It is at the root of its vast trajectory that provides the realization of oceanic and transoceanic clinics.
In that moment you realize that life is happening too fast, we decided to change our direction looking for a better quality of life, so we moved to the Paradise. During 2016 and 2018 we lived aboard our sailboat in Ilha Grande, Angra dos Reis, Brazil, where our daughter shared her time between the Argentine School at a distance (SEAD) and the Brazilian school, diving, stand up paddle, the beach and the discovery of new friends, providing a healthy life in contact with nature.
Life on board gives us dawn surrounded by turquoise waters, with colorful fish, breakfast watching the scenery, swimming, unforgettable sunrises and sunsets, the rich aroma of the sea, and so many things. And those experiences that we want to share with our guests through hostandboat.com
From that paradise, we makes our job, showing that there is another way to travel and take holidays vacations, another way to enjoy life.
In 2017 we sailed from Athens to Rio de Janeiro, conducting ocean clinics on our sailboat, teaching other persons to sail. We sailed five seas of Europe, we stopped at 35 ports and crossed the Atlantic Ocean. We sailed through the Corinthian Channel, we visited beautiful Greek islands such as Kefalonia, Lefkada, Aegina, Salamina, Meganisi, Trizzonia. Then we arrived at Italy, we were in Taormina, Mezzina, Cefalu, Capo d Orlando, Cagliari, Carlo Forte Island. We sailed to the Balearic Islands, stopping at the port of Santa Eulalia in Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Almerias and we crossed the Strait of Gibraltar. We rested a few days visiting the famous Gibraltar Penon and we continued our journey to the Canary Islands, making stops in Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and the beautiful Lanzarote. We left for Cape Verde, a beautiful country that was a Portuguese colony, our next stop was Mindelo, preparing the Atlantic Crossing, which lasted about 10 days to get to Fernando de Noronha. And from there, we started the descent along the coast of Brazil from Recife to Rio de Janeiro. We wanted to get to our beloved Ilha Grande before the 24th to celebrate Christmas with our argentine friends who live there. and we did it!
In 2019, we set out to navigate the Mediterranean again. Our 2019 will sail the Adriatic Sea, while we visit the hundreds of beaches, islands and bays of Croatia and Montenegro, then we will continue our trip sailing to Italy and Spain. We will visit Apulia, South Calabria, Sicily, Aeolian Islands, Amalfi Coast, Cerdegna, Corsica and then the beautiful Balearic Islands to enjoy the beautiful European summer in Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca. Our goal is to continue closing agreements with new boat rental companies and expand our fleet and destinations to continue adding unique experiences at sea.
If you want to know where we are, you can follow us on our Facebook page familiaenvelero.
We are traveling, generating new content for HostandBoat and working, but above all enjoying life in a different way and sharing with many people this great journey.
Because we seize the life sailing on our boat and because we know hundreds of places and beaches in wonderful destinations, we would love to help you to plan an unforgettable holiday aboard a ship somewhere in the world.
Before saying goodbye, we want to thank all the journalists and media that help us spread this beautiful project of life.