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Frank Gerber

In 2001 Frank started his training as an apprentice sailmaker at Doyle in England and over the next few years, worked his way up from a floor-sweeping junior to a senior sailmaker. In the early part of his career, Frank worked at a few different sailmaking businesses, “I met some great people on that journey and learnt a lot but it was clear to me that if I wanted to make sailmaking a career and not just another job, North Sails was the company to work for. All the best people worked for North Sails, the sales and design team were all great sailors, North Sails was organised and the staff were all very professional so naturally, I wanted to join them and learn from them”. 

Fortunately for Frank, in 2006 he was recruited by Bob Lankester and John Welch to join the sales team in North Sails UK. Having the opportunity to combine his practical sailmaking experience in a new environment surrounded by the best people and a company with the best products, he developed a career both as a professional sailor and sail expert; delivering solutions that allow customers to benefit and enjoy sailing even more. 

Frank has been fortunate enough to sail and race on some incredible boats with great people all over the world representing North Sails. His highlights include; skippering Piet Vroon’s Tonnerre campaigns over 8 years winning an array of international inshore and offshore trophies, racing Superyachts and TP52’s in Europe and the Caribbean, hunting speed records on MOD70’s and being part of the winning teams at events such as Key West, St Barts, St Tropez, Cowes Week, Malta and Antigua.         

Over the last 16 years at North Sails, Frank has progressed to a sales management and operational role. In 2021 he moved to North Sails Palma, our flagship superyacht facility, as the Operations Development Manager. Working with some of the best people in the industry, he has helped grow and expand North Sails’ site and services in Palma. Frank also manages the European Agents as well as being chair of the Product Group. Outside of work he likes to spend time cycling, swimming, playing golf, surfing and hiking with his family.


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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Poligono Industrial Son Morro
Carrer Ca Na Melis, 11a
Palma, Balearic Islands
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands 07007

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