Croatia is proven to be one of the top charter destinations in the world, and there are more then few reasons why. First of all Croatia has a fortune of nature beauties, which are yet to be exploited. there is a place for everyone, from world famous Dubrovnik, Korčula, Hvar, Split, Trogir Kornati and others, to those small secret places you know you want to be on, but you don’t know they exist yet, like Maslinica, Lanterna, Stiniva, Stončica, and other secret destinations. Beside nature beauties Croatia has history that hides all kind of beautiful and interesting stories, from made up legends to astonishing true stories hidden behind monuments, churches, cities and other historical structures and places.
Next thing what makes Croatia the best charter destination are people and their hospitality. We are not all perfect but we know how to create unique and pleasant welcoming. One very important segment of Croatian hospitality is Croatian gastronomy, it is simple, colorful, extremely tasteful and always calls you for more.
All these elements, that make Croatia top charter destination, have one common factor and it is a modern lifestyle surrounded with tradition. That is why a type of a boat which represents Croatia the best is Gulet. Gulets are traditional Mediterranean two-masted or three-masted wooden sailing vessel which were used as a merchant ships, some of them even in worldwide voyages. They originate from Turkey, or to be exact southwestern coast of Turkey where towns Bodrum and Marmaris are placed. But Gulets are big part of Croatian history also as they were widespread all over northeast Mediterranean ports. Today all existing gulets are customized to be motor-sailors suitable for nautical tourism. But it all went even a little more further so today gulets mostly luxurious vintage crewed motor-sailors. And like that they represents exactly what Croatia is, high luxury interior under traditional exterior.
For the best representative of Croatian gulet fleet we have chosen Gulet Coatia. She was previously known as Hana, gulet built in 1998 in Turkish shipyad and was “just above average” gulet used for nautical tourism. But in 2015. after being fully refited and customized she evolved from “just above average” Hana to “high luxurious” Croatia. Every detail aboard had to has a purpose and look nice.
Gulet Croatia is 100ft (32m) two masted gulet powered by 360 hp IVECO engine and, of course, sails. She has 7 climatized, spacious and highly equipped cabins with private ensuites and can accommodate up to 16 (14+2) guests.
What makes this gulet to be worth mentioning are her leisure and entertainment facilities. She has 3 separate sitting decks, a luxury saloon, sunbathing deck for 14 people, brand new kitchen all completely renewed in 2015.
Water toys and entertaining equipment:
- Ris Marine 599 leader speedboat (18ft, 115HP)
- Yamaha WaveRunner 3 seater jet -ski (100HP)
- full set of water-skiing equipment (wakeboard, adult skis, junior skis)
- stand-up paddle and windsurf (on request)
- rubber doughnut
- diving and fishing gear
- brand new large outboard grill
- Internet connection via 3G+ USB stick
- brand new Jacuzzi
- Seabob F5S (on request)
For additional payment you can get aboard:
- certified masseuse ( 4 days min)
- on-board child minder ( 4 days min)
- on-board yoga instructor ( 4 days min)
- cigars from the best brands in the world (Cohiba, Cuaba, Davidoff..) per request
- finest selection of Croatian and international wines for preorder
And in the end there is the most important “feature” of every vessel, and it is crew. We can say gulet Croatia has one of the best. Friendly, joyful, but experienced 3 or 4 individuals. Captain Vladimir Šabić with 9 years experience on Croatia‘s presidential yacht and vas knowelage aboout “must see” places, Cook Siniša Vlašić, or Sinky as you will probably call him, with 10 years experience on yachts and gulets, to show you only the best from Croatian cuisine. And of course head waiter and assistant waiter/sailor who are there to make your staying aboard as pleasurable as possible.
And this is how it looks like in reality:
Luxury motor sailing
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