Sunreef yachts continue to go from strength to strength. Since the commission of Rafael Nadal’s 80 Sunreef Power earlier in the year, the Polish superyacht manufacturers have just announced they will launch a larger model. The 100 Sunreef Power is due accommodate 8 guests in 4 suites and scheduled for delivery in 2021.
The 110 Power will span four decks weighing in just under 500GT. She will feature distinctive automobile design with sweeping lines, lots of glass and expansive volumes throughout. We cannot think of a better yacht charter destination than island hopping in Croatia or the Balearics to really make the most of her design. You would love it!
The 110 Power will continue to accommodate the growing trends of an extensive beach club on the aft deck and large tender garage to house your favourite water sports. The socialising spaces continue to impress with easy access to the bow through the main saloon giving you easy access to the bow. The Sunreef 110 Power will host up to 9 crew members to take care of your every wish. Watch this space!
Before or after your yacht charter in Croatia, a visit to Split should most definitely be on your to-do list. Most of the surrounding ports in Split are only a 10-15 minute taxi from the beautiful city of Split.
Sailing into Split, catching sunsets and watching dolphins.
Restaurants and Bars
Hidden in underground chambers or on beautiful Venetian streets, there is a wide variety of restaurants for everyone in Split. Traditional Croatian food and contemporary fine dining is both available throughout the city. Be sure to visit the palace for some live music, Croatian wine and historical underground tours. Anthony Bourdain once stated that ‘Croatia is the next great thing. If you have not been there, you are… an idiot! I am an idiot’.
Grilled Octopus, traditional lamb shank, truffle pasta, and cuttlefish are some of the best options from this fabulous restaurant. This restaurant is most definitely worth a visit pre or post charter.
The History behind Europe’s Venetian Capital
The story behind Split is one of the most diverse in Europe. The story resonates from Greek settlement in the 3rd century followed by a Roman invasion and taken by Venetian rule in the late 14th century. Venetian architecture can still be seen all over the city. The infamous Venetian Palace was constructed and the city grew around the palace walls.
After the world war, Croatia was transformed into Yugoslavia and this city experienced industrial growth alongside a large shipbuilding industry and a very dynamic port. Despite the destruction caused to Croatia during the Yugoslavian war in the 1990’s however, soon lost its industrial hold during the years following the liberation. The main industry now in Split is tourism. The city is full of hidden gems, beautiful hikes, beach clubs and some of Europe’s most fascinating architecture.
Get in contact with one of the Boatbookings Broker’s to find out more about your net yacht charter in Split.
In October, the Boatbookings London team visited Croatia to evaluate the Bali 4.5 and to discover and test out new itineraries and anchorages.
If you are anything like the Boatbookings brokerage team and love your food – here are some food ideas for you! Follow our provisioning list so you won’t be disappointed with your lunches!
– Be prepared and write a list! Don’t go in blind. Plan what you will need. There’s nothing worse than preparing lunch and forgetting that you didn’t buy salt….like we did! – Delegate someone to sit with the bags while others go off to get the food…leave all the water with the bags so that you don’t exhaust yourself! – Vegetarian lunches are great while cruising. Have your locally sourced protein for dinner. – Find out exactly what will be on the yacht prior to writing your list!
Whether provisioning for the Amalfi Coast, or exploring the cays in the Exumas, provisioning for a week’s charter may seem daunting, but do not to threat! This can be a fun exercise when you know what you are going in to get!
Be organized, planned and get excited for all the fantastic cooking you will be doing!
Dried foods: – Bag of Almonds – Bag of pistachios – 2 x Tortellini – 2 x Gnocci
Dairy: – 2 x mozzarella balls – 1 ricotta pot – Feta bar – Milk – 2 x Camembert – Natural Yoghart – Butter
Misc: – Balsamic vinegar – Salt and Pepper – Olive Oil – Ketchup – Coco-Cola – Bitter lemon – Tonic water – 2 bags of crisps – 2 x Hommous – Nutella – Pesto – Coffee – Tea
1 diced red pepper
1 diced yellow pepper
1 diced courgette
Salt and pepper
Crack of black pepper
8 eggs and a knob of butter
A Spoon of ricotta with the eggs
4 balsamic glazed tomatoes
1 diced yellow pepper
4 tablespoons of ricotta
Salt and pepper
Pesto for drizzling
A crack of black pepper
Olive Oil – everything
Half a loaf of toasted bread – bruschetta
4 balsamic glazed shallots – bruschetta
Mozerella – bruchetta
3 tomatoes – salad
1 diced green pepper – salad
Half a cucumber – salad
crumbled feta – Gnocchi
Salt and pepper – everything
Rocket – Salad and Gnocchi
Pesto for the Gnocchi
Eating fresh food on the back of a yacht in a pretty anchorage for lunch is possibiliy one of the best things you can do in life. Food always brings family and friends together, its a great time to talk about the morning’s sail and discuss the options over the next following days. The best way to view a country is from its coastline, speak to one of our team members today about chartering.
Our Charter Broker team have just returned from 5 days sailing Croatia’s Dalmatian Islands to find the best tables for your 2020 summer sailing adventure. Get ready for mouthwatering cuisine, sensational seafood and luscious lamb dishes!
Konoba Vala, Bobovišca
The island of Brac is just 10 nautical miles away from the historical city of Split, but feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of Croatia’s favourite yachting city. The main town of Milna provides the perfect first setting for your summer yacht charter, but if you’re looking for a smaller hamlet, try the quaint fishing village of Bobovišca. Konoba Vala is a rustic restaurant looking out onto lush vegetation and those magical Croatian cobbled boardwalks. You must try the locally Grilled Calamari, served with spiced Mangold (part of the Chard family) Delicious!
Konoba Bako, Vis
Just under 30 nautical miles further south of Bobovišca lies the popular island of Vis. Vis has to be one of your stops on your Croatia crewed motor yacht itinerary, well known for it’s military history and bunkers. You must also visit the ever popular Biševo Blue Cave, and the magical Green Grotto. Spend your days anchored in your own private bays, enjoying water sports and ultimate tranquility, When you’re ready to head into port, Komiza is the perfect town to spend the evening, sampling Croatia’s best fish dishes. Konoba Bako is the must-visit restaurant for dinner; request a table on the water and indulge in the best octopus you’ve ever had. We really recommend the braised octopus in red wine, as well as the house grilled lamb chops. Sample the house wine and take in those spectacular sea views.
Your itinerary will unfortunately have to come to and end at some point and there is no better place to disembark that the ancient city of Split. Home to the enchanting Diocletian’s Palace, built for Emperor Diocletian at the turn of the 4th Century, Split perfectly blends history with modernity. BOKERIA will blow you away with their service, selection of wines and gourmet treats. Some of our favourites include the Sous-Vide Octopus which is finished on the grill, as well as the Lemon and Cuttlefish Black pasta. This could be the best pasta dish you’ve ever had.
Croatia will deliver your every wish and surpass your expectations. From medieval cities to buzzing beach clubs, spectacular scenery by day to stargazing by night, we know you will have the best Mediterranean yacht charter to date. Contact the Boatbookings broker team today to make this reality!
Korcula Island is one of the greenest islands in the Adriatic Sea and one of the most popular travel destinations in this region of Croatia. The town itself is a picturesque Dalmatian city between the sea and a striking range of mountains and has been described as a calmer Hvar. The charming old summer resort town has lots of history, well-preserved fortress walls, bustling outdoor markets, ancient churches, quaint hotels, flower-lined streets, and stunning quiet bays. Korcula was the birthplace of Marco Polo and offers many festival traditions throughout the summer.
This local restaurant is situated at a premium spot on Korcula’s old town promenade with breathtaking views overlooking the panorama of Pelješac channel. The terrace offers breathtaking views while enjoying delicious food using fresh, organic, local ingredients. Pensatore is known for providing top-class cooked lamb (janjetina na leso)as well as modern twists on traditional Dalmatian specialties, making them more attractive to numerous tourists who like contemporary approaches in cooking.
Enjoy dinner here under the trees on a hot summer night. If you are looking for good pizza, be sure to visit Atrij Zrnovo! However, diners also say that they serve possibly the best traditional food on the island. Be sure to try the incredible house specialty, Žrnovski Makaruni with meat sauce – the food here is made with love!
Located in Lumbarda, this seaside restaurant is rich in history that dates back over 100 years and offers a calm atmosphere on the terrace with a beautiful view of the sea. The pizzeria is located in a former olive oil mill, the millstone is inside the restaurant complimenting the typical Croatian style. The pizzas are prepared in a genuine wood furnace, giving them an authentic taste and making Torkul and must stop.
Bistro Radiona is located on the beautiful waterfront promenade overlooking the harbour. Celebrating the finest Croatian ingredients, from oysters and mussels from Mali Ston, Istrian truffles or black Slavonian pork, they create simple but delicious dishes. Enjoy an authentic Kor?ula atmosphere with good homemade specialties and some of the best wines from the island and surrounding areas.
Get in touch with one of us today to ensure you can involve at least one of these restaurants in the itinerary!
The joys of summer, overcrowded ports, expensive prices, stressed out waiters, delayed planes? These are surely the worst parts of a summer holiday or charter in the Mediterranean. Forget the worst aspects of a yacht charter and look at a charter for the Autumn.
Autumn sailing > Summer sailing
Sailing across the Mediterranean in Turkey, Croatia or Greece can be a better experience than a yacht rental at the peak of the summer season. These countries offer very mild weather in the Autumn and the wind tends to drop off from the high winds in August.
Warm waters and low season prices
The Mediterranean climate allows for warm September waters for swimming, private bays for swimming and more available yachts available last minute. The experience is different from that of the high season summer experience with a more relaxed atmosphere on every island. It is also easier to see a local way of life and to be able to make a reservation at your favourite restaurant on the day, rather than the week before!
Alice’s best places to charter a yacht this Autumn
This one-way itinerary provides the opportunity to see the two historically fuelled cities of Split and Dubrovnik. Sailing between the two cities has scope for everyone, from partying at all night clubs in Hvar to exploring the national park at Mijet near to Dubrovnik this itinerary has something in there for everyone. It is very difficult to get a one-way charter during the peak of the high season however during the Autumn, many owners take the boats from Split to Dubrovnik and would be very happy to accommodate a one way. Your broker will organise this bespoke yacht charter for you and plan your itinerary.
The Cyclades Islands
Contrary to popular opinion, the Cyclades are not the place to go to in the summer. The prevalent Meltemi wind dominates the Cyclades and often makes it very difficult to travel between islands. Santorini, Mykonos, Milos, and Ios are without a doubt the most breathtaking islands in Greece however it is difficult to get the right winds in summer to have an enjoyable charter. with the heavy winds in June, July and August. By late September, the winds have died down, the tourists have disappeared and the striking white roofs can be enjoyed from your yacht. Catamarans are widely available and are significantly less experience.
Known as one of the most glamorous places in the globe, the Costa Smerelda is the new place for the A-listers and yacht charters! Boutiques, 5* hotels and some of the finest Italian restaurants are available in Sardinia. You can also hop over to southern Corsica and visit the striking port of Bonifacio. This is a perfect Autumnal destination due to the quieter ports, less crowded beaches and extremely blue waters at this time of year. Sardinia converts into more of a traditional experience during the Autumn.
Contact one of our expert brokers to plan your Autumn charter today!
Hvar has witnessed countless invasions over the centuries, resulting in a rich cultural, archaeological and architectural heritage. Thought to be one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world, Hvar lies a 2-hour yacht trip away from the historic town of Split situated on the southwestern coast of Croatia.
Hvar Town is the busiest destination on the island attracting thousands during the height of summer, not only for its rich culture but also for its vibrant nightlife scene.
Konoba Lambik is situated in the little town Milna 3km from Hvar Centre, situated in a valley surrounded by olive trees. The restaurant attracts returning clients every year, who are never disappointed! This restaurant is considered by some to be one of the absolute best restaurants on the island of Hvar, especially if you like fresh fish! It can hardly get better than sitting under an olive grove eating fresh food prepared by the owners, accompanied by excellent wine. The service is also fantastic, so make sure to reserve to avoid missing out!
Steak & Fish House Dalmatino will provide you with a feeling you have found a well-hidden treasure! Dalmatino is tranquil, an escape from urban city life, yet only just a few steps from the main square. Enjoy a glass of the famous “Hvarski Plavac”, rich with fruity notes, perfectly combined with your chosen meal.
Konoba Vrisnik’s charming atmosphere perfectly compliments the top-notch service. Located at the bottom of the steep hill leading up to the village of Vrisnik, tables are outdoors. The octopus is soft as butter and melts in your mouth! Be sure to try “hobotnica ispod peke”, which you must order 3 hours in advance, and “hobotnica na toc”. If you want something else, try the fresh fish grilled over an open fire or the beef with fig sauce. Their house wine is made by the owner so you can be sure you are drinking proper local wine! Book a table before 7 pm to enjoy the sunset.
Get in touch today to find out how you could be eating at one of these stunning restaurants.
Laganani – Hvar’s most exclusive stop off. Established over 50 years ago and located on the beautiful island of St.Clement, Laganini Lounge Bar & Fish House is one of Croatia’s most exclusive holiday destinations – the perfect stop on your Croatia Yacht Charter, easily accessible by boat from Hvar. The white-washed cabanas with thatched roofs contrast the clear, cerulean water. Sunbathing in the cabanas, followed by a quick dip is the perfect way to spend your afternoon. The atmosphere really is unrivaled by any other destination in the Adriatic.
Laganini is a prestigious stop-off for gourmet cuisine and resort holiday enthusiasts, boasting one of the most renowned lounge bar and a fabulous selection of exotic seafood, perfectly complimented by heavenly cocktails. Sitting down the cabanas, you will be served a range of seafood dishes from local mouth-watering Adriatic tuna to our extraordinary wild Norwegian salmon, all prepared to perfection by award-winning chef Hrvoje Zirojevi?. Cocktail in hand and looking out to the water, there is no better place to stop off on the Croatian Coast.
What better way to compliment your seafood extravaganza than with a refreshing drink in hand. Choose from their excellent selection of Champagnes, wines, gins, and cocktails. We love their combinations of Gins and Tonics, which can be personalised to suit your taste!
Boasting a winning combination of vast spaces and light airy interiors, she is the ultimate entertainment yacht. Her interior, which has been styled to perfection by Alexandre and Cristina Negoescu. The overall feel is minimalist, although Art Deco touches inject warmth and colour into her minimalistic interior.
NO. 9 is magnificently appointed with luxurious decor throughout. Her main saloon is the perfect spot for formal dining, or a relaxed evening watching a movie! A sophisticated entertainment center includes a home cinema, Samsung 55 inch television screen, and a Bose Lifestyle stereo surround sound system.
Get in touch with us today to experience Croatia the right way.
Hanse was founded in 1993, when it launched its first boat, the Hanse 291, which caused a stir because of its racing prowess. It is now one of the top 5 worldwide manufactures of sailing yachts and is based in Griefswold, Germany.
Hanse Yachts are built with quality materials and furnished beautifully. No expense is spared when creating a Hanse. Their epoxy hulls are built with vacuum-composite technology which produces significantly greater stiffness with 20% less weight. Making her a durable, but light performance cruising yacht.
Hanse Sailing Yachts are known for their quality, comfort, speed, easy sailing, and family-friendly design. They feature self-tacking jibs, fully battened mainsails, and a single-line reefing system that help make sailing a stress-free experience.
Once you have experienced the quality of a Hanse Yacht, you will not want to sail anything else! Why not do a Hanse Yacht Charter in some of the most popular sailing destinations in the world? Check out the range of Hanse’s in Croatia or Greece!
One of Boatbookings most favourite Hanse Yachts has just became available in Croatia! The Hanse 575 is an innovative yacht which is not only aesthetically beautiful to look at but also easy to handle. Hanse has designed the Easy Sailing Concept, a thoughtful design dedicated to the importance of stress-free sailing.
Aesthetically, Croatia is an incredible mix of Soviet and Mediterranean architecture. The impressively built iconic Soviet buildings can still be seen today in the larger towns. In contrast with the harsh architecture, the coastline offers a more Mediterranean, sailing vibe. Along the borders between land and sea are filled with fishing huts, ports, small cafes, and medieval architecture. There is a cathedral in Trogir which was built in the 13th century and stands proudly over the Dalmatian coast. It is an iconic landmark for the historic town of Trogir.
Don`t be fooled by the medieval style of the towns, the Croatians and tourists love to party! With restaurants and bars opening late you`ll be hard pressed not to find a spot to watch the sunset. Want to be part of the action? Why not check out some of our yachts based in the most famous ports in Croatia? We have an extensive collection of Hanses’, Bali catamarans,Bavarias, Dufoursand many many more!
If partying to the early hours is not your idea of fun, then head north along the coastline to the quite islands around Šibenik. In this beautiful corner of Croatia, you are encompassed by various National Parks all within sailing distance of Split. The great thing about Croatia is that you can enjoy this country by both land and water. You really do get the best of both worlds with this charter.
Due to the versatility and accessibility, Croatia is increasing in popularity year by year with it becoming one of the hot spots for summer vacations. This does mean that yachts get booked up very quickly! To avoid disappointment why not enquire with us and see what is available?