In recent years Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast has become recognised as one of the Mediterranean’s finest jewels. An endless line of chaotically placed islands offer an almost infinite choice of private anchorages, while the enchanting towns of Split and Dubrovnik provide a mix of attractions favoured in equal measure by fun-seeking families, high rolling fashionistas and culture starved historians. And while the jet-set appear to have adopted the island of Hvar as their Croation destination of choice, the islands of Vis, Korcula and Brac are all well worth a visit. Put simply, one could spend many weeks in this area and never discover all it has to offer.
Bordering Albania to the south and Croatia to the north, Montenegro is considered by many to be one of – if not the number one superyacht destination in all of Europe. Rugged mountains surround the UNESCO World Heritage site that is the Bay of Kotor where the town of Tivat now boasts a premier superyacht facility. From here one can explore countless bays, villages, lakes and canyons as well as a spread of architecture that tells so many different stories from the country’s troubled past.
Whether scheduled as the start-point or the end of a cruise in the Adriatic, there could surely no finer place than the city of Venice. One of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet, what better way could there be to visit this charming city of romance than on board a private yacht. Moor within site of St Mark’s Square, take the tender ashore, shop, wander and dine at leisure and when the crowds become too much, simply take the tender back to the tranquility of the yacht.
NAVILUX – Motor Sailer
37.3m Motor Sailer built in 2011. 12 guests. 7 crew. Croatia. From 42,000 Euros per week.
60m Benetti. 12 guests. 16 crew. W Med., Naples, Sicily, Corsica, Sardinia, Balearics, Greece, Turkey, Croatia. From 350,000 Euros pw.
289ft Perini Navi. 12 guests. 19 crew. Caribbean, West Med., South Pacific, East Med.. From $484,000 pw.
100ft Tecnomar motor yacht. 10 guests. 6 crew. Greece, East Mediterranean. From 42,000 Euros pw.
60m CMN. 12 guests. 14 crew. South East Asia, Indian Ocean, East & West Mediterranean. From $435,000 pw.
Motor Yacht DREAM
197ft Abeking & Rasmussen. 12 guests. 12 crew. East & West Mediterranean, Caribbean. From $546,000 pw.