Dufour 445 Grand Large

  • The Dufour 445 Grand Large yacht is created for long sails. This yacht is distinguished thanks to a very organized life on board and an addicting commodity, which is unusual for a yacht of this size. Its open and spacious cabin is revolutionary and provides a level of living comfort, which up until now was reserved for larger yachts.

    Technical specifications

    Model: Dufour 445 Grand Large
    Type:
    Length: 13.5
    Beam: 4.35
    Draft: 1.95
    Displacement: 10761
    Motorboats: Yanmar
    Horse Power: 55
    Day by day capacity: 10

Destinations where you can hire a Dufour 445 Grand Large

  • Yacht charter in Split
  • <p>Split is the largest city on Croatia’s Adriatic Coast and the most important in Dalmatia. It is marvelous to visit given its rich historical heritage and the wide variety of activities it offers. It can be the perfect starting point for any type of holiday if you decide to <strong>rent boats in Spilt</strong>, there are many itineraries that can be followed on board your boat of choice. It makes no difference if you sail towards the north or to the south, you will always have a great time since there are multiple sailing destinations in both directions. </p> <p>A boats charter holiday in Croatia and its surrounding area, allows for a wide variety of possibilities for visiting the main tourist attractions of central Dalmatia. The climate is Mediterranean, meaning warm and dry weather in summer with annual maximums of 30ºC and lows of 12ºC, although the winter is not warm.</p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>Split is the busiest Marina in Dalmatia, with thousands of yachts and sailing boats that sail every day with multiple berths for you to moor your boat. For this reason, if you decide to spend your holidays here and choose a yacht charter here to start your journey, you will have all necessary commodities on board. So take one of our yachts or catamarans like one of the Jeanneau models and spend some quality time in this entertaining marina! </p> <h2>What to do in Split</h2> <p>There’s plenty to do when you charter a yacht in Split. For diving and nature enthusiasts, another possibility is to tour the neighboring Pakleni islands and enjoy the enchanting underwater life. So on your sailing holiday in Croatia on your bareboat or crewed yacht, make sure you make the most of the Adriatic, the Mediterranean and the local sailing and holiday destinations like Trogir, Dalmatia, Kornati, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Brac and many more Dalmatian and Croatian islands and locations. </p> <h3>Vis</h3><p> Located only 47 kilometres from Split, Vis is known for its strong winds that make it ideal for all types of watersports. It’s one of the most popular diving destinations in Croatia, since the marine life includes Lobsters, scorpion fish and octopi. Dive in the “Blue Grotto”, an underwater cave known for its beautiful lighting and the flora and fauna that youkan find in it. If you like exciting vacations where you get to explore amazing new places, this island is for you. </p> <h3>Pakleni Isles</h3><p> If you want to find a fully untouched landscape that is completely natural while sailing in Croatia, close to Split there are a number of tiny islands stuck in time such as Pakleni. They are known for their deep clear waters that are inhabited by an overwhelming sea life. Forget returning to moor in a town one night and stay on one of these beautiful islands to escape reality. </p> <h2>What to see in Split</h2> <p>The beautiful old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its streets and buildings. Split is testament to amazing historical change: the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the change to the kingdom of Yugoslavia, and of course, the Second World War. Don’t miss out on the views from Maryan hill, Diocletian’s Palace, the cathedral and the National Theatre, even if it’s just to pass by them outside. </p> <p>You shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the nearby islands of: Hvar and Vis. These islands are still only very slightly affected by the tourism in the area and each have small, calm bays and incredible fishing spots. If you want to moor up your boat and spend the night on any of the islands, there are many options to choose from. </p> <p>As a sailing region, the central part of the Adriatic Sea is characterised by large islands, as well as by the large distances between them and it is therefore advisable to check the favourable winds and conditions before setting off. </p> <p>The boardwalk is another one of the must visits during your sailing holiday in Croatia. With the sea and the marina to one side, and a trail of Renaissance style houses going up the hill on the other, the boardwalk provides the most cosmopolitan social life in its multitude of bars and restaurants from which you can enjoy fantastic views! </p> <p>Located in the center, the local fruit market is a huge meeting place for the thousands of tourists that visit each day as well as the local farmers who come to sell their fresh produce. It offers a wide variety of fruit, vegetables and delicacies from the countryside such as honey, oranges, peaches and other such items from the Mediterranean diet. </p> <p>Finally, Croatia is filled with interesting and entertaining towns and ports that you have to visit during your time sailing in one of our crewed or bareboat yachts on your yacht charter! For example, at some point on your Mediterranean adventure, you have to sail along the Dalmatian coast, in the Adriatic Sea and visit fascinating places like Trogir, Kornati, Dubrovnik, Hvar and many other locations in Dalmatia. You’ll have to be busy if you want to fit all that Split and Croatia has to offer on your yacht charter and sailing holiday, but if you do, you’ll be experiencing one of the best sailing destinations that Europe has to offer! </p> <h2>Beaches and coves</h2> <p>The Dalmatian Coast has some stunning bays on offer, some of the most popular are: </p> <h3>Bacvice Beach</h3><p>A very popular beach, especially among the locals. The local sport of Picigin is played here, so if you want to discover a new sport, this is the beach for you. </p> <h3>Stomarica</h3><p>It is one of the famous beaches of Barela, a fishing village and an important summer center on the coast of Makaraska, to the south. It is a rocky beach and it has the blue banner certificate. It is good for some water sports activities. This beach, as the others on the Makarskan coast, has a magnificent natural landscape, formed on one side by the high mountain of Biokovo (natural park) and on the other side by Hvar. </p> <h3>Zlatni rat (The Golden Cape)</h3><p>This thick sand beach, located on the south of the island of Brac, is one of the best pictures of the Adriatic. Its triangular shape submerging into the seas is spectacular. There is a very interesting natural phenomena occurring here: the tip of the beach changes of shape due to the winds and the waves. Right by the beach you can find a beautiful pine tree forest. This beach is nice for water sports, among them kitesurfing. The small fishing village of Bol offers a large selection of entertainment and excursions. </p> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p>If you want to enjoy the nature, you can’t miss the Marjan Natural Park. It is made up of 340 hectares and rises 1.5 km. This forest park is a huge green area, and one of the biggest reserves in Croatia. You can get there walking from the centre to relax away from the lively urban atmosphere. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>During you time on board a chartered yacht in Split you ca eat some fantastic food. Split is characterized by having a varied and healthy gastronomy. In the numerous restaurants there is no shortage of high quality sea products or the meat, always accompanied by fresh vegetables. You will also find a large selection of sausages and cheeses, all of which is accompanied with traditional Croatian deserts and liquors. Having a glass of liquor is the way to start a meal; you know the saying, when in Rome… </p> <p>Some of the typical dishes of the region are the Brodetto, a fish soup served with Polenta from northern Italy, grilled fish, roasted octopus, always served with some olive oil, garlic, pepper and salt. The desserts include the Krostule, typical Dalmatian pastries and the Makaran and the Kastel cakes. </p> <p>Without a doubt, Split is an ideal place for a tourist that visits Croatia as it is the gateway into the Dalmatian way of life. With its millenary history, its marvelous waters and its healthy life full of music and culture, sailing along its coasts will become the best option to ensure some amazing holidays, be it with friends or family. Why not rent a luxury gulet or join an exciting flotilla for your sail trip in the Adriatic? <strong>Choose a boat charter in Split</strong> and let the winds guide you on your sailing holiday, you will not regret it! </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Mallorca
  • <p>Charter one of our yachts and experience all that Mallorca has to offer, it’s the biggest of the Balearic Archipelago and has Palma de Mallorca as its capital. It's the Mecca for anyone interested in sailing, that's why to <strong>rent boats in Mallorca</strong> is an ideal holiday. So take a skipper or one of our crewed or bareboat charters and set sail to explore the Balearic Islands like Formentera and Ibiza and sail to secluded coves, bays, hidden marinas and puerto! </p> <p>Known in times gone by as the island of calm, it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain for its beaches, bays, landscape and fun during the day and night. There are hundreds of small, rocky islands that surround Mallorca that you investigate and sail around. Majorca also has many towns and cities which are well worth a visit on our boats, such as the capital Palma de Mallorca, Pollença and the rustic town of Andratx. A yacht charter holiday in Mallorca is the easiest, and most luxurious, way to see the Balearics and enjoy the sun, sea and journey, to the full with your loved ones. </p> <p>It is very common for people interested in sailing to choose to charter a yacht in Mallorca as it’s a fantastic holiday destination. When talking about high quality options in the world of renting boats, Majorca doesn’t really have any rivals as it offers all the same benefits, and more, as its competitors. The crystal blue water, its bright sun and the fresh breeze make yacht charter in Mallorca the ideal escape for that getaway you’ve been looking for. So take a bareboat yacht charter and explore Majorca, the coast of Spain, Ibiza and Formentera, and have a fantastic holiday!</p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>Due to the popularity of Mallorca as a nautical destination, there are 33 commercial ports, with up to 20 thousand mooring points. The marinas in Pollença and Palma will supply you with anything that you require. </p> <h3>Palma de Majorca</h3><p>It is the biggest port on the Balearic Islands and has space for 162 boats. Its location is excellent to sail around the southern and the southeastern part of the isle. This port does not only harbor yachts and sailboats, but big cruise liners as well. </p> <h3>Olimpic Calanova Port</h3> <p>It is located in the Palma bay and Major cove, it has modern amenities, a sailing school and numerous restaurants. </p> <h3>Public port of Pollença</h3><p>This port is located in the north of Mallorca and is the perfect place to start and see the natural beauty of the coast. Its location in the bay of Polenza offers it great protection from the weather. </p> <h3>Adriano Port</h3><p>This port is one of the most modern in Majorca and it has docking spaces designed for large yachts. It was designed by Philippe Starck and has offers a great range of high profile stores and bars and bistros. Several regattas and other seasonal activities are organized in this marina throughout the year. </p> <h2>What to do in Mallorca</h2> <p>As well as plenty of activities available to be enjoyed whilst sailing on our bareboat or crewed yachts, Mallorca offers plenty of activities on land too: you can take a bike trip on one of the many trails, or emulate the great Rafael Nadal and play tennis in his homeland. </p><p>The local night life is also very famous and really good fun. During your time in Mallorca on your chartered yacht you will have everything at your fingertips, on land and at sea. </p> <p>The coast line of Majorca is characterized by a multitude of landscapes, on the east side of the island you can admire bays and beaches with charming tones of blue; the north offers a safe selection of ports where you can moor your boat without a problem. The east coast will surprise you with its sheer cliffs and incredible views. Moreover, you should take your yacht charter and sail to Cabrera which hosts some stunning views and amazing water to sleep in. Explore on your yacht and enjoy all that it has to offer. All you have to do is choose your boat model and the dates for your yacht charter trip in Mallorca. Enjoy the great sensation that sailing provides in one of Spain’s favourite sailing destinations. </p> <h2>What to see in Palma de Mallorca</h2> <p>Palma’s boardwalk is over 5km in length and it is ideal for nice walks at sunset, or enjoying a delicious meal. The Mallorcan nightlife is very vibrant and you will find great bars, pubs and clubs throughout the city. </p> <p>To get to know the culture a little better, it is recommended that you visit Majorca's old town, accessed by the two railway lines and many enchanting bohemian streets. The Santa Maria de Palma Cathedral is without doubt the symbol of Mallorca but we shouldn’t forget other monuments of architectural value such as Bellver castle, the Lluc Monastery or Bendinat castle. </p> <h2>Beaches and coves</h2> <h3>Cala de Formentor</h3><p>This cove, located close to the Port de Pollença in the gorgeous town of Pollença, is one of the most internationally well-known ports due to the quantity of famous people that have visited over the years including Winston Churchill and John Wayne. This kilometer long stretch of sand is an isolated, startling space, perfect for relaxing on you sailing holiday and one of the more peaceful bays in Majorca. </p> <h3>Cala Varcas</h3><p>This cove, situated to the south east, is one of the most untouched of them all. Its main attraction is the wide variety of activities you can take part in there: underwater caves and reefs admired by marine life experts as well as plenty of water activities such as diving or deep water soloing. Its great beauty can only be appreciated from the sea and therefore the best way to visit is by boat. </p> <h3>Cala Llombards</h3><p>Situated to the south, is one of the most beautiful in Mallorca, and removing the distance, it looks extremely like the Nordic Fjords (only properly appreciable from the water). It has fine white sand, and turquoise waters that would look more at home in the Caribbean. From this mix of Nordic and Caribbean influence you can also visit Es Pontás. If you are looking for a beach to make you feel fantastic, then this is the one. </p> <h3>Cala Mondragó</h3><p>This is also one of the most popular spots in Majorca and is situated in the region of Santanyi. It has one of the largest entrances to any cove in Mallorca making it ergonomic for boat access, with fine white sand and surrounded by pine trees. Its natural beauty is so extraordinary that it was declared a National Park in 1992. </p> <h3>Es Trenc</h3><p>Another untouched part of Majorca is Es Tranc, a vast expanse of sand located in the south which looks legitimately Caribbean. It mainly stands out as being the only non-commercialised beach in Mallorca, which makes it into a unique space. The beach is usually overwhelmed with tourists which makes it much more appealing to moor up your boat and enjoy the privacy that it provides. </p> <h2>Natural parks</h2> <p>Majorca has a significant quantity of unique natural spaces, considering its size. Discover its forests, cliffs, coves, bays and islets a short sail away. </p> <h3>Sierra Tramuntana</h3><p>With its highest point being in the Puig Mayor at a height of 1,445 meters, you can’t miss the gorgeous views that it offers.</p> <h3>Cabrera Archipelago</h3><p>In the coastal area you can find the maritime archipelago of Cabrera, which is an idyllic location to go diving in and is easily accessible by boat. The surrounding areas guarantee an exceptional diving experience. </p> <h3>Dragonera</h3><p>The rich flora and fauna of Dragonera, whose name comes from the local lizards, will leave you breathless. It is only accessible by boat and it is full of hiking trails that will allow you to discover the area when you sail there. </p> <h3>S'Albufera natural park</h3><p>Every year the marshes and the swamps of S’Albufera becomes home to numerous migratory bird species. Several hiking trails go through the park, allowing you to enjoy nature and admire the numerous animal species that make this park their home. </p> <h3>Mondrago Park</h3><p>Located in the eastern part of Mallorca, the natural park of Mondrago has some spectacular views. Mondrago cove is known by sailing enthusiasts, who drop anchor every year in its turquoise waters.</p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>The Majorcan gastronomy is famous for its sweets, its rice dishes and its fresh fish and shellfish. Its dishes are simply another reason you must visit.</p> <p>Mallorca is an electrifying destination offering the best beach tourism and an undoubtedly interesting culture too. You can even visit Ibiza and Formentera with a skipper or on your own bareboat yacht charter! Don’t miss an opportunity to charter a yacht on holiday in Mallorca to experience all that this island has to offer including, sailing, diving and exploring, you will not be disappointed.</p>

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  • Yacht charter in Pula
  • <p>Why not choose a <strong>yacht charter holiday in Pula?</strong> The largest city in Istria, located in the south of the peninsula in the Adriatic Sea and recognized as one of the top Eastern European destinations. The pleasant micro climate in Croatia turns it into a perfect beach resort which you can enjoy while on your bareboat or crewed yacht charter as you sail along the coast and visit many different destinations in the Adriatic such as Pula, Losinj, Zadar, Istria, Kornati, Cres, Dubrovnik and the multitude of islands in the sea. </p> <p>Moreover, use Pula as a springboard for your yacht charter holiday. Rent one of our crewed or bareboat yachts and set sail to other locations in the Adriatic up and down the Croatian coast. For example, you should go sailing in your yacht charter to places such as; Losinj, Kornati, Dubrovnik, Istria, Zadar and Cres. However there are many more destinations you should visit, the coastline is particularly stunning and well worth your time during your yacht charter. We promise you, that a yacht charter holiday in Pula here will create one of your most memorable every holidays! </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>The most popular port is the ACI Marina. This port is small but has an excellent location. This marina also has 200 berths for boats with a maximum length of 25 meters. It also has the necessary services to meet the needs of every traveler. Sail to a different marina every day in Croatia and along the Adriatic coast, you’ll find plenty of berths to moor your boat in during your holidays. </p> <h2>What to see and do</h2> <p>While on your yacht charter holiday in Pula you will be able to participate in some exciting activities. We suggest diving in this city, due to the array of underwater tunnels, caves and fauna. In addition, in this diving location you will be amazed by the sunken ship Baron Gautsch. Other recommended sports are surfing, wind surfing, and biking through the many available bike trails. </p> <p>As part of your yacht charter holiday, you can visit the well-preserved Roman amphitheatre, ´The Arena´, the most popular attraction of the city and one of the six largest worldwide, dating back to the 1st century AD. This three story construction used to accommodate over 23,000 spectators watching gladiators’ fights, while during the Middle Ages ´The Arena´ was host to Knighting tournaments. </p> <p>Nowadays, you can experience many cultural events, festivals and concerts throughout the year, such as the city´s Film Festival, all of which make this an ideal stop off point in your yacht charter holiday. As part of your yacht charter holiday you can explore further archeological sites, fortresses, beautiful churches and striking religious sanctuaries including those in honor of St Francis and St Mary Formosa. Stop over while on your yacht charter at the Temple of Augustus that was built between the 2nd year BC and 14th year AD to commend and remember him. Next to this, you will see the remains of the Temple of Diana constructed in the same period. The shrine is set in the Forum which was formerly the main square over 2,000 years ago and is still now a busy place with many coffee shops. </p> <p>A yacht charter allows you to appreciate Pula´s cathedral which has been developed and renovated over the centuries. For instance, the back wall is from the 4th century, the sanctuary from the 5th, the inner segment from the 15th and the bell turret from the 17th. In this spot you can also find an old monument from the 1st century BC, the ´Gate of Hercules´. Another important place not to be missed as part of your yacht charter getaway in Pula is the ´Triumphal Arch of the Sergi´, sometimes known as the ´Golden doors´, constructed in commemoration to the Sergi family who battled in Actium in support of Emperor Augustus. You will be interested to see how the western side of the arch is highly ornamented, whilst the eastern part is barely touched. </p> <h2>Beaches</h2> <p>Throughout your sailing holiday on a chartered yacht in Pula, you will find out that the coastline is mostly rocky, here are some of our favourite shores in Croatia. </p> <ul><li>Havajsko</li><p>It is located in Verudela Point and is a small beach with dark rocks, clear waters and a dense vegetation surrounding the coast which will leave you breathless.</p> <li>Valkane</li><p>It is one of the most crowded due to its length and the possibility of playing sports such as tennis, volleyball and football.</p> <li>Valovine</li><p>It is one of the few sandy areas that you will find in the Istria region, it is ideal for sunbathing and relaxing throughout you trip.</p></ul> <h2> Natural Parks </h2> <p>The national park located closest to the city is the Brijuni National Park. This wonderful park is composed by a group of 14 islands belonging to Croatia, and are a popular destination for travelers arriving to the country which are perfect for you to visit during your sailing charter on one of our luxury yachts. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>Italian food lovers will be happy to discover that Istrian cuisine is based on Italian-style dishes that are available at several small but excellent restaurants and pizzerias. Make sure you accompany your meal with one of the delicious regional wines such as malvazijaorteran, before heading back to the boat to enjoy the dazzling views from your yacht charter. </p> <p>From the city you can fully enjoy the rest of the Croatian coast. Start with the Brioni Islands, an archipelago of 14 islands that preserve a natural environment and an authentic biosphere. Use one of the paradisiac beaches to relax and visit its natural park. </p> <p>Explore the Cres Islands and the coastal city of Zadar, an important port city with a vibrant local and commercial atmosphere. Don’t miss out on an unforgettable experience as you enjoy a yacht charter in Pula. It won’t disappoint you. </p>

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  • Yacht charter in Sibenik
  • <p><strong>Charter a yacht in Sibenik</strong> and visit this city located in the central part of Dalmatia region, in the Adriatic. With more than 41,000 inhabitants, it is one of the main tourist attractions in the region. Why not rent a bareboat or crewed gulet or one of our many catamarans or yachts from aBoatTime, or perhaps one of our luxury boats like a Jeanneau model and take your sailing charter up and down the coast of Croatia whilst visiting famous sailing destinations like Kornati, Zadar, Trogir, Dubrovnik, Krka, Primosten and many more locations in Dalmatia and the Adriatic alike. </p> <p>Sibenik has a great cultural and historic heritage, such as the cathedral of Santiago of Sibenik, declared patrimony of humanity in the year 2000. This city is also home to many cultural and artistic events, such as the International Children’s Festival. </p> <p>This city is full of history as it lived through many political changes; it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire the kingdom of Yugoslavia, was occupied by fascist Italy and Nazi Germany during WWII, then it became part of the Republic of Yugoslavia and finally achieved independence as part of Croatia. </p> <p>The city is divided in three parts: the high zone, where you can find the fortresses of San Juan and Santa Ana, the old zone and the old town. The main economic activity of Sibenik has always been metal as well as textile industry as well as agriculture. However, after the Balkan war the city focused on tourism. </p> <p>So visit Croatia and go sailing in Dalmatia, the Adriatic Coast and around all of the amazing islands, marinas and coastal towns. Rent one of aBoatTime’s crewed or bareboat yachts or catamarans for your yacht sailing charter from a local Croatian marina and visit special places all over Croatia such as; Kornati, Trogir, Dubrovnik and hundreds of other places in Dalmatia, the Adriatic and along the coast. Whether crewed or bareboat, a yacht charter in Sibenik will be an amazing holiday, so don’t miss this opportunity! </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>Inside of the Dalmatia-Sibenik region you have the opportunity to rent a boat in the following marinas that offer several berths for you to moor your yacht in: </p> <ul><li>ACI Marina Vodice:</li><p>This port has modern amenities, 290 docking spots and 60 berths for boats on the ground. All the docking spots have water and electricity in this marina. </p> <li>Skradin aci Marina:</li><p> One of the most impressive in the area, it has 180 docking spots with a capability to host vessels with a maximum length of 70 meters. </p> <li>Solaris yc Marina:</li><p> it’s a port for medium size boats with a maximum length of 13 meters and a 2.5 meters keel. This port is equipped with a large quantity of services, including restaurants and cranes. </p></ul> <h2>What to do in Sibenik</h2> <p>There is so much to do on your yacht charter in Sibenik. There are many places that you can visit in the region, some of the interest points include: </p> <ul><li>The island of Zlarin:</li><p> a spectacular isle of 8 square km located close to Sibenik. </p> -<li>Krapanj:</li><p> one of the smallest islands in the Adriatic, with 0.36 square km, located 300 meters off the coast. </p> <li>Prvic:</li><p> a small island located in the Sibenik archipelago, considered a cultural patrimony and protected by Croatia’s ministry of culture. </p></ul> <h2>What to see in Sibenik</h2> <p>There are numerous curious facts about the city of Sibenik: for example, it is the birthplace of the inventor of the parachute, Faust Vrancic, and the famed basketball player Drazen Petrovic. </p> <p>Within its architectonic beauty, the most important element is the cathedral of Santiago, the construction of which started in 1402, it constitutes one of the main tourist attractions of the city. Other points of interest are the sculpture of Juraj Dalmatinac and the Church and monastery of St. Frane. </p> <h2>Beaches and Coves</h2> <p>Get ready to relax on some beautiful beaches on your yacht charter in Sibenik, here are some of our favourites.</p> <ul><li>Primosten beach:</li><p> 27 km away from Sibenik, a visit to this paradisiac beach is almost mandatory. It is characterized for its clear waters, and its stone nature, surrounded by a dense forest. </p> <li>Banj beach:</li><p>it is an artificial beach with several bars and restaurants along the coastline. At night, this beach hosts concerts, events and an open-air cinema. </p></ul> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p>Sibenik’s beauty is found not only in its spectacular city, but also in the gorgeous natural parks that constitute the local flora and fauna reserves. Some of them are: </p> <ul><li>The Krka natural park</li><p> very close to the city and full of great natural beauty. </p> <li>The Kortaki national park</li><p> it´s another tourist attraction, with more than 140 isles in its interior and an impressive natural beauty. This place constitutes an ideal scenery to explore the Croatian coast aboard the boat of your choice, take advantage of your boat to scuba dive and discover the lush underwater ecosystem, shipwrecks and the underwater archeological sites. </p></ul> <h2>Currency</h2> <ul><li>Currency: Kuna (1kn=100 lipas// 1€=7.5 kn approx.)</li> <li>Places for exchange: banks, exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies, hotels and camping sites.</li> <li>Accepted credit cards: Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Dinners.</li></ul> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>You’ll get to taste some delicious food on your yacht charter in Sibenik! Sibenik has a large variety of typical dishes, from the famous Misina cheese to the Babic red wine. The delicious ham from Drnis, or the large variety of fresh fish, in addition to typical dishes such as: </p> <ul><li>Skradinski Kumbasice:</li><p> a typical sausage from the region. </p> <li>Soparnjak:</li><p>a paste filled with strawberries, olive oil, and figs. The mixture is fried and then served cold. </p> <p>Other typical foods of the region are for example the dry fig pudding and the almond desserts. </p></ul> <p>So enjoy a yacht charter holiday with aBoatTime and visit Sibenik. Go sailing in Croatia and enjoy an unforgettable holiday on your yacht charter in Sibenik!</p>

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  • Yacht charter in Portoroz
  • <p><strong>Chartering a yacht in Portoroz</strong> or the port of Roses, is a unique opportunity to discover the charming Slovenia. Enjoy your sailing holiday of the peaceful and picturesque villages and the friendliness of the inhabitants. It was established in the XIX century as an important mecca for the European tourism due to the healing properties of its waters rich in minerals. The crown jewel of the city, the Hotel Palace was one of the favorite resorts of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Nowadays, the city boasts luxury and modernism and has a total of six spas, a large number of restaurants and several casinos. Visit as many ports, towns and islands (like the Greek Cyclades) as you can during your yacht charter sailing holiday in Croatia on one of our many yachts or a luxury motorboat. </p> <p>You can sail to the charming towns Losinj, Kvarner, Pula, Opatija, Istria, Rovinj, Trieste and many more sailing holiday destinations in Italy and Croatia that have many entertaining things to do that makes a crewed or bareboat yacht charter sailing holiday here worthy of a fairy tale. A sail along Slovenia’s shoreline can be a good start for a visit to this small country. Its wonderful natural beauty has numerous protected areas such as Triglav National Park in the Julian Alp area. In less than an hour and a half journey, you can reach the heart of Slovenia: its charming capital, Liubliana. The capital has a large offer for tourists and a center that makes a great picture for postcard. Slovenia is located in the heart of Europe and the short distance that separates it from Croatia and Italy make of it a perfect destination to begin a journey around the Adriatic Sea. One of the most popular places to sail to from Portoroz is Pula, in the province of Istria. </p> <h2>What to do</h2> <p>This town is the destination of choice for many tourists who decide to visit Slovenia, and its port is one of the most important on the coast. It holds many expos and conferences, which makes it very active throughout the entire year. One of the biggest events is the nautical expo Internautica, which attracts more than 400 exhibitions and 40,000 visitors. </p> <p>One of the places that you can’t miss is the hotel Kempinski Palace, a building that was once one of the most luxurious and important resorts of the aristocracy in the XIX century, together with Grado and Opatija. In the Riviera Casino the visitors can try their luck, while the large number of hotels offer thermal water treatment in its historic bathhouses. </p> <p>During your journey through the Istria, you can’t miss out on a visit to Piran, known as the small Venice for its Venetian influence. Its central plaza is right by the marina. While going by car you have to park outside of town, with a boat you get right to the town’s heart. The charming city of Izola will not let you indifferent with its gorgeous medieval architecture, don’t forget to visit the Palace of Manzioli and Lovisato built in the gothic Venetian style. </p> <p> Just one hour away from the sea one can find the capital, Liubliana that has a city center that looks amazing on a postcard, coroneted by the famous three bridges. On both sides of the river that runs through the middle of the city, one can find many bars with a great atmosphere, especially during the summer months. On the way to the capitol you will find the Postonja caves, considered one of the most important caves in the world. Very close to these caves one can find the Predjama Castle built in a rocky mountain at a height of 123 meters. </p> <p> No one who likes nature should miss a visit to the Triglav National Park and its amazing hiking trails with spectacular waterfalls and glaciers. The most famous is the Vintgar’s throat trail. Another famous Slovenian jewel is the village of Bled, located by an alpine lake of the same name. In the center of the lake there is a small island to which the most adventurous visitors swim during the summer months. </p> <p>The short distance from cities such as Trieste and Grado provides the option to sail to their coasts and ports. At the same time the Croatian Istria region is located just one step away from Slovenia and it is possible to moor in the ports of Rovinj or Pula in a route that has Portoroz as a starting point so that you can visit Croatia. </p> <h2>The Coastline </h2> <p>Slovenia’s small and charming coast offers non-crowded beaches that are surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes where you can drop your anchor and relax soaking in the sun from the deck of your boat. Many of Slovenia’s coves are credited with the blue flag in recognition for their cleanliness and high natural qualities. Its waters are known for their clarity and their turquoise color. </p> <p>The best sandy beaches are combined with a great tourist offer. The gulf is credited with the blue flag due to its high quality. </p> <p>Simonovzaliv beach</p> <p>For families with kids we recommend a visit to Simonovzaliv beach, located close to Izola. This sandy beach is one of the biggest and it has a beach umbrella renting service and an area for the kids to play in. </p> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>During your sailing holidays you will have a chance to discover the mixture of the gastronomic influences. The gastronomy in Slovenia has been influenced by the Slavic, Austrian and Italian cuisines. The cuisine is more Mediterranean with a lot of seafood, such as the traditional fried calamari. The restaurants offer pizzas with really thin dough, fresh pasta and risottos. The ice creams and coffees that you can enjoy at one of the terraces have nothing to envy from their local rivals. In the family owned taverns, “Gostilnas”, you will find typical dishes with such traditional ingredients as pork meat, col and buckwheat. White truffle grows naturally in Slovenia, where one can enjoy delicious dishes with this exotic ingredient in almost every restaurant and at affordable prices. </p> <p> Due to the Austrian and German influences, in the bakeries they use a large variety of flour, making bread with a natural fermentation that is so characteristic of these countries. In the cafes one can find delicious cakes and pies, such as the traditional Gibanica, a pie with a Serbian origin with several layers of fine dough and fresh cheese. You have to buy traditional food from the Balkans such as the čevapčiči (spicy sausages) and the burek (a Turkish pie) try one for an authentic local culinary experience while on your sailing holiday. </p> <p>Set sail to Croatia and this wonderful port town on a bareboat, crewed or skippered boat or yacht from aBoatTime and spend a sailing holiday in luxury as you visit a new marina, beach or island every day in the Adriatic or Croatia and resting in some amazing towns that will keep you entertained like Porec, Losinj, Opatija, Kvarner, Pula, Istria and many smaller locations in Slovenia. Don’t miss out on the chance of a lifetime, rent a boat now and fall in love with a yacht charter sailing holiday! </p>

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  • <p>To <strong>rent a boat in Croatia</strong> is the ideal holiday choice for your next holiday, allowing you to fall in love with Croatia’s beautiful islands, with calm winds and spectacular views of its crystal clear waters. Along with its calm countryside, Croatia is famed for its diverse marine life and for its extensive sea caves, ideal for snorkelling enthusiasts.</p> <p>On your crewed or bareboat Croatian yacht charter, perhaps a Bavaria mode, you’ll find a wide variety of entertainment and leisure opportunities to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Croatia is the ideal place to spend your holidays, whether your main interest is taking in the evening atmosphere of the local area, or enjoying the peaceful rural landscape, with its quiet, hidden coves. </p> <h2>Ports</h2> <p>There is a wide variety of ports in Croatia where it is possible to moor our boat and visit every single place. Some of the most important in Croatia are:</p> <h3>Dubrovnik</h3><p>Located two miles away from the commercial marina. Amenities include water and electricity for the boats, and its capacity reaches 450 boats. </p> <h3>Korcula</h3><p>This can host 135 boats, and provides every service needed by the clients. </p> <h3>Split</h3><p>This port has a very complete set of amenities, as well as shops and shipyards. Its capacity is 360 boats with a draft of 3-6 meters.</p> <h2>Natural Parks</h2> <p>Croatia is a country full of greenery: the perfect destination for nature lovers. Its wealth of natural parks, in addition to its still small tourist influx makes it a great place to see a wonderful environment without stress. Some of the most important natural parks in Croatia are: </p> <h3>Brijuni National Park</h3><p>This natural park is formed by a group of 14 islands and is located near the island of Istria. In total, it is covering an area of 7 square kilometers and is home to a large number of plant species. </p> <h3>Krka National Park</h3><p>The Krka river is a stunning limestone area within the Croatian territory. It is characterized by the many waterfalls that exist along their course, formed from the deposition of limestone.</p> <h3>Mljet National Park</h3><p> Located in the far south of Croatia, this park covers the western part of the island with the same name. It is characterized by its unique beauty.</p> <h2>What to do in Croatia</h2> <p>A yacht charter holiday in Croatia is rapidly growing in popularity and the country's sailing destinations are recognised as some of the best in Europe, offering comprehensive facilities for travellers. Some of the best bases for yacht chartering in Croatia are the cities of Dubrovnik, Split and Trogir, which have some of Croatia’s best nautical facilities, and for this reason can be found in many tour guides. </p> <p>Split’s marina is one of the biggest in Croatia, and has moorings for up to 370 yachts of up to 14 metres in length. It has all the facilities and conveniences you need to experience a pleasurable, care-free yacht charter. The city of Split is home to an enormous amount of nautical traffic, both commercial vessels and pleasure craft, the latter of which is transforming the city into a highly fashionable yachting destination. Split’s charm lies in its medieval core, which offers visitors a glimpse into history, with its beautiful architecture and in being located on the picturesque Adriatic coast, with its crystalline turquoise blue waters. Other cities and places which are well worth a visit are; Kornati, Hvar, Trogir, Biograd and Dubrovnik. </p> <h2>What to see in Croatia</h2> <p>Trogir is another beautiful city, not to be missed. Sunny shores line the city’s coast, making it a very popular tourist destination. It’s also worth taking a walk through its historic cobbled streets and visiting the San Lorenzo Cathedral and the Duke’s Palace. The excellent entertainment and leisure facilities available are another reason thousands of tourists choose this glorious southeastern European country for their summer holidays. Split and many other Croatian cities are top party destinations for young people who also wish to relax on the beautiful surrounding beaches. If this sounds like you, why not visit the islands of Hvar, Vis and Maslinica. </p> <p>Despite the high nautical traffic and modern, highly accessible marinas, the extent of the Croatian coast and nearby small archipelagos make it easy for you to moor your hired boat in the cove or bay of your choosing. If you decide to spend a day or night in one of these idyllic locations, you can anchor your boat here, or if you have one of our experienced skippers with you, why not ask them to follow your preferred route. Moreover, one of our favourite areas is Kornati, which is one of the most beautiful locations in the Adriatic and Europe! The opportunities for a yacht charter holiday in Croatia are endless. Whether you choose a bareboat charter or a skippered yacht charter getaway in Croatia, it is sure to be the adventure of a lifetime! </p> <h2>Beaches and coves</h2> <p>Among these marvellous Croatian cities where you can charter a yacht, there also magnificent hidden coves ideal for diving such as Hvar Cove and Pula Cove. You can also go snorkelling in the city’s aquarium and explore the shipwreck of the Baron Gautsch. If you’re new to diving, there are schools in each coastal city, and in addition, other water sports such as windsurfing and jet skiing are also popular in Croatia. Some of our favourites in Croatia are: </p> <h3>Dance Cove</h3><p> Located in Dubrovnik, it is a very particular cove, as there is no sand, but the environment is composed of large soft rock. This place is great to visit by boat, since you can swim in the water on one side, and relax under the comfort of the sun from the boat on the other, something they cannot make those who are on foot.</p> <h3>Valovine Beach</h3><p>It is one of the few sandy coastlines you'll find in Istria, but still also retains an overwhelming vegetation environment. It is ideal for sunbathing or completely relaxing during your holiday. </p> <h3>Cube Beach</h3><p> Located in Trogir, it supplies many services such as restaurants, changing rooms, tennis courts, etc. and it is surrounded by pine trees and many rocks.</p> <h3>Raduca Beach</h3><p> It appears in all the guidebooks as one of the best beaches of Croatia. Situated in Primosten, a pristine beach is narrow and long at the crossroads forests and white sand. </p> </ul> <h2>Gastronomy</h2> <p>The Gastronomy of Croatia is heterogeneous and known, therefore, as a “cuisine of regions”, as each part of Croatia has its own culinary traditions. There are many differences between traditional culinary customs of the inhabitants of the interior and of those who live on the coasts. The indoor kitchen is more characterized by its Slavic influences and the more recent contacts with other cultures’ cuisines such as Hungarian, Viennese and Turkish. Coastal regions, on the other hand, have influences from the Greek, French and Italian gastronomies. </p> <p>The advantage of sailing in Croatia compared to other places in the Mediterranean Sea is that the air currents and the distance between the islands allow you to have a quick and interesting navigation. For boaters who want to feel the sea breeze on your face for your vacation, Croatia is a highly recommendable destination.</p> <p>The options for Croatia enjoy a rented boat are limitless! Spend some time with your employer plan which is the best route to meet your best vacation plans. Whether you rent a boat, charter a yacht or catamaran in Croatia, it will be an unforgettable experience.</p>

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