Juicy tidbits and blogbits about boats
Croatia has thousands of islands and crystal clean blue sea, hidden bays for dinghy exploring. On top of it all, a rich cultural heritage. It is not surprising Croatia is a premier European yachting destination, and has also begun to attract the interests of many North Americans.
Visit national parks like Kornati and Mljet. If you are a party type of person, you will enjoy famous cocktail bars in Hvar. Young at heart boaters will have a great time in Zrce, which has the most famous Croatian beach with clubs where world famous DJ’s perform.
Those looking for luxury vacation can charter motor yacht from Starac, boat owner and yacht charter agency that will take care of all your needs. Starac Yacht Charter is based in the center of the Croatian coast, near Split airport, ideally situated as a starting point.
The star of the fleet is the Sunseeker 75 Yacht, with four cabins, crew of two, and a speed ranging from 22 to 32 knots, providing charter guests with the experience of luxury, comfort, speed and fulfillment.
The crew consists of young skillful people, who also serve as tour guide. Born locally, they have local knowledge, know the ins and outs of these magical islands and enhances your cruising experience.
While in Europe, Croatia is must visit country. With internet access and all the modern world conveniences, you are never far away from home. And! Safety is not an issue as crime rate is way below European average.
Come to Croatia, rent a boat, enjoy the sunshine, the privacy and intimacy of cozy bays, and experience rich cultural and gastronomic delights that the country has to offer.
The world’s largest aluminum luxury motor yacht NOMAD (ex Floridian and Aussie Rules) was featured in the movie “Killers” starring Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl. Nomad was built in 2003 by OceanFast of Australia, and has undergone a superb refit in mid 2005. Designed for long range exploration and comfortable cruising, it has a cruising range of 8,000 nautical miles. She is one of the most impressive and famous yachts available for charter with a massive collection of toys, tenders, fishing and dive equipment; in addition to swimming pool, wet bar, cinema and a helicopter landing pad.
In the movie Killers, there is a scene showing Spencer Aimes (Ashton Kutcher) sneaking onto a boat (The Nomad), putting a time bomb on the bottom of a helicopter, then taking out a guard. He then swims back and goes on the date with Jen (Katherine Heigl). (Photo on left shows Spencer (Ashton Kutcher) getting out of the boat through the anchor hawsepipe by grabbing hold of the anchor chain.
For technical data and interior photos on the yacht Nomad, check out Blue Book of Boat Listing. Charter rate for this yacht – ball park figures around $490,000 to $650,000 US dollars per week depending on hi or low season.
Imagine James Bond in the movie Casino Royale, sailing on the Spirit 54, entering the canal of Venice with glamour Bond girl Vesper Lynd played by Eva Green. Charter vacationers can now share this fantasy of hot sun and turquoise water because the Spirit 54 is now available for charter in Marmaris, Turkey. At a charter rate of approx. US$5700 a week may be pricey, but the Spirit 54 has two cabins and a salon, and can easily accommodate six guests, likely four adults and two youngsters who can camp on the salon.
Surrounded by seas on 3 sides, Black Sea to the North, Aegean Sea to the West and Mediterranean Sea to the South Turkey is becoming a popular sailing charter destination.
Geographically, it has Russia to the North, Central Asia to the East, European Union to the West and the Middle East to the South.
Sailing in Turkey is smooth because there is no open sea, and no tides or currents to contend with. The sailing season starts from April and ends in October. July and August tends to get very hot.
Read more about the Spirit 54 and view photo images of James Bond and Versper Lynd aboard the Spirit 54.
I am staying at the Swissotel in Sydney, Australia and spending time with Australian relatives.
Sydney is a beautiful city, prices are very high compared to Vancouver.
I am waiting for my flight home. I had a wonderful adventure. I am ready to come home.