Experience Croatia aboard 1952 Classic Superyacht

Sough-after by discerning travellers, Croatia offers the perfect combination of natural beauty, ancient history, great cruising ground and a colourful welcoming culture; all the necessary ingredients for creating that perfect dream luxury yacht charter. Its crystal clear Adriatic waters and hundreds of enchanting islands attract niche clientele eager to experience a true Mediterranean holiday. You could choose to sail on a beautiful sailing yacht, move from port to port aboard a speedy motor yacht or … rent the charming 1952 Classic Superyacht SEAGULL II, ‘born and raised’ in Croatia. Step aboard and get transported back in time, indulging in the luxuries of modern times, surrounded by her classical beauty.

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Boasting timeless elegance, Seagull II combines the spirit of adventure with the commodities of a five-star luxury hotel. Originally launched in 1952, as a coastal passenger ship as part of the ‘Six Poets Series’, she was connecting cities of Dubrovnik, Rijeka, Kotor and Split. In 2004-2005 Seagull II underwent an extensive refit, transforming her into a luxury motor yacht with an ‘old-time’ look and lovely Art Nouveau interior decoration. Thanks to her fascinating history and Croatian roots, she is a fantastic option when it comes to an adventure-filled exploration of Croatia and the neighbouring Montenegro.

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A unique interior that reflects the yacht’s past boasts a large number of Art Nouveau art works, with the flooring in the main saloon, the dining saloon and others saloons featuring lovely lush, high-quality carpeting. All ceilings have been covered with tongue-and-groove plywood with alcantar in a solid-wood lattice screen. Seagull II can accommodate twelve guests in seven well-appointed staterooms, all with en suite bathrooms. A crew of nine highly-skilled professionals, including the Captain and a personal Chef, make sure everything runs smoothly, providing guests with the possibility to completely unwind and enjoy their holiday to the fullest. A personalized menu is created based on fresh local produce as well as imported luxury ingredients. Dishes are immaculately matched with fine wine and the relaxing Eastern Mediterranean atmosphere surrounding the boat.

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The upper deck represents Seagull’s main gathering place and has been divided into four large socialising areas. Dress up to meet your friends and family in the elegant dining saloon, enjoy a glass of delicious cocktail while relaxing in the spacious main saloon with a cocktail bar, or indulge in a sumptuous al fresco meal served on the large open deck with an open terrace. What better way to enjoy the ‘ride’ than sampling a selection of the finest Croatian wines while taking in the natural beauty of the Dalmatian Coast? Chartering a luxury yacht to explore the Eastern Mediterranean provides travellers with a great flexibility to discover various destinations in a short period of time, with the commodity of a five-star deluxe accommodation and service, while having to unpack your luggage only once.

Modra Apilja - Photo by Ivo Pervan Image credit to Croatian Tourist BoardPhoto by Ivo Pervan – Croatian Tourist Board

Seven Days Cruising Croatia

Montenegro – Kotor

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Although not located in Croatia, you could start your adventure by embarking in Kotor, located in the spectacular Boka Bay in the neighbouring country of Montenegro. Explore the unique Old Town, constructed between the 12th and 14th century, visit the historical fortress and take in the relaxing atmosphere before moving on to your next destination. Montenegro represents another emerging and popular superyacht destination and is often included in yacht charter itineraries around the Eastern Mediterranean.

 

Croatia – Dubrovnik

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One of the must-visit cities in the Mediterranean, Dubrovnik is a true jet-set hub during the main summer season. Luxury yachts and discerning visitors flock to this city to enjoy the lively atmosphere, fantastic restaurants, cafés, bars as well as the vibrant nightlife. Lovers of history will find Durbovnik utterly fascinating, surrounded by the spectacular city walls that proudly guard the beautiful baroque architecture and the romantic marble streets. Visit one of the many museums or art galleries, or take a cable car up to Mt Srd and enjoy the stunning panoramic vistas over the Old City Dubrovnik.

 

Mljet

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One of the most beautiful jewels of the Mediterranean, Mljet is known as the greenest island of the Adriatic. A day trip to the Mljet National Park is recommended to everyone visiting, boasting two salt water lakes (Veliko e Malo Jazero) as well as a Benedictine monastery situated on the Island of Sv. Mary.

 

Korcula

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Following day, continue onto the enchanting historic town of Korcula, which is renowned for its traditional Knight’s dance celebrating the Turkish assaults on the island. Sitting graciously atop a picturesque peninsula, Korcula is surrounded by 13th century walls reinforced with towers and bastions by the Venetians after 1420.

 

Bisevo Island

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Cruise to the island of Bisevo where you will find the famous Blue Cave (Modra Spilja) with two entrances, one above and one below the sea level. The best time to visit the cave is between 11am and noon when the sun’s rays pass through the underwater opening to fill the interior with a spectacular blue light the cave is named after. Blue Cave on the Bisevo Island easily rivals that of the Blue Grotto in Capri: it is larger and boasts a natural monumental entrance.

 

Hvar

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One of the best known islands in the Dalmatian Group, Hvar is another popular destination with jet-sets and luxury travellers; a quaint town with treasures of art and history, lovely beaches and spreading fields of lavender. Charter guests will also find plenty of good restaurants, beach bars, spas, clubs and vibrant night life. Hvar is also home to the Fortica Hydro Archeological Collection – one of the finest collections of the ancient amphorae in Croatia as well as The Hanibal Lucic Benedictine Art Collection – a collection of paintings, icons and other artefacts and objects of everyday use from the convent treasury. Visitors may also want to visit Hvar’s Renaissance Cathedral or Petar Hekrorovic’s unfinished palace with its arcades, ponds and early Christian baptistery.

 

Trogir

 

Trogir - Photo by Damir Fabijaniu-Image credit to Croatian Tourist Board

Photo by Damir Fabijaniu – Croatian Tourist Board

The picturesque town of Trogir is rich with cultural and historical heritage, offering wealth of museums, art galleries, excellent restaurants and various activities for its visitors. It is known as the town of architectural beauty and since 1997 listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. The majority of the historic centre of the town is located on an island, encircled by a wall with two gates. A bridge connect the island with the mainland and another one leads to the island of Ciovo.

 

Croatia offers endless options for exciting yacht charter itineraries, with hundreds of beautiful islands to visit and plenty of activities to take part in: from various festivals, concerts, art exhibitions to day-hikes, snorkelling, diving or simply taking in the warm sun on one of its fabulous beaches.

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Eva Belanyiova

Eva Belanyiova

Originally from Slovakia, Eva is working for CharterWorld as a yachting news writer. Before meeting her husband and moving to Italy, Eva spent ten years living in New Zealand. She dedicates most of her spare time to her fabulous daughter and husband; and in addition to writing about luxury superyachts and beautiful yachting destinations, her passions include interior and fashion design, art, cycling … and a great book.
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