Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Croatia - Nautical News Update

We've posted our latest general news on sister site Croatia Online. It's a busy time at the moment but who's complaining - we get the chance to discover, all over again, what makes Croatia a world class cruising destination, this time for superyacht owners. The essence is the same - the rich natural and cultural heritage, spectacular scenery, clement conditions, diversity...... but it's revealing and fascinating to cast an objective eye on how Croatia is adapting to the luxury end of the nautical tourism market.

Today's photo is of Cavtat, near Dubrovnik, a favourite superyacht port. Read more about this, and much more, when Boat International's Superyacht Owners' Guide To Croatia comes out in early summer.

Saturday, 1 March 2008

Sailmakers - Zadar

We came across a number of interesting stands at the Zagreb Boat Show and made good friends with a company specialising in quality, competitively priced sails. Sail Select is a Dutch company with a number of branches around the world. The company that has the Croatian franchise, Sunce i More is based in Zadar. We had plenty of time to find out about them and it looks like a well thought out, quality operation. The sails are made in Thailand, hence the prices are competitive, but the manufacturing process is under western management - the eagle eye of Rolly Tasker an Australian sailor of America's Cup fame. All in all it seems to be an extremely professional set up and we wish them well in Croatia. For more information go to www.sailselect.nl.