Gulet ‘Malena’ (recommended)
Nigel and friends (Australia) chartered gulet Malena in August 2014, from Trogir to Sibenik
We have just arrived back in Australia from our wonderful time in Croatia. The gulet Malena and her crew were absolutely marvellous. We have previously sailed off Corfu in a catamaran and off Turkey in a gulet and there is absolutely no doubt that for space, comfort and style the gulet is the only way to go.We had thought that nothing could ever match our time in Turkey on Xenos, but we were wrong; Sailing the islands off the Dalmation coast and visiting the villages in Malena has eclipsed that experience.
The gulet was large, comfortable and beautifully presented. Having similar accommodation suites suited our group of 3 couples.Tomas, the skipper was attentive to our wishes, clearly highly skilled, intelligent, cautious and gave us wonderful advice and arranged great restaurants when we stopped at villages;the highlight being “Pelegrini” in Sibernik. Luca the equally delightful cook was amazing; his meals were extraordinary and generous. We wanted to bring him home! Andrew was delightful and funny; can’t speak highly enough of all three.
My wife is now wanting to do it again with our children and grandchildren!
Thank you so much for your assistance and professionalism. It was a great experience.
Nigel and Felicity’
Gulet MALENA was launched on the Adriatic in the summer 2013 after she was fully refurbished in Croatia. We visited the gulet at the crewed yacht show in Sibenik and it was, indeed, in prime condition. By the end of her first summer in Croatia, MALENA had several fantastic reports from the clients: ‘…the gulet was lovely and the crew was just wonderful!’
MALENA is 26 meters long, 6.40 meters wide and can accommodate up to 10 guests in five en suite cabins (four double cabins and
ona twin bed cabins). This gulet offers a great deck space has a dedicated and friendly crew.
The prices shown are rates for a weekly charter and they include:
A week rental with four crew members
Fuel for the yacht and generator work for approximately four hours per day/ air-conditioning approximately 6 hours per day if out of port/marina as powered by generators
Tender with outboard engine
Fishing gear, kayak and snorkelling equipment
Complete linen and towels, including beach towels
Half board – includes full breakfast and lunch at Euros 300 per person per week (an extra meal can be arranged during the week at Euros 30 per person)
Full Board (optional) – includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at Euros 500 per person per week
Beverages according to an on-board price list
Watersport – €50 for all watersport that use yacht’s tender
Marina fees and port taxes
Children age 0-2 free of charge, children age 2-10 have 50% discount of a board arrangement.
50% upon signing contract
50% five weeks prior to departure
Check-in: Sibenik, Saturday, from 1700 hours
Check-out: Sibenik, Saturday, until 0900 hours
One-way charter possible at an extra cost of Euros 1,000.
Important notes and information about ports/routes:
In Croatian ports, the mooring rule is: ‘first come first served’. However, a bigger boat has priority over a smaller boat and smaller boats are expected to give their space in the high season, if needed. Ports can not be pre-booked. In ports, gulets sometimes have to raft up along side of each other.
It is different in the marinas (such as http://www.aci-club.hr ) where all boats have their own space, electricity and water.
A gulet can spend a night at anchor only if the weather conditions are good. The Captain has to make that decision for the safety reasons of the passengers and the boat. Currents in the Adriatic are relatively weak but there is a constant circulation under the influence of winds (this applies for the summer period too).