Intercon, Dubrovnik’s travel and maritime agency has become the part of Mediterranean Yacht Agents’ network. Kristian Vrbanić, who represents Mediterranean Yacht Agents for Croatia has recently returned from the world famous Mediterranean & Adriatic Yachting Fair.
Q:Kristian, could you tell us your first impressions?
A:Well, I was surprised how little the area of the Adriatic is explored and therefore marketed among the yacht charter companies.
Q:Why do you think that is the case and do you believe that this trend will change in the near future?
A:I believe that I can answer this second question. The world of the yacht charter is changing dramatically with the emergence of Porto Montenegro. May is the month of Cannes Film Festival and this is the time when Monaco shines. The mega yachts are emerging and after the festival are cruising towards Sicily. This is the crossroad, where they turn towards Turkey and Greece or they enter the Adriatic at Porto Montenegro. Porto Montenegro is an appealing option as it offers tax free fuel and on the top of this Montenegro offers charter free contract if the passengers board then and there. This is where their Adriatic Yacht charter begins.
Q:And where does it take it from here?
A:From Porto Montenegro, they enter Croatia, Dubrovnik, Korcula, Vis, Hvar Split for a 10 day charter of they may continue all the way to Venice, for a fortnight charter exploring the beauty of Croatia’s 1000 islands.
Q:How about Turkey and Greece or Malta?
A:Unfortunately, it seems to me that due to the political situation, there will be less traffic in these waters.
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To the extent, I was amazed to learn that luxury villas are trending as high as three times better than luxury yachts. This phenomenon known already to countries such as Portugal, Spain and France is spearheading faster than expected in Croatia as well. An exceptional few can call themselves villas in a true sense of a word and they are mainly constructed in the last century. However, the remaining summer residence houses have views to die for and a large number of them are ever so close to the sea. Price wise these summer residence houses represent a true value for money as during the peak season they go at tops Eur 1500 for a day for a five double bedroom, en suite bathroom house.
The yachts remain a true part of the luxury world. For instance, Sunseeker Camargue 50, cosy array of luxury to cruise the Adriatic, sleeps 6 people and has a early bird booking price of Eur 1600 per day, depending on the availability and time of the year. The fuel is never included in the price of the charter but then again if you are to have this amazing exploration cruise of the Adriatic, then you are not going to look after your pennies because simply it is priceless. You have to live this experience to believe it. For more info on early bird yacht charters e-mail our team Kristian or Darijan to get more information.