Spotlight on Croatia with JJ Carey
Spotlight on Croatia
with JJ Carey
Spotlight on Croatia with JJ Carey

Explore the captivating islands and coastline of Croatia this summer with West Nautical's JJ Carey.

From ancient cities and national parks to traditional restaurants and lively beach clubs, Croatia really does have something for everyone. Read on to discover JJ's highlights and a hand-picked selection of yachts available for charter holidays in the area.

Croatia is a highlight of the Mediterranean season. Embarking in the ancient city of Split is the perfect place to kickstart your adventure around the Dalmatian Islands.

From the underwater grottoes of Vis, vineyards on Korcula and the amazing anchorages for water sports in between, the kids and adults alike will love all the activities!

With dazzling waters, medieval towns, and over 1,400 islands to explore, Croatia continues to entice sailors and yachting enthusiasts year after year with its 350km of unspoiled coastline.

Marking a symbolic gateway where East meets West, Croatia's ancient history dating back to the Middle Ages enthrals charterers and complements the beautiful Adriatic Sea. Dull of undiscovered coves and islands, magic can be found at every turn.

To charter a yacht in Croatia is to experience the Mediterranean as it once was. For centuries, Croatia was passed between the Illyrian, Roman, Christian, Venetian, and Austrian empires, each leaving behind their own cultural impression and creating a unique blend. While Croatia is growing in popularity as a tourist destination, it still remains as one of Europe's best-preserved destinations, especially when seen from a charter yacht.

From lively towns such as Hvar and Dubrovnik to small islands filled with quaint streets such as Mljet and Trogir, there truly is something to suit everyone during their holiday in Croatia.


and spend a day relaxing on the beach or enjoying water sports. The area has beach clubs and restaurants where you can indulge in Mediterranean cuisine while taking in the beautiful surroundings.


Yachts available for charter holidays Croatia

Motor yacht – ANTHEA

Charter rate starts from €130,000 per week  plus expenses.

JJ's thoughts: 

  • M/V Anthea makes for an unmatched addition to the luxury private crewed charter in the Adriatic Sea.

  • She combines a supreme yachting experience with accommodation for up to 20 guests. Her ten double cabins sit four on the lower and six on the main deck.

  • The décor aboard M/V Anthea is elegant and contemporary. In the exterior spaces, teak flooring and the neutral colour palette of cool greys and warm sandy tones perfectly complement the turquoise Adriatic and pine-covered shores. Inside, walnut flooring and detailing add warmth and cosiness.

  •  The ample common spaces can host a variety of themes, feels, and events. The breezy aft lounge on the upper deck is ideal likewise for afternoon siestas, sunset cocktails.

  •  Guests can savour Mediterranean specialties by their Chef in the interior or sundeck dining area. The interior dining lounge on the upper deck features two tables seating ten persons each, but also cozy lounging sets ideal for aperitifs over mesmerising views through panoramic windows.

Motor Yacht  – LUPUS MARE

Charter rate starts from €65,000 per week + expenses

JJ's thoughts: 

• She has just had a thorough refit where they have significantly improved both the interior and outside (2023).

• The perfect boat for a large group of friends, or maybe a corporate trip with accommodation for up to 32 guests

• I have personally met with the crew of Lupus Mare and they are super friendly and professional. The food is exquisite and the knowledge of everyone is top notch!

• You won’t be able to find a yacht of this size and quality at this price! She is a boat not to miss.

Lupus Mare yacht

Motor Yacht – NOOR II 

Charter rate starts from €105,000 per week + expenses

JJ's thoughts: 

  •  Noor II, an asymmetrical beauty, showcases Sanlorenzo Shipyards’ willingness to enter uncharted territory, as the first asymmetric yacht ever built.

  •  With her sleek lines, inviting atmosphere, jacuzzi bubbling on the fly and with a chase boat following her around, Noor II is known as the queen of the Med.

  • Her innovative 360-degree infinity view establishes a surreal feeling at sea. Car designer guru Chris Bangle has truly covered all of the bases when creating this 31 meter beauty.

  • Noor II boasts fantastic views from a number of vantage points: guests can enjoy the ever-changing scenery from the glass-covered top deck, her outdoor lounge and elegant interior which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows.

Noor II yachts

Catamaran  – VULPINO

Charter rate starts from €76,875 per week plus expenses

JJ's thoughts: 

  •  The Sunreef 60 Vulpino is an all-around sailing leisure yacht ideal for exclusive getaways, charter and transoceanic adventures.

  • The model boasts a combination of exterior and interior areas easily flowing into one another.

  • I have just visited Vulpino and can confirm she is a one of a kind yacht!

  •  The master cabin is unique with a huge bathroom as well as a walk in wardrobe.

  •  With 3 other large double cabins, no guest will feel let down.

  • Vulpino is the perfect family boat with a great choice of water toys and lots of different areas to sit back and enjoy a gin and tonic whilst the children play in the sea.

  • The owner has chosen neutral colours throughout with a colourful edge. Throw cushions and outdoor seating all a mediterranean colour theme to give the furnishings a colour pop!

  •  The crew on board are highly experienced and have worked together for many years

  • Vulpino is a yacht to not miss out on


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