Thursday, July 12, 2018

6 reasons why your next yacht charter itinerary should include Montenegro


1. Stunning wild nature

For Montenegro, without hesitation, can be said that it is a paradise for the enthusiasts of nature. This jewel on the Adriatic coast is an inexhaustible source of natural wonders and wild beauty. Although located in a small area, you will be amazed by the number of beautiful sandy beaches, rivers with unique canyons, giant mountains and clean lakes.
Interesting places on the south side of Montenegro, which will not leave you indifferent are:
- Kotor (Old town and fortress San Giovanni);
- Perast (Lady of the Rocks and Island St. George);
- Plava spilja (Blue Cave) and Island of Mamula;
- National park Lovcen (Njegos Mausoleum);
- Skadar Lake (boat tour).

Lady of the Rocks, St. George
Lady of the Rocks and St. George

If you decide to spend one day of vacation 
in Montenegro's north, then we suggest you to visit :
· Tara River (zip line, rafting);
· National park Durmitor (Black Lake);
· National park Biogradska Gora;
· Ostrog Monastery.

National park Durmitor, Black lake
Black lake - Durmitor

2. Fascinating sunsets


Marina Bar Montenegro, sunsets, Boka Bay
Sunsets in Montenegro
There is something special in sitting on the cliff and watching the golden sun falling below the horizon. Who does not like the magical sunset? You can witness a unique experience of a sunset and we recommend the best viewpoints in Montenegro: Ulcinj (Ada Bojana), Budva (Sveti Stefan), Tivat (Porto Montenegro), Bar. The unique color show effect will take your breath away!












3. Plentiful sandy beaches

With a 293km long coast, Montenegro can boasts a lot of amazing sandy beaches with clean, turquoise water. We suggest you to visit some of the most famous: Mogren, Jaz, Slovenska plaza, Dukley beach, Ricardova glava, Ploce, Plavi horizonti, Sveti Stefan, Waikiki, Movida, Miriste, Bigova, Zanjice. Enjoyment is guaranteed.
Beach Sveti Stefan, Montenegro, Aman
Sveti Stefan
For quiet beach days, sail to Queen's Beach (Kraljicina plaza), small, secluded beach which can be approached only by boat.
What you shouldn't miss is definitely Ada Bojana. Thanks to the "good" wind, Ada Bojana is called "the capital" of the surfer on the Adriatic. Here you can experience the magic of surfing, kitesurf, windsurf. D'olcinium Kite Surf Club offers excellent entertainment with guest DJs during the summer months on the beach.


4. Accommodation in luxury hotels

When you come to Montenegro, there are some unique and spectacular luxury hotels where you can stay and feel like you are at home.
Hotel Regent, Porto Montenegro, nautical settlement
Regent Porto Montenegro
From a fabulous island Sveti Stefan where is Aman Resort, to luxury hotels in the heart of the city with excellent service, these hotels will make you want to come back to Montenegro. There are Forza Mare and Forza Terra in Kotor, hotel Milocer, Dukley Gardens, Maestral Resort & Casino in Budva and exclusive hotel Regent Porto Montenegro.

Sveti Stefan island, Montenegro
Aman Resort Sveti Stefan
                 

5. Authentic food and drink

Montenegro is ready to surprise you with a traditional cuisine and dishes that until now you maybe haven’t had the opportunity to taste. Whether you are a gourmet or not, Montenegrin traditional dishes will satisfy all your senses, in three meals - in one day!
Njeguska prsuta, njeguski sir, Vranac, priganice
Montenegrin cuisine
The most famous traditional Montenegrin appetizer is certainly a Njeguska prsuta, served with Njeguski sir (dried cheese), priganice, olives and homemade brandy or wine (Crnogorski Vranac, Procorde, Cabernet, Crnogorski Merlot, Vranac Barik, Premijer, Medun). Specific meals that are also worth tasting are kacamak, meat under the ''sac'', japraci, octopus salad, dried carp, barbun, black risotto made from ink of octopus, etc. Try it!


6. It's great for sailing

Sailing on the turquoise calm surface of the Adriatic sea is an ideal way to get to know this little magical country and enjoy its breathtaking beauty, marvelous architecture and rich history. Boka Bay glows with an amazing peace and calmness. 
You'll enjoy the Mediterranean climate, with long dry summers and short mild winters. Montenegro is perfect for cruising anytime between May and October when there is plenty of sunshine and average water temperatures reach over 20˚.
Popular sailing spots include Budva, Herceg Novi, Bar, Ulcinj, the Bay of Kotor and luxury yacht marina Porto Montenegro in Tivat.

Adriatic sea, sailing in Montenegro
Sailing in Boka Bay

Montenegro is also a very interesting destination for charter yachts because Montenegro's Government provided VAT advantages: 
· Duty-Free Wines and Spirits Provisioning;
· VAT Free Chartering.


Explore Montenegro!



Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Winter berth in Porto Montenegro – Benefits for yacht owners and crew

Tivat is located in the central part of the Boka Bay and represents a modern tourist destination interesting to tourists all year round. The biggest attraction of Tivat and the whole Montenegrin coast is surely the Porto Montenegro marina. After only a couple of years of existence, this marina is one of the most popular yacht shelters, as well as an ideal homeport on the Adriatic. The combination of a spectacular destination and modern marina will offer you a service on a world level.

Marina Porto Montenegro has 450 berths (lengths from 12m to 250m) and provides services: customs and immigration services, berth booking, fuel refueling (tax and duty-free diesel), water and electricity supply, chandlery and local repair/maintenance facilities, refuse, grey and black water disposal, wi-fi, etc.

In addition to the short-term leasing of a berth, Porto Montenegro also allows leasing a long-term berth for up to 30 years.

Long term berth place in Porto Montenegro
Marina Porto Montenegro

Benefit for owners

  • Porto Montenegro has provided a special offer for the winter season 2018/2019 - "Pay 5, stay 7" where clients get paid for five months, but gets a berth for 7 months. Offer expires end of July 2018. With new updates in the marina, owners will have the opportunity to secure a further 15% discount on selected berths;
  • VAT is calculated and paid at a reduced rate of 7% for service provided in the marina;
  •  Montenegro is not a member of EU, offering some of the nautical benefits;
  • It is located in a naturally protected port, so marina offers maximum safety and protection for yachts, which is certainly one of the most important items in choosing a winter berth; 
  • Porto Montenegro is up to three-hour flight from major European cities, and there are three airports nearby: airport Tivat (7 km), airport Dubrovnik (46 km) and Podgorica airport (90 km). All three airports are well connected by regular charter flights and owners can also lend in private jets; 
  • Every lease owner has access to the ''Porto Montenegro Owner's Club'', which offers a wide range of benefits.
Winter berth in Porto Montenegro
Nautical village - Porto Montenegro

Benefit for the crew:

  • ''Crew Club'' takes care of the interesting activities for the crew community during the winter period, which prepares calendar activities (wine tasting, regattas, RYA courses, hiking) for its members. 
  • ''Crew Club'' crew members provide free use of ski resort in Kolasin, which is 2.5hour drive from the marina.
  • As a part of this nautical settlement along the sea, there are elite restaurants with international and local specialties (De Gustibus, Al Posto Giusto, Byblos, Murano, One), prestigious boutiques (Excelsior, Fashion Gallery, Genny, Heidi Klein, MaxMara, Misahara, Mooi, Perfume Shop, Shubeshu and Uzurii), luxury villas with beautiful sea view. Regarding the nightlife in Porto Montenegro, in the center of attention are The ClubHouse, Platinum club and Library Bar. 
  • As we have already emphasized, there are three airports near Porto Montenegro. All three airports are well connected by regular charter flights.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Ports of entry - Adriatic sea

The Adriatic Sea is located between the Balkans (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania) and the Apennine Peninsula (Italy). The Adriatic Sea is connected with the Ionian Sea. The border between these two seas is the Otranto Gate, 75 kilometers wide, between Italy and Albania.
The Adriatic surface is 138 595 km2, 738 km long, the average width is 159.3 km, and the average depth is 173 m.
Geographical coordinates: Geographical latitude between 39°45'N i 45°45'N;
                                              Geographical length between 12°15'E i 19°45'E.
Winds: Bura, Jugo, Maestral.
Surface currents on the Adriatic: Sea currents on the Adriatic have no significant impact on navigation safety. The average velocity of the sea currents is about 0.5 knots, but in the channels, near the river mouths and narrow passages there can be 4 knots.
Waves: waves mostly occur as a result of the wind. The wave height is predominantly between 0.5 and 1.5 m, and very rarely exceeds 5 meters.
Sea temperature: The Adriatic Sea has an outstanding annual temperature fluctuation on the surface of the sea. In winter the temperature of the sea is about 7°C. In spring, the temperature of the sea gradually increases to 18°C, and during the summer it reaches 25°C, and in some parts of the southern Adriatic and up to 27°C.  
Salinity: The average salinity of the Adriatic Sea is 38.3 ‰.
The Adriatic Sea is very attractive for cruising motor yachts, speedboats or sailing boats.

Country
Port of entry
Position
VHF channel
Phone number
Working hours


MNE

Bar
Budva
Kotor
Tivat
Zelenika
73
8
16/17/68
71
16/17
+382 30 312 733
+382 33 451 227
+382 32 304 313
+382 32 671 262
+382 31 678 276
00-24
08-18
08-20
08-20
00-24







      CRO*









Dugi Otok
Mali Losinj
Novigrad 
Porec
Primosten
Pula 
Rijeka  
Rovinj
Senj  
Sibenik
Umag
Zadar
Hvar
Komiza
Korcula
Vis   
Cavtat Dubrovnik
Ploce
Split
17
17
17
17
17
10/16/70
10/16/70
10/16
10/16/70
10/16/70
10/16
10/16/70
17
17
10/16/70
17
17
10/16/70
10/16
10/16
+385 23 311 278
+385 51 233 845
+385 52 757 035
+385 52 431 663
+385 22 570 266
+385 52 535 880
+385 51 211 422
+385 52 811 132
+385 53 881 301
+385 22 217 217
+385 52 741 662
+385 23 254 878
+385 21 741 007
+385 21 713 085
+385 20 711 178
+385 21 711 111
+385 20 478 065
+385 20 410 707
+385 20 679 008
+385 21 302 400
07-15
07-15
07-15
07-15
07-15
00-24
00-24
07-15
00-24
00-24
07-15
00-24
07-15
07-15
07-15
07-15
07-15
00-24
00-24
00-24
   
 SLO

Izola
Koper
Piran
17
17
17
+386 5 663 2150
+386 5 663 2106
+386 5 671 0190
09-14
09-14
09-14
IT
Ancona
Bari
Barletta
Brindisi
Chioggia
Manfredonia
Monfalcone 
Pescara
Ravenna
Trieste
Venice
8/16
15
16
8
16
14
9
6/16
16
77
9
+39 071 227581
+39 080 5281511
+39 0883 531020
+39 0831 521022
+39 041 5508211
+39 0884 583871
+39 0481 496690
+39 85 694 040
+39 0544 608811
+39 040 676 611
+39 041 2405711
10-12/15-16
9-12/15-16
09:00-12:00
8:30-11:30
08-12/14-18
7:00-19:00
7:30-20:30
09-12/15-16
00-24
09-12/15-16
09-12/15-16


 AL

Durres
Sarande
Shengjin
Vlora

15/16
11/16
16/71
12/16
+355 52 23427
+355 85 25827
+355 281 22201
+355 6324659
00-24
00-24
00-24
00-24


*
Port of entry (Croatia) from 1. April to 30. October
: Umag Marina, Cavtat, Novigrad, Kanegra, Sali, Soline, Kremik Marina, Ravni Zakan, Hvar, Vela Luka, Ubli (Lastovo) and Vis.

             http://www.mppi.hr
             http://www.up.gov.si

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Luke ulaska - Jadransko more

Jadransko more je pozicionirano između Balkanskog (Slovenija, Hrvatska, Bosna i Hercegovina, Crna Gora, Albanija) i  Apeninskog poluostrva (Italija). Jadransko more je povezano sa Jonskim morem. Granica između ova dva mora su Otrantska vrata široka 75km, između Italije i Albanije.
Površina Jadrana iznosi 138 595 km2, dužina 738km, prosječna širina 159,3 km, dok prosječna dubina iznosi 173m.

Geografske koordinate: Geografska širina između   39°45'N i 45°45'N;
                                         Geografska dužina između 12°15'E i 19°45'E.
Vjetrovi: Bura, Jugo, Maestral.
Površinske struje u Jadranu: Morske struje u Jadranu nemaju bitan uticaj na sigurnost plovidbe. Prosječna brzina morskih struja je oko 0.5čv, ali u kanalima, blizini riječnih ušća kao i uskim prolazima može dostići 4 čv.
Talasi: Talasi se uglavnom javljaju kao posljedica vjetra. Visine talasa pretežno se kreću između 0,5 i 1,5 m, a veoma rijetko prelaze 5 metara.
Temperatura mora: Jadransko more ima veoma izraženo godišnje kolebanje površinske temperature mora. Zimi temperatura mora iznosi oko 7°C. U proljeće temperatura mora postepeno raste do 18°C, a tokom ljeta dostiže do 25°C, u pojedinim djelovima u južnom Jadranu i do 27°C.
Salinitet: Prosječni salinitet Jadranskog mora iznosi 38,3 ‰.
Jadransko more je veoma atraktivno za krstarenja motornim jahtama, gliserima ili jedrilicama.

Država
LUKA ULASKA
POZICIJA
VHF KANAL
BROJ TELEFONA
Radno vrijeme


CG

Bar
Budva
Kotor
Tivat
Zelenika
73
8
16/17/68
71
16/17
+382 30 312 733
+382 33 451 227
+382 32 304 313
+382 32 671 262
+382 31 678 276
00-24
08-18
08-20
08-20
00-24







      HR*











Dugi Otok
Mali Lošinj
Novigrad 
Poreč
Primošten
Pula 
Rijeka  
Rovinj
Senj  
Šibenik
Umag
Zadar
Hvar
Komiža
Korčula
Vis   
Cavtat Dubrovnik
Ploče
Split
17
17
17
17
17
10/16/70
10/16/70
10/16
10/16/70
10/16/70
10/16
10/16/70
17
17
10/16/70
17
17
10/16/70
10/16
10/16
+385 23 311 278
+385 51 233 845
+385 52 757 035
+385 52 431 663
+385 22 570 266
+385 52 535 880
+385 51 211 422
+385 52 811 132
+385 53 881 301
+385 22 217 217
+385 52 741 662
+385 23 254 878
+385 21 741 007
+385 21 713 085
+385 20 711 178
+385 21 711 111
+385 20 478 065
+385 20 410 707
+385 20 679 008
+385 21 302 400
07-15
07-15
07-15
07-15
07-15
00-24
00-24
07-15
00-24
00-24
07-15
00-24
07-15
07-15
07-15
07-15
07-15
00-24
00-24
00-24
   
 SLO

Izola
Koper
Piran
17
17
17
+386 5 663 2150
+386 5 663 2106
+386 5 671 0190
09-14
09-14
09-14
IT
Ancona
Bari
Barletta
Brindisi
Chioggia
Manfredonia
Monfalcone 
Pescara
Ravenna
Trieste
Venice
8/16
15
16
8
16
14
9
6/16
16
77
9
+39 071 227581
+39 080 5281511
+39 0883 531020
+39 0831 521022
+39 041 5508211
+39 0884 583871
+39 0481 496690
+39 85 694 040
+39 0544 608811
+39 040 676 611
+39 041 2405711
10-12/15-16
9-12/15-16
09:00-12:00
8:30-11:30
08-12/14-18
7:00-19:00
7:30-20:30
09-12/15-16
00-24
09-12/15-16
09-12/15-16


 AL

Durres
Sarande
Shengjin
Vlora

15/16
11/16
16/71
12/16
+355 52 23427
+355 85 25827
+355 281 22201
+355 6324659
00-24
00-24
00-24
00-24

* Luke ulaska (Hrvatska) od 1. Aprila do 30. Oktobra: Umag Marina, Cavtat, Novigrad, Kanegra, Sali, Soline, Kremik Marina, Ravni Zakan, Hvar, Vela Luka, Ubli (Lastovo) i Vis.