Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Marina Lustica Bay

Lustica Bay MarinaMarina Lustica Bay is the first newly built marina in the last ten years. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it will be built on a fully infrastructurally unequipped field. Marina will consist of 176 berths and will allow entrance to vessels of up to 35 meters in length. Marina is being built in the Trašte Gulf. During winter, waves can reach up to 7 meters here, so two breakwaters are being constructed so that marina can get maximum protection.
Lustica Bay-Berths for yachtsIf you decide to sail into this newly created marina and visit Marina Village you will surely feel the style, comfort and unparalleled service of its staff.

Services in Lustica Bay marina: 

  • 176 berths for boats with a maximum length of the hull (LOA) in the range of 8-35 m 
  • The possibility of short-term berthing (leased daily, monthly and semi-annual berths) 
  • The possibility of long-term berthing (lease for 1, 3 or 5 years) 
  • Supply of single-phase and three-phase electricity 
  • 24h assistance services for yachts 
  • Waste disposal / bildge water 
  • Security 00-24 
  • Wi-fi Internet 
  • Yacht Club
Marina berthing plan Lustica Bay
Marina berthing plan

GPS coordinates of Lustica Bay marina: N 42 ̊ 23 ̓ 9145"
                                                                      E 18 ̊ 39 ̓ 49,902"

Places to visit near Lustica Bay marina:

Kotor - Only a few kilometers from Lustica Bay is the historical town of Kotor. The winding cobbled streets, old city walls, the fortress of San Giovanni, Cathedral of St.Tryphon, St. Nicholas and St. Luke churches and the Maritime Museum, are some of the reasons why you should visit Kotor. The distance by sea to the marina of Kotor is 22 NM.

Tivat - The youngest and most modern town in the Bay of Kotor. Renaissance Summer House Buca in the center of town, the Island of Flowers, Gornja Lastva, the magnificent beach of Plavi Horizonti and the island of St. Nikola are tourist destinations that should not be missed in Tivat. Distance by boat to the marina Porto Montenegro is 16.3 NM.

Herceg Novi - the town with the old walls, the only fort in the Bay of Kotor which can be seen from the open sea. Tourist attractions of the city are: Spanjola, Kanli Kula Tower, the Clock Tower, Tower of St. Jerome, Forte Mare and Citadela fortresses. Distance by sea from Lustica Bay is only 10 NM.

Perast - Another historical town whose beauty will be experienced best from your vessels. Near the town there are two islands: Our Lady of the Rocks and St. George. Distance by sea is 17.2 NM.

Budva – Being one of the oldest cities of the Adriatic, with preserved old town and modern seaside community, makes Budva one of the most modern cities of Montenegro. Marina Budva is only 13.5 NM from Lustica Bay marina.

For all your questions on available berths, reservations and leasing of berth in Lustica Bay marina, please contact Yacht Agent Montenegro.

The view from one of the villas in the village of Lustica Bay

Lustica Bay - Resort

Home to a healthy and active life on the Adriatic coast, Lustica Bay. The newest luxury destination in Montenegro is located in the south-western part of the Montenegrin coast, just a few kilometers from Tivat airport, and about an hour drive from Podgorica and Dubrovnik airports. What characterizes Lustica Bay are the following ideal blends: 
The open sea - the mountains; 
Walking, yoga, golf - hiking; 
Surfing – kayaking; 
History - the modern way of life 

This is an impressive natural habitat and reservation of black oak, measuring 690 hectares, and a very significant natural potential located at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor. Devised, designed and rewarded for their maximum commitment to nature and the enormous respect for the environment, Lustica Bay is the first registered "LEED for Homes" project in Europe and, as such, sets new standards in the concept of green building in the region.
If Montenegro is said to be as colorful as an artwork, for Lustica Bay, we can say that it is a masterpiece in the making.

The contents of the tourist resort Lustica Bay:

- Two marinas (first with 176 berths (up to 35m), operational since 2017)
- 7 hotels
- 1000 apartments
- 500 local houses
- Luxury villas
- Golf Course (18 holes)
- Conference centre
- School
- Medical facilities
- Police and fire brigade
- Wellness centres

If you are in need of more information about Lustica Bay marina and offers on luxury real estate, contact our Yacht Agent Montenegro Team.

Monday, May 15, 2017

The procedures for entering the Port of Bar and Marina Bar

Port of Bar and Marina Bar

The captain who operated a foreign yacht, and entering the waters of Montenegro is obliged to sail to the port of destination open for international traffic, for carrying out border checks, obtaining a vignette and list of crew and passengers, if there is any.
The procedures for entering the Port of Bar and Marina Bar

The captain of the vessel can be operated prior to arrival, by email, fax, or via the port agent to submit copies of documents for obtaining a vignette and endorsement of crew and passengers. Border control includes measures and actions that are carried out at the border crossing during or immediately after completion of crossing the state border in order to control the legal entry of persons in Montenegro.
For vessels that are over 1000 GT when entering or leaving to/from the territorial waters of Montenegro pilotage is required. The exception is that they are exempt pilotage captains who are more than five times the same ship sailed to the Port of Bar.

After a successful border control, the person who manages the vessel is obliged to obtain a vignette. To obtain a sticker, issued by the Harbour Master's Office or Branch Office Bar, submitted the following evidence:
1) a request for obtaining a vignette;
2) Certificate of Registration;
3) a certificate of ability of the person who manages a foreign yacht and crew members (GMDSS);
4) of certification of the insurance scheme from liability for damages caused to third parties (at least 800 000, 00EUR);
5) certificate of ownership or notarized power of attorney to use;
6) certificate of payment of fees for the use of navigational safety and administrative fee.

Bunker station-Marina BarVignette includes the auxiliary vessel (tender) which are located on the yacht. 
Exemption: The yacht, which is due to exposure to the boat show or participating in a sport competition, does not have to possess a vignette, for a period of 48 hours before and after the fair or competition, provided that the organizer reported the arrival of her Master's Office or Branch Office Bar.
The next step is the registration of vessels in the register, which performs the Harbour Master's Office, and registration must be carried out for vessels that are permanently or predominantly retained in the Montenegrin waters. To enter it is necessary to submit: a general statement, crew list, passenger list. Navigation permits issued after the registration of vessels in the register.

Visa Regimes-Montenegro

Montenegro-Visa RegimesCitizens of the following countries may enter, pass through the territory and stay in Montenegro up to 90 days with a valid passport without a visa: Andorra, Argentine Republic, Aruba, Australia, the Republic of Austria, Kingdom of Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Federal Republic of Brazil , Brunei Darussalam, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Chile, Denmark, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Finland, the French Republic, the Republic of Guatemala, the Hellenic Republic, the Republic of Honduras, Republic of Croatian, Ireland, the Republic of Iceland, the Italian Republic, the State of Israel, Japan, Canada, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of Costa Rica, the Republic of Latvia, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Republic of Lithuania, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, the United Mexican States, Principality of Monaco, Republic of Nicaragua, Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles , the Kingdom of Norway, New Zealand, Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Panama, Republic of Paraguay, the Republic of Polish, Portuguese Republic, Romania, the Republic of El Salvador, the Republic of San Marino, Seychelles, the Republic of Singapore, the United States, the Slovak Republic, the Republic of Slovenia, the Republic of Serbia, the Holy See, the Kingdom of Spain, the Kingdom of Sweden, Swiss Confederation, Republic of Turkey, Ujedinjuenih Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Eastern Republic of Uruguay and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, as well as holders of valid travel documents issued in the Special administrative Region of Hong Kong People's Republic of China and the Special administrative Region of Macao.

Citizens of the following countries may enter, pass through the territory and stay in Montenegro up to 30 days with a valid identity card or other document which proves their identity and citizenship: the European Union, the Principality of Andorra, the Principality of Monaco, the Republic of San Marino, the Holy See and the Swiss Confederation, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Serbian, Croatian Republic, the Republic of Macedonia and Kosovo.

Citizens of the following countries may enter, pass through the territory and stay in Montenegro up to 30 days with a valid passport without a visa: Albania, the Republic of Ecuador, the Republic of Cuba, the Republic of Peru, the Russian Federation and Ukraine.

Opening hours Harbour Master's Office Bar is 00-24h.

Port and Yacht Agents in Bar Harbor:
Yacht Agent Montenegro;
La Pinta;
Allegra Montenegro.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The procedures for entering the Port of Kotor and Marina Kotor

Port of Kotor and Marina Kotor 

The captain of the ship or yacht which plans to sail into the port of Kotor first of all has to check whether there is an available berth in Kotor port or marina.
The captain of the ship that comes in the port of Kotor is obliged to report the arrival 24 hours in advance and to confirm the arrival of the ship again 12 hours before. If the vessel is late for some reason, one hour delay is tolerated.

The procedures for entering-Port and Marina Kotor
Port of Kotor and Marina Kotor 

For vessels which have over 1000 GT when entering the port or leaving from ports and marinas of Montenegro, pilotage is compulsory.

The exception is that the pilotage is not necessary for the captains who sailed more than five times with the same ship into the Port of Kotor, and have the approval of Port Authority Kotor or some of its outposts.

After entering the territorial waters of Montenegro, Captain is obligation to report to the nearest Harbour Master (Kotor, Bar) or the Harbor Master's Office (Zelenika, Tivat, Budva, Ulcinj). While signing up, some of the tasks to be performed are: border control, issuing vignette, providing the list of all crew members and passengers.

Border checks can be carried out at sea or after docking the vessel. These checks will establish whether all members of the crew and passengers fulfil the conditions for entry into/exit from Montenegro (possession of valid travel documents, visas and residence permits).

Prior to arrival at the Port of Kotor, the commander of the ship can e-mail or fax copies of documents required for the issuance of vignettes and crew and passenger lists. All of these tasks can be performed through an authorized person - Port Agent.

During the berthing operations of the yachts of over 1000 GRT in the Port of Kotor or marina Kotor, the Port Agent services are compulsory.

Vignette – In order for the Harbour Office or its branches to be able to issue a vignette (proof of eligibility for the navigation of a foreign ship or yacht in the territorial waters of Montenegro) the following proof must be submitted: 
  • A request for obtaining a vignette, 
  • The certificate of registration of the vessel, 
  • Certificate of the ability of the person operating the boat or yacht (Master’s / Skipper’s Certificate, GMDSS certificates, the certificates of the rest of the crew) 
  • The insurance policy against liability for damage caused to third parties, for the minimum of € 800,000.00. 
  • Proof of ownership or a notarized power of attorney to manage the yacht, 
  • Proof of payment of fees for the use of navigational safety and administrative fee. 

Exemption: The yacht, which is due to be presented at a nautical fair or participate in a sport competition does not have to possess a vignette in the period of 48 hours prior and 48 hours after the event or competition, provided that the organizer of the competition or fair reports its arrival to the Harbour Office or its branch. The vignette is not needed for a foreign yacht placed for safekeeping or repair in a port or other approved location.

Crew List and Passengers List - The master or skipper of a foreign yacht is obliged to deliver the list of crew and passengers to the relevant authorities. The list shall be submitted during customs clearance. In the list you must enter the name, date of birth, nationality, number and type of travel document and, if necessary, the number of visas of the passengers and crew. If you have a change of crew and passengers, these procedures will be executed before the vessel leaves the port, and shall be certified by the Harbour Office or its branch.

The ship or yacht cannot leave the port area before the payments of all accrued charges for your stay in port are settled.

In order to save valuable time and avoid unnecessary queuing, port agents can carry out all necessary formalities with representatives of port authorities, police and customs of Montenegro.

Port and Yacht Agents in Port Kotor: