New year, new you...new boat!
We all know New Year is about New Years' resolutions, such as finally joining the gym or giving up drinking or vowing to make more time for yourself, but we've got a better idea... Instead of giving something up, why not add a little extra spice into your life with an exciting sailing holiday this summer!!
We've got a brand spanking new boat, 2016 build to be precise and what better way to beat those January blues than by booking a holiday!
Just picture it now, dipping in and out of the sea off the back of our brand new Bavaria in the Dalmatian Islands. Nipping from island to island exploring hidden caves and untouched beaches and to top it all off, did we mention, it's brand new!
Why choose Croatia?
The Adriatic coastline with its clear seas, gentle summer climate, quaint villages and historic towns, is a magnificent sailing area, which reveals Croatia as one of Europe's leading bareboat charter destinations. Sailors are attracted by the fantastic variety and diversity Croatia offers as a sailing holiday location.
Consider the contrasts: quiet bays versus exciting nightlife, traditional markets versus modern supermarkets, gentle morning breezes and exciting afternoon sea breezes, modern marinas versus centuries old town quays, metropolitan meccas versus marine national parks. Sailing in Croatia, as the cliché goes, has something for everyone.
Croatia has an amazing 5,835km of coastline, 4,057km of which belongs to islands, cliffs and reefs. There are 1,185 islands in the Adriatic, but only about 50 are populated. This makes for a glorious sailing holiday, with short-hop sailing itineraries offering not only surprising diversity from port to port but also the opportunity to visit islands and beaches that would otherwise be inaccessible. Spend the night on a quay of a UNESCO World Heritage town, the day in an isolated bay, and the following night in a bustling port and town with modern restaurants and nightspots.
What's the weather like?
The climate is typically Mediterranean along the Adriatic coast, meaning warm dry summers and mild winters. With 2,600 hours of sunlight on average yearly, it is one of the sunniest coastlines in all of Europe. Expect temperatures around 30 degrees during July/August, down to 23 degrees on average in May/October.
The winds in Croatia prevail from the north west, with an average wind speed of 7/8 knots during the season. Look out for the ‘Bora’, a north easterly that can surprise people if they don’t check their forecasts regularly.
The Bavaria 51 Cruiser is the latest in a line of successful five cabin production boats from Bavaria, one of the world's largest yacht producers. It has three double cabins and two opposing bunk cabin in the front of the yacht. This yacht has three bathrooms (heads). The Bavaria 51 Cruiser is a good yacht for sailors looking for comfort and space in a modern yacht.
Bavaria 51 Cruiser (5Cab) / 2016
Berths: 10 / Toilets: 3 / 15.50 m
Base: Split ACI
Price: £697 pp
These prices include the yacht, flights and transfers and are based on 8 people.