New facility opened on the Istrian peninsula

Croatia’s Adriatic Yacht Charter d.o.o. has launched a new marina in Medulin, on the country’s Adriatic Sea shore. The facility was constructed under a project worth some HRK 15 (US$2.3m).

The company’s Puntica marina is enabled with a berthing capacity for some 85 craft, Medulin’s municipal authorities said in a statement.

Set up in 1999 as a family business, Adriatic Yacht Charter says it is the country’s leading charter company with more than 70 sailing yachts, catamarans and motor boats at four bases along the Croatian Adriatic Sea shore. The bases are located in Medulin, where the company is also headquartered, as well as Pula, Kaštela, and Dubrovnik.  

It is noteworthy that Croatian marinas managed to raise their revenues to some HRK 857m (US$130m) last year, an increase of 2.7% compared with a year earlier, according to figures from the Marina Association of the Croatian Chamber of Economy (HGK). Ana Klarić, the director for tourism at the HGK, told local daily Jutarnji List that, over the past years, the country has sucessfully positioned itself as one of Europe’s top destinations for maritime tourism.