The Sail and Bicycle Island-hopping Adventure


The motor yacht Tarin was constructed in 1944 in Scotland and completely restored in 2004 in Nerezine on the island of Lošinj (Croatia). It is made up of wood, that is Canadian pine, oak, larch and teak. Her restoration was carried out under the supervision of the Croatian register of shipping (Hrvatski registar brodova) and the European standards for the navigation safety. She is distinguished for her very good stability, topmost comfort, spaciousness and a feeling of living in an old traditional yacht with its rich and romantic past. With her two masts, 140m2 of sails and the engine with 450KM Tarin conjures up a most beautiful feeling of sailing and navigation through the whole Adriatic.

In 2005 Tarin was given the best marks by some agencies. One of her greatest advantages is the fact that all cabins are situated on the main deck, which means that there are no unpleasant smells and moisture. The cabins are between 6 m2 and 9 m2 in size, depending on the ship construction. The sizes of the windows are 70×70 cm and can fully open, thus enabling a great air flow as well as a lot of light. Each cabin has shower/WC, hair drier, ventilator, 220V-plug, small wardrobe, night table with lamp, safe, anti-allergic and antiseptic bedclothes, beds with anatomic mattresses (latex-coconut). The beds are 80×200 cm or 160×190 cm in size, spare beds 75×190 cm. The cabins and bathrooms are cleaned every day, towels are changed once per week.

The saloon is situated on the second deck, where also the kitchen, depository and public WC on the outer side (it is possible to take a shower after swimming there) can be found. The air-conditioned saloon is at the same time also a restaurant, bar and room for socializing with a seating capacity of 26 persons . In the bar, you can choose among a great number of home-made and other drinks, drought beer, wines from Istria, Kvarner and Dalmatia. In front of the captain’s cabin is a foredeck with a table for 16 persons, a comfortable bench and deck chairs in the shade. Lunch is served outside in the case of nice weather. On the sunny deck above the saloon are 20 comfortable cushions for sunbathing.

Among sports requisites two surfboards, Yamaha motor boat 40KM, water skis, fishing gear, two canoes, diving apparatus (mask, fins). Admiral »Magla« and Captain Nevio provide entertainment with their guitar and accordion in the unforgettable evenings. There are also additional things at disposal to dispel your boredom: karaoke equipment, radio, CD-player, MP3, TV (satellite), chess, library, GPRS Internet.

The navigation rigging includes also GPS, compass, WHF. Of course, Tarin is equipped with rescue appliances, that is a life raft for 25 persons, with 33 life belts and with a lifeboat as well.

The motor yacht Tarin sails under the Croatian flag, the area of her voyage is Istria, the Northern and Central Adriatic.The crew speaks Slovene, Italian, German, English and Croatian.

Tarin boat - top deck Tarin boat - main deck
Tarin boat - first deck Tarin boat - under deck

Technical details of the ship

Lenght: 24.50m
Witdh: 6.20m
Depth: 2.80m
Weight: 135t
Engine: Aifo Iveco 450 hp
Generator: 2X25kW
Generator: 1X12kW
Electricity: 220/24/12V
Water tank: 9000l
Fuel tank: 4000l
Sails: genova, flok 3 mainsails
Central heating: all cabins
Air-condition: in saloon and passages
Anchors: 2 anchors of 180kg, 110m chains
Speed: 7,5/9 NMH
Engine consumption: 65l/h
Crew: captain, engineer, cook, waiter, sailor
Kitchen: Mediterranean, continental, vegetarian…
Capacity: 24 persons + 4 spare beds
Cabins: 12, out of which:

  • 5 cabins with French bed; 4 of the cabins with spared bed
  • 4 double cabins with separate beds
  • 3 double cabins with bunk beds
  • "Thank you for a brilliant week in Croatia. You have been a fantastic, friendly crew and have made us feel most welcome."

    Caroline+Claire (room 2)
    South Africa

  • "Dobar dan Nevio, just to say thank you from those crazy boys. Mr Bean, Austin powers, Bushy, Man with no name and Little punk. You are quite safe now…We are home in england we had a fantastic time, and your crew do you credit."

    Gary Hawkins

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