So what the sailing catamaran Lagoon380 is like?
Practically this is the 4 –room accommodation in a 5-star sea hotel! Its capability is 12 persons but we recommend to accommodate comfortably 8 persons. Each cabin has a double bed sized 2х2m, wardrobes and boxes for your belongings and cloths. All the 4 cabins are equipped with fans and opening illuminators – sea breeze is beneficial for everybody! The central cabin has a spacious kitchen with sofas and dining table. The kitchen is equipped with the gas stove and oven, fridges and wash basin. The yacht is also equipped with navigation devices and autopilot. You may operate the yacht both from the cock pit and the fly bridge. There are lounge zones with comfortable sun beds in the bow, in the back and above the cock pit. As Lagoon380 is the most democratic yacht in Yacht Voyage fleet it is the simplest one – it has 2 heads with manual pumps and rather simple showers. A water maker is not provided on L 380 that is why it has a water tank with the capacity of 300 l. Note that this is not portable water and you should purchase it by yourself. Each Lagoon has a dinghy with the outboard engine and snorkeling sets for the activity that everyone likes to practice (especially in the view that these sets are given for free).
The catamaran has due safety equipment aboard for all passengers and some additional sets (life raft, life rings, vests etc), also signal equipment for any emergency. The catamarans in Yacht Voyage fleet are certified by the British registry and are subjects to thorough technical safety checks. Special inspection is carried out within strictly determined periods.
So what is Montenegro and what the kind of leisure it may offer?
Montenegro is very famous for its beautiful places. Despite recently it has been a European ‘suburb’ nowadays it can be called a modern tourist paradise (especially for the Russians). The prices are rather low and friendly locals are especially skillful in cooking. Meat – ‘prshut’, negush cheese, Vranos vine and local quince vodka called ‘dunia’ are a must for tasting as well as octopuses, calamari, sea buss and other kind of seafood. It is worth tasting in Montenegro because of the amazing local prices!
The young may be interested in visiting night clubs, curious people fond of history and religion and nature lovers may be attracted by breath taking locations reachable only from the sea like for example a monastery built in the rock. If you are keen to know what it is called and where it is located your skipper will be of help. As we don’t limit your itinerary we just advice some route example, your skipper can draft your own tailor-made route. Local skippers know all the interesting places like palm of their hand: where you may purchase the best ham, cheese or other local foods, where you will enjoy the beauty of a natural park or rocky shore. They will recommend the best place for a BBQ of freshly caught fish, give the idea of prices range, shops and different kinds of entertainment. And we will advise average rates for moorings – usually they range between 120 and 170 EUR per night, and include your getting connected to the electricity source of the marina and your tanks refilled with water. The cost of transfer from the nearest airport to Marina Solila starts from 20 EUR for a standard car and 40 EUR for a micro bus.
Here is a week route example: from marina Solila you go to Porto Montenegro (Montenegro ‘yachting capital’), then to Boka Bay and visit Kotor (a very nice ancient town). Then you go to Gerceg-Novi and Budva along the cost of Montenegro you enjoy contemplating historical places. Getting back you may sail through Bigovo and Ribarsko village (this is a fishermen’s village where you may taste fresh and delicious seafood).
Our base is located in Tivat (Marina Solila). This port entirely belongs to the company Yacht Voyage and we keep on developing it: there is an excellent beach (it is said that this beach is the best in Montenegro), restaurant and club Movida, parking, and also the home port for our huge sailing catamaran Tahiti for up to 96 people that makes day and half-day charters along the Montenegrin coast. Please see below the map of the infrastructure around our base with restaurants, shops, hotels, parkings and other touristic points marked.