On May 13, 2011 in Yacht Voyage Company the long-awaited event took place - solemn consecration of two of Lagoon 500 MRIYA and Lagoon 380 ANNA catamarans.
Consecration took place in the small Zhanits Island in Blessed Virgin Mary's monastery. Prior of monastery confessor Alexander and the guest of honor of the monastery confessor Deacon held a ceremony of consecration of yachts, crew and future passengers.
Confessor Alexander: Bless you and your ship on the long voyage. Let only incidental wind blows you. From now you are not alone with the elements, your sincere faith, the powers of Heaven and The Blessed Virgin, the patroness of sailors will help you. Seven feet of you, dear friends! Evgeniy Ivchenko, the captain of the MRIYA yacht: oddly enough, we, the sailors are very superstitious people. Each of us has a talisman and a cross. And may we have the world's best skipper's license and years of experience in navigation, still every time turning the seas and oceans only unpredictable sea and gracious heaven is around us. MRIYA is a brand new yacht, and I am very glad that its fate begins written with such an event! Katerina Novakovic, Director of the Yacht Voyage Company office in Montenegro and Croatia: We prepared for this event very long time, because all employees and members of the crew wanted to enlist the support of more than. The sea is the element. And even when you know very well your job, in addition to professionalism and experience in the sea it is always much calmly if you have a Guardian angel. We are really happy and proud of that Confessor Alexander blessed us, who before the initiation into San was a sailor.