NEW yacht charter regulations in Croatia

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Abstract from NEW yacht charter regulations in Croatia: 

1) VAT on charters starting in Croatia is 13%, if guests are embarked out of Croatia no any VAT to be paid. 

2) Charter can be performed only with commercial registered yachts which are: 

* Croatian flagged

* Other EU flagged

* Third country flagged (non-EU) and with a REGISTERED LENGTH OVER 40 m

3) Exceptionally third country flagged yachts UNDER 40 m will be allowed to perform charter providing that all guests are embarked out of Croatia. Embarking guests in Croatia will not be allowed under any circumstance.

4) Third country flagged yachts OVER 40 m can perform charter with CHARTER LICENSE granted by Croatian Ministry of the Sea.

Below are details available so far:

* Licenses should cost between 300 and 400 EUR

* Licenses will be valid for 1 year

* Process of obtaining license can take up to 3 (three) months

* Total number of licenses will be limited and provided on „first comes, first served“ basis (as being informed by Ministry of Sea officials there should be up to 200 licenses per season)

* Yacht owners/managers to provide condition survey report not older than 1 year otherwise new survey will have to be performed by CRS (Croatian Register of Shipping) 

BANDIC MARITIME can provide full assistance in obtaining charter licenses, VAT payments and all other formalities needed for charter in Croatia.

Turkish navy submarine „Canakkale“ visited Split

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First Turkish navy submarine visiting Split after 6 years (TCG Batiray was at the same berth in Sept 2007). 
Pre-arrival preparations were a big challenge for our team, due to unavailability of vertical submarine fenders we had to construct special steel frames suitable for safe mooring. Our workshop did remarkable job – it took only 48 hours from initial sketch (drawn according to instructions from sub's command) to project completion !

Quick facts: Gür-class (type 209/1500), built 2004 at Gölcük Naval Shipyard, developed by German shipbuilding company Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft, 62 m LOA, displacement 1456 t, test depth 500 m, diesel-electric propulsion, max. speed 11,5 kn surfaced/22,5 kn submerged, can accomodate up to 50 crewmembers.


Brodosplit shipyard launched„JUMBO KINETIC“

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Brodosplit shipyard launched the first of two Jumbo’s revolutionary new K3000-class vessels last week.

Many were there to witness the momentous occasion, including members of the Jumbo management team and personnel of the shipyard, Brodosplit. After the launch a party was held to celebrate this exciting event, which brings the K-class a step closer.

Once operational the new vessels will set new standards in the maritime heavy lift sector.

The vessels have large, unobstructed hold and flush decks and are certified 1A Finnish Swedish Ice Class, for operations in Arctic areas.

Work will now continue on the Jumbo Kinetic in Croatia, following which the vessel will sail to Huisman’s yard in China where she will be outfitted with dual 1,500t mast cranes, enabling lifting of up to 3,000t at an outreach of 20m.

Italian navy sailing ship „Palinuro“ in Dubrovnik

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This is the second Italian Navy training ship in Dubrovnik after last year's visit of ITS „Amerigo Vespucci“.
Palinuro stayed at Gruz terminal between 6th and 9th of Sept.
Quick facts: built 1934 at Anciens Chantiers Dubigeon (France), commissioned as a training ship in 1955, 69 m LOA, displacement 1341 t, max. speed 10 kn, can accomodate up to 82 crew and cadets.


JDS „Kashima“, first Japanese navy ship visiting Croatia !

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This historical visit is a part of 5-months cruise around the globe, she arrived to Adriatic together with another training ship SHIRAYUKI and destroyer ISOYUKI (they visited Taranto on the same dates). 
Citizens of Split and their guests had opportunity to take tour around Kashima and to enjoy listening her band playing on city's main promenade Riva. 

Quick facts: Training ship – first of the class, operated by Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, built 1994 at Maizuru shipyard (Hitachi Zosen Corporation), powered by CODOG system (combined diesel or gas), 143 m LOA, speed 25 kn, displacement 4050 t, carrying 4 saluting cannons, can accomodate up to 370 crewmembers including officer cadets

USS „San Jacinto“ visiting Split again

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First US Navy ship in Croatia this year and one of the few visiting our country more than once (May 2008, Split City harbour anchorage), this is her last European port before long deployment in Middle East region.
Among other free time activities 30 sailors also participated in voluntary project of cleaning park around daycare center for mentally disabled „Juraj Bonaci“.

Quick facts: Ticonderoga-class cruiser, built 1986 at Ingalls Shipbuilding (Pascagoula, Mississipi), named after the famous Battle of San Jacinto (Texas 1836), 173 m LOA, 11 m navdraft, speed 30+ kn, displacement 9600 t, can accomodate up to 400 crewmembers

New service - bunker supply

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As from July 1st BM commenced supplying LSGO at all major Croatian seaports, at this stage delivery can be arranged only via trucks.

Superyachts owners are using benefits of pre-EU accession import policy

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Counting on financial benefit and trying to find way how to keep our marinas busy Croatian government used unique opportunity and offered attractive conditions for foreign yacht owners - import boat in Croatia and pay only 1.7% customs dues and 5% VAT !

This option is valid until May 30th and some of the superyachts owners we are working with decided to accept it.

68-meters m/y TRIPLE SEVEN, built at famous Nobiskrug yard is one of the first arriving to Croatia, our team will assist her owners to complete import formalities before deadline.