We had some bad luck with stormy weather in first two days. In first night we had some issue with couple of windows which were unfortunatelly leaky and our skipper needed to stick some tapes and plastic sheet as recommended by charter
crew. We could reach on Sunday Skrandin which was without wind and wawes. Next technical issue on sunday was engine throttle trouble on the way from Skrandin, which was luckilly detected by our skipper and that is why we needed to go back to Marina Vodice and there it was analysed and some tiny engine rope and engine throttle were replaced by marina crew. Starting from Monday until Friday everything went fine. Because of scuba diver checks was required to be back in Vodice until friday 17:00 and thats why our sailing trip was a little bit shorter on that day. We stayed on boat until Saturday. We are already looking forward to next sailing trip.
The check-in and -out was very quick and efficient and so was the communication with the charter company throughout the journey. Marenauta did a great job in getting us the deal we were looking for. All in all really recommend booking with the charter company and Marenauta.
September 2018, Atene with OCEAN STAR 51.2
Our second rental from Marenauta and they did not disapoint. We rented Bavaria E40 sedan from Pulas Veruda marina and we’re met by incredibly nice and helpful guys who we doing the hand over.
Despite being extremely busy and dealing with lots of difficult issues at the time they have made sure that all of our needs are met. We have had the same experience on our return.
Boat was brand new 2018 and that was one of the reasons that we have chosen it. It felt much bigger than Jaennaou Leader 36 that we rented last year (one of the reasons why we have chosen it) but had too many drawbacks for us. I will state few pluses and minuses and you can make up your own mind.
- brand new
- decent size with fairly large bedrooms for its size (1 mster and 2 smaller bedrooms)
- extremely low fuel consumption if you do not exceed cruising speed
- good view all around from the drivers position
- separate toilet and shower room in master suit
- main problem we have had was the speed. It would not go faster than 9.5 knots and if you exceeded cruising speed of 8 knots the fuel consumption would double for minimal gain in speed.
- rear swimming deck was a hustle to get up and down every time we stoped for a swim.
- not as easy to maneuver as the two engine motorboats
This is actually a sailing boat without the sails.if you are not after the speed and have been sailing before with the sail boats and can not be bothered any more with the sails this is perfect choice.
It has all the comforts of the motor boat but it “drives” as a sailing boat.
If the speed is not important to you and you prefer more space and the low fuel consumption than this is a good choice for you.
I personally prefer the motor boat that “drives” as a motor boat.