Anima Maris Description
Luxury sailing yacht ANIMA MARIS is newly built luxury sailing yacht, the proud jewel of the Ercegović family which is more than 70 years connected with the sea and boats. Anima Maris is the 8th boat they have owned, a tradition dating back several generations. Time passed from the first wooden sailing boat called Sveti Križ (St. Cross) which was purchased in 1950 to the newly built, modern and luxuriously fitter 49m long sailing yacht Anima Maris, which is Latin for Soul of the Sea. Anima Maris will be able to accommodate up to 12 guests, in 6 spacious, modern and comfortable double cabins. With its elegant lines and beautiful sails the luxury sailing yacht Anima Maris will be a real beauty on the sea, proudly carrying its name and representing the soul of the sea and sailing in its full meaning. Exceptionally spacious in interior and exterior, this yacht will have the most spacious cabins on this type of yachts in Croatia. With deep earthy color shades, warm lighting, dark wood and dark marble details this yacht will unite classic contemporary interior with a touch of tradition, creating warm and welcoming atmosphere. Outside area continues the same color palette and with two dining areas, jacuzzi and plenty of cushioned areas for you to lay down and just relax, it represents ideal place for you to spend cruising and discovering beauties of the Adriatic.
Cruising Area of Anima Maris
Stern Master Cabin: 38 m², with double bed. Private bathroom with shower box and home toilet.
Master Cabin: 44 m², with double bed. Private bathroom with shower box and home toilet.
2 Double Cabins: 22 m², with two twin beds, convertible into double beds. Private bathroom with shower box and home toilet.
2 Double Cabin: 22 m², with double bed. Double bed can be converted into two single beds. Private bathroom with shower box and home type toilet.
Anima Maris Crew Profile
MARIO ERCEGOVIĆ - CAPTAIN
Marijo was born on June 21, 1963 in a family of sailors and he has spent his whole life at sea. He started working on ships at the age of 11. He was earning his pocket money working on the boats that were extracting sand. From 1991 till 1997 He worked as a fisherman and at that time he owned 3 fishing boats. In 1998 he bought his first excursion boat Prišnjak, remodeled it and for the next 3 years worked with tourists on Makarska Riviera. In 2001, he bought the first ship for round trips IKA and worked with it until 2005. when the construction of his first new build boat started. It was a 30 meters long iron ship Vapor. From that time he has build 5 new boats: 2009. Ocean; 2013. Aurora; 2015. Diamond; 2018. Rara Avis; 2021. Anima Maris
In his free time he likes long walks and bike rides. He is married, father of 4 children and grandfather of 4 grandchildren.
All of his children are involved in family business so his legacy will live on.
PETAR STIPKOVIĆ - DECKHAND
Born on the island of Korčula in 1998, Petar finished his elementary and high school in Vela Luka. As a little child who grew up on the island, he was connected to the sea and ships, which determined his path later. Although a young guy, he has maritime experience working on fishing boats, gulets, and mini cruisers. Petar is a very disciplined and professional worker willing to learn but also a very communicative and easy-going person.
ANDRIJA ŽELALIĆ - DECKHAND
He is a qualified deckhand with years of experience in the yachting industry. During that time, he spent at sea three summer seasons. He worked as a skipper on fast tourist boats in the Adriatic Sea, where he had numerous day charters and transfers. Working as a luxury motor sailor in Croatia, he learned a lot and gained some new proficient skills that he wants to continue developing and progress further. He is hard working and a team player with a passion for life at sea. He spends fishing, sailing, or doing different sports activities in his free time.
Marin Klarić was born in 1983 in Sumpetar, a coastal town near Split. With the waters of the Adriatic serving as his playground, Marin’s destiny was shaped by the call of the sea. Upon completing his high school education, he wasted no time and dove headfirst into a maritime career, setting sail as a skilled skipper.
Driven by an insatiable wanderlust and a thirst for exploration, Marin embarked on awe-inspiring voyages across the world’s vast oceans. From remote islands to bustling port cities, he immersed himself in diverse cultures, expanding his horizons with each nautical mile traveled. However, the magnetic pull of his homeland and profound love for his roots beckoned him back to the Adriatic, where he found solace and fulfillment.
Since then, Marin has dedicated his professional life to the waters of the Adriatic, embracing his role as a sailor with unwavering passion and dedication. His extensive experience and intimate knowledge of the region make him an invaluable asset to any maritime endeavor.
In a remarkable turn of fate, Marin has recently embarked on a new chapter as a proud Anima Maris yacht team member. Joining their ranks this season, he brings a wealth of experience and an unwavering commitment to providing exceptional service and unforgettable experiences for guests. When Marin’s sails are temporarily at rest, he spends his well-deserved free time with his friends and family.
NOVAK DOBROVIĆ - CHEF
Novak has been an ambitious cook since childhood. He was born and raised in Podgorica, Montenegro, but his passion for cooking took him all over the Adriatic coast. His many years of experience as an assistant chef it was allowed him to acquire valuable culinary knowledge that allowed him to prove himself as an excellent chef. His unique style of combining traditional dishes from around the world and modern techniques created delicious dishes that guests loved! He soon became the head chef in one of those restaurants and began teaching younger chefs the art of cooking. His success did not stop there; Novak wanted to take it to a higher level and expand his horizons, so he signed up for a new experience at Anima Maris - something that will surely open many doors for him in his further career!
ALEKSANDAR PEZIĆ - CHEF ASSISTANT
Aleksandar was born in 1991 in Banja Luka, where he finished elementary and high school. After graduation, he worked as an assistant chef in different restaurants in Croatia and Montenegro. His experience has made him realize that his skills and knowledge allow him to seek new opportunities even further. In his free time, he likes to read books, watch movies and spend time in the countryside.
IVAN PEZIĆ - BARMAN
Ivan was born in 1986 in the northern part of Croatia but was always fascinated by its southern part and the Adriatic Sea. He has a degree in Tourism and Hotel management but in spite of his fascination for the southern part of Croatia he has spent over 15 years working across Europe, Russia and even Afghanistan in premium restaurants. He is a proud father of a girl and enjoys spending time with her when he is not enjoying on of his hobbies that include football, fishing, hiking or being in the general outdoors. Ivan gives a 100% effort to each charter group and always want to keep the guests’ satisfaction on the highest level possible so their time on Anima Maris would be an unforgettable pleasure.
SONJA ŠTAMBUK - STEWARDESS
She was born on October 12, 1988, in Split, where she graduated from the High School of Economics. The five years, she worked abroad in a pharmaceutical company called Mylan as Production Operator for Manufacturing. She loves walking with her dog, going to the gym, and doing yoga in her free time, but her passion is traveling and exploring different cultures. One thing she loves about the yacht job is that life is like sailing; you can use the wind to go in any direction.
VIKTORIJA VUČIĆ - STEWARDESS
Born and raised amidst the captivating beauty of Split in 2002, Viktorija embodies a captivating blend of ambition, intellect, and wanderlust. After completing her high school education, she embarked on a relentless pursuit of knowledge, enrolling in the esteemed Faculty of Law to fuel her passion for justice and unravel the intricacies of the legal realm.
Viktorija’s remarkable proficiency in the English language paved the way for her to engage in captivating work experiences during the summer months. With an inherent flair for communication, she enthusiastically lent her talents to various events and gastronomic shows, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to every occasion.
This summer, Viktorija’s path serendipitously intersected with the prestigious Anima Maris yacht, where she was welcomed aboard as a hostess. Beyond her professional endeavors, Viktorija finds solace in the simplicity of life’s pleasures. In her free time, she joyously embraces the open road on her bicycle, and eagerly delves into literature, expanding her intellectual horizons with each page turn. Yet, her ardent love is for travel. Driven by an unwavering passion for exploring the unknown and immersing herself in diverse societies, Viktorija is fueled by the desire to broaden her linguistic repertoire. She thrives on learning new foreign languages, viewing each linguistic conquest as a gateway to understanding and connecting with individuals from all walks of life.
Anima Maris CalendarAvailableBookedBooked Half-dayHold (can be challenged)Unavailable
Anima Maris Reservations & Port Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Details (Holds can be challenged)|
|Jun 11, 2024||Jun 18, 2024||Booked: Split / TBC to Dubrovnick*|
|Jul 29, 2024||Aug 05, 2024||Booked: Split / TBC to Split / TBC|
Anima Maris Rates / weekThe prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: €100,000(normal rate)
High price: €110,000(normal rate)
The high and low prices of this yacht depend on both the number of guests and the traveling season. Send us an inquiry for exact pricing.
Anima Maris Special Offer!
Old price: €100,000 - €110,000 / week
New price: €95,000 - €104,500 / week (Save: €5,000 - €5,500 / week)
Minimum nights: 7
Book before: Dec/31/2023
Travel between: Jan/01/2024 - Nov/30/2024
Yacht terms: Plus Expenses
The price includes a professional crew operating your chartered yacht, but all running expenses such as fuel, tax, provisions and any other costs are extra. Calculate between 15-25% for a sailing yacht and 25-35% for a motor yacht on top of the given rate with an APA cash payment made to the ships agent or captain, who will keep an open tap and produce full accounts of all expenditures. Unused APA money will be refunded. Inquire for more information.
ADDITIONAL RATE DETAILS
charter price does not include VAT (13%)
Charter Price Includes: Accommodation on the yacht, 8 crew members, wages and food for the crew, complete linen and towels, yacht insurance, service on board, sojourn taxes, yacht cleaning, use of leisure equipment on board, WiFi.
APA (Advance Provisioning Allowance): 30 % of charter fee paid with the balance for covering running costs during the charter: fuel, food
and beverages for the Charter Party, port and marina fees, fuel for tender operated water toys (donut, water ski, wakeboard, jet ski), national park entrances, custom fees and charter licenses if chartered outside of Croatia, shipping agent’s fees and any thing else that guests might
need or require while on charter. A strict set of accounts is held by the captain throughout the charter and any funds not spent are refunded to the client in full.
Early Booking Discount: 5% discount on all available weeks in 2024 booked until December 31th, 2024.
Anima Maris Guest Reviews
We are back from our trip on Anima Maris – and I am still out of this world amazed. We had such a wonderful time!
Everything worked out perfect with the doctor for the antigen test as well. Thank you so much!
9 July 2022
From the moment we stepped onboard, we were welcomed by your amazing team. What a wonderful and unique experience this has been for an of us. Every member of staff protects exceptional and nothing was too much trouble from start to finish.
We have an had a fabulous time, which will be remembered for a long time to come. Thank you all.
We went through the accounting with MARIO ( captain) everything was fine… he accounted for the spend and we did not have a problem with this.
The boat…. Was fantastic … the bedrooms / lounge and the top deck space was fantastic.
There were 10 guests and 9 crew and we never felt closed in or in each other’s space.
The boat was always clean and smart
The “toys “on the boat were very good.
Staff; Mario and his crew were very professional throughout the week and very smart.
From getting on the boat on the 2nd and leaving on the 9th we were made to feel special.
The staff could not do enough for you throughout the trip…. It was very obvious after a few day that the crew were very close and that teamwork was a key part of the trip…
I am struggling to find fault at this stage because they really looked after us.
11 June 2022
We cannot thank you enough for such an amazing stay with your nautical family! The beauty of the boat was eclipsed by the outstanding service of each of you. We fell in love with Croatia yet we fell in love even more with everyone of you. As our bags are being packed, our minds are full of thoughts to return.
Until we meet again.
So much love+gratitude!
Love the Rubinsons
18 June 2022
Anima Maris-Captain + Crew
You have created a lasting, treasured experience and memory for our family. Each person has memories that are their favorite and no person had a single bad moment. It was the crew who made that possible. Swimming, skiing, dancing – the crew kept the kids and young adults busy and worn out. Perfect for Bunny and me.
Thank you so much, Henry
Thank you so much, Eloise
We can’t wait to come back!
Thank you for a trip of a lifetime! You made this week fantastic!
Beautiful crew, beautiful boat, no one could ask for more.
We will be back.
Absolutely awesome staff….
Dear Captain and crew,
Words can not express how much we have enjoyed this trip. Everything about this cruise has been amazing!
The crew have made us feel so welcome and have gone above and beyond to make sure were looked after. Ivan and Grazia were the most amazing hosts – nothing were a problem and we felt like loyalty the whole time.
The captain took us on a journey into the most amazing towns and bays. Croatia is such a beautiful place! Being able to anchor in secluded bays was a real treat and the captain and crew navigated and handle the boat so expertly.
The water sports were so much fun – the kids had an absolute blast water skiing, jet skiing, sea bobing and swimming. Thanks to Bono, Steve and Andrea for looking of them.
Anima Maris is a truly special boat. The stewardess made sure our room were spotless each day and Tony was amazing. The food was truly outstanding!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
To celebrate own birthday on this beautiful boat is a dream come true and we have created so many lifelong memories.
We will be back!
Love and best wishes