Free Wings Description

** THE FASTEST LUXURY SAILING KETCH AVAILABLE IN THE ADRIATIC ** - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - This yacht was made for performance. It is a traditional Gentleman´s (or Lady´s) sailing yacht designed for those for those who know and appreciate the value of a motor-free experience; gliding at great speed through the water with only the sound of canvas flapping against the mast. Those for whom a yacht´s sails should not just be for show. We present to you a true Aristocrat of the Adriatic. S/Y FREE WINGS is a unique and charming fully-classified (RINA) sailing ketch with real yachting pedigree. She is a product of the world-renowned New Zealand shipyard Thackwray Yachts - most famous for producing a string of eye-catching sailing titans which re-invented the genre. S/Y FREE WINGS was carefully designed as the harmonic fusion of sailing performance and luxurious onboard comfort. She is a world-class international cruiser comfortable at an extraordinarily nippy 12 knots thanks to her near 350m2 of high performance rigging and her sleek aerodynamics. Meanwhile her reception areas and staterooms offer a level of quality and comfort only comparable to a luxury hotel. Step aboard - Captain Igor will gladly show you the ropes.

Cruising Area of Free Wings

Pref. Pick-upSplit, Croatia
Other Pick-upDubrovnik, Croatia
Summer PortSplit, Croatia
Winter PortPula, Croatia


Wash Basins4
TP in Heads-
Electric Heads4


Length30 Metres
Beam7.20 Metres
Draft2.80 Metres
A/C NightYes
Wheel Chair AccessYes
Sun AwningYes
Bimini TopYes
Children AllowedYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Max Speed12
Cruising Speed10
Turnaround5 hrs
EnginesEngine: Mercedes KW 197 HP Generators: 2x 50kw Northern Light, 1x 24kw Denso

Water Sports

Dinghy (Metres)Yamaha
Dinghy Hp50
Adult WaterskisYes
Snorkel GearYes
Wake BoardYes
1-Man Kayak1
Standup PaddleYes
Fishing GearYes
Other Toys
Arranged by request;
Sea Scooters
Manta Bikes
etc. etc..

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard


Salon Tv/DvdYes
Salon StereoYes
iPod/Device HookupsYes
Board GamesYes


Special DietsInq

Free Wings Crew Profile

Crew Number3
Crew SmokeNo
CaptainIgor Zanzerovic
SpeaksEnglish, Italian and Croatian
LicenseYacht master
ChefIvan Lenac

Age: 49
Position: CAPTAIN

Igor was born in Pula in 1974, he fell in love with the sea at the age of 8 and sailed with the smaller class boats such as the Optimist, 420, and Laser. This passion continued with larger boats and participation in numerous sailing regattas. Needless to say, he has sailed as Captain of other sailing boats for 13 years.

He has been with Free Wings since its purchase and was instrumental in all steps required for her refit in 2016/2017. This includes drydocking, sand blasting and new paint cycles of the hull, maintenance of all the vessel’s machinery and equipment as well as internal renewal of all public spaces and guest cabins. This resulted in getting the RINA Class - commercial.

A man of culture and passion for the arts like cinema, visual arts and music, he manages his duties with care and capability. He always devotes his attention to the needs of the people with whom he is working with, as he does with his guests during the cruise.

He is extremely familiar with the navigation areas along the Italian, Greek, Montenegro and Croatian coasts and he speaks fluent Croatian, Italian and English.

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Age: 43
Position: CHEF

Ivan was born in Rijeka in 1980. He has 14 years of experience in the yachting industry, working both as a deckhand and a cook. Ivan can offer strong experience and reliability on the deck. His experience so far, has made him realize that his skills and knowledge allow him to go even further, seeking new opportunities and moving up in the industry.

His cooking style is Mediterranean cuisine, with a touch of new trends. Years long working experience on a boat in the Venetian Laguna, created in him a style that puts an accent on small details, that are the basis of Mediterranean delights.

The last ingredients of his plates is good humour.

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Age: 32

Annabelle was born in Rijeka, Croatia. She spent her childhood by the Sea and has found in yachting a perfect field to combine the Ocean, her passion for travel, and her hospitality skills. She also likes to work with children, spending one year abroad working as an Au Pair taking care of
many children.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism and is always happy to share her travelling experiences with people. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running and reading.

She is in the process of learning to Kite surf. She enjoys challenges and takes pride in providing excellent service and is devoted to the yacht´s clients throughout their cruise.

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Free Wings Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Sep 24, 2023Sep 29, 2023Booked: Split / TBC to Split / TBC

Free Wings Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: €20,500

High price: €23,500

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.
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.


24 JUN 2023 - 8 SEP 2023
EUR 23,500 + 13% (if Croatia) VAT + 25% APA

EUR 20,500 + 13% (if Croatia) VAT + 25% APA

Free Wings Guest Reviews

Mr Juncker & Family, JUL 2022

´ A big thank you to the wonderful crew for their attentiveness and eagerness to make everything perfect for us. Free Wings is a beautiful yacht which loves to have the sails up - it was definitely an authentic & luxury experience. We had a fantastic itinerary sailing across from Venice and down the beautiful Croatian coast. And what a wonderful chef - Michelin star stuff ! Thanks also to captain Igor for his invaluable advice and for showing us the less-trodden corners of his beautiful homeland. We will be back. ´

Mr. Achormann & Family, AUG 2022

´ What a superb yacht for a party that loves to sail - she truly is beautiful. Thanks so much to Igor and the team for making us feel so much at home and showing us the delights of Croatia. Ivan was such a fantastic cook, he produced sumptuous meal after sumptuous meal. We relaxed and made full use of the water sports every day. The water is so clear! Igor is a great captain, and very knowledgeable about the area and sailing the high seas. We can´t wait to return - we are already planning our next trip on Free Wings. ´

Mr & Mrs Barker & Family, JUL 2021

´ I should start by saying that we had a fab time – everything was so well organised, the boat was great, and Igor was a great skipper. The trip certainly exceeded our expectations. We were really impressed how helpful you were, how well organised the boat chartering was, and what a wonderful place Croatia. We found the food to be of a very high standard on board and the service was excellent and perfect for us. Thank you also for the singing - a heavenly baritone which made our evening complete, an unforgettable occasion!!! ´

Mr & Mrs Holtvedt & Family, AUG 2021

´ We had a fabulous week on board, loved the whole crew, the food, the Dalmatian Coast, the Croatian people….we did not want to leave! Thanks for all your efforts on our behalf. We are already talking about returning next year and going up the coast. Igor actually made some recommendations for a different route that sounds really interesting. The kids will never forget diving off the stern and splashing around with the water toys - and we weren´t expecting that level of food - the chef surpassed himself night after night. Bravo ! ´

Mr & Mrs Townsend & Family, JUL 2021

´ Free Wings is a beautiful yacht and has more than met our expectations. I am glad we took the risk of trying a traditional sailing yacht. It has been very special sailing without the engine. Igor is a very “likeable” captain - creating the right bond with the family but at all times professional, safety conscious, and helpful as we have tweaked the itinerary. He has assembled a great crew; the engineer and one of the deck hands have been on the boat for many years so are very knowledgeable about the boat. The chef is truly amazing; he is passionate about his food. ´

Mr & Mrs De Vries & Family, JUN 2022

´ We had a superb time sailing from Venice across the Adriatic. The yacht was excellent and the crew were delightful. Many thanks. We will certainly return. ´