Morning Star Description

Luxury Gulet Morning Star is a shining star in our gulet offer. First impression when you look at this gulet would be at least amazing as it is about vintage looking sailing yacht with elegant lines and curves, inviting deck and a touch of glamour. She has been built in 2008 but has been fully maintained and refurbished year after year. So, we are talking about a youngster with vintage look. Morning Star is equipped with 6 cabins (2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins, 2 triple cabins). Combination of American cherry wood and bright colors make warm and welcoming atmosphere. Pleasant relaxing dreams are ensured by the fact that every cabin has their own independent air conditioning system. Daytime is to be spent either swimming and snorkeling, sipping refreshing cocktail in the shade in aft cushion area, or sunbathing on the cushions in the front. Special shaded cushioned area at front allows you to fully enjoy the stunning view and wind in your hair while sailing. Namely, Morning Star is one of the few gulets that has full sailing equipment and very good sailing performances. The dining area holds the central and the most important position on the deck because special care aboard the Morning Star is given to the gastronomy. Evening chats, or time to dine can also be spent in spacious saloon which abounds with natural illumination thanks to huge window area that surrounds the saloon. Last but not least, the inevitable part of the story about this yacht is the crew. They are here to make your sailing trip as comfortable, enjoyable and fun as possible, Always kind and smiling they will for sure try their best to make your wishes a reality. This is why Morning Star is boat with most returning guests and best feedback.

Cruising Area of Morning Star

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


Length27 Metres
Beam7.5 Metres
Draft2.6 Metres
A/C NightYes
A/C Surcharge20 EUR
Sun AwningYes
Sailing InstructionsYes
Guest Smokeoutside
Guest PetsYes
Children AllowedYes
Min Child Ageno limit
Voltages24 V, 220 V
Water Capacity10 000 l
Ice MakerYes
Internet AccessOnboard WIFI
Max Speed10 knots
Cruising Speed8 knots
Fuel Consumption25 Litres/Hr Litres/Hr Litres/Hr
Range2000 nautica
EnginesIVECO AIFO 450 HP, Lombardini 27 kW, Northen lights 18 kW


Wash Basins6
TP in Heads-
Accommodation Details
2 double cabins, 2 cabins with double bed + single bed, 2 cabins with twin beds

Water Sports

Dinghy (Metres)Bura 5.0
Dinghy Hp70
Dinghy Pax8
Adult Waterskis1
Kids Waterskis1
Snorkel GearYes
Wake Board1
1-Man Kayak2
Floating Mats5
Standup Paddle2
Boarding LadderYes
Fishing GearYes

Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Symbol

ScubaYacht offers Rendezvous Diving only
Air CompressorNot Onboard


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


Special DietsYes

Green Initiatives

Re-Usable Water BottlesYes

Morning Star Crew Profile

Crew Number4
Crew SmokeYes
Crew PetsYes
Crew Pet Typesmall
SpeaksEnglish, German
LicenseYacht Master 500 GT
LicenseB category


Tomislav Grubeša, skipper of Morning Star was born in 1984 in Đakovo, in continental part of Croatia. He has finished culinary high school in his home town but the sea was calling him, and he ended up working as a deckhand on a few gulets in Croatia. After he passed the yacht master´s exam he started working as a skipper, first on gulet Malena and later on gullet Morning Star. He has proven himself to be an excellent skipper as he learned a lot from the captains he worked with.
Reliable and organized, but flexible, he is a great host ready to fulfill our guests´ wishes making sure they have time of their lives. He is also very communicative and sociable, enjoys meeting new people.
During winter when he is not with his wife and children, he enjoys playing futsal and squash.

Ivan Trgo is chief mate and owner on Morning Star. Born in 1988 he attended vocational high school for electronic technicians. After high school, he attended the Maritime Faculty in Split, getting a degree in nautical science, and a skipper license. He has worked on numerous ships as a sailor and waiter, in several restaurants as a waiter, and he also worked as an electrician in the Split shipyards. In the recent years, he has joined his brother Domagoj in the family business. He has been helping with designing and maintaining the boats. He has been living in Ireland for a few years, so his English is at an excellent level. In his free time, he loves reading, music and travelling. He is a very friendly and cheerful person, and his love for travel and meeting new people makes him an excellent host and communicator. He will do his best to make your holiday on Morning Star unforgettable experience.

Born in 1999 in Split, Ante is young but enthusiastic. He has finished School of Electrical Engineering in Split and currently he is studying electrotonic at Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture. Well brought up and diligent he started working early during the summer seasons. He has been working for two seasons in 5 stars hotel Le Meridien Lav as a buffet waiter serving breakfasts, lunches, dinners, gala dinners etc. and two seasons as a waiter in a Gooshter beach club (Le Meridien Lav). Last year he has worked as a waiter on Morning Star as he has proven himself to be hardworking and attentive. Guests love him because of his kind nature and good manners.
Ante has a wide range of interests. His free time mostly spends on different sport activities (gym, jiu-jitsu etc). He enjoys meeting new people from different cultures so working on Morning Star is great pleasure for him.

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Morning Star Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 03, 2023Jun 09, 2023Booked: Split / TBC to Dubrovnik, Croatia
Jun 17, 2023Jun 23, 2023Booked: Split / TBC to Dubrovnik, Croatia
Jun 24, 2023Jun 30, 2023Booked: Dubrovnik, Croatia to Split / TBC
Jul 01, 2023Jul 07, 2023Booked: Split / TBC to Dubrovnik, Croatia
Jul 08, 2023Jul 14, 2023Booked: Dubrovnik, Croatia to Dubrovnik, Croatia
Jul 15, 2023Jul 21, 2023Booked: Dubrovnik, Croatia to Split / TBC
Jul 22, 2023Jul 28, 2023Booked: Split / TBC to Split / TBC
Jul 29, 2023Aug 04, 2023Booked: Split / TBC to Split / TBC
Aug 05, 2023Aug 11, 2023Booked: Split / TBC to Dubrovnik, Croatia
Aug 12, 2023Aug 18, 2023Booked: Dubrovnik, Croatia to Split / TBC
Aug 26, 2023Sep 01, 2023Booked: Split / TBC to Split / TBC
Sep 02, 2023Sep 08, 2023Booked: Split / TBC to Dubrovnik, Croatia

Morning Star Rates / week

The prices shown are for the entire yacht for a week-long (7 nights) charter.
Low price: €21,000

High price: €25,000

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. Inquire for more information.

Send us an inquiry to get specific pricing for Morning Star.

Morning Star Guest Reviews

Ann & Bjorn Sellert 2017

Boat and crew together with great Swedish friends made the first days of October 2017 a most fantastic trip in lovely Croatia. Thank you for your professionalism. Ann & Bjorn Sellert


Hvala, Gracias, Merci, Danke
Thank you for a grea week! Amanda + Carlos

To the fabulous crew, thank you for a wonderful vacation. – Brandon

Thanks for everything. It was a nice trip.
With love, James and Juilia


“To Dom and his crew – Ilija, Bruno and Jure…thank you for a fantastic week on the Morning Star.
We can honestly say that this has been an unbelievable experience for all of us. The beauty of Croatia is astonishing and the little towns we have visited have overwhelmed us with their architecture and ambience.
Your service has been “World class” and we will recommend the “Jutarnja Zvijezda” to anyone wanting to travel Croatian the amazing style that we have.
You could not have done more for us and we wish you all happy cruising for your season ahead.
Thank you! Thank you!
P.S. Thank you for staying up each night and for the outstanding, delicious meals daily.
We look forward to our next trip in 2020!

MORNING STAR 30.06.-07.07.2018. – MR. JOHN WYLIE

“From the very first moment when we didn’t have our luggage and Dom drove us back to the Airport late at night to get them, to all the little moments on board when we got coffee at any time or the specially ordered fruits magically appear, we were touched by the kindness of or Crew: the best Captain Dom, Ilija, Bruno and Jure.
You have been wonderful companions on a memorable journey. With you, we felt we were in safe hands, and very professional too. We loved beating the crowds at the Blue Grotto, finding tranquil anchorage point throughout our journey, and discovering the magical beauty of the Dalmatian Coast.
Thank you very much for an unforgettable experience. Best wishes to the four of you and congratulations to Ilija on his forthcoming wedding.
John, Myriam, Charles, Stephen and Matthew Wylie 

MORNING STAR 07.07.-14.07.2018. – MR. ARTURO FIGAR

“It has been a wonderful trip!!! Thank you very much for taking us to such an astonishing landscape.
We go back home very happy and with lots of kilograms more 
Muchas gracias por todo!!!
P.S. I’ll send you a picture of my Croatian chocolate cake ;)

MORNING STAR- 14/07-21/07/2018

To Captain Dom, Ilija, Bruno and Jure:
Thank you all for a wonderful week aboard The Morning Star! It has been an amazing week visiting the beautiful islands of Croatia and nothing was ever too much trouble. The meals were delicious, particularly the Croatian birthday cake! We hope to visit again!
Best wishes,
Linda, Pete, Jane, Archie and Chloe.

What a fabulous 7 night we have enjoyed on Morning star.
Thank you Captain DOM, Ilija, Bruno and Jure. We have been very spoilt! We love Croatia! Beautiful islands, the bluest water and fabulous food. We will be back!!
All the best to you all, especially Ilija on his wedding.
Sally, Dina, Tim, James, Nick and Georgia xxx

MORNING STAR- 03/08-10/08/2018

We will always cherish our memories for this wonderful week. You made every day special and your attention to our various needs was accomplished with kindness and efficacy.
We wish you all the best on you future sailings and hope to sail with you all very soon.
The Wilcox family

MORNING STAR- 28/09-05/10/2018

Thank you for a spectacular trip, amazing food, anchorages, swimming, exploring. The boat is beautifully maintained.
We will highly recommend this trip.
Kind regards,
Steve, Paula, James, Ella from Australia

Thank you for a wonderful Croatian holiday. Fantastic crew, immaculate boat, amazing food.
Matt and Kylie, Australia

Thanks Dom and crew for a great holiday you all could not have done it better. I know our whole family will think of you all as we try to lose the weight we put on.
Thanks again,
Jim and Jo Wallace, Australia

Superb trip, sorry to leave the good crew of Morning Star.
Thank you. HVALA!

Thank you all for an incredible trip! Everything was lovely especially all the crew. Have a great well deserved break!
Ann and Dan