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
Winter PortSplit, Croatia
Summer OperationsCroatia
Winter OperationsCroatia


Wash Basins6
TP in Heads-
Accommodation Details
2 Double Cabins: Cabin 5.95 m2 with double bed
2 Twin Cabins: Cabin 7.25 m2 with twin bed
2 Triple Cabins: Cabin 9.30 m2 with double bed and single bed


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
Range2000 nautica
EnginesIVECO AIFO 450 HP, Lombardini 27 kW, Northen lights 18 kW

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 PetsYes
Crew Pet Typesmall
CaptainTomislav Grubeša
SpeaksEnglish, Spanish
Chef Mate / Owner
Chef Mate / OwnerIvan
LicenseB category

Tomislav Grubeša, captain 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 gullet 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.

Hadžić Mensur is a chef at Morning Star. He was born in Mostar on December 17, 1982, where he graduated with a degree in economics. On the other hand, his interest in gastronomic topics and his great love for food led him to the world of cooking. He completed his education as a chef and
worked in several restaurants in Croatia and Sarajevo as a head chef.
By preparing various dishes from culinary culture, he gathered a wealth of experience behind him. He is very friendly and communicative, open to new knowledge and experiences, and in addition to excellent knowledge of the English language, he also speaks Spanish.
In his free time, he likes to engage in sports activities, and his favorite hobby in life is sailing.

Morning Star Calendar

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Morning Star Reservations & Port Locations

Start DateEnd DateDetails (Holds can be challenged)
Jun 08, 2024Jun 14, 2024Booked: Dubrovnick* to Split / TBC
Jun 15, 2024Jun 21, 2024Booked: Split / TBC to Split / TBC
Jun 22, 2024Jun 28, 2024Booked: Split, Croatia* to Dubrovnick*
Jun 29, 2024Jul 05, 2024Booked: Split / TBC to Dubrovnik, Croatia
Jul 06, 2024Jul 12, 2024Booked: Dubrovnick* to Split / TBC
Jul 13, 2024Jul 19, 2024Booked: Split / TBC to Split / TBC
Jul 20, 2024Jul 26, 2024Booked: Split, Croatia* to Split, Croatia*
Jul 27, 2024Aug 02, 2024Booked: Split, Croatia to Split, Croatia
Aug 03, 2024Aug 09, 2024Booked: Split / TBC to Split / TBC
Aug 10, 2024Aug 16, 2024Booked: Split, Croatia to Split, Croatia
Aug 17, 2024Aug 23, 2024Booked: Split / TBC to Split / TBC
Aug 24, 2024Aug 30, 2024Booked: Split / TBC to Split / TBC
Aug 31, 2024Sep 06, 2024Booked: Split / TBC to Split / TBC
Sep 07, 2024Sep 14, 2024Booked: Split, Croatia* to Split, Croatia*
Sep 15, 2024Sep 20, 2024Booked: Zadar, Croatia to Split / TBC
Sep 21, 2024Sep 27, 2024Booked: Split / TBC to Split / TBC
Aug 16, 2025Aug 23, 2025Booked: Split / TBC to Split / TBC

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. Unused APA money will be refunded. Inquire for more information.


The above prices include:
Accommodation on the yacht, 4 crew members, wages and food for the crew, Croatian VAT, Fuel in the amount of 1,500€ is included, yacht insurance, service on board, sojourn taxes, yacht cleaning, use of leisure equipment on board, WiFi.

Half board (breakfast + lunch): 470 Eur* per person per week
Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner): 700 Eur* per person per week
Extra meal (dinner - three courses) is optional 35 Eur per meal per person
*VAT included
Children 0-2 years free of charge, Children 2-12 years 50% discount.

Drinks/beverages to be taken at the yacht bar and paid according to consumation.
All inclusive domestic drink package of 200 Eur per person includes: Croatian quality wine,
domestic beer, spirits, soft drinks, natural and mineral water, milk, tea and coffee. Foreign liquors and wines are not included in this package.
All-inclusive non-alcoholic drink package: 100 Eur per person per week.
Drinks and beverages completely supplied by clients - corkage fee: 700 Euros per week.

Morning Star Guest Reviews

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

11 June 2022

Dear Tomas, Ivan and crew,
Thank you for making our stay on bord Morning Star so memorable. It was a very special week as we experienced the best of Croatia´s islands.
We enjoyed all the delicious meals and the incredible places you took us too. Your personal care and attention made all the difference.
Thank you all for an amazing time.
Warmly, Julian, Melissa and Thomas Bawen Rees
Richmond, Virginia


The most heavenly 2 weeks on Morning Star – we don´t want to leave back to SA and have totally fallen in love with beautiful Croatia – the people, the charming towns, incredible scenery, delicious food, culture and the amazing team on Morning Star. Huge thanks to Captain Thomas, Ivan, Friday and Mensor who created the best holiday ever for our family and very dear friends.
We will miss you all but look forward to planning our next trip on Morning Star.
With love and best wishes
The Peirson familyChris, Julia, Nix and Jam


Dear Morning Star!
Ivan, Thomas, Friday & Mensor, thank you so much for the most amazing experience!
It has been 5 star all the way!
Amazing crew! Fantastic food.
You have all been so kind, friendly and looking after us so well!
Thank you so much. We hope to be back soon.
Happy sailing, lots of love. We miss you already.

July 2022

Queridisimo crew:
This week in the Morning Star has been a wonderful experience. Probably one of the best of our lives (so far). We hope to come back again – in this life.
Ante: the bar is always open
Ivan: we know you understand Spanish … Sevilla is the best! Carpe Diem was great! But lock the door.
Thomas: very good parking skills. Thanks for the advice with ljepotice girls.
Hope we were good clients!
Mensur: you speak through your dishes; amazing.
Thank you for this week, amazed with the boat, the people, the food and the sights.
KARLOVAČKO! Hvala! Gracias!
We will always remember croatia hospitality.

July 2022

Dear Tomas, Ivan, Ante & Chef!
Thank you for such an amazing week aboard The Morning Star! What a magical week you gave us.

Tomas – thank you for the best coves & swimming spots & for your excellent navigation skills.
Ivan – you are a poker master & best storyteller. Thank you to you & your family for creating The Morning Star.

Ante – thank you for the endlless Chardonnay, beautiful table settings & five star service. And you are a Code Names rock star.
Chef – Ah-Mazing food. The best in all of Croatia. Burgers, milkshakes, french fries forever!
Croatia is a treasure & we will always cherish the memories you gave to us.
Mark, Kirsten, Dayton

July 2022

Morning Star Crew
This was a trip of a lifetime!
We had no idea how yachting in Croatia would look…
The quite villages
The AQUA water where it is clean enough to see the bottom
The kind people
The fantastic foods &drink
Our amazaing crew!
You were so patient with our mispronounciation of your names. Thank you from the borttom of our hearts.
Ron, Julie & Abby Banett USA


Gracias por una gran vacacion todo estuvo de maravilla. Gracias por sentirnos como en casa en todo momento. Gracias por sus atenciones y sus detalles. Gracias por cada spot para paser el mejor dia, gracias por cada isla y las mejores opciones de restaurantes.
Gracias por su carino su amistad. Esta semana seguro estara siempre en nuestra memoria.
Margie Mexico
Morning Star & Tom, Ivan, Ante, Mansur! You are Aureat crew, always with a smile and great attitude! Thanks for everything, great vacation! Boat is great! Thanks again!
Alan Mexico

12th August 2022

Thank you for taking such good care of us. We were simply pampered all the way and all the time: sea, sights, food, drinks, activities, friendliness.
We had an amazing time and only one regret: it went by too fast.

Christel, Christian, Constantin, Elise, Annick, Marc, Olivia, Oscar

P.S. And a big thank you for the most amazing 18 birthday for Olivia and Constantin!

27th August to 3rd Sept 2022

Thank you to all the wonderful Morning Star Captain (Thomas) & crew for looking after us so incredibly well in your beautiful water wonderland of magnificient islands. We are all extremely greatful for all the guidance, activities and fantastic food. Thank you!
Philip & Mandy

27th August to 3rd Sept 2022

Thank you Thomas, Ivan, Ante, Menso for a wonderful week omn the Morning Star. This has been one of the best holidays we have had. We have loved every moment and laughed so much. You have accommoadated us in every way possible, from the restaurantsyou have chosen for us, to the organising of the activities on a daily basis and staying up late every night.
Menso- the food was incredible. Delicious beautifully plated – you are talented! We will miss your food this coming week. We will be back and thank you again for everything.


P.S. – Thank you for making my birthday extra special.

September 10, 2022-September 17, 2022

Our Friends on the Morning Star, ´´What´s a Gulet?´´
Thank you for…
For showing us that you can dock your Gulet in a space that is half the size of your boat.
Showing us you can own your ´´own´´ cove even when there are a bunch of people in it.
For letting Jeff think he was helping when docking the boat.
For giving us new meaning to a light lunch.
For letting a couple of cougars kiss Ante.
For providing outstanding bacon and eggs everyday.
For letting us pretend the sea air shrank our clothes not the abundance of excellent food.
For allowing us to have a shoe cabin, and man cave.
For wonderful conversation and outstanding recommendations on the itinerary!
For providing a trip of a lifetime in your country!

Angie Wedoff, Jane, Jeff Brzozowski (Džek Hand)
There are good ships,
There are wood ships,
There are ships that sail/upon the sea.
But the best ships are friendships.
Forever may they be!

September 10, 2022-September 17, 2022

Tomas, Ivan, Ante, and Mansour (Sp?)
You gave us the most wonderfully relaxing vacation we could ever hope for! We loved every minute of it, even the brief, unsuccessful Sailing. It is going to be very hard to go home and not get to just hang out downstairs with all of you, doing trivia and eating chocolate.
Come to California and look us up!
With so much gratitude – Claire&Rob
Keith & Kim

Croatia September 24- October 1st 2022

´´Your Colombian Friends´´
Dear ´´Morning star´´ crew:
I have no words to describe the amazing experience in your Beautiful Boat. Your hospitality was beyond outstanding.
Thank you for your warm and positive attitude during the whole trip.
Thank you for giving us The Best marine Knowledge in every place we visit and in every minute when the weather changed.
This unforgettable experience will be forever in my memory but certainly, you made this experience unique.
Best Food ever…
And Last but not least your open mind to our Latin culture and music made us enjoy it even more.
I will always keep you in my heart.
Thank you.
Ana Betanair