Sail into 16th century
Sail into the 16th century and immerse yourself in history with this magnificent replica of a traditional
˝Karaka˝ ship from the era of the Republic of Dubrovnik. We offer the best sailing and cruising
experiences around! For many years now, we have been considered the pride of Dubrovnik, and our
excellent services and one-hundred-percent customer satisfaction provided us with a stellar
reputation. We rescued the Karaka from oblivion with the help of modern construction materials
while taking great care to preserve its authenticity, and its new and luxurious interior design has
completely preserved the spirit of Dubrovnik’s famed naval history. Become a part of its legacy yourself!
The Karaka is a five-star ship that is equipped with everything you may possibly need, and thus
is the perfect choice for anybody who wants to embark on a truly unique cruise or sailing trip,
snap some striking photographs, eat delicious food or simply have fun ˝the old-fashioned way˝.
This is the only real way to cruise around Dubrovnik and its surrounding islands, and all that is missing is – YOU!
In order to expand the tourist offer and shed light on the naval history of Dubrovnik, the Croatian companies “Navicula” and “‘Fortuna Navis” took on the complex task of constructing a replica of the historical ship Karaka, an extremely important trade vessel that sailed during the era of the Republic of Dubrovnik (1272.-1808.).
According to historical data from the 16th century, the Karaka was one of the largest ships in the world at the time. The Republic of Dubrovnik built nearly 200 ships that sailed all over the world, which gave it the reputation of a nation of masterful builders of large ships – carracks and galleons. Between the 14th and the 17th century the Karaka was, in light of its size and commercial purpose, one of the most important ships of the Mediterranean Sea, and can thus truly be considered the predecessor of all the sailboats developed up to the 19th century.
In order to create an authentic sixteenth-century feel, every possible detail was given particular attention during the construction of the Karaka. In the meantime, many aspects of the ship were adapted to the standards of modern tourism – thus the entire interior of the ship is air-conditioned for the comfort of the passengers. Although Karaka’s foundation is made of steel, its interior is designed as a magnificent historical artefact.
The Karaka offers all kinds of catering services and represents a valuable addition to Dubrovnik’s offer of conference facilities. It is ideal for incentive programmes (whether by day or by night), wedding ceremonies, themed cruise events, celebrations and many more. This is a truly unique way of exploring the Adriatic coast. The Karaka is the ideal place for hosting all kinds of events:
Corporate events (incentive programmes, trips, team building programmes, business meetings and banquets, press conferences, gala dinners, cocktail cruises, product promotions and presentations etc.)
Private events (wedding ceremonies, gala dinners, themed wedding parties, anniversaries, dinner and cocktail cruises etc.)
Excursions (full-day and half-day cruises, sightseeing of tourist attractions and the coast, island hopping, panorama cruises, themed cruises etc..)
Commercial and special events (music events, promotional activities, TV and film shoots, photo sessions etc.)
Wherever your eyes take you – from Dubrovnik’s spectacular vistas to the celebrated and truly distinctive architecture of this historical city – you will be met by exquisite beauty and picture-perfect scenes of Mediterranean idyll. This is a city that boasts unique Renaissance architecture and many preserved cultural monuments protected by UNESCO, with countless captivating buildings, sites and localities. All of this makes Dubrovnik a place in which every family gathering, meeting of friends or business conference becomes an event to remember.
Dubrovnik abounds with unforgettable historical sites – from the rich history of the Sponza palace and the captivating walls of Fort Lovrijenac to its many
other magical streets, terraces, bays and inlets. Whether you wish to arrange an event at one of the famous sites mentioned above, or at a place of your own choosing, we are always at your disposal. Let us merely suggest several locations that are sure to delight you with their charm and beauty. We have already been completely won over, and soon you will, too: Sponza Palace, Fort Revelin, Trsteno port and Fort Lovrijenac.
If you already happen to be lucky enough to be organising something out-of-the-ordinary – be sure to opt for Dubrovnik and our catering to complete your experience of this historical city. Know that we are always at your disposal with our professional support and top-quality service!
Beautifully decorated interior in mahogany and
ash wood, area 250m2,
Two spacious lounges for serving passengers with a capacity
of up to 150 passengers,
A private VIP lounge in the ˝Captain’s Quarters˝,
Sunbathing decks at the front and back of the ship,
A fully equipped kitchen,
Two fully equipped bars.
The ship’s maximum capacity is 200 passengers
(the maximum capacity is subject to change depending
on the specifications of the event)
Year of lounch: 2004 Betina
Length over all (LOA): 30,9 m (101 feets)
Length between perpendiculars (LBP): 24 m (78 feets)
Breath: 7,5 m (24 feets)
Draught: 2,6 m (8,5 feets)
Fuel oil tank: 6000 liters (1585 gallons)
Fresh water tank: 6000 liters (1585 gallons)
Black water tank: 3000 liters (792,5 gallons)
Gray water tank: 2000 liters (528 gallons)
Engine: 2 x Caterpillar 3306B 216 KW
Generator 1: Caterpillar 65 KW
Generator 2: Mase Yanmar 10 KW
AC unit: Condaria
Radar, echo-sounder, GPS: Simrad
Auto pilot: Robertson