Selected Photos




Marco Polo Cup


Cruise in the Med







Our first sailing trip - Ravenna to Punat

Delivery trip, Sat-Sun., 19-20 April 2003

As promised by the manufacturer, Cantiere del Pardo (CDP), our Grand Soleil 46.3 was delivered on time, 14th of April 2003. Ivo and his sister Mirjana visited the factory few days before delivery. It was an impressive show run by Mr Kim - Few photos are attached:

Main CDP building viewed from the deck of Fiu

Kim and Ivo on the deck of Fiu

The size of Fiu was overwhelming

Mirjana and Fiu

Ivo is still impressed

After delivery from Forli to Ravenna, Fiu was fitted by the manufacturer with all the necessary gadgets, mast and rigging, steering wheel, sails, etc. and the 'invasion' by our team of 'big time sailors' from Punat and Zagreb began on Thursday, 17th April.

Ivo's old friendss Drago Bonifačić and Marinko Franolić came first followed by the second car driven by Davor Knaus and packed by Igor Bošković and his son Boris, Franjo Zec and Jan Pecina. After checking all the gadgets refuling and familiarising with the yacht we left Ravenna on Saturday morning for Pula, some 100 Nm East from Ravenna . 

Drago and Marinko

Drago's first dray run

First coffee in Ravenna

First good wind from Ravenna to Pula

Ravenna - Ivo is washing deck of Fiu for the first time

Approaching Pula

Franjo is hoisting Croatian flag infront of Pula

Ivo with his nephews Franjo and Ivan

Ivan and Zlatko

Ivan and Zlatko

Night watch - Boris, Jan, Marinko and Ivo

Ivo and Marinko

Drago and Ivo

Marinko and Ivo

Jan having fun - on the way from Ravenna

Fiu is coming close to Punat

Family and friends are welcoming Fiu in Punat

Splendido in Betina

Igor - doing dishes, just for the record

Ivo on Splendido




April 2003 - Delivery trip - from Ravenna to Punat accross the Adriatic Sea


May 2003 - our first sailing trip to Kornati and back!


May 2003 - Instalation of instruments in Marina Punat


Jun 2003 -  Christening ceremony


Jun 2003 - Mirjana and Ivo from Primošten to Punat


July 2003 - Another trip to Dalmatia - from Punat to Vis and Hvar