ACI - Adriatic Croatia International Club d.d.

Marsala Tita 151, 51410 Opatija
Croatia
Telephone +385 51 271288
Fax +385 51 271824
aci@aci-club.hr

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boot 2018 hall map (Hall 13): stand B31

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boot 2018 fairground map: Hall 13

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 13  Marinas/Docks/Harbor Facilities
  • 13.01  Marinas/Berths
  • 13.01.01  Marinas/Yacht Harbours
  • 13  Marinas/Docks/Harbor Facilities
  • 13.01  Marinas/Berths
  • 13.01.02  Mooring Agents

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Product category: Marinas/Yacht Harbours, Mooring Agents

ACI marina Umag

Umag, a town and a port on the nortwestern coast of Istria, is the first nautical entry into Croatia from central Europe, only 40 kilometers from Trieste and 50 nautical miles from Venice. The town dates back to ancient times and is situated in the attractive bay whose most beautiful ornament it the prestigious ACI marina Umag. The marina has 475 berths (moorings) available, can receive yachts up to 40 m long, and has, for the past 14 years, proudly flown the Blue flag, a guarantee of clean sea and superior equipment. In 2007 and 2008 ACI marina Umag was pronounced the best marina on the Croatian side of the Adriatic.

Since the vicinity of Umag is the home to some of the best Croatian wines, which tend to be accompanied by superior gastronomy, ACI marina Umag is the ideal starting port for all those who are looking for gastronomy and enology experiences. Umag is also considered the sports capital of Istria, thanks to the exceptional tradition of sports and recreational tourism. Visitors can engage in a number of sports activities, such as golfing, tennis, cycling, diving, hiking and caving.

Did you know…?

…that northwest Istria, with as many as 85 tennis courts, is the leading tennis destination in Croatia. Moreover, only 500 metres away from ACI Marina Umag you will find the Stella Maris tennis centre where the region’s strongest tennis tournament – ATP Croatia Open – has taken place every July for the past 24 years.

…that Umag and its immediate vicinity harbour some of the best restaurants, taverns and wineries from the top echelons of the Istrian and Croatian culinary and wine scene. During your stay in Istria you simply must taste their traditional dishes and the famous red and white wines made from indigenous grape varieties.

ACI marinas have become part of the Tesla Destination Charging global network – electric charging stations for electric cars.

Berths (moorings)

– 475 berths

– 40 dry berths

mega yachts up to 40m in lenghth can be accommodated

Amenities

  • reception with an exchange office, ATM
  • restaurant, nautical equipment and clothing store, launderette,
  • grocery store, beauty salon, laundrette
  • maintenance and repair shop, 100 t travel lift
  • toilet and shower facilities with  separate disabled provision
  • car park
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • fuel station
Tesla Destination Charging:

  • two Tesla Only electric charging stations with the power of up to 22kW
  • one Tesla Universal charging station with the power of up to 22kW
Connections

Umag is well connected to the rest of Europe via a road network and within 100 km there are three international airports Pula (80 km), Trieste (70 km) and Ljubljana (134 km). Distances: Trieste – 40 km, Milan – 470 km, Graz – 330 km, Vienna – 540 km, Munich – 450 km, Budapest – 640 km.

Approach

When entering, special attention should be paid to Paklena Shoal, half a mile on the northeastern side of the entrance to the harbor. Paklena Shoal is marked by a lighthouse (Fl (2) WR 8s 10m 8/6 M), which can be used as a way point (45°26,5’ N 13°30,3’ E). The harbor is open to the northwest and one must enter it between a red lighted (Fl R 3s 2M) and green unlighted buoy. To the north, next to the red buoy there is a mark on a rock (black – yellow), which must be rounded from the south. When approaching, it is recommended to keep to a course of 60°. The light positioned on the breakwater (Fl (3) R 3s 8m 4M) is visible after passing the described buoys. The sea depth in the marked channel is 4 m.

Note: Official navigational charts recommended (Official Navigational Charts – publisher HHI Split): 100-15, MK-1 and Plan 1.

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Product category: Marinas/Yacht Harbours, Mooring Agents

ACI marina Opatija

Sheltered from strong bura winds by Mt. Učka, the highest mountain in Istria, close to what was the first coastal spa resort in the Adriatic and the cradle of elite tourism in the region since the time of Austria-Hungary, ACI Marina Opatija is situated in the town of Ičići. This is the best anchorage for yachts under 40 meters in the entire northern Adriatic, and its nautical tradition is three millennia old. In the 9th century BC it was home to Liburnians, skilful builders of fast ships made of wooden planks and rope that took them as far afield as North Africa and Asia Minor.

Just as Opatija enjoyed a great reputation among foreign princes and nobles, so is ACI’s  Ičići marina renowned among foreign boaters and Adriatic sailing enthusiasts. This is not merely on account of its excellent facilities and its proud Blue Flag, but also because Zagreb, Trieste and Ljubljana international airports are just a few hours’ drive away, while  transfers to and from Pula or Rijeka airports are even shorter. Opatija’s balmy climate and the rarity of bura winds there, together with its location and good transport connections (if you don’t like flying, you can drive to Ičići from Vienna, Milan or Budapest in a matter of hours), makes ACI Opatija ideal both for short winter jaunts and as a start or end point of an Adriatic cruise at any time of the year. It is never too late to plan a route, and it is a particular pleasure to do it in the marina, with a spectacular backdrop of Krk and Cres, the two largest Croatian islands.

Did you know…
…that tourism in Opatija began in 1844, when the rich merchant Iginio Scarpa built the  Villa Angiolina summer house? Noble personages began to stay at the villa, including Maria Anna of Savoy, Empress of Austria, who spent three months there, spreading the Angiolina’s fame at the Viennese court.

…that Opatija’s Slatina area is the location of the Croatian Walk of Fame? The stars were constructed from 2005 to 2008, and honour people whose work contributed to the promotion of Croatia, such as scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla, writer Miroslav Krleža, and athletes Dražen Petrović and Janica Kostelić.

…that no lesser a personage than Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph provided a huge boost for tourism in Opatija by declaring it a spa town in March 1889. Five years later he chose Opatija as the site of his meeting with German Kaiser Wilhelm II, which was reported on even by the Gray Lady, the New York Times.

… ACI marinas have become part of the Tesla Destination Charging global network – electric charging stations for electric cars.

 Berths (moorings)
– 281 boat berths

– 35 dry berths

– mega yachts up to 40m in length can be accommodated

 Amenities

  • reception with an exchange office  and with a shopping point with rich selection of accessories from the ACI collection
  • cashpoint
  • restaurant, café bar
  • nautical equipment store and clothing store, fishing gear store
  • boat charter, insurance and sales agencies
  • newly refurbished toilet and shower facilities with  separate disabled provision, laundrette
  • maintenance and repairs shop, 15t crane, slipway
  • car park
  • Wi-Fi internet  access
  • fuel station in Opatija harbour (2 nm away)
Tesla Destination Charging:

  • two Tesla Only electric charging stations with the power of up to 22kW
  • one universal charging station Etrel with the power of up to 2 x  22kW
Transport connections
ACI Marina Opatija is located in the heart of Europe, only six hours’ drive from Munich, Vienna, Milan, Budapest… There are five international airports (Rijeka, Pula, Zagreb, Trieste, Ljubljana) within a 150 km radius, and motorways provide excellent connections to the rest of Europe.

Approach
From the sea the marina is easily identified by its breakwater. The harbour is entered from the northeast. There is a lighthouse (Fl R 3s 7m 3M) on the breakwater’s head. The lighthouse’s exact position is 45°18.9’ N 14°17.8’ E. Water depth at the marina entrance is 7 metres. The speed limit within the marina is 2 knots.

Note: It is recommended to use the official navigational charts published by HHI Split: 100-18, 50-4 and MK-5.

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Product category: Marinas/Yacht Harbours, Mooring Agents

ACI marina Žut

Žut is one of the islands of the Kornati Archipelago. It is situated between the island of Pašman, which is connected to the mainland by a ferry service via Ugljan, and the Kornati Islands. Its surface covers only some fifteen square kilometres and it is only two kilometres wide. The island’s highest point is 172 metres above sea level, and it its coast is steep and very indented, the most important coves including Hiljača, Sarušćica, Bizikovica, Golubovac, Žešnja, Podražanj and Strunac.  Žut has a Robinson Crusoe feel to it. On this island covered in olive and fig trees and vineyards there are no permanent habitations – only the odd fisherman, shepherd or farmer occasionally comes from the island of Murter.

Amidst pristine natural beauty, accessible only to those who come by boat, lies a sailor’s paradise – the 135- boat moorings berth ACI Marina Žut. The sea around Žut, as well as the whole of the beautiful Kornati Archipelago, is ideal for water sports. ACI Marina Žut is situated in the westernmost part of the harbour of Žut, in the northwest of the Kornati Archipelago. The ACI flag flies at Cape Ražanj. The marina is open from April 1 through October 31.

Did you know…?
…that the most imposing structure in the archipelago was erected by the Byzantines: the architecture of the Tureta Fort on the island of Kornat belongs to late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, and it was most probably built in the 6th century. The fort was presumably used for military purposes, safeguarding and controlling navigation in the then very unsafe Adriatic, under constant threat from pirates.

…that there is another interesting Byzantine building on Kornat: the Early Christian triple-nave basilica located under the Tureta Fort, with most of the apse and foundations still standing. It seems that in those days the Kornati had many inhabitants, probably refugees from Dalmatia, which had been strongly affected by the invasions of the Migration Period. This can be inferred to from the size of this church (30 by 13 m) dedicated to St. Mary, bestowing on Kornat its alternative names of Insula Sanctae Mariae and Stomora Island.

Berths (moorings)
– 135 berths (water is supplied 8–10 a.m., and electricity 8–12 a.m. and 6–12 p.m.)

– 15 anchoring buoys

– mega yachts up to 40 m in length can be accommodated

Seasonal marina open from 01.04. to 31.10.

Amenities

  • reception with an exchange office (seasonal) and with a shopping point with rich selection of accessories from the ACI collection,
  • restaurant
  • grocery store
  • toilet and shower facilities
  • fuel station in the port of Zaglav on Dugi Island (8 nm)
  • ATM
Approach
In strong bura winds it is recommended to berth on the marina’s north pier and at buoys, whereas in strong southerly winds it is much more pleasant to berth on the south pier. Boats with a draft of more than 3 metres can berth anywhere on the south pier or at the very end of the north pier. The island of Žut, including the marina, belongs to the Žut-Sit island group, situated in the northeast of the Kornati Archipelago. When approaching from the west (from Kornati National Park) the shortest route to Žut is through Proversa Vela or Proversa Mala passages. At night it is recommended to sail through the passage of Proversa Mala which is well marked by lighthouses. When approaching from the direction of Zadar, the route passes through the strait of Mali Ždrelac (bridge height 16.5 m). At the entrance to Žut Bay, where the ACI Marina Žut is located, lies the island of Maslinjak. The exact position of the northern cape of Maslinjak, which you can use for navigation, is 43°53.2’ N 15°18.8’ E.

Note: It is recommended to use the official navigational charts published by HHI Split: 100-20, MK-14 ,and Plan 512.

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About us

Company details

Navigare necesse est – “to sail is necessary,” the ancient seafarers’ saying claims, and it is clearly necessary to keep sailing in Croatia, over and over again: according to a recent study published as part of Croatia’s Tourism Institute TOMAS Nautika research project, half of all foreign boaters to have sailed Croatia’s Adriatic coast have done so on at least six separate occasions.
They have answered the siren call of  countless inlets and coves, paradise beaches, and other wonders of untouched nature, including the food that combines the best of Mediterranean and Continental cooking. Each successive visit to the Croatian Adriatic yields new discoveries, and it is hard to imagine investigating its marvels and hidden corners without ACI’s marinas.

In charge of the Mediterranean’s largest chain of marinas, Croatia’s leading boating tourism company is the first choice of boaters from all over the world and an ideal starting point for embarking on new adventures. Boaters know this and keep coming back to ACI, and in return ACI caters to their every wish. Whether they prefer active holidays, or relaxing far from the noise and commotion of cities, or crave new cultural, nature or food experiences, ACI can offer them the best sailing routes, complete comfort and a safe berth.

The treasure of ACI’s marinas is strategically spread from Umag in the far north of Croatia’s Adriatic coast to Dubrovnik in its far south. It gives us great pleasure to announce that a new marina – “Veljko Barbieri” Slano on the Dubrovnik Riviera –  became the 22nd member of ACI’s chain in August of the 2016 boating season. Each of the 22 marinas is situated either in the very centre of an ancient town or a stone’s throw from one of Croatia’s striking natural wonders, while in no way detracting from their alluring beauty. The fact that almost 400,000 boaters each year choose ACI as their host confirms that ACI offers precisely what today’s boaters want. The ingeniously connected chain of marinas makes it possible for boaters to spend each day at a different attractive destination, taking advantage of numerous discounts and special offers; and after saying “see you next year” – because one never says farewell to the Croatian coast! – they return home with unforgettable memories and a hunger for new Adriatic adventures.

Adventure is something that Croatia’s Adriatic coast has in spades and offers freely. It is a fascinating mosaic composed of the ancient and the modern, of untouched nature and urban comfort, of unique local customs happily co-existing with, and perfectly complementing, modern tourist industry’s most recent technological and organisational accomplishments. The unique broad network of ACI’s marinas provides an opportunity for boaters to see all the cultural and natural sights of the astounding Adriatic coast; to uncover, in the space of just a few days, the secrets preserved for millennia by the living monuments of the past such as Rovinj, Pula, Split, Korčula or Dubrovnik; to relish the peace and quiet of Cres’s, Rab’s, Pag’s, Brač’s or Hvar’s hidden island coves; or to experience the unreal harmony of Kornati, Krka and Mljet national parks’ unspoiled nature.

Free time is one of the most precious currencies in the modern world. The ACI team will do everything in their power to make all dreams come true for boaters who spend the year yearning for the Croatian Adriatic. In the meantime, until the next boating season, enjoy “sailing” our new web pages, just as we enjoyed putting them together for you.

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