M/Y Otac Roko is type of vessel named "štilac“...
M/Y Otac Roko is type of vessel named "štilac“ ship of recent times, namely of the 19th century, is welcomed by a large number of boat builders. It is built along the east coast of the Adriatic Sea to transport a wide variety of products linking the islands to the mainland. To explain and present this simple design, between the coastal people there is “a deep rooted” expression for the construction of the ship - well done. This ship can be from 15 to 17 meters long.
Štilac still sails today, obviously with an engine and without sails and is used for the transport of passengers and for the extraction and transport of marine sands. The keel and the posts are made of solid walnut wood, like all the elements of the deck and sides. The sails are embroidered on the cloth. M/Y Otac Roko was built 1939. in Slatine, Trogir as transport ship for wine and its name was „St. Yoseph“. Komiža for family Andrijolić. First 10 years it was powered only by force of wind - first engine was built at the beginning of 1950's.
In World War II, ship sailed under various flags – 1941-1943. Italian, 1943-1944 German and at the end of WW II served in Partisan's army as a supply vessel from Pula to Trieste. Next 40 years "Otac Roko" sailed between Dalmatian ports and islands as a merchant ship. The authorities changed his name for political reasons, the "Otac Roko", but the choice of name shows respect for the original owners since the Roko was one of the brothers Andrijolić.
At the sixties Andrijolić brothers purchased the boat and continue to work. The boat was used to supply the island of transporting products to the market towns of the island on the coast and vice versa.
Otac Roko - Attraction and adventure
Wooden motor sailboat
In 1999. ship has been reconstructed completely for a transport of tourists on one-day trips.
- Capacity: 60 people
- Type: wooden motor sailboat
- Length: 17 m
- Width: 5 m
- Draft: 1 m
- Speed: 9 knots
- Engine: 6 cylinder 200hp
Ship is equipped with all modern navigational equipment (radar, echo-locator etc.). Ship have 2 WC (mail/female), kitchen, acclimatized bar, covered deck with tables for dining, sunny deck. Ship is registered for max. 60 passengers and have all certificates and permits issued by Croatian ship registers. From 2003. home port of "Otac Roko" is city of Krk on a Krk island and its only purpose is to take tourists on one-day trips to surrounding beautiful small islands and hidden beaches.
You can chose this excursions:
- Treasure hunt
- Three islands
- Panorama Košljun
- Košljun - Krk Tour
- Island Goli
- Lenght: 9 m
- Width: 2,5 m
- Draft: 0,75 m
- Engine: diesel motor
- Nef: 205 kw(280hp with turbine)
- Traveling speed: 15 NM
- Capacity: 12 people
The boat is equipped with a sonar and all the necessary equipment. Stern floor and ladder are incorporated. The deck is roofed with a hard top and has side awnings for weather protection.
Excursions and Description:
Boat tour "Sveti Juraj" to the island of Košljun: The island of Košljun is inhabited since the ancient times, when the fortified mansion castellum-Košljun was built. In the 9th century the Glagolitic Benedictine Abbey was built, and since 1447 it is inhabited by the Franciscans. On the island there is a Franciscan monastery-complex, which consists of a church, Franciscan residence and a museum. The whole island is covered with vegetation with more than 400 plant species. Stations of the Cross and chapels are located in the nearby woods.
Starting point in harbor Krk – panoramic sailing along the Krk bay to the entrance of Punat bay, which is followed by sailing through a 100 m long sea channel and entering into Punat cove to the islet of Košljun. Docking in harbor on the Island of Košljun.
One hour long break for sightseeing of the islet and complex. After sightseeing, the tour continues with 15 minutes of panoramic sailing along yacht marine, shipyard, harbor and the city of Punat.
The tour ends with sailing through the channel and leaving the Punat bay, returning to the Krk port. Total duration of the tour is approximately 2 hours.
Looking forward to see you!
Among the 1185 Croatian islands, only one of them is the golden one, the Insula Aurea – the island of Krk. Located in the centre of the Kvarner bay, it is considered one of the most attractive tourist destinations. Its mild Mediterranean climate, good geographical position and variety of natural and cultural beauties gave it, even in ancient times, the name "golden island". Its cultural heritage has given it another name – the cradle of Croatian culture, whilst at the beginning of the 20th century it gained the name the “sixth continent”.
Since ancient times it is believed that the destiny of the island of Krk is connected to the number seven: it was inhabited by the Croatian people in the 7th century, it has survived attacks by pirates seven times, the seventh nobleman from the Frankopan family was the last Prince of Krk. Today the island of Krk has seven centres. The island of Krk is just 30 kilometres away from the city of Rijeka – which is the traffic, business, commercial, university and cultural centre of Kvarner. No matter which road you choose, on your arrival to the island of Krk, you will certainly find that the golden island has been honoured with the uniqueness of variety – and is a connection between present and past, modernity and the antiquated, legend and reality.
Discover our island – uncover its charms and treasures in every season: cruise through its beautiful and varied landscapes, visit its thousand year-old monuments, museums and galleries. Breathe in the feeling of wellbeing whilst walking along the romantic pathways by the sea or along the wild shepherd's rock paths. Enjoy the magical tastes of Krk cuisine and delightful home-made wine. Take advantage of your stay by enjoying the delights the entire island is offers in the solidity of its rich and varied accommodation, and tourist and catering offer.
City of Krk
Splendissima civitas Curictarium - splendid town of Krk's citizens...
The city of Krk was already mentioned by the blind Greek Homer in his famous poem under the name of Koureto, and many researchers connect this name with the inhabitants of the island of Krk. Splendissima civitas Curictarium - splendid town of Krk's citizens... Even ancient Romans have fallen in love with the city and te island of Krk.The city of Krk, the city of history and culture, is based on more than 3,000 years of continuous living. The city is dominated by the cathedral complex, although it is not located on a hill. Krk's cathedral is, along with the Frankopan family castle, the most famous city motif.
Krk was one of the strategic Frankopan towns which today has inherited a very well preserved Frankopan castle on Trg kamplin – an ideal natural scene and coulisse of summer cultural performances and the prince's court - the Krk residency of these families. Worth visiting is the family chapel in the cathedral – a nice example of Gothic style. Besides these material heritages, Krk endeavours to preserve the memorial of the Frankopans by reviving the spirit of their times through various events that the town leads back to the Middle Ages.
The city of Krk is today the administrative, political, economic and religious centre of the island of Krk. We can already see traces of catering from the early Middle Ages in the city of Krk, and its first guests were Czechs. From that period until today Krk has become, with the number of its hotels and camp-sites, a very strong centre even at wider European levels. When you choose Krk for your vacations, let yourself completely to this city - whitin its rich content and plenty of events you will find something new for yourself.
Summer in Krk
In the summer months there is a very rich cultural-entertainment program
In the summer months there is a very rich cultural-entertainment program for all ages, where are on the open squares, nearby coffee bars and taverns offered musical and theatrical performances fish feasts.Big City Festival, which has a centuries-old tradition (since 1524.), taking place in the city from 8 - 10 August on the St. Lawrence called Lovrečevo when there arrive in the city many traders and manufacturers from the island and beyond, and they offer various items of consumer goods, culinary specialties and delicacies such as wine, brandy, homemade honey, cheese and more. Today this has become a central summer festival, where are, on the open stages, folklore groups from the island, and the town brass band that was founded back in 1852nd year, and all ends up with a fireworks display on the waterfront.
In its historical section Lovrečeva to many visitors, in the wake of popular experimental archeology, offering the revival of medieval and Renaissance history, as the period when there walked the streets of the island's settlement, representatives of one of our most famous noble families - families Frankopan. Therefore, anyone who at the time of visit Lovrečeva visits the Kamplin Square whose contours and distinctive today seem ancient, medieval castle Frankopan will have the opportunity at least for a moment to feel the rich past of the city. That will certainly help him gather the guardians of tradition there, old crafts, Krk archers, always ready to fight the knights and princes of Krk historical group "Aramis" in charge of a faithful staging of medieval fights and games, while the mood for a good cause ensemble for medieval music " Jaaar ".
History will experience the culmination with a spectacular sea battle in Krk harbor each year, the City's waterfront, and it's attracting more and more curious. For those looking for adventure, as in previous years, there is organized a treasure hunt, which reveals only one of the many legends of Krk ...For the revival of history at the Square Kamplin, Lovrečevo makes recognizable by the fair and entertainment - concerts and performances by the city's waterfront and by many city's associations.