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V knjigi Mayday je predstavljen izbor najbolj zanimivih in obenem tragičnih pomorskih nesreč, ki segajo od 2. svetovne vojne pa vse do sedanjosti. Vsem zgodbam v knjigi, ki opisujejo nenavadne pomorske avanture: žalostne, drzne, tragične, smešne ali komaj verjetne, je klic na pomoč - MAYDAY skupni imenovalec.

Iz vsebine:

  • Namesto uvoda
  • 117 dni na pragu smrti
  • Anatomija nekega brodoloma
  • Knjiga, ki ne bo napisana
  • Cena slave
  • Poročilo gospoda Roba Widdringtona, prvega častnika ameriške raziskovalne ladje Roger Rewelle
  • Ledena krsta
  • Panika v Sredozemlju
  • Dvakrat okoli Rta Horn
  • Torpedo - made in Germany
  • Morje z napako
  • Havenly tweens
  • Vihar viharjev - po dogodku posnet tudi film The perfect storm
  • Nori Viking na Antarktiki

Avtor Jože Mušič, mojster fotografije in filmar, jadralec, popotnik, vsestranski športnik in prvi Slovenec, ki je objadral svet. Je avtor in prevajalec številnih fotomonografij in potopisov: Melodije vetra, Zlati valovi, Dolga pot čez oceane ... 

Odlomek (117 dni na pragu smrti):

Dnevi so prešli v tedne, tedni v mesece, borba za preživetje je zahtevala vedno več napora. Napihljivi splav, ki jima je nudil edino zaščito, je razpadal, neprestano je bilo treba izmetavati vodo in črpati zrak. V dveh hudih viharjih sta izgubila streho nad splavom, kompas in nekaj plastenk z vodo; zbolela sta, dobila hude sončne opekline po telesu, zaradi slane vode pa boleče izpuščaje po koži. Podhranjena in dehidrirana sta se komaj še premikala. V štirih mesecih je plulo mimo sedem ladij, ne da bi ju kdo opazil. Bil je 117 dan.

Cena v prednaročilu: 19,99 EUR (do 1.4.2020)

Cena po izidu: 24,99 EUR

Darilo ob naročilu za prvih 30 kupcev – MOLITEV PRED PLOVBO (Joža Horvat).

Jože Mušič: MAYDAY

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Volvo Penta recieves innovation award for its DPI drive

Volvo Penta has been recognized at the German boat show - boot Dusseldorf. Presented at the prestigious Flagship Night within the category of European Powerboat of the Year 2020, the award recognizes the industry-leading features of Volvo Penta’s all-new aquamatic sterndrive. Introduced during 2019 as part of the company’s next generation D4/D6 propulsion system, the DPI drive further enhances Volvo Penta’s trademark easy boating experience.

Technology behind the DPI

The DPI drive has been designed to deliver enhanced performance, easier maintenance and greater reliability for boat owners. The new hydraulic clutch ensures a silent and smooth shifting, as well as slipping at low engine speeds, resulting in added maneuverability and higher comfort at slower boat speeds. The hydraulic clutch, together with electric steering – which is now standard for DPI – gives an improved joystick docking function. The DPI driveline now also comes with Dynamic Positioning System, which automatically maintains a boat’s heading and position, even during strong currents or windy conditions – ideal when preparing for docking.

“Once again, Volvo Penta has set new benchmarks in drive technology. The hydraulic clutch of the DPI drive enables silent, low-wear shifting. In addition, the electric steering unit provides greater convenience and safety in practice,” explains BOOTE’s editor-in-chief Torsten Moench, summarizing the jury’s motivation for the award.

Having an efficient driveline is an essential part of delivering outstanding boat performance, and necessary to provide an integrated ‘easy boating’ experience. Continuous innovation in driveline technology is a factor that Volvo Penta has taken to heart across its innovations over the years – with the new DPI driveline as the latest example.

“This recognition reinforces our longstanding commitment to innovation in the boating industry,” says Johan Inden, President of Volvo Penta Region Europe. “We are in a technology revolution, and our innovation focus is to use the new technologies to further enhance the easy boating experience. At the same time, delivering power into the water in an efficient way continues to be a basic need for boating. Our new, future focused DPI delivers a winning combination of innovation and efficiency to enhance the experience for both present and future boaters.”

Thursday 27 Feb 2020

The two architects behind this free-flowing, wonderfully nimble 54-footer are Roberto Biscontini and Lorzenzo Argento, whose creation paves the way for a new generation of high-end cruisers that optimize cockpit and interior layouts without any sacrifices to performance, practicality, or comfort. The yacht carries the unmistakable DNA of the Oceanis range, a...
Thursday 27 Feb 2020

This highly innovative long distance cruising yacht is notable for being the first superyacht to be fitted with a transverse Dynamic Stability System foil, designed to reduce heel angle, increase speed and dampen pitching to improve comfort.

She is also fitted with a sophisticated diesel electric propulsion and hydro-generating system reducing the use of fossil fuel and enabling the yacht to be used for long periods in ‘silent’ mode.

Vibration and noise levels are further reduced by using an electric propulsion motor powered by lithium ion batteries charged by a combination of traditional generators and propeller driven hydro-generation.

Canova is designed to sail quickly, comfortably and efficiently and in addition her owner wants to be able to maintain and service the yacht without the need for specialist shipyard help in remote parts of the world.

The combination of her large deck saloon, which forms the focal point of her accommodation, and her large, well-appointed cockpit which is protected by a long solid bimini, provides a superb living space while sailing.

An impressive package of new technology will make her a genuinely remarkable project, underlining the company’s position as the world’s leading builder of super-sailing yachts.


Early results using DSS in medium and stronger winds have exceeded expectations. On a beam reach in 14 knots of true wind, measurements show heeling reduced by some 34 per cent. Upwind in 24 knots of wind heeling is reduced by an impressive 28 per cent and pitching by more than 40 per cent.

In order to achieve the same reduction in pitching an additional 33,000kg would be required in the keel bulb.
A reduction in leeway also results in increased velocity made good (VMG). Further findings will be made available as more research is carried out.

Read more: Baltic Yachts


Friday 07 Feb 2020

Full details of Elan Yachts’ next-generation flagship model, the Elan GT6, have been revealed at the world’s biggest boat show, Boot Düsseldorf. The prototype GT6 is still in build at Elan’s shipyard in Slovenia, but high-resolution renders show the elegant new design – the first ever yacht designed by Studio F. A. Porsche – from every angle and reveal full details of the yacht’s in...
Friday 31 Jan 2020

Marina Punat, sense4boat

As the safety of all boats in the marina is our common goal, all contract vessels are entitled to free sensors for detecting water intrusion, smoke or risky temperatures, as follows:
— bilge sensor
— smoke sensor (sailboats) or high temperature sensor (motorboats)


Read more about it HERE.

Book your appointment at the Yacht Service as soon as possible

Marina Punat, sense4boat

The winter months are passing fast and there is less and less time to prepare your boat for the upcoming season. If you tidied up your boat after sailing and did everything necessary for a carefree winter, then you should be ready for the season.

You have probably already announced and arranged all the necessary works. If not, it is time to do so, because our service zone will be crowded soon and it will not always be possible to get a mechanic, electrician, carpenter, spare parts, lift appointments…

Read more about it HERE.

Tel. +385 51 654 120, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New - power connection service for battery charging

During the winter months when the boats are stationary, we offer a new service to owners of contracted vessels with an annual berth in the sea. Connection of the boat to electrical power for battery charging under the marina’s supervision. If the boat is equipped with SENSE4BOAT smart sensors which monitor battery voltage, the Marina Punat staff will connect the vessel to the power grid when the alert from the sensor is received.

Immediately after the charging begins, the owner will be notified by email that the charging has started, and upon completion of the charging and battery voltage stabilization, the owner will be informed that the charging is complete.

For technically sound boats, the owner can order battery charging at a preferential price provided that a few more conditions are met (the boat must be equipped with a SENSE4BOAT engine temperature control sensor or an automatic fire extinguishing system in the engine room, or with the SENSE4BOAT smoke sensor in the saloon).  

Read more about the conditions and the order form at

Free mobile app

Marina Punat, sense4boat

We have already written about the PROACTIVE BOAT CARE innovation which was conceptually designed at Marina Punat. For the last 5 years, contracted boat owners are given insight into the surveillance and activities that the Marina Punat staff carry out daily on their boat. Through weekly reports, owners receive an email with an overview of the performed activities and the latest photo of the boat.

In order to make this service even more accessible, boat owners with an annual berth at the marina can now monitor the staff activities on their boats in real time VIA THE FREE MOBILE APP.

The app sends a notification to your phone for each recorded staff activity.

The SENSE4BOAT mobile app is available for download on the Google Play or App Store

Marina Club Card – new benefits

Marina Punat, sense4boat

Marina Club Card users have a 10% discount this year on services at the Marina Restaurant and 9 Bofora bistro. The discount applies to all types of payment.

In addition, by the end of February they get a 30% discount on the price of travel lifts, and a 50% discount for daily and monthly accommodation on land due to works on the boat.

Accommodation at Hotel Kanajt is also 10% reduced if you have the Marina Club Card.

All benefits are available HERE.

Thursday 23 Jan 2020

SAVE THE DATE: 10. 4. – 13. 4. 2020 and
join us on the traditional Easter Season Opening Sailing Party 2020.
We will start the sailing season in 2020 with S.O.S. - active and fun sailing weekend. Like in previous years, it will include a lot of sailing, internal regattas with navigation challenges, and will be accompanied also with many fun and entertaining activities.
We welcome all sailing lovers - with partners, friends or families, regarding your sailing experience.

Start in Marina Kastela Split, CROATIA
295 € / person.
275 € / person for everybody that was already present on at least one Just Perfect Y.C. sailing event.
Registrations and payments until 01. April 2020!

The price includes:
- sailing boat,
- transit log (200€ / boat)
- turist tax
- skipper,
- 1 x Just Perfect dinner
- evening socializing events and parties,
- official 8th S.O.S. CREW T-Shirt
- event organization and coordination

The price does not include:
- fuel (around 10 € / person)
- moorings (around 10 – 20 € / person)
- food and drinks expect two dinners
- transfers and parking

Program outline:
… arrival and overnight stay on the boats is possible already on Thursday 09.4. evening
- Friday, 10.4.: check in, skippers meeting ,sailing to Hvar - Sveta Nedelja, dinner in konoba
- Saturday 11.4.: skippers meeting, sailing to Korcula - Vela Luka, dinner on boats, anchor party
- Sunday, 12.4.: skippers meeting, internal regatta with navigation challenges to Hvar town Hvar, Just Perfect Y.C. dinner in konoba, party
- Monday, 13.4.: sailing back to initial marina, check out, group photo and going home

The final program is defined a few days before the event, taking into consideration the weather forecast.

Registration and more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., + 386 51 604 395.

Sea U There!

Thursday 23 Jan 2020


Volvo Penta ventures into new waters by expanding its IPS propulsion system to the larger semi-displacement yachting segment with the updated D13 IPS 1350 semi-displacement (SD). The new edition Volvo Penta D13 propulsion system’s torque curve has been expertly modified to cope with higher thrust loads at slower speeds. The D13 IPS 1350 SD also has a wider speed range down to 19 knots (former 25 knots).

With this new edition D13 IPS1350 also comes the introduction of two new propellers to the Q-series – the QS4 and QS5 – both will only be allowed for use with the new D13 IPS 1350 SD.

One of the key advantages of the new edition D13 propulsion system is that a wider range of boaters can use the IPS features which were, previously, not available for larger, semi-displacement yachts. The key advantages of the Volvo Penta IPS, compared to inboard shaft installations are the increased onboard comfort, increased fuel efficiency and longer range. As an integrated marine propulsion system, the Volvo Penta IPS also delivers an intuitive onboard experience through simple joystick control. The individually steerable IPS drives – controlled by the joystick – make for ultra-responsive handling and pilot-like control when maneuvering and docking. This allows owners to navigate in tight spaces, perform tricky maneuvers and maintain outstanding stability in all sea conditions. Additionally, onboard features are integrated from the helm to the propellers, delivering a seamless experience for the driver.

“Recently, we have seen a trend of larger yachts going down in speed,” explains Björn Rönnvall, Product Manager Volvo Penta. “We wanted to be able to bring the benefits of our IPS system to these larger slower semi-displacement yachts and that is what we have achieved with this update.”

The new D13 IPS 1350 SD edition is already bringing the IPS boating dream to life for the larger yachting segment – the Absolute Navetta 73, ISA 93 Extra and the Arcadia Sherpa XL are all powered by the new edition IPS 1350 SD, as well as, the Mangusta 33 – to be unveiled this year.

“This is a great achievement both for our customers but also for Volvo Penta as a business” says Rönnvall. “We can now offer our IPS system to a wider and larger size range of yachts than ever before.”

Absolute Navetta 73 with D13 IPS 1350

Photo: Volvo Penta,

Tuesday 14 Jan 2020

Elan, Boot Dusseldorf

Register TODAY for complimentary show entrance and to reserve your private viewing!

Elan Yachts returns in January 2020, to the Düsseldorf International Boat Show and featuring a display of our E5 and Impression 45.1 yachts in water, with what promises to be one of the most photographed stands of the show this year. 

Elan will also be previewing the NEW flagship Elan GT6, a design collaboration between Elan, Humphreys Yacht Design, and Studio F. A. Porsche. Including a 360 degree preview and a completely unique Porsche inspired display feature. 

  • Be their guest at boot Düsseldorf 2020
  • View their products first-hand, ask questions and get information about our range
  • Discover collaboration with F A Porsche and explore the GT6 360 degree preview
  • Meet the Elan factory team at Europe's  largest boat show

Be thier guest at boot Düsseldorf 

Register for show entrance and arrange a private viewing today

Monday 06 Jan 2020

Elan GT6

Elan Yachts is set to redefine the concept of the modern performance cruising yacht with the launch of a brand new 49 ft (15.2m) grand tourer, the first of which is currently in build.

The keenly anticipated Elan GT6 is the result of a three-way collaboration between Elan Yachts, Humphreys Yacht Design and Studio F A Porsche. Following on from their highly acclaimed superyacht design projects, this is the first time that Studio F A Porsche has been deeply involved in the design of a sailing yacht.

A natural, upscale evolution from Elan’s groundbreaking and successful GT5, the new GT6 is also the first yacht in its class to feature the clean, stylish silhouette of a flush deck.

Styled by Porsche to turn heads and leave a striking first impression, with an innovative hull and sail plan drawn by Humphreys for exhilarating performance and a comfortable motion at sea, the GT6 encapsulates the exclusivity and luxurious sporting spirit of the classic gran turismo concept.

Built from premium materials throughout, with Elan’s unique combination of cutting-edge composite engineering, market-leading 3D VAIL infusion technology and fine traditional craftsmanship, the GT6 is optimised for fast, medium-range offshore sailing, easy handling and luxury liveaboard cruising.

'Our powerful new flagship model offers discerning sailors all the benefits of Elan build quality and Humphreys performance with the design flair of Studio F A Porsche,’ says Marko Škrbin, Director of Marine Division at Elan. ‘With the GT6 you can sail further, faster, cruise in comfort and arrive in style.’

'The fundamental idea behind the design of Elan’s new GT6 yacht designed by Studio F. A. Porsche is to create a modern and unique sailing experience that unifies nature and technology while travelling the high seas.' says Studio F. A. Porsche.

'The yacht’s exterior focus’ on combining minimalism with dynamics, while bringing watersports closer to nature. The result is a stunning aft deck composed of sculptured volumes inspired by aero-dynamic elements used in sports cars'.

Further details and specifications of the Elan GT6 remain shrouded in secrecy but more will be revealed at Europe’s biggest boat show, Boot Düsseldorf, in January 2020. 

Elan GT6

Elan GT6

Saturday 07 Dec 2019

A brand new 47ft (14.3 m) Elan Yachts flagship model is taking shape in our shipyard under a veil of secrecy.

This groundbreaking new design is the result of a unique collaboration between our own in-house design team, the renowned naval architect Humphreys Yacht Design and – in their first-ever sailing yacht project – Studio F. A. Porsche, the product design team behind the world-famous luxury carmaker.

Tuesday 26 Nov 2019