In this strange year 2020 we (NCP & Mare) celebrate 25 years of being your loyal quality partner and one of the leading Croatian yacht charter companies, providing the best sailing holidays in Croatia.
Surely this is not the best year to celebrate, but we feel it would not be fair to completely skip it, primarily to our employees, clients and partners who made it all happen. On this occasion we would also like to thank you all, for being with us.
So, let us take you shortly back through this exciting quarter of the century.
In 1995 we began it’s way as one of the first charter companies in Croatia specialized in motor boats with the fleet of premium motor yacht brands like Fairline, Princess and Sunseeker. From the very beginning our main focus was on quality so in order to have a fleet of motor yachts running smoothly, a decision was made to take over a complete service facility in Marina Kremik near Primosten, where at the time the fleet was based.
In the following year also sailing boats were introduced in the fleet, initially Elan, followed by Beneteau and other quality sailing boat brands.
In 2001 we became an exclusive dealer of premium performance sailing boats Grand Soleil built by Cantiere del Pardo and very soon the fleet grew to over 50 boats including various Fairline and Grand Soleil boats which made our fleet a unique charter fleet worldwide.
In the years to come the size of the charter fleet led to another decision, to have our own marina. The location chosen for marina construction was in Mandalina area in the beautiful bay of Sibenik which was sheltered from all winds, perfectly located just between two most popular national parks, Kornati archipelago and river Krka, and perfectly connected: less than 10 minutes away from the new highway and less than hour drive from two international airports, Split and Zadar.
In 2005 after the marina construction was finished, our charter fleet moved from Marina Kremik to new NCP Marina Mandalina in Sibenik.
In 2010 Marina Mandalina was sold to Dogus group as part of their newly formed Mediterranean D-marin chain but we remained in the marina as a separate company with the charter fleet of over 70 boats.
In 2011 we (NCP Charter) and our partnering company Pina & Mare joined forces under the company name of NCP & mare, brand name NCP Charter.
In 2013 with the same focus on high quality standards we became an authorized RYA training center thus becoming the part of the world’s best maritime training network, providing various training levels both for sailing boats and power boats.
In 2017 we became an exclusive dealer of Marex boats, a renowned motor boat brand from Norway.
We are extremely proud to say that various Grand Soleil and Marex models were recognized both, by industry professionals as well as sailing customers, and were awarded various awards “Best of boats award 2019 (MAREX)”. Many of these awarded models you can find in our fleet available both for charter, charter management and sale.
Additionally, in order to be able to offer even more different brands and models to different customers we became also the local dealer of Beneteau power boats and Dufour sailing boats.
Within our charter fleet of over 70 boats we always try to find the best balance between different models and types including luxury crewed yachts, motor boats, sailing boats, performance cruisers and catamarans.
We also try to balance the ratio between our own boats and charter management boats in our fleet as we think that is the key to full control and long term stability.
So whether you want to charter a boat with us, buy a boat or want to book your RYA training course, you can be sure that the service you have booked will be delivered according to the highest industry standards.
As a proof of our business reliability and financial stability, although it was a tough year, we were checked and approved once more with top AAA Creditworthiness rate by Bisnode International rating agency.
But probably the best proof of what we do and how we do it are over 100.000 charter clients who came to our boats throughout our 25 years history, many of them coming for over 20 years, and our status of Premium partner to all the major charter agencies and brokers.
To sum it all up, tradition, quality performance and long term stability, in whichever order you put them, have been the keystones that marked our way since 1995. and they remain as our guidelines for the years to come.
We are still very passionate about the boats and extremely responsible towards our customers which makes us ready for next 25 years!