Luxury sailing yacht ANIMA MARIS is newly built luxury sailing yacht, the proud jewel of the Ercegović family which is more than 70 years connected with the sea and boats. Anima Maris is the 8th boat they have owned, a tradition dating back several generations.
Time passed from the first wooden sailing boat called Sveti Križ (St. Cross) which was purchased in 1950 to the newly built, modern and luxuriously fitter 49m long sailing yacht Anima Maris, which is Latin for Soul of the Sea. Anima Maris will be able to accommodate up to 12 guests, in 6 spacious, modern and comfortable double cabins.
With its elegant lines and beautiful sails the luxury sailing yacht Anima Maris will be a real beauty on the sea, proudly carrying its name and representing the soul of the sea and sailing in its full meaning. Exceptionally spacious in interior and exterior, this yacht will have the most spacious cabins on this type of yachts in Croatia. With deep earthy color shades, warm lighting, dark wood and dark marble details this yacht will unite classic contemporary interior with a touch of tradition, creating warm and welcoming atmosphere. Outside area continues the same color palette and with two dining areas, jacuzzi and plenty of cushioned areas for you to lay down and just relax, it represents ideal place for you to spend cruising and discovering beauties of the Adriatic.
Stern Master Cabin: 38 m², with double bed. Private bathroom with shower box and home toilet.
Master Cabin: 44 m², with double bed. Private bathroom with shower box and home toilet.
2 Double Cabins: 22 m², with two twin beds, convertible into double beds. Private bathroom with shower box and home toilet.
2 Double Cabin: 22 m², with double bed. Double bed can be converted into two single beds. Private bathroom with shower box and home type toilet.
Number of Crew:8
MARIO ERCEGOVIĆ – CAPTAIN
Marijo was born on June 21, 1963 in a family of sailors and he has spent his whole life at sea. He started working on ships at the age of 11. He was earning his pocket money working on the boats that were extracting sand. From 1991 till 1997 He worked as a fisherman and at that time he owned 3 fishing boats. In 1998 he bought his first excursion boat Prišnjak, remodeled it and for the next 3 years worked with tourists on Makarska Riviera. In 2001, he bought the first ship for round trips IKA and worked with it until 2005. when the construction of his first new build boat started. It was a 30 meters long iron ship Vapor. From that time he has build 5 new boats: 2009. Ocean; 2013. Aurora; 2015. Diamond; 2018. Rara Avis; 2021. Anima Maris
In his free time he likes long walks and bike rides. He is married, father of 4 children and grandfather of 4 grandchildren.
All of his children are involved in family business so his legacy will live on.
ANDRIJA ERCEGOVIĆ – CHIEF MATE
Andrija was born in October 1999. After finishing grade school he studied marine engineering at the Maritime High School in Split. Upon graduating he spent some time as a member of the Armed Forces. He continued to improve his maritime skills and has completed several certified courses with his
diligence and devotion. For the past few years he has worked onboard motorboat Diamond, working as a deck hand, and was involved from the start with building Anima Maris, along with his father, Marijo. He likes to spend his spare time relaxing and playing chess, spending time with his four nephews and is a Formula One fan. An interesting fact about Andrija – he likes cats
TONI JOVANOVIĆ ( 29/12/1989) – CHEF
Toni was born in Split and after finishing Culinary school he continued in actively pursuing his career as a chef. In the past 13 years, he has tried different cooking styles and gained experience. He has perfected himself in the mediterranean cuisine and is very familiar with working on a yacht because he has been an indispensable member of the crew for the fifth year in a row with the current Owner of Anima Maris. At the end of each season, he participates in further education, the last of which he completed a course for a pastry chef.Toni speaks fluent English and some German.
In his free time, he likes to run and watch movies
GLORIA GRGIĆ (16/01/1995) – HOSTESS
Born on January 16, 1995. in Split. Gloria graduated from the High School of Economics and Office Technology and graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Split, majoring in Tourism and Hospitality. In her free time, she loves various recreations such as hiking, playing tennis, badminton,
volleyball, basketball and training crossfit. she loves to travel and explore new interesting places and one thing she loves about this job is the opportunity to make lifetime memories for her guests while on Anima Maris.
IVAN PEZIĆ – BARMAN
Ivan was born in 1986 in the northern part of Croatia but was always fascinated by its southern part and the Adriatic Sea. He has a degree in Tourism and Hotel management but in spite of his fascination for the southern part of Croatia he has spent over 15 years working across Europe, Russia and even Afghanistan in premium restaurants. He is a proud father of a girl and enjoys spending time with her when he is not enjoying on of his hobbies that include football, fishing, hiking or being in the general outdoors. Ivan gives a 100% effort to each charter group and always want to keep the guests’ satisfaction on the highest level possible so their time on Anima Maris would be an unforgettable pleasure.
BONO ERCEGOVIĆ – DECKHAND
Born in Split in 1996, Bono finished his high school education in Marine Engineering. Raised in a family that is connected to the sea he couldn’t see any other future for him but being on a boat. Aa the time goes forward and luxury tourism is growing, Bono considers that as a future for his career. He already has experience in different boats and navigation so he is looking forward to next season on Anima Maris and being able to expand his xperience.
Being a very communicative and easygoing person and as such is a great addition to the crew.
GRAZIA CATARINA BULIGA – STEWARDESS
Grazia was born on June 6, 2021 in Cesena, Italy. She lived there until she moved to Croatia at the age of four. She has graduated from High school for Tourism with a major in Hotel management and Tourism. In school she had lectures in four foreign languages. She is fluent in Italian and English and is currently expanding her knowledge of Spanish. Since graduating she has worked in sales, bartending and in the hospitality sector. Due to her experience working with people Grazia is a very open person, communicative and cheerful in nature. She is always looking to learn something new and she is found of adventure and adrenalin.
STIPE STEVIĆ – DECKHAND
Stipe was born May 12, 1994 in Split and currently lives in the nearby place of Krilo. He has graduated from Maritime High School in Split with a degree in Nautical engineering. He is fluent in English and has almost a decade of experience working on ships, starting from an early age of 14 working on boats for one day trips. The last four years he spent working on a catamaran and is looking forward to a change of scenery and in exciting to be a part of the crew on board Anima Maris. Stipe enjoys his time in the depts of the sea, where he says his “inner peace” is, scuba diving or spearfishing or playing basketball.
MARIJA ANTEA JOVANOVIĆ – SOUS CHEF
Marija Antea was born on February 17, 1998. After graduating from high school in economics, her love for working with the youngest was stronger than solving accounts, so she enrolled in Preschool Education. As a long-time sailor, she gained a lot of experience working at sea and on a ship, and this season she joined the exciting crew on Anima Maris. Among foreign languages, he speaks English very well. As a big fan of exploring authentic places, she devotes most of her free time to it, and her biggest wish is to visit Madagascar.