My name is Vlaho Turčinov and I was born in Croatia, Zadar on 1983, 21st of June, which is the first day of summer, and I must say that summer is really my time of the year.
I've been on the sea all my life, first on my family's small wooden boats and then, after I had realized that it was the right job for me, I started to skipper all kind of vessels, from small and fast to big over ocean ships, however, my biggest passion are sailboats and sailing. I've been working as a skipper for more than 10 years now and during that time I've discovered the endless number of amazing places, from popular and touristic locations to secret, hidden, romantic bays and small villages, and I am more than glad to share those discoveries with my guests. I am always looking forward to the next adventure. I like to be on the sea and to live on boats, It's just my kind of lifestyle! And I must say that I'm even little bit hooked on all of that :-)
GUESTS ABOUT VLAHO
"Vlaho was the perfect skipper. He did everything in his power to ensure we had a safe and enjoyable trip. He was extremely considerate, wonderful with our four young children, and overall a good "stranger" to be in close accommodations with for 7 days"
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NAME: Vlaho Turčinov
EDUCATION: Grammar high school in Zadar
LANGUAGES: English - advanced knowledge, Italian, German & French - basic knowledge
SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE: Surf and Kite Instructor, Wide culinary knowledge, Advanced computer works (3d modeling, audio, photo i video producing and editing), Tourist guide: small and big groups, Navigational equipment handling (GPS, radar, sonar...), Basic engine repairs
HOBBIES: Fishing, Camping and mountaineering, Photography and Video (owns Canon 60D camera), bicycling, drawing, playing instruments, singing, acting, canoeing...
COURSES AND LICENSES: Basic safety training - D2 STCW A-VI/, Navigational watch - STCW II/4, Certificate in Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats - D18 STCW VI/2, Category C boat skipper, Skipper course
2006 – 2017: skipper on sailing boats of various size, International and local transfers and skippering (example: 1300 NM transfer from Sukošan, Croatia to Valencia, Spain, Gp 42 Racer, 12 days, 2500 NM transfer from Les Sables, France to Split, Croatia, Lagoon 400 s2, 21 days), Captain of fast rescue boat for kayak drivers, logistics and organization of adventuristic tourism
2013: Skipper on Hvar, fast powerboats (rubber, plastic, from 3 to 9 meters), oneday trips, transfers Hvar – Dubrovnik and area around
2010 – 2012: One day excursions; NP Kornati, archipelago of Šibenik, ships capacity 80 passengers, 2 crewmembers, ca 15000 NM, 300 excursions (days) (roles: wheelman, deckhand, tourist guide)
2003 – 2006: 4 overseas ships, long navigation (A.B. Seamen) 23 months of navigation, area: worldwide (America, England, Sweden, Denmark, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Netherland, Australia, New Zeland, Philippines, Vietnam, S. Korea, Japan, Singapore, Mauritius...), ca 50000 NM