New pictures have been released of 29.6m/97ft Horizon luxury yacht ANNABEL II, showing off her beautifully refitted interiors from 2018 as she prepares to take bookings for the summer 2020 Mediterranean yacht charter season in Croatia and Montenegro.
Onboard is a sundeck Jacuzzi and a great selection of sunbathing and outdoor lounging areas including the deep swim platform and the bow. The timeless warm interiors strike the perfect balance between formality and relaxation, offering warm wooden panelling and cool white furnishings with accents in stainless steel and glass.
Croatia is a stunning destination best experienced by water: Explore Istria for its historic delights hidden among charming coastal towns where plenty of boutique shopping opportunities and lavish spas await. Hike or bike along coastal trails and discover fantastic vineyards en-route. While the region has some fantastic beaches, take advantage of your ability to reach far-flung uninhabited isles to enjoy soft-sand beaches all to yourselves where you can dine on the shores at sunset.
The Dalmatian Islands have some fantastic spots for snorkelling, Scuba diving and fishing, where wrecks and reefs are accessible in the shallows and beach-side bars and restaurants will entice you with local flavours. Party in Hvar and take advantage of the winds off Brač for wind-powered water sports such as parasailing and windsurfing. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dubrovnik is a wonder to behold and has been put into the global spotlight as the setting for King’s Landing in the Game of Thrones TV series. Culture lovers will be just as enraptured by its carefully curated past in the myriad museums and art galleries.
The small coastal nation of Montenegro is just as picturesque and the Bay of Kotor has enough towns and cities to entertain culture seekers and shoppers while the coastline facing the Adriatic Sea yields one splendid crescent beach after another.
Guests from the 2019 summer season were dazzled by the service they received on board, including one group where the main guest had owned his own luxury yacht and his own crew. Other guests said of their experiences:
“We had an amazing time, the boat is great but the crew really does the special touch, they literally look for every detail, amazing food and service. We are now looking forward to repeating again! The suggested itinerary worked perfect and they helped with our kids in every activity.”
Charter guests, Croatia – July 3 – 10 2019
Aboard ANNABEL II the main deck is the best of indoor and outdoor living, offering a plush shaded alfresco dining area along the aft that can be used for outdoor lounging with pastimes. Should guests want to escape the midday heat, the cool main salon interiors have an abundance of seating for receiving additional visitors, where guests can watch a film on the widescreen TV to pass the time while cruising. Farther forward to port is the formal dining area for intimate meals between family and friends.
A second dining area can be found in the forward galley, where the oblique windows allow plenty of natural light to pour down onto diners or those using the area for reading and other hobbies. One last quiet hideaway can be found in the raised pilothouse which comes furnished with a sofa for a quiet conversation of resting in the sunshine.
Spend all day revelling in the sunshine and the warm East Mediterranean breezes up on the sundeck, where a Jacuzzi can be found to the aft and amidships there is a wet bar to port and a C-shaped sofa and two elevated tables to starboard. The group can watch their lunch being prepared right before their eyes at the forward barbeque grill, and there is forward seating for taking in the sweeping views while unwinding in comfort.
The water toys are perfect for exploring the crystal clear waters along the Dalmatian Coast and Montenegro and includes 10 sets of snorkelling gear, two paddleboards and kayaks, in addition to a selection of towable toys for high-speed thrills.
“We had an amazing experience… everything was magic and we are in love with Croatia. The crew was incredible, very kind and ready to help us in everything that we needed.”
Charter guests, Croatia – June 23 – 30 2019
Up to 10 guests can stay overnight in the en-suite accommodation, which consists of 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins convertible to kings, both with a Pullman berth. On hand is an expert crew of 5 to provide guests with the best experience possible of Croatia and Montenegro.