Operating in the East Mediterranean
Zoran Bradic, born 1979 in Split, Croatia, has been on the sea most of his life. It started with fun fishing with the family as a little boy, then recreational sailing at first which turned into a passion and later a job.
He completed his Yacht Master 100 BT licence in Split, as well with D2 Basic Safety and GMDSS license. He had worked as a skipper for the past 12 years on the Adriatic, skippering boats ranging to 72 ft. He has also worked on organizing team of sailing regattas in Sardinia, Croatia and Turkey.
As a highly trained and experienced yachtsman, Zoran has always been winning high plaudits from his clients for his friendly character, his calm attitude to problem solving and his commitment to putting his clients’ interests first. Zoran is fluent in English and can get by in Italian.
After Arctic Queen’s first captain Boris Vrhovac continued his career aboard our new addition Lagoon 620, Zoran presented a logical choice to lead a new crew aboard our flag ship. This is a competent captain, approachable at all time, and will be as discrete or engaged as you wish him to be.
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY BESIDES MY WORK, SEA & BOATS: Traveling & meeting new people, watching a good movie or reading a book with glass of wine.
Marinela Maletić was born in1985 in Split,Croatia. From her early age she was drawn to the art of food preparation and didn’t take long before she was pulled in and is still mesmerized by it.
While in college, she started working on superyachts, where she had an opportunity to learn silver service, provisioning, decoration styles, arranging flowers, housekeeping & deck help. Marinela discovered her passion for cuisine both traditional and modern. Since then, her love for cooking drove her to constantly improve her skills and broaden her menu repertoire.
Marinela is fluent in English & Italian. She graduated from University of Zadar, Croatia and holds master degree in Slavic languages and word literature. Being equally in love with Croatian landscapes, sea and cuisine, becoming a hostess for Adriatic Sailing was a very natural thing to do. Marinela’s mission is making your holiday on Arctic Queen the best you have ever had - a truly royal experience.
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY BESIDES MY WORK, SEA & BOATS: Sport, love, friends and family make me happy. I love to exercise on a daily basis.
From Kevin ARCTIC QUEEN CHARTER PERIOD: Sep 19 - Sep26, 2015
Boris and Petra were fabulous hosts/sailing team. they ensured we had fun and an excellent charter. we plan to do this trip again! We loved the boat, the food and Croatia.
From Suzzanne, ARCTIC QUEEN CHARTER PERIOD: Aug 29 - Sept 5, 2015
Boris, thank you and Petra, we have a wonderful trip.
From Jorge, ARCTIC QUEEN CHARTER PERIOD: May 16 - MAy 23, 2015
Boris, just a quick note to again tell you what a fabulous week we had with you and jacki!!! Everyone in the group has contacted me to let me know how much they enjoyed the artic queen and its great crew !!
You may have a flood of american visitors after all our friends hear about our trip !! Thank you and jacki so much, john.
Hi Jacky, I just sent you five or so pictures of your very brave trip up the mast. Let me know if you receive them. You and Boris made such a lovely, fun and memorable trip for all seven of us. We loved it and relive it over and over. You were so great to travel with and spoiled us rotten with wonderful, delicious beautiful breakfasts, lunches and dinners. You were a whiz at picking up how to make morning juice. And I still dream of sxome of your dishes and have all kinds of new ideas for hors d’heurves for us in canada for friends. You and Boris were so key to our wonderful time. I will remember not only your great food, our clean rooms, but most of all you and your delightful, loveable personality. It was a great trip. Thank you and if you are ever in NYC or headed this way, please e-mail and let us know and we have an extra guest room that is calling your name. Hugs and thanks. Mary do let me know that you got those wonderful koala bear photos. Xoxo m
From: Kenneth A. Moore
Boris & Jackie
We are home safe and sound and back to work as I write. Thank you again for a wonderful sailing trip. My whole family had an amazing time sailing with you both in Croatia. We enjoyed all the cities and bays we stopped at along the way Boris. Thank you both for setting up all our on land activities as they all went wonderful. Even after you dropped us all you had our day trip all setup for the waterfalls. The family enjoyed them very much and the taxi driver was very good, thanks. Jackie thank you so much for spoiling us with your great service and amazing food. We are going to miss that very much. I just wanted to say thank you again for a wonderful trip and we hope to see you both sometime in the near future.
Keep in touch, take care
Kenneth A. Moore