Once again, Marina Kaštela hosted the international social-pedagogic project entitled Mirno more Peacefleet. The project features a week of sailing on the Adriatic for children from marginalised groups from entire Europe with the goal of casting away prejudices and building peace.

The fleet consisting of 97 boats, 800 children and 200 volunteers spent two days in Marina Kaštela enjoying numerous activities. It has been a great honour for us to host this fleet once again and provide them with free berths, parking and internet.

Ms.Maja Markovčić Kostelac, the State Secretary, visited the project this year on behalf of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure that ensured that the entire fleet got free berths in all ports in the Dalmatian counties this year.

Marina Kaštela and Bavadria were the main sailing sponsors of this project for the crew of the Mirno more Marina Kaštela that included 4 boats for young persons with diabetes, children without adequate parental care and persons with mental disabilities. This year, 20 persons went sailing accompanied by volunteer skippers, care givers and doctors.


Dear sailing friends,

Our new sailing yachts have arrived in the Marina Kastela and are prepared by our mechanics and technicians for the season so that you can always enjoy your holiday at BavAdria.

See you soon ,

Your BavAdria team



Dear sailing friends,

With our new service of organised volunteering, we wish to offer you the possibility of using your visit to Kaštela to actively participate in the community.

If you want to get the know the local residents and the authentic customs a little better and make a positive mark on the places you visit, volunteer-tourism is the ideal solution for you.

We are presenting you with our pilot project:  “Cooking for Kids”.

Every year, during the second half of May, the Broad Bean Festival takes place in Kaštel Kambelovac: a gastro gathering where the representatives of the local communities prepare various dishes using broad beans, a traditional ingredient in this region. Unless the weather dictates otherwise, this year’s Broad Bean Festival will take place on May 20th. The Calm Sea Association of Marina Kaštela is giving you an opportunity to participate in the preparation of 150 lamb and broad bean meals that we will sell together as a part of the Broad Bean Festival. You can chose whatever activity you like – cooking or serving food, and use your free time to see the other participants, taste numerous interesting dishes and enjoy the atmosphere of a Dalmatian festival.

We will donate all the funds we collect from this event to the Maestral Children’s Home, the Miljenko and Dobrila branch. This institution takes in children without adequate parental care and provides them with homes in one of the living units located in Kaštel Lukšić.

The fee to participate in the project is €60 per person. This covers the cost of ingredients needed to prepare the food while Marina Kaštela will provide you with a free one-night stay in the Marina Kaštela apartments. We can include seven volunteers in the project. For all additional information please contact our volunteer coordinator, Tena Romani at, or your Bavadria contact persons.


Dear sailing friends,

It was a great pleasure to see you all once again, our dear friends and old acquaintances, and to spend some enjoyable time with you as we look forward to Christmas.

Bavadria, Marina Kaštela and the Berket family would like to extend their most sincere thanks to all of you because your presence enhanced this celebration!

Of course, just like they do every year, our team from Kaštela brought with them some homemade Dalmatian delicacies and good wine, and the Podvorje vocalists ensured we got into the “Christmassy” mood with their repertoire of traditional Christmas songs.

We would like to thank you for all the ideas you proposed for the upcoming friendly regatta Bavadria that will take place between April 29th and May 1st, 2017. We would like to take this opportunity and invite you to the regatta once again.

Please allow us to remind you of the performance by the Podvorje vocalists that took place the very next day at the traditional Graz Eiskrippe (nativity scene made of ice) in Landhaushof (city hall courtyard)

Please click on this link to see several videos of the performances by the Podvorje vocalists:

Klapa Podvorje in Graz

This successful year is coming to a close, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for the confidence you have expressed in our company Bavadria.

May the New Year be filled with joy for you and your family!

Merry Christmas,

Your Bavadria Team