Roman Avramovic in Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik's famous 'Stradun'
DUBROVNIK - 15. September 2006 -- Russian multimillionaire and English
football club Chelsea owner, Roman Avramovic, flew to Dubrovnik's Cilipi airport last night from
Gatwick, on his private Boeing 767. His 80-metres, 100-million Euros luxury yacht Ecstacea was
waiting for him, anchored near Cavtat, to which he whisked away in helicopter. The 39-year tycoon is most likely
sailing over to Budva, in Montenegro, where he's building a large villa on an isolated point, overlooking the
Avramovic spent some time cruising Adriatic last year, when he also visited Dubrovnik for a few days. Apart from Ecstacea, on the richest Russians, has a few
other yachts - 114-metres Pelorus, Le Grand Blue and Sussuro. He bought Boeing 767 after
Hawaiian Airlines cancelled their order with Boeing. Forbes magazine estimates his wealth at 18.2
milliards of dollars (18.2 billions in US numbers).
Saudi's Prince visits Dubrovnik
DUBROVNIK - 27. July 2005 -- One of Saudi's Princes and Saudi's Defence
Minister, Mitab bin Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz today arrived on his private Boeing 777 for a few days private visit to
Dubrovnik. The Saudi prince will be staying in the Hotel Dubrovnik Palace's presidential suite. He has been
accompanied by his family members, royal entourage and security team. It's expected that his super yacht will
shortly arrive to Dubrovnik's harbour, too.
Jordanian King Abdulah II holiday in Croatia
SKRADIN - 25. July 2005 -- Jordanian King Abdulah II, his wife Queen Rania
and 11 year old son Husein visited today National Park of Krka Waterfalls, one of the most picturesque national
parks in Croatia. After visiting the falls with his royal entourage and relatives, the
royal family spent afternoon having lunch on their own luxury yacht "Sarafsa". The King and his family are expected
to proceed to Dubrovnik, where they will be staying at the Hotel Dubrovnik Palace.
"Miami Dolphins" boss visiting Croatia
KORCULA - 15. July 2005 -- Harry Wayne Hiuzenga, the owner of the American
Football Club "Miami Dolphins" and partner in the Hockey Team "Florida Panthers" is visiting Korcula island, after
spending a few days near the small island of Badije. Along with the 70-meter yacht, "Floridian", Mr Hiuzenga has
also brought along the smaller "Dolphin" fishing boat, as well as 12-passenger helicopter, with Miami Dolphins
helmet logo on its tail. The yacht has 6 passenger cabins, 2 cinema rooms, and a few swimming pools. The crew
consists of 15 people, including 2 helicopter pilots. Mr Hiuzenga is on 355th place this year on
the Forbes’ richest people list, estimated to be worth 1,8 milliards of dollars (1.8 billions U.S.).
Ecclestones arrive in Zadar
ZADAR - 14. July 2005 -- The Formula One boss, Bernie Ecclestone, is
spending a few days in Zadar, with his wife Slavica and two daughters, Petra and Tamara. The Ecclestones, who have
been regularly visiting Zadar for the last few years, flew in on their private jet, "Falcon". Waiting for them in
Zadar’s marina, is Bernie’s 58-metre yacht, "Petara", named after his two daughters. They will be cruising
Adriatic, looked after by their 10-person crew.
An old church in Zadar
‘ Adriatica’ Village in Texas
SPLIT - 14. July 2005 -- Jeffory Blackard, American entrepreneur and the
president of The Blackard Group, who is building a Dalmatian village in Texas, arrived to Split today. The U.S.
$200-million project is being built the town of McKinney, on the shores of Stonebridge lake, in Texas. In order to
build the village as close to the original as possible, Jeffory Blackard visits Croatia once a month, searching for
details. He has taken so far more than 10,000 photos. After Split, Mr Blackard is going to Dubrovnik, where he will
visit the Marine Museum and talk to builders of ‘galijuna’, the old boats built by Dubrovnik boat
Citizens of McKinney have shown great interest in the project and declared July the
7th as Croatia Day. There are plans to open Croatian Honorary Consulate in Texas.
Ralph Lauren visits Makarska
MAKARSKA - 13. July 2005 -- One of the world's best known fashion designers
is visiting the township of Makarska, south of Split on the Dalmatian coast. Mr Lauren sailed in on a luxury yacht,
under Luxembourg flag, with a few of his friends and a crew. It is understood that after staying in Makarska for a
couple of days, Mr Lauren will be returning here for another visit.