ČASLAV RELJIĆ - CAPTAIN
From the first moment you come aboard Rara Avis you will feel you are in a safe and hospitable hands of Časlav, young 30 years old captain who has spent last 12 years of his life connected with sea. Soon after finishing high school he has realized his love is not commercial and marketing but sea and the boats. He started working as a sailor on different boats and patiently he sailed his way to become a captain. Experience that he gathered in meantime has made him an excellent host who can provide his guests the most memorable cruise. Časlav has been showing enthusiasm and love for the nature all of his life so when he is not sailing, he spends his free time on the mountains. For him this is ideal way of recharging his batteries and connecting with nature and his family. He is married, has two children and his wife shares his love for this job as she comes from the family that has been working in nautical tourism for few generations now. Časlav has very friendly and cheerful nature and you will like him from the first moment you meet him especially as he takes his job very seriously and he wants to provide his clients complete experience. He enjoys meeting new people from all over the world and he feels it is his mission to show them all the beauties of his country. This is why his main goal is happy and completely satisfied client. Časalav speaks Croatian and English.
Marko Matić – CHEF
Born and raised in the historical city of Sinj, where the ancient battles for Croatia took place, chef Marko has that fighting spirit and the will to give the best that he can in everything he does. And he does food, he is doing it with such dexterity and enthusiasm. Marko has mastered cooking skills as a chef in several well known and praised a la carte restaurants along the Dalmatian coast as well as on some other yachts. As a young chef, he has wider views in sense of being more familiar with new cooking ideas and ways of cooking, new flavors and very large spectrum of groceries selection. His dedication to food preparation has made him not only a great cook but an amazing food decorator. His meals tell an authentic Mediterranean gourmet story that will enchant your flavor buds as much as your eyes. Chef Marko takes special pride in rustic style meat & fish dishes preparation combined with modern cuisine tricks. Speaks English, very friendly and open to any menu suggestions from the guests as his only wish is to complete the cruising experience with terrific dining. His eagerness to please is very visible and tasteful in his food creations.
ANTE RISTOVSKI – WAITOR AND CAPTAIN’S RIGHT HAND ON BOARD
Ante was born in July 20th 1994. He spent his childhood in a small town of Vrlika, inland, where he finished both Primary and Secondary education as a straight A student, graduated with flying colors and got himself a diploma as a computer technician. Currently, outside the season, Ante is attending Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture. Ante has been working as a waiter for almost 6 years now so he is more than experienced. With fluently speaking English, he can also get around with some German in case of need. The Captain describes him as a hardworking, extremely intelligent, with his very steady approach to any unexpected and stressful situation while performing his duty to the best of his abilities and his abilities are very considerable. He will make all his guests welcome and will go an extra mile to provide best service possible.
MATEA MILOVIĆ – HOSTESS
Matea was born in Split, September 16th 1996. where she graduated from Mathematical Gymnasium and continued her education as a philosophical faculty student, specialized for early and preschool upbringing of children. Even though she is young, she has managed to gather a great deal of working experience in many different branches but most of them in tourism. Working as a waiter, brand promoter, sales person and receptionist, she is familiar with guest service from several different aspects. She speaks fluent English language. Hearing about new luxury sailor yacht “Rara Avis” entering the market, she decided to go on a new adventure as a yacht hostess. From what we’ve heard from the guests on Rara Avis, she is doing an amazing job, always charming, professional and efficient. In her free time, Matea loves spending time reading, cooking, roller-blading and singing, also the only lady on board, which makes her a very special member of the crew.
MATEJ RELJIĆ – SAILOR
Matej was born in February 2nd 2000, which makes him the youngest member of Rara Avis crew. He just graduated from Maritime High School in Split as a technician for marine engineering. Since his early age he was always helping out on boats as he resides in a small village, city of Split outskirts, Krilo Jesenice, which has been famous for many years, as a place in Croatia with the biggest number of boat builders and owners. It was very clear for Matej what career he will dedicate his life to. Before he joined the crew on Rara Avis, he has had some experience already working as a hand on deck and as a waiter on another charter ship. He speaks active English. This young man, eager to learn and to be of service is doing the best he can with a big great smile on his face. In his free time, Matej is doing some serious fishing and also is a permanent volunteer for city of Omiš Fire Department.
STIPE JERONČIĆ – SAILOR
If there was a photo under definition of “multitasking”, it would most definitely be Stipe’s photo. This versatile young many has a Curriculum Vitae that you would need a whole hour to read all the way down. Stipe was born on June 19th 1990. in Split, where he was also raised and got his education. The list of the jobs Stipe has done in the past goes on and on, but we will let you in on a couple of them which are quite interesting. He worked in greenhouses with flowers and vegetables, on construction work, in a Styrofoam factory owned by his uncle, he also did some kitchen furniture instalment part time, helping at archaeological excavations and restoration of historical monuments. Somehow a career on sea at some point came to mind, so for the past 4 years he has been working as a hand on deck and a sailor. Stipe is also a proud founder of his own company for import/export of the stone coal from Bosnia and Hercegovina. He owns more than 12 maritime certificates of qualification and various courses. At young age he was training athletics in the category 400m sprint for men as a member of the Secondary High School sport team. Stipe also founded an internet forum for chemistry issues, as chemistry is his true passion, he moderated over 1500 articles themed in chemistry and demining for Wikipedia and he is an active member of his city district. In other words, extremely valuable member of the staff on Rara Avis, an easy going and cheerful team player anyone would love to meet. Welcome aboard.