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Overview2019- Adriatic Boating - Croatia2013 - 2018: Adriatic Cruises - Croatia2010 - 2012: Falmouth to the Med'Tarilian' - Trader 535 Bareboat charters CROATIA up to 2010 Bareboat charters TURKEY 2008 & 2009

     Wilhelm  'Willi'  Hartl

This website is about my boating hobby, in particular sharing my Mediterranean cruise reports and experience.
Its content
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Motor Yacht Tarilian

From 2010, having released the time constraints of full-time employment, my partner Jane and I started getting serious with our own motor boat.

In 2011, c
ruising on our own steam from Falmouth to the Med along the Atlantic coast, via Gibraltar and towards the Balearic islands;
in 2012, across the Mediterranean sea, taking in the islands of Sardinia and Sicily, and round the Italian heel to the Adriatic sea and Croatia.
The story of our voyage from Cornwall to the Adriatic sea unfolds on page 2010-2012 Falmouth to the Med

Since 2013 Tarilian has been based in Croatia as our 'summer resort'. The numerous Dalmatian islands have been a rewarding and seemingly inexhaustable cruising ground.
Read about our boating in Croatia and beyond on page 2013-2018 Adriatic Cruises

Full details about my boat, our experience and customization, are on page Tarilian - Trader 535

Our Med cruises on chartered boats, in the years up to 2010

From 2000 to 2010 Jane and I had been
chartering boats (bareboat) in Croatia, and in some years in Greece and Turkey, too. A selection of logs is available on the Croatia and Turkey bareboat charter pages:

In September 2008 we cruised the Šibenik archipelago and the incomparable Kornati, Croatia 2008

Our trip in June 2009 took us through the South Dalmatian islands, and included a visit to Dubrovnik, Croatia 2009

In June 2010 we went though the Kornati to the Central Dalmatian islands of Dugi Otok and Molat, and back via Zadar and its offshore islands, Croatia 2010.

Finally, I'm looking back in time, to our first trip in post-war Croatia 2000
, to the islands south of Split.

Our first exploration of the Turkish coast by boat, in June 2008, started from Marmaris to the Southwest, along Turkey's Carian coast.
On our second cruise in Turkey, in late September 2009, we went from Marmaris towards East, the Lycian coast, and to the beautiful coves around Göcek.

About me

I am from Austria; from my native town of Vienna I moved to the UK in 1994. I live with my partner, Jane, in West London.
I support the RYA, RLNI and the Cruising Association (CA), and am also a member of the RCYC.

I like "messing in (motor) boats" and enjoy coastal cruising in the UK and - even more so - in warmer climes. To me, boat ownership is a complex and demanding hobby and pastime. Getting afloat means to me getting into nature and escape from daily grind. As a cruising boater, I enjoy the freedom and liberty to roam, as a couple and sometimes with friends.

Nautical interest did not start early in my life:
Living in a land-locked country I first got interested in sailing on inland waters when I was 32. My first trips at sea were not at all comfortable. It was years later, living in the UK, where I acquired some confidence and finally bought my own first small boat in 1998. It's been a long learning process, and it still is.

Anyhow, I always liked taking photos to document interesting journeys.

My cruise logs are illustrated travel journals for myself, friends and family.
It's personal stuff, and I am pleased to share my memories.

Thanks for your interest,


Willi & Jane arriving at harbour, Preko 2018


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or directly by sending email to
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Overview2019- Adriatic Boating - Croatia2013 - 2018: Adriatic Cruises - Croatia2010 - 2012: Falmouth to the Med'Tarilian' - Trader 535 Bareboat charters CROATIA up to 2010 Bareboat charters TURKEY 2008 & 2009