Ivan Grabovac was born in 1985 in Split, Croatia where has been sailing since he was a boy. First with his parents, and then as he grew older he continued to sail with his friends. After his first job as a skipper when he was 18, he knew that this was exactly what he wanted to do in life. He has therefore been working as a professional skipper from 2008 in Mediterranean Sea and also transfer of boats in Atlantic Ocean with thousands of nautical miles of experiences. Ivan holds Certificate for Yacht Master-100 gross tons (permit “A”) in 2013, Certificate for GDMSS-Restricted radio operator STCW IV/2 and completed Faculty of Maritime Studies at Split in the field of Yacht and Marine Management in 2019. Ivan have a lot experiences with Regattas, Luxury charters and has excellent knowledge of maritime technology which provides him solving many technical problems operatively on board. He is a fluent English speaker and can get by in Italian, French, Spanish, Portugal and German. His passions for the sea, nice food and fine wine are easily contagious. Ivan will make just anyone fall in love with his world. He has a calm nature which makes him pleasant to be around and which enables him to keep a cool head to handle any situation that could occur. He is very open for family’s crews and children loves him.
WHAT MAKES HIM HAPPY BESIDE WORK: He is passionate about wines (pairing wines with high end gastronomy), for sailing and discovering hidden secret places, and history and culture of the Croatia. In his free time he listen music, play bass guitar, makes free climbing and hiking.